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Trina Hand, Larksfield's Director of Activities, Talks to WBJ About Using Technology During Covid

Monday, September 14 2020 3:45 PM
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Our Director of Activities, Trina Hand, was interviewed by the Wichita Business Journal about how we have been able to use technology so our residents can thrive and connect in these challenging times.    “It’s a priority here,” says Trina Hand, activities director at Larksfield Place Retirement Communities Inc. “We want families to feel comfortable and residents to feel connected and not isolated." From Zoom and Facetime, to th…
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Larksfield Place Welcomes Michael Hambley as President & CEO

Thursday, June 11 2020 9:41 PM
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The Larksfield Place Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Michael Hambley has joined Larksfield Place as President and Chief Executive Officer.  He began his position on June 1, 2020. Michael comes to Larksfield Place with a breadth of experience in continuing care retirement communities, healthcare, and pastoral ministry.  Most recently, he served as the Executive Director of Friendship Village Chesterfield in St. Louis, Missouri.  Previously, he se…
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Is a Retirement Community Right for You?

Wednesday, May 27 2020 2:13 PM
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When a couple or single person reaches retirement age or older, lifestyle changes often are in order. Some people want to use their retirement years to travel, while others want to take it easy and work on hobbies, socialize and volunteer. As people age, mobility and health might become issues. Some people have increasing memory or cognitive issues. The family home may seem too large and require too many maintenance tasks. Though One might Not Want to Move to a Nursing Home,…
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Separated due to COVID-19, Wichita couple reconnects for 27th anniversary

Tuesday, May 12 2020 5:29 PM
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The American Heart Association contacted us about a patient in our rehab center.  They asked if we would take some video and pictures and they would share some "good news" despite COVID-19.  KWCH picked up the story and the rest was history.   The following was posted on kwch.com: https://www.kwch.com/content/news/Separated-due-to-COVID-19-Wichita-couple-reconnects-for-27th-anniversary-570424461.html?jwsource=cl   WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) A Wichit…
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With 40% of Frontline Workers Under Financial Hardship, Senior Living Providers Step Up Support

Wednesday, April 29 2020 5:18 PM
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"Working in a senior living community in the midst of Covid-19 is far from easy, but for many associates, stress is stemming largely from their situations at home."  Chelsea Powell, VP Human Resources, speaks of how Larkfield is implementing special programs to address these pain points. Karen Wilkerson, Health Care Administrator, also talks about fun things to keep the staff motivated.  These practices will help to retain more workers in this time when maintaining …
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Senior Living Providers Fear COVID-19 Backslide as Some States Reopen for Business

Wednesday, April 29 2020 5:03 PM
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"As some U.S. states ease stay-at-home orders and allow businesses to reopen, senior living providers worry that doing so imperils all of their hard work to keep residents and staff safe."  Senior Housing News interviewed Larksfield's own Chelsea Powell, VP Human Resources, and Karen Wilkerson, Health Care Center Administrator, about how Larksfield plans to reopen slowly and the pledge that staff will sign continuing the current stay-at-home practices even as the rest of…
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Larksfield Introduces New Human Resources Vice President :: Chelsea Powell

Wednesday, December 5 2018 8:56 PM
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Chelsea Powell, Vice President Human Resources Ms. Powell began her career in Human Resources 13 years ago when she was hired as the Human Resources Assistant at Customer Cupboards, a family owned manufacturing company in Wichita. While there she fell in love with Human Resources and knew this would be her career. She attended Friends University and obtained a bachelor’s degree in Business with an emphasis in Human Resources. Over her 13 year career she has worked in…
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Resolution of the Board of Directors

Tuesday, August 7 2018 10:14 AM
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Larksfield Place Celebrates 30 Successful Years with Exciting Expectations for the Future

Monday, August 6 2018 4:19 PM
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Larksfield Place celebrates its 30th Anniversary this year.  Compared to the population we serve (senior adults), the company is still “wet behind the ears”.  Maybe so but across these last thirty, much has happened.  Larksfield has in reality, matured into quite a healthy, strapping “young adult”.  I say young because we continue to grow. From its inception as envisioned by its august founders, Larksfield has grown to national pro…
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Larksfield Place First to Offer 360° Continuing Care

Tuesday, April 10 2018 10:55 AM
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A few years back, Forbes did a piece on Target (the retail giant) and their success.  While other “box” retailers have shrunk or almost completely disappeared from the landscape, Target has grown and prospered.  The secret to success? A focus on customers, knowledgeable staff, and the ability of the customer to find in one place, an expanding array of products, conveniently accessible.  Today Target grocery is steadily eroding market share from indu…
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