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December 2013 Vol. 50 Issue 12

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Brewster — Celebrating 50 Years in 2014

New Residents Brewster East Homes What You Should Know About Hospital Stays Bazaar Thank You Mini Bazaar Schedule Blue Zones Chaplain Ty’s Message Page one cont. Brewster at Home Wellness Wednesday Walk-In Clinic Hours Estate Planning Corner News & Views At the Movies… Sharing Our Gifts Photos

Our Mission

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The Brewster Health Center is accredited by The Joint Commission.

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Welcome to Brewster Place

New Residents

Darrell Humphries 1205 SW 29th St., AL 10 Ph. 379-5783

The Beauty of Brewster East

Spacious living area with natural light, lovely outdoor space with great views.

In the middle of Brewster East is a beautiful green space area complete with gazebo for outside entertaining.

Like to cook? A roomy kitchen and dining room make it easy!

Do you have friends you’d love to have as part of our Brewster community? Tell them about the great apartments available in Brewster East and as part of our Resident Referral Program, you will earn a free month’s rent when they sign a lease!

All apartments in Brewster East are designed to give residents the maximum amount of independence and comfort. The building includes its own dining and fitness facilities, beauty/barber shop, plus a woodworking shop and art studio with classes available.

These beautiful two-bedroom apartments are available now and can be customized to suit your friends’ personal tastes.

Tell your friends to call the Brewster Marketing Office today at 785-274-3350 — and be sure they tell us YOU sent them! 


What You Should Know About Your Hospital Stay Admitted vs. Observation Status |

by Stacy Wenger, LSCSW

Bazaar Successful Once Again

Mini Bazaar December 2—6 If you were not able to attend the Bazaar in November, we are having a Mini Bazaar in December in the Main Building Penthouse (6th floor). There are still wonderful items left for your last-minute shopping. Mini Bazaar Schedule: Monday, December 2 10:00 am—Noon Tuesday, December 3 1:00 pm—3:30 pm Wednesday, December 4 10:00 am—Noon Thursday, December 5 1:00 pm—3:30 pm

Jack and Gloria Barron volunteer each year working at the Bazaar. Jack has also lined up volunteers for several years and we thank him for his service.

Friday, December 6 10:00 am—Noon


Blue Zones and 9 Secrets to Living a Long Life by Eileen McGivern, Director of Wellness/Director Brewster at Home

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Chaplain’s Message

God Is Love — Really!

by Rev. Dr. Ty Sweeting, Chaplain

The Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. The Lord is good to all, and [God's] compassion is over all that [God] has made. —Psalm 145:8-9

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Our evolving story of quality, diversification and service.

Brewster Place Brewster Foundation Brewster at Home Brewster Rehab


Follow the Leader — Literally!

Brewster Place

wellness wednesday

Walk-In Clinic Schedule Home Health Office

“When I Grow Up I Will Wear Purple” Story Telling with Mona MaGee Wednesday, December 4 11:00 am Main Lounge

Our new Walk-In Clinic in the Home Health Office is now open. The clinic is staffed by Nichole Potts, APRN, and Dr. James Rider, D.O. Clinic Hours are: Mondays — 8:30 am—Noon (Nichole Potts, APRN, on duty) Thursdays — 8:30 am—Noon (Nichole and Dr. Rider on duty) No appointment is necessary. 

Give the Gift of Brewster at Home Did you know we have... Audio Announcements Monday—Friday 8:00—8:30 am on BPTV 23


by Mary Beth Saylor, Director

A Musical Month of Movies for the Holidays! At the Movies on BPTV 23 Thursdays at 2:00 pm

The Irving and Peggy Sheffel/ Brewster Foundation Quarterly Lecture Series

December 5 “The King and I” (1956 musical)

News & Views with Kevin McFarland Tuesday, December 10 10:15 am Chandler Sun Porch Donuts, coffee and great discussion served!

December 12 “South Pacific” (1958 musical) December 19 “Oklahoma” (1955 musical) December 26 “The Sound of Music” (1965 musical)


A Sampling of Special Programs Westminster Presbyterian Bell Choir St. Matthews Parish Youth Carolers Caroling with Maranatha Fellowship Silverwinds Flute Ensemble Lowman Ladies Ensemble Kaw Valley Dulcimer Group 4-H Carolers The Lindquist Family Music Program Donna Doel’s Piano Students Lillian Wen Flute Program Ray McComas Brass Ensemble Shawnee Heights Girl Scouts Michiko Snell’s Strings Students

Celebrating Those Who Humbly Serve Below: Linn Morrow and other veterans at Brewster Health Center received special recognition from members of the Air National Guard. Proud moments for everyone.

Below: Wanda Meyer and Alice Barron at the Annual Holiday Charity Bazaar. Both volunteered at the Bazaar and we especially thank Wanda and all of our talented residents who made beautiful handcrafted items. What a wonderful gift to share.

Above: President and CEO David Beck presented Judy Soule a gift at the Annual Board Meeting and Dinner. Judy served on the Brewster Board of Directors for 10 years including time as President. We applaud her dedication and thank her for her service to Brewster.


december remembrances Resident Birthdays Jane Lane Barbara Langham Bev Northrop Betty Whitney Adrian Allen John Koger Naomi Mick Earl Butler Dolores Lewis Matilda Bonnel Marjorie Murphy Peter Packard Waunita Roseberry Ellen Graham Johanna Roney Vada Drayer Betty Craig Edna Fluke Jack Collins Audrey Singleton Lila Jones Irv Rosen Bart Ramsey Florine King Gene Rapstine Nickie Stein Paul Huss Betty Jo Marling Virginia Thompson Bette Bossler Lorene Kring Sydney Fluke Maxine Horton Laura Semler Margean Cress Frank Rice Harriette Ramsey Lenora Anderson Lela Paden

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Transfers Don and Pat Finson Ruth Rockhold

Staff Anniversaries Brewster staff members who are celebrating their employment anniversaries in November! Department Location Years Administration Karen Jackson Community Relations Mary Beth Saylor Dining Services Victoria McPherson Brad Reschke Gerald Winn Environmental Services Kay Kempton Danny Moss Sharon Petrone Lucreta Thomas Jan Spiker Health Services Rosalind Loggins-Gay Alma Quiroz Julian Vann Melissa Smith Marcus Hill Lynnise Livingston Ruby Douglas Olivia Delgado Hanna Lincoln Maria Ramirez Rehab Scott Sewell Kristin Webb Security/Transportation Cecile Coleman Lincoln Law Dale Clemmons Therapy Services Stephanie Unekis






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New Residents

Anniversaries George and Lenore Marschall Dean and Georgia McKeever Lloyd and Margery Purcell

celebrations | new beginnings | fond farewells

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Gloria Appleton Darrell Humphries Barbara Wildrix Eva Courtner Mary Gehr Fran Olin

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In Memoriam Mrs. Eva McVay Mrs. Ruth Sullivant Mr. Larry Yingling

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Brewster News December 2013  

News from Brewster Place, Topeka's leading retirement, assisted living, and long-term care organization.