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    Singing praises for the unsung heroes

    “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates.   Read More...

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    Aberdeen Village earns zero-deficiency rating

    Aberdeen Village earned a zero-deficiency survey from the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services following its annual inspection June 16, 2018.“We are very proud of our staff’s achievement,” said Tim Allin, executive director. “It is their commitment to our mission and residents that led to a deficiency-free community. By being blessed with a great team that is dedicated to Aberdeen Village and each other, we’ve created a foundation that enables us to p...  Read More...

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    Aberdeen Village announces Art is Ageless® winners

    Aberdeen Village recently hosted a reception for the winning artists in the annual Art is Ageless® juried competition.“We are honored to exhibit artwork by seniors,” said Chrissie Ammann, marketing director. “Art is Ageless is unique in featuring only the works of artists age 65 and older. Our artists prove that art, in any form, is an ageless ambition.”Winners in the Aberdeen Village Art is Ageless juried competition were:Amateur category – NeedleworkWhisper of...  Read More...

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    Home Sweet Aberdeen Village

    When Sharon Nelson and her family began the process of looking for the right community for her and her husband Franklin in 2016, they took a methodical approach."My daughter made a big spreadsheet with all of the different options. We were living in Topeka at the time, but my son and daughter live in the Kansas City area and wanted us closer to them. My husband's health wasn't good, and we'd seen our parents make the decision to seek additional care when they got to that point, so we wanted to d...  Read More...

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    Celebrating our volunteers

     Georgia Bundschuh, resident, Diane Gunsolley, Aberdeen Village chaplain, William Walter, resident, and Terri Monrad, community volunteer, pose together at the volunteer appreciation event.We recently said “thank you” to the many resident and community volunteers who make a difference in the lives of those who have made Aberdeen Village their home with a fun luncheon and recognition event.Residents Kenneth Minter and Shirley Dixon enjoy the luncheon.Chaplain Diane Gunsolley and ...  Read More...

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    Memories of summer fun!

    Now that the warmer temperatures are here to stay, our minds drift back to fun memories of summers gone by. Our residents have had many adventures, and they share a few of them here:“We recently had retired, our kids were all doing well, so Marilyn and I began in the summer of 1994 on our 9,600 mile, six-week-long road trip from North Carolina to western Canada and US in our steel tent (conversion van).” - Keith and Marilyn Graham“Walking to the library to give a report on a bo...  Read More...

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    Art is even more beautiful when shared

    Though he doesn't necessarily consider himself an art collector, resident Ed Reynolds knows a beautiful painting when he sees one, and he wants others to see it, too."I've lived here since 2013, but it was just four or five months ago when I decided to get the painting out of storage and give it new life in the library," said Ed. "I figured other people would enjoy it."Ed was certainly right about that. Other residents, staff members and visitors are enjoying the one-...  Read More...

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    Bob Buehler shares secret to being a good father

    Resident Bob Buehler is well loved in our community, and it’s well known that he loves his three children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren immensely. But what advice would he give young fathers who hope to be as good of a father as Bob is? Perhaps it’s really not that much of a secret at all.“I can’t remember any real outstanding things that we went through, but we just tried to be as good to one another as we possibly could be.   Read More...

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    Accidental CNA finds purpose in career

    If you ask most nursing professionals why they entered this career field, they may tell you how they wanted to help people, but that’s not necessarily the case for Owola Shields, whose story is a bit different.“I was washing dishes at a senior living community. They noticed how well I interacted with the residents and asked if I wanted to pursue my CNA (certified nursing assistant) license. I hadn’t really considered it before, but decided to give it a shot,” said Owola.H...  Read More...

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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...  Read More...

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