History of American Barbecue

May 1, 2017 — This historical accuracy of barbecue (BBQ) rages between Texas where beef is commonly used, Memphis where mutton is choice, and the Carolinians who prefer pork. The actual history of barbecue began when Columbus witnessed native Hispaniola island tribes cooking meat over indirect flame with green wood. Spanish explorers named this style of cooking ‘barbacoa’ and... Read More

Celebrating Our Mothers on Sunday, May 14

May 1, 2017 — Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family (whether it is a biological mother, surrogate, foster, aunt, cousin, neighbor, nana, or grandmother), as well as motherhood. It is celebrated in many parts of the world on the second Sunday of May. The modern celebration of Mother’s Day began in the United States... Read More

Happy Birthday!

May 1, 2017 — Residents Ashley D. May 01 Dale C. May 04 Anthony S. May 29 Staff Velma T. May 11 Sam O. May 22 Olga S. May 23

Month of May

May 1, 2017 — Older Americans Month May 6th – 12th: National Nurses Week May 14th – 20th: National Nursing Home Week May 14th – 20th: National Women’s Health Week

Pursuit of Happiness: Six Keys To Finding True Happiness

April 3, 2017 — The pursuit of happiness is one of the basic elements of human existence—we want to be happy. So why are so many people unhappy? It could be because they are missing one of the six keys to happiness. The most important key to your personal happiness is determining that you will be happy. For many... Read More

Happy Birthday!

April 3, 2017 — Residents William K. April 02 Edgar G. April 05 Arthur H. April 17 John S. April 20 Thaddeus P. April 26 Staff Brittany A. April 12 Amanda G. April 13 Edith L. April 14 Cynthia H. April 15 Larry E. April 18

Letter from the Administrator:

April 3, 2017 — Dear Residents, Families and Coworkers, As the saying goes “April Showers Bring May Flowers” and the coming of spring, renewal and a new beginning. In our case it also appears to be bringing our annual survey from Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services or KDADS. As mentioned last month this is a survey that... Read More

Letter from the Administrator

March 7, 2017 — Dear Residents, Families and Coworkers, As many of you may already know facilities such as ours are surveyed annually by the state of Kansas. This process is overseen by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid or CMS. Generally the surveys fall under two distinct categories. Life Safety or Fire Marshall and Health. For the purpose of... Read More

Happy Birthday!

March 7, 2017 — Residents Lynne W. March 16 Sadie C. March 19 Donna E. March 22

Improve Your Memory and Quality of Life

March 7, 2017 — Have you ever seen someone at a party, who you have met before, but just could not recall his or her name? This is just an example of a common memory problem for many people. Here are a few suggestions you can do to help improve your memory: Use mnemonic devices to help you remember... Read More