Blog Posts by Sarah Duggan

Written By Sarah Duggan on March 9, 2016

Live Well Communication, what does it mean?

For those of you who attended Town Meeting on Monday, you heard me speak about a letters from Brewster Place in Topeka regarding their Live Well at Home Program. It’s my understanding that this communication went out to many people in the Manhattan community, including residents of Meadowlark Hills.

Written By Sarah Duggan on February 24, 2016

Call the nurse!

One of the features available to independent living residents at Meadowlark Hills is access to a pull-cord system that pages an on-duty nurse in the skilled nursing area. When the pull cord is activated, the nurse will respond to the apartment, cottage or duplex to assess the resident’s urgent need.

Written By Sarah Duggan on February 17, 2016

Why the Watermelon?

Meadowlark Hills loves art. Not to say that each individual resident loves art, but the organization as a whole appreciates many types of art displayed throughout our campus. There are three unique pieces of art located outside the Community Room. If you visit that area, you will find portraits of people who have played a significant role in the history of Meadowlark Hills. One is of the Sloan family, one is of our former CEO Steve Shields and the third depicts Jim Morrison with a watermelon.

Wait…what? A watermelon?

Written By Sarah Duggan on February 10, 2016

Love & Lo Mein

 I love Valentine’s Day. Mostly because I love to send Valentine’s to my family and friends – this holiday makes for a great excuse to show the ones you love that you are thinking about them.

Written By Sarah Duggan on February 3, 2016

Culture Story Contest entries

It’s not too late to get your submissions in for the 2016 Culture Story Contest. You don’t have to be a seasoned writer to enter the contest and be in the running for a cash prize of $100 (third), $250 (second) or $500 (first)!  

The purpose of this contest is to gather resident, family, staff and stakeholder’s stories that speak to the uniqueness of Meadowlark Hills and how person-directed care has changed their thoughts on what it means to age.

Written By Sarah Duggan on January 20, 2016

Welcome, new “residents”

There are some new residents at Meadowlark Hills! For the fourth year in a row an anthropology class from Kansas State University will be living at Meadowlark Hills and integrating into our community. There are 11 students in total, and four of them are currently living on our campus.

Written By Sarah Duggan on January 7, 2016

Third Annual Culture Story Contest

Happy New Year! Meadowlark Hills kicked off 2016 with the annual Culture Story Contest beginning on Jan. 4. The purpose of this contest is to gather resident, family, staff and stakeholder’s stories that speak to the uniqueness of Meadowlark Hills and how person-directed care has changed their thoughts on what it means to age.

Written By Sarah Duggan on December 30, 2015

Goodbye, 2015!

Submitted by Sarah Duggan

Today is the last day of 2015 and tomorrow the New Year begins. You might be considering a resolution or two for the New Year (lose weight, save money, quit smoking). Or, like me, you may instead be focusing on what great things happened in the past twelve months and what you are looking forward to in the year 2016.

Written By Sarah Duggan on December 23, 2015

Golf carts?

There is a dull buzz starting at Meadowlark Hills regarding personal golf cart usage. Can residents purchase and utilize a golf cart on our campus? The short answer is yes!

Personal golf cart usage is okay on the Meadowlark Hills campus! Purchasing a golf cart for use on campus is something that some of you may have considered to create an easier way to get to different areas. Historically, there have not been many residents that choose to purchase and utilize a golf cart for this purpose, but it is an option that is available to residents.

Written By Sarah Duggan on December 17, 2015

Who you gonna call?

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