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


on May 20, 2020

Thank you for being patient while we have not been able to operate the salon. We are excited to get back to work and see all of you! The plan is to reopen the salon Monday, June 1, by appointment only. We are creating a plan for scheduling appointments, while keeping health and safety as our top priority. Please understand that the salon will not be operating under our usual appointment schedule, and we will be fair and efficient in scheduling our clients as quickly as possible.

Written By Sarah Duggan on March 31, 2020

MANHATTAN, KAN. – Effective Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 7 a.m. all traffic coming to Meadowlark’s campus will be screened at a newly established check-point station located at the Tuttle Creek Boulevard entrance. Meadowlark closed the Kimball Avenue entrance on Thursday, March 19. There is no date set to restore either entrance.

Written By Sarah Duggan on March 16, 2020

MANHATTAN, KAN. – Meadowlark, not-for-profit continuing care retirement community in Manhattan, is preparing for possible cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus). While eight cases of COVID-19 have been identified as presumptively positive in Kansas, no cases have been suspected in Manhattan community and adjacent areas. Much about the virus is still unknown, but it is known that the population Meadowlark serves – older adults with underlying medical conditions – are at the highest risk for the most serious forms of infection associated with this new disease.

Written By Nathan Bolls on February 17, 2020

Mother Earth by Nathan Bolls

I recently received from a friend and was intrigued by “12 Truths I Learned from Life and Writing” by syndicated columnist, Anne Lamott. A sample follows:

Written By Monte Spiller on February 17, 2020

Poem by Monte Spiller , Resident Services Leader

It was a beautiful Sunday evening, in the Miami heat

The Chiefs were losing, many expecting defeat

Ten minutes left and ten points down

There was no way, they could turn this around


Momentum had sided, with the team from the bay