News & Events
This week is National Housekeepers Week. Our Housekeepers play a crucial role in providing a positive impression of Manor Park. A Housekeeper’s work is often difficult, tiresome, labor-intensive, and largely unappreciated. Yet it’s a most critical job. During this past year, our Independent Living Housekeepers cleaned houses 16,152 times and our 5 laundry attendants laundered about 371,000 pounds of laundry! We depend on our Housekeeper’s to help keep our indoor environments clean and safe, which is often an unrecognized role in the quality outcomes of our residents. Please take a moment sometime this week to stop a Housekeeper and thank them for all of their hard work.
Manor Park came together for a spectacular event yesterday! We are very blessed to have resident Daryl Lane who is able to offer special viewing of stars, planets, and the partial ECLIPSE! I hope everyone made a memory that they can share with their friends & family for years to come. Thank you to everyone who helped make the event a success.
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The Somewhere in Time Salons are a wonderful convenience to the residents of Manor Park and to their families. The Salons will celebrate 11 years since their purchase, in April. They offer five locations across the Manor Park campus. The three main shops are located in the Wallace Building, outside the Younger Unit, and on the second floor of the Helen Greathouse Building. All three of these are open Tuesday through Friday from 8am – 4pm. The other two shops are in Cowden and Scharbauer Cottages and offer services to their residents. The salon in Cowden is open on Tuesday and the one in Scharbauer is open on Thursday. Each salon offers services by appointment and as walk-ins. Clients are allowed to choose a stylist and get services from any of the three main salons.
Each salon offers manicures and pedicures as well as hair services which include stylings, haircuts, perms, and colorings. While women do make up the greatest percentage of clients at the salons, men also uses their services for both hair and nails. Owner, Chris Hughes, states she is proud to offer first rate service and products to the residents of Manor Park. Chris and her staff, Maria Flores, Heather Neagle, Ali Walker, Shannon Elrod, Brooke Arnold, and Wende Luedecke, have about 17 years of service at Manor Park and over 90 years combined beauty treatment experience. These wonderful women said they love hearing the life stories and enjoying the wit of each of their clients. They love making them smile and look forward to seeing them each time they come. They emphasized that the developing friendships make Manor Park Residents much more like family than clients. The ladies also added they learn so much from Manor Park Residents. They learn about contentment, about lives of morality and expectation, and most especially about pride in themselves, their loved ones and their country. Chris remarked her stylists have a passion to work with the residents here.
As a reminder, the ladies are here to serve. If there is a service not being offered, please let them know so they can look into meeting that need. To make an appointment you can call 699-3405.
RehabCare at Manor Park
RehabCare is in partnership with Manor Park to provide rehabilitation services. The rehab center is located in the Mabee Center and provides private rooms with on-site Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy. Their goal is to return patients to their homes safely and at the highest level of independence they are able to achieve. We have been in partnership with RehabCare for over 10 Years.
In 2015, the rehab center was remodeled and all new equipment added to provide top notch services. Manor Park residents can receive services by obtaining a physician’s written prescription or by having a qualifying hospital stay. Please call the Rehab Center 689-6687 OR Admissions Office 699-3439 with any questions.
Starting in July, the RehabCare staff will be led by a new Director, Elizabeth Jobe OTR. She will oversee the services given by her team of 8 including: 2 - Physical Therapists, 2 - PT assistants, an Occupational Therapist, an OT assistant, and 2 -Speech Therapists.
Elizabeth received her Bachelor of Science degree from Hardin-Simmons University and went on to graduate with a Master's in Occupational Therapy from Texas Woman's University. She has worked with geriatrics since 2004. She began working at Manor Park in July 2011. She married her college sweetheart and has two children that keep her very busy.
May is Better Hearing and Speech Month and June is Dysphagia Awareness Month! Did you know that Manor Park has two full-time Speech-Language Pathologists? SLP's Heather Hill Mata (right) and Mary Elizabeth Holland (left) evaluate and treat patients for speech, language, swallowing and cognitive disorders. #bhsm#betterhearingandspeechmonth#dysphagia#slp
Last Thursday a groundbreaking ceremony was held on Manor Park’s vacant 2-acre northeast site of the Village South project. The event was well-attended by many of the future residents who will be occupying these homes, a few potential “buyers”, and several Board members. A bbq lunch on the clubhouse’s Concho patio kicked off the event, which then moved over to the 2-acre site down the street where our “future” residents broke ground on their new neighborhood. There will be 8 single family homes constructed on this site. The first phase of this project will be installation of underground utilities and other site work. The entire project is expected to be completed in early 2018.
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