Monthly Archives: October 2017

3 Recipes to Capture the Flavors of Fall

Here are 3 recipes that wrap fall’s flavors in wonderfully-scented, warming-to-the-soul baked treats. (Photo courtesy of CulinaryHill.com)

These easy, tasty recipes will warm your body and soul

By Meggan Hill for Next Avenue

Just as autumn has a traditional color palette, classic tastes are also associated with the season: rich pumpkin, tart cranberry, comforting apple and distinctive cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger.

The three recipes below wrap fall’s flavors in wonderfully-scented, READ MORE

The Top Drugs for Older Adults to Avoid

Here are 6 classes of medications you may want to avoid. (Photo credit: Getty Images)

Learn which medications are on pharmacists’ ‘black list’

By Patricia Corrigan for Next Avenue

You fill a prescription, a medication you’ve relied on before. A few days later, you experience a troubling side effect. You read online that no one your age should take this medication.

What happened?

Drug Side Effects and Older Adults

Two pharmacists say the aging process is to blame, READ MORE

Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America wins five awards in international marketing competition

The 2017 Art is Ageless® Calendar features artwork from PMMA’s Art is Ageless competition.

Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America (PMMA) recently received five honors from MarCom Awards. The international competition recognizes marketing and communications achievements for print, visual and audio materials.

PMMA received a platinum award, the READ MORE

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

Welcome Grecia

Grecia Castaneda-Torres

Grecia Castaneda-Torres was trying to decide whether to go back to school or look for a new job. She had been a case manager and kinship specialist for St. Francis Community Services, but she also had experience as a certified nurse’s assistant, READ MORE

Sewing gratitude

Martha Oakes

The chapel at Salina Presbyterian Manor is much cheerier these days, thanks to banners created and donated by Martha Oakes.

Martha volunteered to make the fabric hangings, known as paraments, after talking with our chaplain, Mary Bridges, at Salina READ MORE

Mary’s musings

By Mary Bridges, chaplain, Salina Presbyterian Manor

Here it is November already.  Cooks are filling their freezers with goodies and planning their menu.  People are booking flights and making reservations so they can spend the holiday with family 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