Sarah Duggan

Blog Posts by Sarah Duggan

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.

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.

Written By Sarah Duggan on March 16, 2017

I only have a few more weeks of guiltless pigging out (Baby Duggan will be here soon!), but it’s that time of year to think ahead to our Pig Out for Parkinson’s event! The Pig Out is an annual fundraising and awareness event that benefits the Meadowlark Parkinson’s Program. This year, the Pig Out is scheduled for Thursday, April 27, at Cox Bros. BBQ in Manhattan, Kan.

Written By Sarah Duggan on March 2, 2017

The Meadowlark Messenger has a new editor  Hether Birchmeier!  Hether started as the Community Relations Assistant Monday, Feb. 6. Since her initial start date, Hether has been learning about Meadowlark, our weekly newsletter and the Meadowlark Volunteer Program. As the Community Relations Assistant, Hether’s main responsibilities include leading the Volunteer Program and coordinating the Messenger creation and production. Hether is originally from Michigan (and is a HUGE University of Michigan fan!), but has lived all over the country and abroad.

Written By Sarah Duggan on February 9, 2017

You can do what..?

Written By Sarah Duggan on November 2, 2016

Christmas Carol-sel: Bringing the Pages to Life!

It’s time to get signed up for the 2016 Christmas Carousel, a holiday party for independent living residents and Passport members! This year’s theme is Christmas Carol-sel and during the evening of Wednesday, Dec. 14, you’ll be diving into the classic Charles Dickens’ tale of A Christmas Carol.

Written By Sarah Duggan on October 19, 2016

Trucks, noise and concrete – oh my!

It seems like we’ve all been living with the noise and inconvenience of the concrete work for a while now, but as I walk from the furthest distance on campus to my office I remind myself that a few weeks of displacement is completely bearable compared to falling forever into a cavernous pot hole! Nonetheless, we are well overdue for a concrete-work update.

Written By Sarah Duggan on October 5, 2016

Exciting news!

Things are busy at the Duggan household – and they are going to get busier! This week we are heading to New York City (Brooklyn, to be exact!) to meet our three-month-old niece, Gia Grace. Murphy talks fondly of Baby Gia and is incredibly excited to meet her in person. In addition, going to Brooklyn means we get to enjoy New York pizza, bagels and a precious time with our family.

Written By Sarah Duggan on September 21, 2016


Well, Magye and I are getting settled in our new space after the big move Friday, Sept. 16. For those who missed it (we moved rather quickly!), here’s the scoop on who is where and why they are there.

Due to constant and rapid changes in the industry in which we serve, leaders at Meadowlark are always looking for opportunities to leverage ourselves to better care for more people in the Manhattan area and surrounding community. One of the areas of growth we’ve identified is within our Home Health agency.

Written By Sarah Duggan on September 15, 2016

Goodbye summer, hello flu season!

The leaves are changing, the air is turning crisp and the next stop is flu season and even better, flu shots! Two Flu Shot Clinics have been scheduled for Independent Living residents. Flu shots given at these on-campus clinics will be billed to your insurance. There will be at least two nurses at each Flu Shot Clinic to assist in administering the vaccine. Join us for a clinic at whichever date and time listed below works best for you.