Posted August 1, 2014
NOTE: Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America is celebrating 65 years of providing quality senior services guided by Christian values. In each edition of Community Matters, we take a look back at our history.
Wichita, Kan., Presbyterian Manor opened on West 13th Street. The dedication Sept. 19, 1970, was the culmination of more than two years of planning and construction. Also that fall, the apartments in Topeka were completed.
A new Presbyterian home for seniors was constructed and opened in Fulton, Mo., in 1971.
A skilled nursing addition was completed in Sterling in 1972. It included 12 semi-private rooms, one private room, an additional nurses’ station and a dining room. Dr. George Nelson, executive director, retired at the end of the year.
Construction began in 1972 for Parsons, Kan., Presbyterian Manor. The new campus opened in 1974.
Farmington, Mo., completed an annex to the residential care facility in 1973 and the Hall III addition to the nursing facility in 1974.
The Rolla, Mo., campus opened offering private residential rooms with supportive services and one and two-bedroom apartments.