on February 20, 2013

Meadowlark Hills Trust Accounts can offer much-needed security and convenience for residents that choose to take advantage of this opportunity.

The Resident Trust Accounts are a savings account that is held/managed by Meadowlark Hills. The account accumulates a small amount of interest, however it is less than the average savings account. You will find that the dexterity of this account will make-up for the difference.

Written By Annie Peace on February 20, 2013

Q: How do Courtesy Days accumulate and what fees should I expect when using them?

on February 20, 2013

Osher Institute courses, available through Kansas State University and UFM Community Learning Center, in partnership with Meadowlark Hills have an exciting line-up of classes for Meadowlark residents coming up in March!

Written By Ed & Jo Call on February 14, 2013

After moving to Meadowlark Hills in 2008, many of our friends and acquaintances asked, “How do you like living at Meadowlark Hills?”

My candid reply was, “I hate it less each day!” Seriously after 40 years on Timberlane Drive, we were down-sizing from 2,000 square feet to less than 800 square feet. That fact in itself can be traumatic. Adding to the anxiety was the task of selling our home, remembering the housing market was lousy at the time. An added concern was that both of us were facing medical issues. 

on February 7, 2013

Wanting to stretch your mind? Join the New Perspectives Book Club that meets Wednesdays at 9 a.m. in the Living Room. This group reads aloud and stops to discuss points of interest and growth. On Wednesday, Feb. 13, we will begin reading A Ladies Life in the Rocky Mountains, by Isabella Bird.

There is no outside reading unless you choose to do so. Sign up in the Blue Book if interested so enough copies of the book can be ordered. The book will cost $10. Contact Jan McNeil at  776-3894, or Kay Shanks at 539-2066, if you have questions.

on February 7, 2013

Sloan House will be hosting a bake sale full of Valentine’s Day treats. The profits will go to Collin, a Manhattan High School student that is battling cancer. To order your treats, stop by Sloan House from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. beginning Wednesday, Feb. 6, through Friday, Feb. 8. The treats will be delivered on Valentine’s Day!

on February 7, 2013

February is often called the month of love. We celebrate Valentine’s Day and images of young couples in love spring from every newspaper, TV and store front. Instead of romantic love, I would like to put the spotlight on good friendships and the love that takes the form of companionship and mutual care. At Meadowlark Hills, friendships are a precious part of our culture. Groups exist here that facilitate friendships, creating a place for individuals to share ideas about a topic or pieces of who they are.

Written By Charlie Kempthorne on January 31, 2013

If it were up to me, I would award you all first prize. Thank you to Ed and Jo Call, Sue Hunt, Mary Ann McCoy, Alice Nichols, Shirley Sanders, Velma and Ed Skidmore, Bill and Rae Stamey, Donis Vaughn and Jane Westfall for your entries.

First prize goes to the story that best addresses the theme of The Freedom of Living Continues. And the winnersare: Ed and Jo Call for first place and Velma Skidmore, as runner up! I would give an honorable mention to Alice Nichols for telling a funny story.

on January 31, 2013

Meadowlark Hills is very excited to announce that Dr. Matthew Floersch has accepted the position of Medical Director for the retirement community. We are excited to have Dr. Floersch on board and are grateful for the knowledge, experience and perspective that he will bring to the team.

Written By Annie Peace on January 31, 2013

Question: How many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie pop?

Answer: This is one of the more profound questions ever posed to humankind and animal alike. To test this hypothesis correctly, you must stop counting the moment that the 'center' (the tootsie roll blob at the core of the pop) becomes exposed. That should be considered 'reaching the center.' It depends on a variety of factors such as the size of your mouth, the amount of saliva, etc. Basically, the world may never know.