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    Hatter chatter

    The Manor Hatters have been slowly brightening things up around Sterling Presbyterian Manor! In their first month as a group, they have hosted an ice cream social, gathered to watch the Kentucky Derby (all donning their derby appropriate hats and attire) and dressed up and watched the Royal Wedding! They never need an excuse to wear their new hats and embrace the confidence and sisterhood of what it means to be a Red Hat Society member, but these were fun opportunities!This summer they hope to p...

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    School’s out celebration

    There's such an energy in the air when school lets out for the summer, and we wanted to join in the fun! We hosted a “school’s out celebration” in May. We had a face painting booth, the Sterling Public Library came and hosted a table and got 27 kids signed up for the Summer Reading Program, Retired Police Chief Mary Kendrick hosted a table, Mickey served as a fortune teller, and Kindred Hospice was here with Aide Rosa and her horse Maggie.Another horse—this time a min...

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    Red Hat Society comes to Sterling Presbyterian Manor

    Rural Rice County resident Liz Higgins recalls a day in 2004 when seeing a woman in a dress changed the course of her life.“I was working at a bank and looked out the window. It was a very windy day, and I saw a woman in a red hat and purple dress. She was struggling to hold onto her hat and keep her dress down, but she was having so much fun!

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    Hip hip hooray for CNAs!

     Sarah Androes and Heather Labertew are standing, left to right, and Kylee Cornelius is seated. All are CNAs at Sterling Presbyterian Manor.[/caption]They're the often-unsung heroes who do so much: certified nursing assistants (CNAs)! During the month of June, we give them a special spotlight during the week of June 10-17, with June 10 being National Career Nursing Assistants’ Day.

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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...

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    Sterling Presbyterian Manor announces Art is Ageless winners

     Robert Enders, “Salt River Canyon Overlook,” was first place amateur in Painting.Maurice Cummings, “Laminated Walnut/Maple Bowl,” was first place amateur in Sculpture/3-D.Delma Small, “Wrapped in Turquoise,” was first place amateur in Fiber Arts.Maurice Cummings took first place amateur in Mixed Media/Crafts with his “Writing Pens.”Sterling Presbyterian Manor recently hosted a reception for the winning artists in the annual Art is Ageless®...

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    Helping Others is in the Bag

    Doris McPherson has been through a lot of changes and difficult times in the past year, but instead of withdrawing from others, she’s chosen to give back to the community in an amazing way. Her husband Bob recently made the move to Sterling Presbyterian Manor, and she was a recent patient in our PATH® (post-acute-to-home) program after a knee replacement. After 64 years of marriage, this time apart is hard on the couple, but she takes comfort in knowing he’s receiving great care....

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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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    One Surprising Way Older Adults Can Get Healthier

    Whether or not we actually do the right things to improve our health, many of us probably assume we know what they are. Walk more. Quit smoking.

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