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Archive for March 2015

Prairie View celebrates 61st anniversary

Speaker challenges donors to “pester for justice” NEWTON, Kan. (March 31, 2015) – The Rev. Dorothy Nickel Friesen, speaker for Prairie View’s 61st Anniversary Dinner March 26, challenged donors and other guests to “pester for justice.” Using the evening’s theme, Telling Our Story, Nickel traced her biological roots to ancestors in Russia and the Netherlands…

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Caregiver group to watch Alzheimer's documentary

NEWTON, Kan. (March 30, 2015) –  Caregivers attending the April 9 meeting of Prairie View’s Harvey County Caregiver Support Group will watch the documentary “Alive Inside: A Story of Music and Memory.” The film, which won awards at a half-dozen film festivals in 2014, depicts how music therapy helps people with Alzheimer’s disease. Joan Brubacher,…

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East Wichita Caregiver Support Group set for April 7

NEWTON, Kan. (March 30, 2015) – Prairie View’s East Wichita Caregiver Support Group, open to caregivers for older adults, meets from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 7 at Prairie View’s Legacy Park office, 9333 E. 21st St. N., Wichita, Kansas. Sharie Quattlebaum, a licensed specialist clinical social worker at Prairie View, organizes the monthly…

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McPherson County Caregiver Support Group meets April 6

NEWTON, Kan. (March 30, 2014) – Caregivers attending the April 6 meeting of Prairie View’s McPherson County Caregiver Support Group will watch the documentary “Alive Inside: A Story of Music and Memory.” The film, which won awards at a half-dozen film festivals in 2014, depicts how music therapy helps people with Alzheimer’s disease. Facilitator Joan Brubacher…

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Project director named to oversee mental health screenings for young children, pregnant women, new mothers

NEWTON, Kan. (March 25, 2015) – Prairie View, Inc., has appointed LeeAnne Mullen project coordinator to oversee administration of the recent grant it received from the United Methodist Health Ministry Fund. The $150,400 grant supports mental health screenings over two years for young children, pregnant women and new mothers in Harvey, Marion and McPherson counties…

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Schmidt, Zuercher certified in Youth Mental Health First Aid training

NEWTON, Kan. (March 25, 2015) – Prairie View employees Bradley Schmidt and Chris Zuercher are now certified to teach Youth Mental Health First Aid. Both work in Prairie View’s Community Support Program. Schmidt is director of adult residential services, and Zuercher is director of vocational services. Their recent certification qualifies them to teach community groups…

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Insomnia: What it is and when to get help

by Mary Carman, PhD, LP Vice President, Operations and Older Adult Services, Prairie View, Inc. You’re tired all the time. You have little energy, can’t focus and are irritable. Now you’re making more errors at work and calling in sick more often. You tell coworkers that you’re having problems sleeping. How do you know if…

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West Wichita Caregiver Group meets March 17

NEWTON, Kan. (March 10, 2015) – The West Wichita Caregiver Group will meet from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 17 in the conference room at Prairie View’s Reflection Ridge office, 7570 W. 21st St. N., Suite 1026-D, Wichita, Kansas. Martin Ward, Ph.D., will lead discussion on “What Is It Like to Have Dementia?” Dr.…

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