on August 30, 2013

Local continuing-care retirement community, Meadowlark Hills, recognized for giving back

The Parkinson’s Program of Manhattan at Meadowlark Hills receives the 2013 “Excellence in Social Accountability” award for providing high-quality services to elders with Parkinson’s disease and education to the broader community.

Written By Sarah Duggan on August 22, 2013

Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community received the PEAK Award on Thursday, Aug. 22, during a presentation ceremony in the MeadowlarkHillsCommunity Center.

The award was presented to Lonnie Baker, CEO at Meadowlark Hills, by the Secretary for Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS), Shawn Sullivan.

Written By Sarah Duggan on August 15, 2013

For the past ten years, the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) has been recognizing nursing homes for successfully implementing culture change through the Promoting Excellent Alternatives in Kansas Nursing Homes program commonly known as PEAK. Meadowlark Hills is proud to announce, we will receive the award once again, this year.

on August 15, 2013

Meadowlark Hills Medical Professionals is the on-campus primary care clinic. The clinic staff are dedicated to maximizing wellness and quality of life through a proactive and comprehensive plan of care. 

Dr. Matthew Floersch, MD, is the Medical Director for Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community and operates the Meadowlark Hills Medical Professionals. Dr. Matt also serves as Medical Director for both Meadowlark Hills Home Health and the Parkinson’s Program of Manhattan at Meadowlark Hills.

on August 8, 2013

This past year, qualified kindergarten through third grade USD 383 students saw their reading abilities improve thanks to a personalized approach to their needs; they worked with a reading tutor twice a week.

The sessions last only 30 minutes, but Manhattan educators have discovered the one-on-one sessions have the ability to improve reading scores as well as increase self-confidence and improve students’ attitude toward school.

on August 1, 2013

Look out! Our storage units are busting at the seams and the Meadowlark Hills Market is right around the corner! All year round, we have been accumulating gently used items that will be featured at the rummage sale. We have treasures of all types, from practical furniture to electronics to one-of-a-kind knick knacks! Boy, are we excited to get started! The Meadowlark Hills Market will be underway Friday, Aug. 16, and Saturday, Aug. 17!

Written By Sarah Duggan on August 1, 2013

Meadowlark Hills will host a Community Health and Wellness Fair from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, throughout the Community Center on the Meadowlark Hills campus, 2121 Meadowlark Rd.

The event is open to all Meadowlark Hills residents, Passport members, staff, and seniors throughout the Manhattan community. It will showcase various vendors and services offered at businesses throughout the community.

on July 25, 2013

Beautiful scenery, tours of ghost towns that at one time had booming economies, fascinating turn-of-the-century stories of the Colorado gold rush and a voyage over mountains and canyons on a locomotive circa 1880, were a few of the attractions on the Colorado Excursion.

Travelers departed Manhattan, Kan. at 8 a.m. Saturday, July 13, for an eight-day jaunt across the Rocky mountains.

You’re invited to come enjoy pictures and stories about the adventure at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, in the Community Room. Refreshments will be served. 


Written By Nathan Bolls on July 18, 2013

Imogene Lamb Bolls, the late wife of Meadowlark Hills resident, Nathan Bolls, had five goals in life; to be a loving and devoted wife, a loving and patient mother, a trusted friend, a successful university professor of literature and writing and a published poet of note. She achieved all of these a quite high level.

on July 11, 2013

Retirees take advantage of auditing college courses

Looking back to my years spent inside the classroom, I am beginning to have textbook withdrawals (however, I don’t miss how much they cost). It has been just over seven months since I was sitting in the traditional classroom, but oh, how I miss the debates, late night cram sessions and wondering how I would apply what I was learning to my everyday life.