Archive for February 2015

Alzheimer’s Support Group meets March 10 in McPherson

NEWTON, Kan. (Feb. 26, 2015) – Prairie View’s Marilyn Ediger will lead the next meeting of the McPherson Alzheimer’s Support Group. The group meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 10 in the chapel at The Cedars, 1021 Cedars Drive, McPherson, Kansas. The group is for family members and caregivers of persons experiencing Alzheimer’s…

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Parkinson’s Disease Support Group meets March 10 at Prairie View in McPherson

NEWTON, Kan. (Feb. 26, 2015) – “Understanding Parkinson’s Disease: Causes, Symptoms, and Interventions” is the topic for the next meeting of Prairie View’s monthly Parkinson’s Disease Support Group. It meets from 2 to 3 p.m., Tuesday, March 10 in the community room at Prairie View, 1102 Hospital Drive in McPherson, Kansas. David McDonald, Ph.D., licensed…

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FOCUS group for caregivers to meet March 5

NEWTON, Kan. (Feb. 24, 2015) – The FOCUS (Families or Caregivers under Stress) group will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 5 in Newton Presbyterian Manor Library, 1200 E. 7th St. in Newton. Sponsored by Prairie View and the Alzheimer’s Association, the FOCUS group supports caregivers of older adults experiencing Alzheimer’s disease or other kinds…

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McPherson County Caregiver Support Group meets March 2

NEWTON, Kan. (Feb. 23, 2014) – “Life is Goodbye, Life is Hello” is the topic for the next McPherson County Caregiver Support Group led by Prairie View’s Joan Brubacher. The group meets from 2:30 to 4 p.m., Monday, March 2 in the North Conference Room at Pine Village Wellness Center, 86 22nd Ave., Moundridge, Kansas.…

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Transcending Sexual Addiction

In Kansas and across the country, psychiatrists and therapists are helping an increasing number of people confront a debilitating and difficult disorder: sexual addiction. What is sexual addiction? Sexual addiction is characterized by compulsive sexual patterns, including intense sexual preoccupation, rituals, and sexual behavior, all of which serve as an escape from persistent or painful…

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Older adults and depression: Part 1

by Amy Ibbetson, a licensed master level psychologist at Prairie View, Inc. How often people wish for retirement when they can travel, determine their own schedules, and spend time with loved ones. Often their plans include activities that were pushed aside while careers and family-raising took precedence. But, as people age, it may not be…

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United Methodist Health Ministry Fund honors Prairie View with $150,400 grant

Children, pregnant women, new mothers in three Kansas counties to benefit from screenings NEWTON, Kan. (Feb. 19, 2015) – To support the very important social and emotional development of even the youngest Kansans, the United Methodist Health Ministry Fund has awarded Prairie View, Inc., a generous grant of $150,400. Over two years, the grant will promote…

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Social worker achieves LSCSW

NEWTON, Kan. (Feb. 18, 2015) – Prairie View, Inc., is pleased to announce that Laura Sharp completed all educational requirements and passed the clinical level examination to achieve the qualifications for Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker (LSCSW) for the State of Kansas. Her LSCSW license became effective Feb. 4. Also a licensed addiction counselor, Sharp…

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Psychological Factors Associated with Heart Disease

by Kathy Pearce, PhD, LP, Prairie View, Inc. When asked about risk factors for heart disease, most of us immediately think about things such as high cholesterol, diabetes, lack of exercise, smoking, high blood pressure, being overweight and having a family history of heart problems. Many people don’t realize that there are numerous psychological factors…

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