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    Meet the new beautician

    Macey Kleinsorge is happy to have a booth in the beauty shop here at Fulton Presbyterian Manor and is enjoying her new position.“I enjoy visiting with the residents and hearing their stories,” Macey said.Macey has been a beautician for four years and has been at Fulton Presbyterian Manor since May. She also works part-time at Tangles Salon. If you haven’t met Macey yet, stop by and say hi, and perhaps get a new ‘do’ while you’re at it.

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    Growing our own CNAs

    Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) are a vital part of any health community, and help with everything from bathing, to feeding, to taking vital signs and more. They're an indispensable part of the team, and that's why we've decided to "grow our own" CNAs by paying for individuals to obtain their CNA certification."We are looking to hire three to four nursing assistants to work with our CNAs. We want to invest in people and ‘grow our own’ dedicated individu...

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    Reconnecting with RN

    Health Services Director Jessica Donelson fondly recalls a coworker she had while working in Jefferson City."While it was only for a short time that we had worked together, Rita Elliott had made quite an impression on me. Rita was the staffing coordinator, so her organization skills were very immaculate, and her willingness to help new staff was just great," said Jessica. "There were times when Rita was asked to go above and beyond her duties, and as we all know as nurses, those d...

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    New resident spotlight: Mildred Dowling

    She may be new to Fulton Presbyterian Manor, but it’s certainly not new to her. Mildred Dowling joined our family in January 2018, but her father, Judge Oscar A. Kamp, was with us from 1982-1988.“I chose Fulton Presbyterian Manor over other area options partly because I was familiar with it, and partly because I really like the levels of care they offer here.

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    5 lessons from the oldest old

    By Robert DiGiacomoNew York Times reporter John Leland thought he knew how to write about the “oldest old” — people 85 and up. For a proposed year-long series, he figured he would chronicle a laundry list of their issues: things like the dangers of falling, financial pressures and family conflict.As Leland delved deeper, however, he realized the people in this age group were more than the sum of their problems. And he saw how much he didn’t know about the realities o...

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    The Right Ingredients for Independent Living

    When Doty and Wally Peck started their search for an independent living community, they knew it had to have the right mix of amenities and affordability. And after looking at several communities, both in Columbia and Jefferson City, they decided to stay right at home in Fulton.“We wanted to stay in this community. And here, you can rent your apartment rather than having to buy one,” said Wally.“They were all nice, but this was the best,” Doty added.A staff connection help...

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    Learn more about Jessica Donelson and Chas Cramer

    While they're fairly new to Fulton Presbyterian Manor (within the past six months), Jessica Donelson and Chas Cramer bring with them a wealth of knowledge and experience in their prospective fields.Jessica is the new health services director and previously worked at ConAgra Brands as the occupational health nurse/manager/safety specialist. She attended North Central Missouri College where she earned her Associates of Applied Science Degree in Nursing and is certified as a Registered Nurse.&q...

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    Tell Your Doctor What’s on Your Bucket List

    Your doctor can’t read your mind. A doctor assumes everyone wants to live and continue to live the best, healthiest, happiest life possible — but that means something different for everyone. If your doctor knows about your long-term goals and “bucket list” items, however, that can be used to direct your health plan and goals.Dr.

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    5 Life Lessons From Stephen Hawking

    As the passing of renowned physicist and public intellectual Stephen Hawking is met with grief and remembrance the world over, Next Avenue wanted to honor the man who educated the world on a host of issues by sharing five important lessons we learned from him:1. Trust in science, but remember that we haven’t uncovered all its mysteries yet.At 22, Professor Hawking was diagnosed with a rare form of motor neuron disease and told he only had a few years to live. For most of his adult life, he...

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    One Surprising Way Older Adults Can Get Healthier

    Whether or not we actually do the right things to improve our health, many of us probably assume we know what they are. Walk more. Quit smoking.

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