Mission and compassion –
it’s who we are and why we’re here.
It all started with one woman and a need.
Ninety years old and alone, Alice Kalb was in search of a safe, nurturing place that would allow her to continue to live the life she wanted to live, a place that valued her spiritual needs and where strangers would treat her like family – a place she could call home.
When a community of compassionate Christian leaders from the Presbyterian Synod heard Alice’s story, it stirred an innate responsibility to serve. Within months, the group had combined its resources to purchase land and build a structure that would not only provide a new home for Alice, but would also plant the seeds for what we know today as Presbyterian Manors of Mid-America (PMMA).
Now 70 years later, PMMA remains driven by that unwavering duty to provide quality senior services guided by Christian values. In contrast to for-profit senior-living corporations, our primary focus is not on creating revenue, it’s on fulfilling the needs of those we serve. It’s a mission that has been supported by generations of benefactors whose generosity has enabled us to grow from that single building into a thriving network of 16 campuses serving more than 2,400 residents across Kansas and Missouri, and a brand-new campus under development in Colorado Springs.
You are the difference.
PMMA exists with the help of people like you. People who believe in a mission to serve and make a difference in the lives of others by sharing gifts of time, talent and treasure.
And you can, too.
If you have the time, stop by one of our communities and get to know our residents. Talk to them. Listen to their stories. Or, just provide them with a little company. No gesture is too small to have a lasting effect.
If you have a talent, share it. Give a performance, lead a discussion or teach a new skill. Learning, experiencing and enjoying new things is an important part of life regardless of age.
If you have the financial means, or available resources, give. Each donation provided to PMMA will be utilized within the community to which it is given or one specified by its benefactor.
- 10 Dec 2019
Founded by the first administrator, the Good Samaritan Program provides funding to assist residents who outlive their resources through no fault of their own. Thanks to this critical program, we are proud to say that not one resident has ever been asked to leave one of our communities based on their inability to pay.
Some of the success stories
Good Samaritan Program“Knowing that mom receives such personalized care gives us great peace of mind. When she started to run out of funds, we were afraid we were going to have to find a new place for her, but luckily, the Good Samaritan Program was there to lend a hand.”
Art is Ageless® Program“At 94 and legally blind, my days of creating art are behind me, but I am still very interested in art and I know it can be of benefit to older people — whether it be through creative expression, education or service.”
Music & Memory℠ Program“The importance of recognizing each other’s humanity is one of the most important assets we can give to others. We walked away with stories, and an understanding that all people just want to tell their story and be heard. Hopefully, the music program will allow residents to remember even more of their stories.”
One More Time Program"We all had such a good time and it meant so much to Mother, Daddy, and I to see my brother up and enjoying himself. As a family, we haven't seen him laughing and visiting in the last year. It was such a blessing."
Employee Scholarship Program"I have so many student loans from starting my nursing education; I would not have gone back to school if I had not had access to the PMMA scholarship program. Getting another scholarship means continuing my career and advancing my opportunity as a nurse."
See what’s happening on our campuses, and in the lives of our residents, staff and volunteers.