For me, we’re a family. Meadowlark Hills is home.
May 20, 2020
Written by Michele Riter, Community Relations Assistant
“When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang.”
I believe this quote from one of Shakespeare’s sonnets describes the season of fall perfectly, especially in Kansas.
Some trees stay green, show yellow and brown hues, or drop their leaves without any chance to become a new color. First, a pigment of chlorophyll—shades of green, fades to carotenoid—yellow, orange and brown. The luckiest of trees have leaves that hang like red rubies against the blue, autumn sky.
Gift Prints added to Meadowlark collection
Meadowlark’s collection of Friends of Art gift prints grew recently thanks, in part, to some detective work by Alyn West, gallerist at Manhattan’s Strecker Nelson West Gallery. Prior to last week, the collection, which hangs in the Stamey Gallery in the hallway between the KSU Classroom and Verna Belle’s Cafe , needed five prints to be complete. Now, only two prints remain to be discovered.
These days a great fury is filling the air waves between plants and many of the animals of our world. Ease yourself across the prairie and within its tree- and shrub-filled gullies and patches. Stroll the woods; watch the trees, shrubs, and flowers around your home; or the plants in your gardens. Even with watching closely, you’ll sense very little of the fury, very few of the trillions of small, quiet acts of which I speak.
Meadowlark Market, a store offering furniture and fabulous finds, will again be open later this month at 1217 Meadowlark Circle. The June hours and dates are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 28 and 29, and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 30. All are welcome to shop and spend! New items for June, so far, include three coordinating storage/display pieces, a leather rocker/recliner, an oak glider with nifty red cushions, a vintage rooster cookie jar, and two 14- karat gold and opal rings. Watch for more photos in upcoming Messengers!
Today is the 75th anniversary of D-Day: the huge, costly, and ultimately successful allied land assault on Hitler’s Fortress Europe. Although mere words never can even remotely capture what happened that fateful day on Omaha Beach, I want to share a powerful experience that Imogene and I once had there.
Meadowlark’s amenities, services, and people are three facets to a gem of a community that’s better prepared and skilled at helping us navigate life’s pathways. At the 17th annual Legacy Society Banquet on May 13, Meadowlark Foundation had the pleasure of recognizing five friends who have been leaders and cheerleaders as we’ve walked together. Kim Richards, Cindy and Wayne Sloan, Jane Westfall, and Kip Williams have done much to keep Meadowlark a step ahead.
Meadowlark Home Health has served the Manhattan community since 1995. As a dual licensed agency, the Home Health team is able to work with various insurance providers and provide a robust variety of private pay services. Within the past year, Meadowlark Home Health has seen a considerable growth in private pay and Medicare services. Often times, the team covers more than 125 hours of home health aide and companion hours per day!
The ninth annual Pig Out for Parkinson’s is in the books, which means Cox Bros BBQ and the Meadowlark Parkinson’s Program are ready to start planning a stellar tenth celebration for April 2020! Once again, the Meadowlark and the Manhattan community came to the table to eat great BBQ, listen to a wonderful band, learn about Parkinson’s disease (Pd) and support the Parkinson’s Program. The Parkinson’s Program was able to make contact with two people who were recently diagnosed with Pd and were looking for resources. This is one of the biggest reasons Pig Out for Parkinson’s exists!
Meadowlark fund grows by more than $26,500!
During a 24-hour period on Monday, 58 local non-profit endowment funds received more than $520,000 in private, charitable gifts from supporters. With Greater Manhattan Community Foundation providing a 50% match to eligible donations ($25 to $1000), the total raised during the 7th annual Grow Green Match Day tops $780,000!
You came, you saw, you purchased! After 13 hours over three days, much of the merchandise at Meadowlark Market has found new homes. A soft opening on March 22 for residents and employees was followed by an opening to the public on Saturday and Sunday, March 30 and 31. Sales receipts for those three days total $3,736.03, and benefit our Good Samaritan Fund!
2121 Meadowlark Road
Manhattan, KS 66502
May 20, 2020