From Our Blog

McCrite Plaza Resident Mentioned on Late Night with Seth Meyers

As reported in our blog on March 20, 2017, Assisted Living resident Harold Facklam was honored by the Kansas Health Care Association with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Harold was recognized for donating over 32 gallons of whole blood throughout the last 68 years. The award earned him a front page story in the Topeka Capital Journal and from there was picked up nationally. The story has appeared in places such as The New York Times, MSN, ABC News, and most recently was featured on the television show, Late Night with Seth Meyers.

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McCrite Plaza Staff Earn Top Honors at KHCA Conference

McCrite Plaza Topeka employees Melanie Butler, Administrator, and Hasani “Shawn” Britt, Environmental Services, took home top honors at the 2016 Kansas Health Care Association and Kansas Center for Assisted Living 66th Annual Convention in Wichita on October 27, 2016.

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McCrite Plaza celebrates Grandparents

On Sept. 11, McCrite Plaza at Briarcliff celebrated Grandparent’s Day with a family-focused gathering of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Nearly 40 of our resident’s family members created art masterpieces and wrote essays expressing their love and appreciation for their Grandparent.

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Living in the Moment

Living in the Moment

Living in the moment is a topic du jour. Popular magazines, psychological research, song lyrics all encourage us to live in the moment. There are mental health benefits and relationship benefits to say the least. It is a constant struggle to keep the mind trained on the present moment. What are you doing right now? How does your cup of coffee taste? What is the temperature in the room? Can you hear the birds? Is the TV playing in the background? Or are you holding the paper in your hands while projecting into the day, week or month and creating a to-do list? Is that why we are exhausted all the time? Not only are we living today, but we are taking on the tasks of tomorrow, next week, next year. Makes me tired to think about it. I’m no expert in living in the moment, but I am conscious of not doing it. An ancient Cherokee Proverb says, “Don’t let yesterday use up too much of today.” The same applies to tomorrow; it is the competitor of today!

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