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.
October 21, 2018

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.
September 19, 2018

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.
August 18, 2018

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.
July 18, 2018

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.
June 14, 2018