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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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    Celebrating art at Fort Scott Presbyterian Village

    Aside from being known for providing quality senior services guided by Christian values to residents, Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America is synonymous with celebrating the timeless enjoyment of the arts. The Art is Ageless® program encourages Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America residents and other area seniors to express their creativity through an annual art competition and exhibit, musical and dramatic events, educational opportunities and current events discussions.Every month, we celebrat...  Read More...

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    Don’t take the bait – Just Ask event features online safety

    John Mott started his business in his home in 1992. His business had grown to the point he needed to open a storefront, so he opened ABC computers in 1998. He employs two to three other staff members depending on the amount of work he has available.John has two and a half years of college education, but he is always learning because the computer world is always changing.   Read More...

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    Salette Schlee returns to Fort Scott to offer professional massage services

    Salette Schlee has always been fascinated by the mechanics of the human body. Now she’s working as a massage therapist at Fort Scott Presbyterian Village and a salon in Frontenac, and applying all she’s learned to help her patients relieve pain and live life to the fullest.Salette started her college career at Fort Scott Community College where she played volleyball, received her Associates of Science and enjoyed being an ambassador for the school. She loved Fort Scott and being invo...  Read More...

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    Mowens celebrate 74 years of marriage

    Wilbur (Wib) and Mae Mowen met at church in January 1944 in Pennsylvania. Wib came home from the Navy on weekends in order to get to know Mae better.“It was love at first sight for me. I did look at other girls briefly, but they were never as beautiful as Mae,” Wib says.Mae and Wib officially dated for 19 days before they got married in July of 1944.   Read More...

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    Practical and beautiful, crocheting becomes a joy

    While we welcomed Edith Collins into Presbyterian Village in April 2018, she's a longtime resident of Fort Scott, moving here in 1945 from Matrix, Mo. After moving to Fort Scott, Edith attended nurse's training. Along her journey as a nurse she met her future husband Lewis, when his mother was being treated at the hospital where Edith worked.They married and moved to a farm just outside of Fort Scott and had four children.   Read More...

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    March of the Amazons: Free History Event

    Fort Scott Presbyterian Village to host free history eventLocal playwright Linda Knoll brings the coal mining history of southeast Kansas to life with her play, "Army of Amazons: An Oral History of Southeast Kansas." On June 25, she will bring her knowledge to Presbyterian Village at 4 p.m. June 25 in the commons area for a presentation on the women's march for justice that inspired her work.Linda is an educator and historian who has worked in a variety of heritage preservation set...  Read More...

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    Art is Ageless 2018 winners announced

    Fort Scott Presbyterian Village recently hosted their annual Art is Ageless event for the seniors 65 years old or older. The reception was recently held with many of the artists along with their family and friends.The winners of this year’s competition were:Needlework Amateur: Charlotte KiteNeedlework Professional: Carolyn CrystalPhotography Professional: Bob EcklesPhotography Amateur: Jan HedgesMixed Media/Crafts Professional: Bobbie KemnaMixed Media /Crafts Amateur: Gene & Helen Nuzu...  Read More...

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    Good Samaritan dinner & auction raises $39,000 for area seniors

    Fort Scott Presbyterian Village thanks citizens for their supportMore than 500 people raised $39,000 for the Good Samaritan Program at Fort Scott Presbyterian Village’s annual dinner and auction May 2.Sale items included a car, John Deere lawnmower, collectible glass, quilts, furniture and indoor and outdoor household goods donated by area businesses and residents. Proceeds support the Good Samaritan Program, which provides financial assistance to Presbyterian Village residents who have ou...  Read More...

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    5 lessons from the oldest old

    By Robert DiGiacomoNew York Times reporter John Leland thought he knew how to write about the “oldest old” — people 85 and up. For a proposed year-long series, he figured he would chronicle a laundry list of their issues: things like the dangers of falling, financial pressures and family conflict.As Leland delved deeper, however, he realized the people in this age group were more than the sum of their problems. And he saw how much he didn’t know about the realities o...  Read More...

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