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    CNA program retains local talent at record level

    Twelve recent graduates of Farmington High School will soon be joining the community’s staff thanks in part to a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program that allows FHS students to earn clinical hours within the community. Those hired represent nearly half of FHS graduates who earned their CNA through the program and the largest number in recent years.“We typically hire several from each graduating class,” said Talisha Brooks, assistant director of Health Services at Farmingt...

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    Community tops annual “best of” lists

    The Daily Journal asked and the people of Farmington answered—voting Farmington Presbyterian Manor to the top of three categories in the paper’s recent “Best of” survey.  Named “Best Independent Living Facility,” “Best Assisted Living Facility” and “Best Skilled Nursing,” the community was the only organization to win in more than one category. And while the community is used to receiving accolades, the results of this survey are particularly special.“We’re a five-star rated Medicare campus...

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    Volunteer banquet gives thanks to those who give of themselves

    Linda and Denny McLane were two volunteers honored at the annual banquet. They hold a weekly Bible study for the residents. Linda does resident shopping on a weekly basis.On April 19, the community held its annual volunteer banquet, recognizing individuals who selflessly donated their time and talents to help meet the needs of PMMA residents over the past 12 months.The theme for this year’s event was “Being a Blessing,” one that Executive Director Jane Hull feels was especially...

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    For Karen Crews, nursing is both a calling and a reward

    When she was younger, Karen Crews would often sit and listen to her grandmother tell stories about her life as a nurse. The tales both captivated and inspired Karen, eventually leading her to pursue her own career in healthcare. Today, Karen is an RN supervisor and provides rehabilitation services to individuals who have recently been released from the hospital following a surgery or illness.“My job is to assess our patients on a daily basis and monitor them for any complications,” s...

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    What Does it Cost? Presbyterian Manor to host free events

    Have you ever wondered what it will cost to live in a senior living community? Which contract is best for your budget? Can you afford to live in a retirement community?Questions like these and more will be explored at Farmington Presbyterian Manor’s “What Does it Cost?” seminar at 2 p.m.

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    5 lessons from the oldest old

    By Robert DiGiacomoNew York Times reporter John Leland thought he knew how to write about the “oldest old” — people 85 and up. For a proposed year-long series, he figured he would chronicle a laundry list of their issues: things like the dangers of falling, financial pressures and family conflict.As Leland delved deeper, however, he realized the people in this age group were more than the sum of their problems. And he saw how much he didn’t know about the realities o...

  • Pat Shoemake’s country roots prepared her for worldly adventures

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    Annual fundraiser a success

    Thanks to everyone who attended our annual Chicken and Dumplings Dinner and Silent Auction in March. More than $16,000 was raised to benefit Presbyterian Manor residents who have outlived their financial resources.Every year, Farmington Presbyterian Manor hosts this fundraiser to support the local Good Samaritan Program, which depends solely on donations from friends and supporters to care for seniors living at Presbyterian Manor who have outlived their financial resources through no fault of th...

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    Tell Your Doctor What’s on Your Bucket List

    Your doctor can’t read your mind. A doctor assumes everyone wants to live and continue to live the best, healthiest, happiest life possible — but that means something different for everyone. If your doctor knows about your long-term goals and “bucket list” items, however, that can be used to direct your health plan and goals.Dr.

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    5 Life Lessons From Stephen Hawking

    As the passing of renowned physicist and public intellectual Stephen Hawking is met with grief and remembrance the world over, Next Avenue wanted to honor the man who educated the world on a host of issues by sharing five important lessons we learned from him:1. Trust in science, but remember that we haven’t uncovered all its mysteries yet.At 22, Professor Hawking was diagnosed with a rare form of motor neuron disease and told he only had a few years to live. For most of his adult life, he...

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