Category Archives: Residents

Bob Houck’s love of fishing is a family affair

Left, Bob Houck holds up a spoonbill catfish he caught in Grand Lake, Okla., earlier this year. This 18-pound fish was the smallest caught by Houck’s family on the trip. The largest weighed 61 pounds.  Right, Bob poses with his sons and grandsons on their trip to Grand Lake, Okla., to fish earlier this year.

Left, Bob Houck holds up a spoonbill catfish he caught in Grand Lake, Okla., earlier this year. This 18-pound fish was the smallest caught by Houck’s family on the trip. The largest weighed 61 pounds. Right, Bob poses with his sons and grandsons on their trip to Grand Lake, Okla., to fish earlier this year.

“Any family get-together is a good time for us. We leave the women at home.”

That’s how the Houck family rolls.

When resident Bob Houck was a child, his dad taught him how to fish. Then, when he had his own children, Bob taught his two sons how READ MORE

Jill Elwood finds healing through pampering others

Resident Arlene Roberts received her very first manicure at age 101 from volunteer Jill Elwood.

For about a year, Jill Elwood’s routine has been the same. Each Wednesday, she comes to the community with emery boards and nail polish in hand looking to provide the female residents of Salina Presbyterian Manor with a little dose of TLC.

Over the READ MORE

Indomitable spirit

Peg Britton on Pi Day.

Peg Britton on Pi Day.

Peg Britton achieved many firsts as a mid-century feminist on the prairie

It seems incredible now to hear how Peg Britton was treated in college. Professors threatened to flunk her. She was denied basic privileges that men enjoyed. She worked twice READ MORE

Activities are the heart and soul of Presbyterian Manor lifestyle

Life enrichment team members from left, top row, Emily Riddle, health care; Jodi Gawith, restorative aide; Nicole Jacoby, memory care and assisted living; and Cierra Haith, health care. From left, seated, are Pat Piper, memory care; Pam Meehan, volunter coordinator and activity assistant; and Cathy Boos, life enrichment director. Follow the exciting events organized by the life enrichment team on our facebook page at www.facebook.com/salinapresbyterianmanor/.

Have you ever stopped to count how many activities are going on during any given day at Salina Presbyterian Manor? Cathy Boos has.

Cathy, our life enrichment director, has done the math. She found that we offer an average of 14 activities a day.

“I READ MORE

Developing talents

Gerald Karnes with his photography and hand-carved wood figurines. He uses the Scandinavian flat plane method, which he learned from an artist in Lindsborg.

Gerald Karnes focuses on photography and woodcarving

When Gerald Karnes was 16, he borrowed his sister’s Kodak camera to take along to summer camp. Seven decades later, Gerald is still taking and sharing photographs.

This fall, visitors to our annual 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