Written By Becky Fitzgerald on March 23, 2021

Residents and others who follow Meadowlark on Facebook may have seen the image above, and at least one resident approached Becky Fitzgerald, Development Director, with questions about this effort. Here’s a recap of that conversation and a bit more information.

Has Meadowlark launched a new fundraising campaign? No, but thank you! While Meadowlark Foundation appreciates an effort to recognize senior care employees in Manhattan, no one currently associated with Meadowlark proposed this Appreciation Fund.

Written By Sarah Duggan on March 18, 2021

The Kimball Avenue entrance to Meadowlark’s campus will officially open up tomorrow, March 19, after being closed for a year as a COVID-19 safety precaution. Additionally, the cones at the Tuttle Creek entrance will be removed. Visitors will no longer be required to screen at the check-point station. Mask-wearing remains a requirement on Meadowlark’s campus.

Written By Sarah Duggan on March 4, 2021

Meadowlark is taking steps to invest in the health and wellness of the Manhattan community and its members, specifically those ages 55 years and older, which includes a significant percentage of the local population. 

Written By Becky Fitzgerald on February 25, 2021

Prior to opening the renovated Prairie Star to residents on Feb. 8, Meadowlark’s leadership team couldn’t help but notice the blank canvas of the neutral-painted walls. Everyone agreed that the new spaces would benefit from the color and interest that works of art lend to our environments.

Jayme Minton and Becky Fitzgerald, staff liaisons to Meadowlark’s resident Art Committee, accepted the task of decking the walls, and they started with paintings already in Meadowlark’s art collection.

Written By Becky Fitzgerald on February 11, 2021

Despite Punxsutawney Phil’s prediction of six more weeks of winter on Groundhog Day 2021, Meadowlark residents and employees have the hope of a healthier spring as the six-week Meadowlark Clean Air campaign comes to a successful conclusion. As of Tuesday, Feb. 2, nearly 60 friends near and far had contributed toward the purchase of Dry Hydrogen Peroxide (DHP) technology, which has been proven to safely and effectively mitigate viruses, bacteria, mold, and insects, both in the air and on surfaces.

Written By Becky Fitzgerald on December 28, 2020

The statistics are startling. About 42 percent of COVID-19 related deaths across the nation have occurred in long-term care facilities. While Meadowlark and other Riley County retirement communities haven’t been hit has hard as other Kansas facilities, our organization has not been immune to this novel coronavirus.

This is why two local foundations have teamed up to help provide a safe and proven weapon for Meadowlark’s continued fight against this invisible enemy and other microbial threats. 

on November 30, 2020

Meadowlark, The Trust Company and New Boston Creative Group have teamed up to produce the 2020 Meadowlark Holiday Classic. This variety show-esque program will be available on YouTube beginning December 5, 2020, and features many area performing groups with surprise appearances from local celebrities. During a holiday season that will be anything but normal, the show’s sponsors hope to spread joy. 

Written By Sarah Duggan on August 11, 2020

Meadowlark Parkinson’s Program Awarded $18,000 for iCAN with Pd

Written By Becky Fitzgerald on June 15, 2020

For several months, Meadowlark Home Health had another vehicle on their wish list. As their client list and service area has grown, so has the staff’s need for reliable transportation.

Written By Sarah Duggan on June 5, 2020