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SunPorch, Nightingale College Partners in Nursing Education; Public Meeting Oct. 15

October 2019 • Contact: Debbie Allen, 620-227-7512 •          Since the staff at SunPorch of Dodge City recognizes that southwest Kansas faces a nursing shortage, it has teamed up with a new partner to address the issue.          Anyone interested in learning more about the relationship between SunPorch and Nightingale College is invited to a […]

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Seven medals for SunPorch of Dodge City Senior Olympics Team!

October 2019 • Contact: Debbie Allen, 620-227-7512 • Seven members of this SunPorch of Dodge City Senior Olympics team brought home their share of medals during the recent event at Cimarron. They earned three first-place medals; three for second place; and two for third place. Gina Salmans, SunPorch activities director, said the Olympians enjoyed competing […]

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SunPorch of Dodge City Now Offers In-house Speech/Language Therapy

September 2019 • Contact: Debbie Allen, 620-227-7512 • A new service at SunPorch of Dodge City is now available to help elders communicate their wants and needs more clearly, said Sheila Bills, state director of Aegis Therapies. Aegis has added speech/language therapy to its other services at SunPorch, which include physical and occupational therapies. Swallowing […]

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SunPorch of Dodge City Raises Funds for Alzheimer’s Programs, Research

September 2019 • Contact: Debbie Allen, 620-227-7512 • Since SunPorch of Dodge City staff members see first-hand the effects of Alzheimer’s disease every day, they are participating in a nationwide event and hosting a local fundraiser this month. The annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s is set for 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14 at Wright Park. […]

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SunPorch of Dodge City Elders Get Pumped Up for Senior Olympics

August 2019 • Contact: Gina Salmans or Debbie Allen, 620-227-7512 • Several elders at SunPorch of Dodge City have started their training-camp regimen for the upcoming Senior Olympics.          The annual event is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 20 at the Cimarron 4-H Building. The opening ceremony begins at 1 p.m.          Volunteers and donations are […]

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SunPorch Elders Enjoy Dodge City Rodeo

August 2019 • Contact: Debbie Allen, 620-227-7512 • SunPorch of Dodge City elders enjoy the recent Dodge City Days Rodeo. From left to right in the cowboy-themed hats are Danny McDowell, John Yochum and Glenn Selby. Standing behind them is Jaymi Davenport, SunPorch physical therapy assistant. Gina Salmans, activities director, not pictured, helped arrange the […]

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Elders Attend Recent Driver Appreciation Night at Raceway Park in Dodge City

August 2019 • Contact: Debbie Allen, 620-227-7512 • SunPorch of Dodge City elders attend the recent Driver Appreciation Night at Raceway Park in Dodge City. From left to right are: John Yochum, Elizabeth Krueger and Daniel McDowell. Debbie Allen, marketing and community liaison, said SunPorch arranges outings whenever possible because socialization is so important to […]

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Aegis Therapies Brings Care, Treatment to SunPorch of Dodge City

July 2019 • Contact: Debbie Allen, 620-227-7512 • The new therapy company at SunPorch of Dodge City is bringing 18 years of experience and new equipment to the short- and long-term-care residence for the in-house treatment of elders.          Aegis Therapies now offers physical, occupational and speech therapies at SunPorch, 501 W. Beeson. Its specialized […]

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Relay for Life Walk

June 2019 • Contact: Debbie Allen, 620-227-7512 • This SunPorch of Dodge City team participated in the recent Relay for Life Walk at the DC3 Activity Center. Team members sold luminaries, donated items to the silent auction and sponsored a Premier Jewelry Party to raise funds for Relay for Life. The SunPorch team’s name is […]

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Bike-Run Fundraiser Scheduled

May 2019 • Contact: Debbie Allen, 620-227-7512 • Some proceeds from the Summer Kick-off Bike Run will be dedicated to the SunPorch of Dodge City Better Bus Fund; the remainder will go to Dodge City Special Olympics.          The bike run, set for Saturday, June 22, is hosted by the U & I (Unity & […]

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