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    Telling Our Stories: A Guide to Writing Your Own Story

    By Dane Stauffer for Next Avenue“Everybody is talented because everybody who is human has something to express.” — writer Brenda Ueland, author of If You Want to Write“You own everything that happened to you. Tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should have behaved better.” ― writer Anne Lamott, author of Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and LifeThe creative act of storytelling is as old as language itself, and has ...  Read More...

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    Duling joins PMMA board of trustees

    Nancy Duling, director of development for GraceMed Health Clinic, has joined the PMMA (Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America) board of trustees. The not-for-profit organization has 16 senior living communities and 2 hospices in Kansas and Missouri and a new community under development in Colorado Springs, Colo.Duling has been director of development for GraceMed since 2016. She has primarily worked for not-for-profits in the Wichita area since 1985 and has been active in a number of community organ...  Read More...

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    Alex Trebek: In His Own Words

    By Richard Harris for Next AvenueAlex Trebek: The Answer is… Reflections on My Life is not your typical autobiography or standard memoir. Rather, it’s what the 79-year-old Jeopardy! host calls “a series of quick look-ins, revelations.”Trebek has been a public figure for most of his professional life.   Read More...

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    The Power of Positive Aging and How to Live That Way

    By Richard Eisenberg for Next AvenueBack in the 1990s, when I worked at Money magazine, David Lereah was a go-to source for our real estate stories. His job then: chief economist at the Mortgage Bankers Association (he later held that job at the National Association of Realtors). I lost track of Lereah until his new, and wholly surprising, book recently arrived: The Power of Positive Aging. And boy does he have a story to tell.At age 62, a few years ago, Lereah was diagnosed with stage...  Read More...

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

    The winners of the 26th Annual Communicator Awards have been announced by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts.  With more than 6,000 entries received from across the U.S. and around the world, the Communicator Awards is the largest and most competitive awards program honoring creative excellence for communications professionals.PMMA (Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America) received awards of excellence for the PMMA corporate website and community websites, and three awards of distinction...  Read More...

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