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    Missionary shares message of hope

    What a joy it was to meet Benedicter Mwikali Tsuma, a missionary from Malindi, Kenya. She recently spoke to the tenants and guests about her mission work in Kenya, to give food and clothing to villagers and she is also involved in helping with others' needs as the mission team sees necessary. She tells the villagers about God's word and is on a praise team in church.   Read More...

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    Tips for a terrific Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and while it is a traditional harvest celebration, it's also a wonderful time of the year to spend with family and friends. The holidays are also a time to be with elderly loved ones, and there are a few things that might help them be more comfortable:When you are traveling to your family’s home for a Thanksgiving meal with your elderly loved one, remember to pack an extra blanket or two. They can be used to keep car rides warm and also can be us...  Read More...

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    November artist of the month: Sally “Micki” Kraft

    Every month, we're honored to display the work of a local artist in our lobby. Through the end of November, you're invited to come and enjoy the talents of Sally "Micki" Kraft, whose talented sewing projects are truly works of art. Learn more about Sally:“I was born in San Diego where I met my husband. We have 9 children, and there are three sets of twins.   Read More...

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    Get to know: Jennifer Wiggans

    While November is officially National Caregivers Month, at Fort Scott Presbyterian Village we appreciate caregivers every month! We'd like to highlight new employee Jennifer Wiggans, certified medication aide, and share why she feels she's meant to be a caregiver in our independent and assisted living community."Taking care of the elderly has always been a passion of mine. I have been in this field for almost 20 years.   Read More...

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    Finding peace and purpose through pottery

    Bobbi Kemna is a familiar face at Fort Scott Presbyterian Village and has been active in our Art is Ageless program for many years, even winning several awards at the system-wide level. We’re pleased to display Bobbi’s artwork during the month of October in our lobby, and invite all residents, family members and community members to learn more about the art of pottery.But what Bobbi wants others to see, beyond her skill at working with clay, is that art is for everyone.“I didn&...  Read More...

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    Free program: What’s Ahead in Medicare?

    Each year, there are changes that affect Medicare coverage. Find out what’s changing for 2019 and prepare for Medicare Open Enrollment. That’s the theme of Fort Scott Presbyterian Village’s “Just Ask” session October 16.Joy Miller, Southwind District extension agent and local Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas (SCHICK) program volunteer, will talk about upcoming changes and answer your questions about Medicare Part D.   Read More...

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    Fort Scott Presbyterian Village artists among Art is Ageless ® masterpiece level winners

    Two winning artists in Fort Scott Presbyterian Manor’s annual Art is Ageless ® juried competition will be featured in the 2019 Art is Ageless Calendar, produced by Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America.A quilted wall hanging titled “Barnyard Beauties” by Helen Nuzum and a painting by Aggie Keesling, “Welcoming Light,” will appear in the calendar when it is released this fall.In addition, Mary Wood's piece, “Yo Yo Quilt,” will be in the Honorable Men...  Read More...

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    The allure of lavender

    In 2009, Betsy and Davin Reichard of Fort Scott had a vision: to own a lavender farm. In 2012, that vision became reality when they opened the Lavender Patch. With more than 1,000 plants, this farm has become a draw for both agritourists and lavender enthusiasts.   Read More...

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    A curious mind is all it takes

    Fort Scott resident Gene Payne is the first to tell you he’s not an artist, and he would hesitate to even call what he does “art.” But he’d also tell you that’s not the point.“All you need is a curious mind.”Gene has embraced his desire to create whatever comes to mind, and he’d like others to consider doing the same. He says he doesn’t own a rocking chair or a recliner, and if you stop moving you collect “rust and dust.”Come chec...  Read More...

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    Grant enables therapeutic garden expansion

    Fort Scott Area Community Foundation gives $1,000Fort Scott Presbyterian Village’s efforts to build a therapeutic garden on the campus got a boost from the Fort Scott Area Community Foundation through the foundation’s grant program.“The therapeutic garden at Presbyterian Village was started in 2017 with funds from Modern Woodmen, Presbyterian Village funds and hundreds of volunteer hours,” said Ginger Nance, executive director at the Presbyterian Village. “This year...  Read More...

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