Monthly Archives: March 2018

Why Your Funeral Director Will Likely Be Female

Funeral director Jan Smith of Flanner Buchanan in Indianapolis guides a casket into a hearse. [Photo credit: courtesy of Jan Smith]

By Kevyn Burger for Next Avenue

Jan Smith was in the final semester of her training to be a funeral director when her 8-year-old nephew died after a heart transplant.

Her family’s heartbreak deepened her understanding of the value of the work READ MORE

The Power of Sharing Our Stories

Playing a game at an assisted living facility opened up connections [Photo credit: Adobe Stock]

By Reyna Marder Gentin for Next Avenue

My friend runs an assisted living residence not far from where I live. When she called to say she had a mitzvah (a good deed) for me that was “right up my alley,” I was wary, to put it mildly. She explained READ MORE

Occupational therapy department gets patients back to everyday life

In honor of Occupational Therapist Month, we’re celebrating our community’s occupational therapists Celice Stancil, left, and Tyler Stoddard.

April is Occupational Therapist Month, which provides the perfect opportunity to shine a spotlight on our Salina Presbyterian Manor’s occupational therapists. Celice Stancil is our occupational therapy director, and Tyler Stoddard is our occupational READ MORE

Mary’s musings

By Mary Bridges, chaplain, Salina Presbyterian Manor

It has become tradition on April 1 to pull pranks of the harmless variety on those near and dear to us. Even the most serious among us have been known to indulge in a practical joke or two. For READ MORE