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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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SunPorch of Dodge City Recycles for Bus

May 2019 • Contact: Debbie Allen, 620-227-7512 • The staff and elders at SunPorch of Dodge City are combining forces to raise funds for a much-needed bus that can accommodate more transportation needs, said Gina Salmans, activity director.          The short- and long-term-care residence recently began collecting aluminum cans for recycling, with proceeds earmarked for […]

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Mindra Perez, certified occupational therapist, teaches Patsy Burnett how to put on her socks with a sock aide. Burnett is a SunPorch of Dodge City elder who receives occupational therapy at the short- and long-term-care residence, 501 W. Beeson.

Perez Shares Information During Occupational Therapy Month

April 2019 • Contact: Debbie Allen, 620-227-7512 • Since Mindra Perez sees first-hand how rehabilitation can lead to a better quality of life for elders at SunPorch of Dodge City, she wanted to share information with the community during April, Occupational Therapy Month.          Perez is a certified occupational therapist at the short- and long-term-care […]

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SunPorch Offers Information About Advanced Directives for Healthcare

April 2019 • Contact: Debbie Allen, 620-227-7512 • In her role as marketing and community liaison at SunPorch of Dodge City, Debbie Allen knows the importance of advanced directives for healthcare. Therefore, she wants to take advantage of Healthcare Decisions Day, April 16, which is a local and national effort to spread the word. “Since […]

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SunPorch of Dodge City Starts Vehicle Fundraising Campaign

February 2019 • Contact: Debbie Allen, 620-227-7512 • No one really knows how many miles have accumulated on the odometer. But everyone at SunPorch of Dodge City knows the long-term-care residence needs better transportation. This is why SunPorch, 501 W. Beeson, will kick off a fundraising campaign with a Gumbo Lunch at noon Saturday, March […]

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