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Written By Sarah Duggan on August 10, 2017

Monday this week felt like a Monday, except this week I was particularly achy and foggy. At first I attributed this to our packed weekend full with activities and traveling to see family, coupled with the fact that Murphy slept in my bed half the night because there was a green ghost in her room.

Written By Monte Spiller on August 10, 2017

Residents, staff and family members are invited to Kansas City’s Kauffman Baseball Stadium to watch to KC Royals take on the Minnesota Twins at 7:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7. Transportation on a chartered 56-passenger bus departs from the visitor parking area by Prairie Star Patio at 1 p.m. Please arrive to board the bus at 12:30 p.m.

Written By Nathan Bolls on August 4, 2017

Horace Mann once famously remarked, “Go west, young man.”  Several plant species do the same thing:  their flower buds and flowers track the sun as it “moves across the sky.”  And these flowers do it every day until the seeds developing within  them begin to mature.  Then they tend to remain facing some degree of east.

Written By Michelle Haub on August 4, 2017

The power of personal music and songs can be overwhelming for any individual. But for those affected by memory challenges and dementia, music can hold the key for communication, pleasure and easing frustrations and anxiety. It can also increase arousal, which can encourage participation in daily activities, therapy and eating. 

on August 4, 2017

The time has finally come for the Verna Belle’s Café renovation! After careful planning and many, many meetings, the team is ready to give Verna Belle’s a great new look featuring updated appliances, paint, furniture and even more space for our café-goers to enjoy their meals and socialize.

Written By Sarah Duggan on July 28, 2017

Things have been a little rushed in the evenings at the Duggan household last week and this week. Murphy had swimming lessons at 7 p.m. which means getting home, changed and eating dinner happens at double speed! Edward and I alternated who attended lessons with her in an effort to keep Eilish home, cool and on her bedtime schedule. (All the books say babies thrive on routine—as many adults do, too!) I can sum up the sessions I attended in three words: Proud Mommy Moment.

Written By Michelle Haub on July 28, 2017

Beautiful shade. Flat, paved walkway. Friends and family. BBQ, beer and fresh fruit. These are just a few of the wonderful things individuals of all ages and abilities may enjoy as they participate in the ninth annual Speedy PD Race for Parkinson’s Disease presented by UMB at 8 a.m. Saturday, August 26, at Tuttle Creek State Park!   

Written By Sarah Duggan on July 20, 2017

I enjoy cooking, but lately I have really started to appreciate make-ahead freezer meals (prep them for the week, defrost the one you need and go!) and crockpot dinners.

The crockpot has been a long-time favorite of mine, especially in the fall when the leaves start to change and I put a pot of chili on to cook and simmer, blending together all those wonderful flavors and spices.

Written By Becky Fitzgerald on July 20, 2017

Tuesday, Wednesday, happy days. Thursday, Friday, happy days.

Home to fictional TV characters Richie Cunningham and Arthur "Fonzie" Fonzarelli, Milwaukee, Wis., promises to offer Happy Days to 36 Meadowlark Travelers. The mystery trippers arrived in Wisconsin's largest city on Tuesday after a night in Davenport Iowa.

Written By Sarah Duggan on July 14, 2017

When I married into the Duggan family, I learned about all-day coffee. Up until that point I believed coffee was strictly a morning drink. My dad was the coffee drinker in our house and I never saw him with a cup of coffee outside of the early morning hours. Of course, he could have been at work guzzling the caffeinated wonder bean by the pot, but I would never know that.

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