Blog Posts by Sarah Duggan

Written By Sarah Duggan on October 5, 2016

Exciting news!

Things are busy at the Duggan household – and they are going to get busier! This week we are heading to New York City (Brooklyn, to be exact!) to meet our three-month-old niece, Gia Grace. Murphy talks fondly of Baby Gia and is incredibly excited to meet her in person. In addition, going to Brooklyn means we get to enjoy New York pizza, bagels and a precious time with our family.

Written By Sarah Duggan on September 21, 2016


Well, Magye and I are getting settled in our new space after the big move Friday, Sept. 16. For those who missed it (we moved rather quickly!), here’s the scoop on who is where and why they are there.

Due to constant and rapid changes in the industry in which we serve, leaders at Meadowlark are always looking for opportunities to leverage ourselves to better care for more people in the Manhattan area and surrounding community. One of the areas of growth we’ve identified is within our Home Health agency.

Written By Sarah Duggan on September 15, 2016

Goodbye summer, hello flu season!

The leaves are changing, the air is turning crisp and the next stop is flu season and even better, flu shots! Two Flu Shot Clinics have been scheduled for Independent Living residents. Flu shots given at these on-campus clinics will be billed to your insurance. There will be at least two nurses at each Flu Shot Clinic to assist in administering the vaccine. Join us for a clinic at whichever date and time listed below works best for you. 

Written By Sarah Duggan on September 8, 2016

Speedy PD 2016 — A Race to Remember!

 And the numbers are in for The Speedy PD Race for Parkinson’s Disease that was held at Tuttle Creek State Park in Manhattan, Kan., on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016! Despite a rainy start to the morning (you may recall the storm that rolled through around 4:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27), the weather turned beautiful by 7 a.m. and made being outdoors for the race and party-like atmosphere very enjoyable.

Written By Sarah Duggan on August 31, 2016

Labor Day

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Labor Day (the first Monday of September), is a product of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of the American worker. A represents an annual tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of the United States.

Written By Sarah Duggan on August 18, 2016

What’s for dinner?

I come to you all with crimson cheeks and recently expanded knowledge on local sculptors. I haven’t decided what I am having for dinner – I will either be eating crow or putting my foot in my mouth. Either way, what follows is the real story behind that beautiful sculpture on the patio.

Written By Sarah Duggan on August 10, 2016

Prairie Star

As the weather (hopefully!) begins to cool down, I hope to see more people out enjoying the patio adjacent to our lovely Prairie Star Restaurant. Once out there, I encourage patrons to take notice of the beautiful sculpture in the middle of the patio called Prairie Star – the piece the restaurant is named after.

Written By Sarah Duggan on August 4, 2016

Prime Real Estate

It’s not often that I am asked what is going to happen with the empty space in the Community Center. For my faithful readers, you have read previous articles of mine that reference the limited real estate in the common and storage areas on campus – especially in the main building. But I know we all want to know what in the world is going into the alcove adjacent to the entrance to Prairie Star Restaurant that was once occupied by display cases…

Written By Sarah Duggan on July 6, 2016

House Warming Party

Last week we had a great turnout at the Hallway Party – A Small Meal with a Big Reveal! The big reveal was the official unveiling of the newly renovated Honstead and Sloan Houses in our long-term care living area at Meadowlark. These two houses are the oldest houses at Meadowlark – they turned 36-years-old in June!

Written By Sarah Duggan on June 29, 2016

The Duggans are celebrating the 4th of July 2016 with our first-ever family camping trip! We are joining a group of our friends at the lake for a few days of fun, food and relaxation. But, we’ll be back for one of the best Independence Day celebrations in town, complete with music and fireworks right here at Meadowlark Hills.