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    ‘Kitty’ finds home at community

    There are a lot of couples who make their home at Farmington Presbyterian Manor, but when it comes to families of three, Phyllis, George and Kitty McGuire are unique.Kitty, a gray cat with a black stripe that runs from its head down its back, has been a part of the McGuire family for over six years. When it came time for Phyllis and George to move into the community, Phyllis wasn’t about to leave her behind.“Before we moved here, we lived out in the country and one day we heard a cat...  Read More...

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    Glen Broombaugh makes a comeback

    After three years learning how to play the hammered dulcimer, assisted living resident Glen Broombaugh had a stroke and has spent the past 11 months gaining back most of what he lost last August. Now, he’s pushing himself outside his comfort zone to share his talent with others.Glen’s interest in the hammered dulcimer developed over many years when he had seen the instrument in Branson.“I was about 82 years old and my cousin had a hammered dulcimer she wanted to sell so I bough...  Read More...

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    Carol Willman continues to make a difference

    March is Women’s History Month, where we celebrate female visionaries and trailblazers past and present. This year we’re shining the spotlight on resident Carol Willman for her work as a special education teacher, active volunteer and mission committee member.Born and raised in St. Louis, Carol got her PhD from the University of Michigan in special education with an emphasis on the multiply handicapped.  Read More...

  • Volunteering provides residents with social outlet, way to give back

    When a resident volunteers, everybody wins. For the resident, volunteering provides a great way to build relationships, connect with others and stay active. For the community, it provides the extra hands needed to create the homelike atmosphere that Presbyterian Manors has come to represent.Currently, 60 residents volunteer within the community on a regular basis by delivering mail, working in the gift shop, playing the piano, facilitating birthday parties and more.   Read More...

  • Kluvers enjoying the upsides to downsizing

    When you’ve been married for well over 50 years and have lived and traveled all over the world like Kenneth and Phyllis Kluver, you tend to accumulate a few things. When the time comes to move, the very idea of “downsizing” can be both daunting and scary, but for the Kluvers it was an opportunity.“We had a 22-foot by 40-foot garage. It was full of stuff we had collected for 38 years.   Read More...