Written By Becky Fitzgerald on May 12, 2022

Meadowlark's Grow Green Match Day total received a boost earlier this week when Greater Manhattan Community Foundation recognized a gift planned for Meadowlark had been assigned on April 22's Match Day to a different organization. The new number of donors is 80, and the contribution total on Match Day is $66,645.

In addition, the event prompted $2200 in gifts that came directly to Meadowlark Foundation, so support for nursing scholarships now totals $68,845! A match of $10,000 remains unchanged and will be added to Meadowlark's endowed fund at GMCF. 

Written By Becky Fitzgerald on May 12, 2022

A few Meadowlark residents have approached Becky Fitzgerald, Development Director, in recent weeks, asking if the Foundation still is accepting donations toward Meadowlark's trail project. Their follow-up question has been: If I donate, will my gift be matched? The answer to both questions is YES!

on May 12, 2022

by Leo Lake

An offer of a lifetime came to me to participate in an Honor Flight for veterans. Last fall, the Wamego School district presented a program here at Meadowlark about their Honor Flights. At that time I expressed an interest, and in early April I received confirmation that I was welcome as a part of the spring flight.

Written By Nathan Bolls on May 5, 2022

Among college students who elect to major in some aspect of the biological world, those who choose one of the fields within plant biology constitute a much smaller bunch than those who elect to study some topic within the field of animal biology. There are several reasons for this imbalance.

Written By Becky Fitzgerald on April 29, 2022

Hip! Hip! HOORAY!! The 10th annual Grow Green Match Day, hosted last Friday by Greater Manhattan Community Foundation, was Meadowlark Foundation’s best ever in terms of the amount of funds raised. According to the Leaderboard at, 79 friends of Meadowlark contributed $66,295! In addition, $2,200 prompted by Match Day and our effort to enhance our Nursing Scholarship Program was sent directly to Meadowlark Foundation.

Written By Becky Fitzgerald on April 22, 2022

The fortune-teller who sat in a quiet corner of the Manhattan Room couldn’t have said it better. Inviting attendees to trade a ticket for words of wisdom and a gaze into her crystal ball, resident Sue Hunt channeled her inner prognosticator during last Friday’s Paving the Way Carnival. What did she predict? Happy trails for everyone!

Written By Becky Fitzgerald on April 14, 2022

Grow Green Match Day on Friday, April 22, is an incredible opportunity to make a positive impact in our community in general, and among our Meadowlark family, specifically. Just ask Julie Fowler, Jessica Pagan, and Auja Saunders.These three Meadowlark employees were recently awarded nursing scholarships thanks to the generosity of Meadowlark’s Grow Green donors in 2021. This annual day of giving to benefit local not-for-profit organizations is sponsored by Greater Manhattan Community Foundation.

Written By Michelle Haub on April 14, 2022

Pig Out for Parkinson’s will celebrate its 12th anniversary on Thursday, April 28. Since year one, the goal of this event is to educate the Manhattan and surrounding communities about Parkinson’s disease (Pd) and the free services the Meadowlark Parkinson’s Program offers. Over the years, we have been able to increase the outreach opportunities we provide because of events such as Pig Out for Parkinson’s. We have learned that engagement is a big factor in quality of life, functional abilities, and living well with Parkinson’s.

Written By Sarah Duggan on March 31, 2022

MANHATTAN, KAN. – Meadowlark has proudly announced the 2022 Nursing Scholarship recipients: Julie Fowler, Jessica Pagan, and Auja Saunders.

Now in its fourth year, Meadowlark’s scholarship program rewards the initiative of talented current employees, while, in the future, providing Meadowlark’s licensed care households with highly trained staff in a perpetual nurse shortage. Employees who receive a scholarship agree to work at Meadowlark for at least two years following graduation.

Written By Nathan Bolls on March 31, 2022

Saturday, 19 March, the day before the first day of spring, seemed a good time to check the progress on campus of Spring emerging from Winter—and to see how may signs of Spring were about. I was not disappointed. For starters, I enjoyed two butterflies and one small spider. No dragon flies yet.