We have met new people who have had diverse backgrounds and have found them to be new friends which we can share our experiences with.
February 17, 2020
Q: What are you most thankful for?
Annie has flipped the tables and asked YOU what you are most thankful for. Here are some of the responses:
“ My full life, I am blessed to have a wonderful family, career and many interests.” – Annie Peace
“I am thankful for my friends here at Meadowlark Hills, my friends outside of Meadowlark Hills, the love my family has for me and I’m thankful for God.” – Anonymous
“I am thankful for my family and to be here at Meadowlark Hills.” – Joy Rogers, Resident
Christmas Carousel, a party for independent living residents and Passport members, is fast approaching! From 4 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, each group will experience music, food and all the colors of the Christmas Color Wheel, free of charge.
You’re invited to the 10th annual Festival of Trees event, benefiting RSVP of the Flint Hills Volunteer Center. Enjoy an exclusive sneak peak of the Christmas trees submitted in this year’s festival while indulging in a glass of Mimosa and yummy appetizers, at the Ladies Holiday Preview and Fashion Show.
As I mentioned at November Town Meeting we will have some upcoming changes in our recycling service. For the last 10 years, Meadowlark Hills has been able to offer recycling services at no additional charge due to the effort of a wonderful volunteer. Kim Ensley, a long-term employee has volunteered to provide recycling services that included curbside pickup for a number of years. Now, after many years of service, Kim will be shifting her focus a bit. She will continue to provide recycling services for Miller Place and Tinklin Pointe, where she currently works.
Q: Is there someone on campus that would be willing to help me wrap gifts?
We have had this request in the past, so to plan ahead, the wonderful Hospitality Staff would like to announce their newest service provided: gift wrapping!
Q: My primary care physician is another physician here in Manhattan; may I use the Meadowlark Hills Physician Office for urgent medical care?
submitted by Matthew Floersch, MD and Jennifer Ellifritt, APRN
Q: Some of us were recalling that a few months back, we had a food survey. What happened with that and if that information was to be used, then we are wondering how?
Q: Can you walk us through the procedure for reserving a meeting or dining room, making arrangements for food, technology support, housekeeping needs, etc?
Great question. We are fortunate to have many wonderful options for conference, dining and worship areas for gatherings on campus. I can walk you through the process now that Liz Birk, the Hospitality staff Receptionist, walked me through.
The Helping Hands Fund is a fund essentially started by Meadowlark Hills employees for employees in financial need. The fund provides critical support in times of medical or family hardships. It was initiated after an employee’s house had burned down.
Employees may qualify for a Helping Hand if they have found themselves in an extenuating circumstance that creates a situation in which they may have an interruption in income. The Helping Hands is funded exclusively by generous donations from residents and employees.
by Helen Roser
Knowing when to quit and throw in the towel is a judgment call that develops for some with age. Persons with a yen for independence fiercely hang onto making their own decisions. This is never more true than deciding to sell one’s wheels and quit driving.
I am beholden to K-State students for helping me make the decision to be, for the first time in 79 years, without wheels. I sold my car.
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