Written By Sarah Duggan on April 27, 2017

What is that people say...? Oh yes, "All good things must come to an end." A bittersweet expression that holds a disturbing amount of truth. We've reached a point in the year that we must send off another amazing individual who has been a pleasure to work with over the past few months. Our Community Relations intern, Shannon Conover, will complete her internship with us tomorrow, April 28.

on April 20, 2017

Submitted by Alice Roper

 From my window looking north, this is what I see.

 Melted marshmallow clouds drift across the blue skies.  The distant hills are turning from brown to green.

Trees that have been skeletons are beginning to leaf out, each on their schedule.  Cedar trees show their true ragged branches.  Not at all like the ones on Christmas cards.

Birds fly by in threes.  Is this some kind of mating?   Sometimes they dip down for a drink of water from the pond.

on April 20, 2017

Submitted by Helen Roser

 Being a tomboy, I was busy climbing trees in my coveralls when my mother called me to come home.  Company was coming.   Time to clean up.

My mother said she was going to be a nervous wreck from trying to make a lady out of me.  I was a skinny kid with straight red hair and big feet.

My good dresses had a sash from a side seam that tied in a big bow in back.  If I hardly moved at all, it came undone and hung down.  I also had to wear  a big bow clamped in my hair which, without provocation, skidded down my hair and hung off my ear.

Written By Nathan Bolls on April 6, 2017

We are in The Great Unfolding of Spring, a most appropriate time for learning to have Nature come to us rather than always believing we have to go to Nature. Our Natural Area can show us many of these “unfoldings.” Just pick a nature-filled place and sit quietly, look carefully, and listen intently—as if you were studying pores in a brick instead of the whole wall.

on April 6, 2017

The April 2017 Leader of the Pack winner is……

Mariah Cangemi!!! 

Mariah has worked at Meadowlark Hills since March of 2015 as the Home Health Manager. Mariah’s nominations stated, “Mariah goes above and beyond every single day. She is pleasant no matter what the circumstances. Understanding always. Takes shifts when they can’t be filled by Home Health aides or companions, besides taking care of her own work. “

on March 23, 2017

What in the world is a knitted knocker?  It is a soft comfortable handcrafted breast form made with love by volunteers for women who have had mastectomies.  Knitted knockers is a national non-profit organization run by volunteers. 

Local volunteers are mobilizing within the Manhattan community to form a local group known as Little Apple Knitted Knockers.  We need the help of the local community to make this endeavor successful. 

Written By Sarah Duggan on March 23, 2017

The saying goes, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” but sometimes an apple isn’t enough to ward off illness and it times like those, it’s prudent to have a doctor you trust just a phone call away.

on March 23, 2017

A Meadowlark Hills St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon for the “Pats” in Independent Living was organized in 2014 by Pat Miksch to honor what would have been her dad’s 110th birthday.  He was born March 17 in 1904 and lived to celebrate his 99th birthday.

Pat asked Rae Stamey to help with the table decorations, and thus she became an official “Pat” for the day. 

Those attending this year’s event are as follows: (back row) Pat Hook, Pat Edwards, Pat Miksch, Rae Stamey, and Pat Hartman;  (front row) Patty Brown-Barnett, Pat Vogt and Pat Niernberger.