11 Ways to Increase Your Energy

Vitality doesn’t come in pills. You have to change your daily habits.

By Jonny Bowden, Ph.D. for Next Avenue

In the commencement address he gave to graduates of Kenyon College in 2005, award-winning novelist David Foster Wallace talked about fish:

Two young fish are swimming along when they happen to meet an older fish swimming in the opposite direction. The READ MORE

Meet Jen Moran

Jen Moran, activities director.

On her very first day of work at Emporia Presbyterian Manor, Jen Moran met a resident whose first question was, “Are we going to paint?”

Jen joined our team in September as our new activities director, taking over from Mark Meador. Art is one of READ MORE

Recipe winners

Congratulations to the winners of our September recipe contest! We received many fantastic entries for appetizers, entrees and desserts.

The winners are:

•Appetizer: Bourbon Slush by Nina Gragg, independent living resident

•Entree: Hungarian Chicken READ MORE

A Thankful Community

Throughout November, please make time to visit our Atrium Gallery and browse the Gratitude Tree. Each leaf on the tree will feature statements from residents and staff members about the things for which they are grateful in this season of Thanksgiving. READ MORE

Recognizing Hospice Month

November is National Hospice Month, and to recognize the importance of hospice services to quality end of life care, we’d like to share Clayton’s story.

It was not long after Clayton was diagnosed with a life limiting illness that he was told READ MORE

Why Some Grown Kids Cut Off Their Parents

One mother reflects on whether she’s partly to blame. (Photo credit: iStock)

Could their estrangement be caused by how we raised them?

By Elizabeth Vagnoni for Next Avenue

The truth is — I am estranged from my two adult sons.

The truth is — I love my sons and I miss them every day.

The truth is — I can’t understand how in the world this has happened.

The truth is — saying you love them and miss them is not enough. READ MORE

Don’t Miss These Signs of Ovarian Cancer

“By the time a CT scan was ordered, the cancer had progressed to an advanced stage that is treatable, but not curable. I was furious at myself and upset with my doctor.” (Photo credit: Thinkstock)

Abdominal bloating and a persistent ‘full’ feeling are common symptoms

By Sheryl Kraft for Next Avenue

(Editor’s note: September was Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.)

Ricki Lewis ignored her belly fat for months, attributing the extra weight and bloat around her middle to aging and menopause.

“I should have paid more attention when a well-meaning READ MORE

Do You Really Need a Will?

“Prince Needed a Will, But Maybe You Don’t.” Is this New York Times headline accurate? (Photo credit: Getty Images)

Though some advisers pooh-pooh it, a will can avoid big problems

By Rosie Wolf Williams for Next Avenue

You might have heard that Prince died without a will, which has already led to a flurry of legal maneuverings over his estate. But do mere mortals like the rest of us, with far smaller net worths, really need a will?

Traditionally, the answer to that READ MORE

Does Your House Control Your Future?

RSVP now to join us on Nov. 16 for this free workshop and three-course lunch.

Presbyterian Manor hosting free workshop

Do you control your future, or does your house control it? Do you find yourself overburdened with home maintenance? Are you thinking maybe it’s time to sell?

Emporia Presbyterian Manor will offer a free “Does Your House Control Your Future” workshop READ MORE

Emporia Presbyterian Manor hosting veterans breakfast

Make your reservation and plan to join us on Nov. 11 at 7 a.m.

Veterans, their spouses and widows are invited to Emporia Presbyterian Manor for a free biscuits and gravy breakfast at 7 a.m. November 11 at Presbyterian Manor, 2300 Industrial Rd., Emporia.

“We appreciate their service,” said Susan Siepelmeier, READ MORE