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    How to Live With Purpose at Any Age

    By Angela Burton for Next Avenue“Make yourself useful,” my dad used to say to me when I was seven, standing around, twisting my arms into skinny pretzels while he washed our family station wagon. The suds splashed around the blue plastic bucket, his strong forearms scrubbing the baby blue front fenders. The sun shone later as every inch of the car gleamed.His work was meticulous and efficient.   Read More...

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    How to Be a Patient: A Comprehensive Book on Exactly That

    By Grace Birnstengel on Next AvenueAround the time Sana Goldberg began nursing school, her grandfather had a serious, undetermined health problem.“I remember from the moment of entering the ER to the week later when he was dismissed from the hospital — having such a sense of confusion about what was going on,” Goldberg, a nurse who practices in New Haven, Conn., recalls.Although Goldberg’s mom was a doctor and Goldberg herself had worked extensively in hospitals and been around this, she’d ...  Read More...

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    Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America wins web industry award

    PMMA’s (Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America) new giving website focusing the organization’s philanthropic efforts was awarded a silver award in the recent W³ Awards.The website, found at, features stories about how gifts to the organization are affecting the lives of seniors served by PMMA’s 16 communities in Kansas and Missouri and the donors who support the organization’s mission to provide quality senior services guided by Christian va...  Read More...

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    Can We Talk … About Death?

    By Ann Oldenburg for Next AvenueKatie Couric has regrets. Even to this day.When the former TV news anchor spoke at Georgetown University at an event titled “The Healing Power of Communication” in August, 2019, she said she wished she had talked more to her late husband, Jay Monahan, about his impending death before he succumbed to colon cancer at 42 in 1998.“It was just terrible,” Couric said. “After nine months of trying desperately to figure out some way to m...  Read More...

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    Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America wins Mature Media Awards

    PMMA (Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America) is on the winners’ list in the 28th annual National Mature Media Awards Program.The Mature Market Resource Center, a national clearinghouse for the senior market, recognizes the nation’s finest marketing, communications, educational materials, and programs designed and produced for older adults.Recently the company announced its winners for the 28th Annual Mature Media Awards that included PMMA (Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America) for the 9th...  Read More...

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