Category Archives: Residents

Pat Shoemake’s country roots prepared her for worldly adventures

Pat Shoemake, portrait, and Pat in Guam, where she lived for two and a half years in military housing

Pat Shoemake, portrait, and Pat in Guam, where she lived for two and a half years in military housing

While she grew up clerking the family’s country store, selling groceries and pumping gas, resident Pat Shoemake had no idea how her life in the small community of Rondo would prepare her for a life traveling the world.

The country store that Pat's parents owned. Pat worked there throughout her childhood.

This is the country store that Pat’s parents owned. Pat worked there throughout her childhood.

“I grew up in our family’s READ MORE

Art is Ageless® winners announced

‘Serenity’ by Janet Kraus: “Dawn is a magical time of day,” said Janet Kraus. “It is so quiet, the air smells so fresh and there is almost nothing moving. Then in flies a flock of crows, breaking the silence before settling in on fence posts. Then they, too, become quiet, waiting for the day to start.”

The results of the Art is Ageless® juried competition are in, and it is evident that Farmington Presbyterian Manor and the surrounding community are full of talented and artistic seniors.

“We are honored to exhibit artwork by seniors,” said Anne READ MORE

Honoring women’s achievements

Phyllis Wigger, front row, left, and family

Phyllis Wigger, front row, left, and family

March is Women’s History Month, a time to celebrate the accomplishments of women everywhere. We spoke with two of our residents who had different professional experiences as women and as mothers, but who both made significant contributions to their READ MORE

Memory care residents require a different approach

Activities assistant Mandy Blackmon and Norma Sutton, a resident in memory care, arrange some silk tulips.

As anyone who works with people with dementia knows, you’ve got to know how to enter their world. For more than three years, that’s what Mandy Blackmon has learned to do as the activities assistant for our memory care neighborhood.

It’s Mandy’s READ MORE

Farmington celebrates a milestone anniversary

Rachel Campbell, Kaye Wallen and Carol Willman mind the registration desk.

In August we had a ball celebrating the 55th anniversary of Farmington Presbyterian Manor with a Fun, Food and Fenders party. Lots of local residents joined our residents and staff members to reflect on our past and dream for our future.

The festivities READ MORE