Information and Updates Concerning the Coronavirus

June 03, 2020
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Bluestem Wellness Centers Donate 410 lb of Items

March 03, 2020
Bluestem Wellness Centers donate 410 pounds of items to community organizations. The collected items were donated to the Hesston Resource Center and the Bethel College Food Pantry. The Hesston Resource Center serves community members in need of food and personal hygiene products. The Bethel College Food Pantry, which opened this past November, provides food for lowincome and nontraditional students of Bethel College. Read More

Kidron Bethel Village Accredited in Award-winning Dementia Care Program

November 21, 2019
The Kidron Bethel Village staff underwent a 14-month accreditation process to become a Comfort Matters provider. Comfort Matters is a program that focuses on improving the quality of care and quality of life for individuals living with dementia. Read More

Community Supports Bluestem’s Mission at Annual Gala

November 13, 2019
Sixteen businesses and individuals sponsored the third annual Bluestem Gala on Nov. 7. The event drew over 250 attendees to the Meridian Center, resulting in nearly $69,000 raised for Bluestem residents who are unable to cover the full cost of their care and Bluestem PACE participants who encounter unforeseen circumstances. Read More

Back to School: Senior Living Community Welcomes Children on Campus

August 16, 2019
A local senior living community offers a unique approach to childhood education and intergenerational living. Schowalter Villa, a Bluestem Communities campus in Hesston, KS, houses a child development center in the middle of the senior living campus. Read More

Bluestem Communities “LIVE WELL” Campaign Receives National Award

June 06, 2019
Marking its 40th anniversary as the world’s largest honor for video and television content across all screens, The Telly Awards announced this year’s winners which included the “LIVE WELL” television campaign for Bluestem Communities, home of Bluestem PACE, Kidron Bethel Village and Schowalter Villa. The campaign was produced locally by Justin McClure Creative. Read More

2nd Annual Bluestem PACE Race a Success

April 11, 2019
Bluestem PACE of McPherson, a nonprofit dedicated to helping seniors live well at home, hosted its 2nd annual Bluestem PACe 5K walk/run this past Saturday. The event raised $6,776 for the Good Neighbor Fund. Read More

Kidron Bethel Village Reducing Carbon Footprint with Solar Panels

January 25, 2019
“It is our hope that the installation of these panels is just the first step in many more steps to come as we continue to work to reduce our environmental impact. We want to become greener and keep creation care top-of-mind in our community and in the way we operate,” said Linda Peters, Kidron Bethel Village’s executive director. Read More

Villa to Continue Offering Award-winning Dementia Care

December 06, 2018
Schowalter Villa, a Bluestem community, has been accredited as a Comfort Matters® provider since 2016 and will continue to provide the innovative care after recently undergoing a reaccreditation process. Comfort Matters® is an evidence-based program that improves the quality of care and quality of life for persons with dementia. Read More

Kidron Bethel Earns Zero Deficiencies Rating

November 26, 2018
Kidron Bethel Village, a Bluestem community, earned zero deficiencies on their annual state survey. The survey is conducted by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS). This rating is a testament to Kidron Bethel’s dedication to providing quality, resident-centered health care. Read More

Bluestem Communities Receive Highest Rating from U.S. News & World Report

November 13, 2018
The Bluestem communities of Kidron Bethel Village (North Newton) and Schowalter Villa (Hesston) have received the highest possible rating of five stars in the U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Nursing Homes. Read More

Celebrate Mullet Place at Schowalter Villa

August 27, 2018
Mullet Place grand opening celebration Friday, September 7th. Read More

Bluestem Communities Hosts 5th Annual Community Dementia Forum

July 17, 2018
Bluestem Communities Hosts 5th Annual Community Dementia Forum Wednesday, July 18 2018 at Hesston Mennonite Church. Read More

Bluestem Communities Expanding in North Newton; Adding homes and new recreational opportunities for the community

June 11, 2018
This week, Bluestem Communities announced a plan to expand Campus Woods Estates at Kidron Bethel Village in North Newton.  Read More

Bluestem Communities Honors Volunteers

June 11, 2018
Bluestem Communities’ volunteers were the guests of honor at the 2018 appreciation luncheons hosted on April 16 and April 17 at Water’s Edge. Read More

Hague Named Chair of Bluestem Communities Board

June 11, 2018
Bluestem Communities named Barth Hague, President/CEO of Mirror Inc., chair of the Bluestem Communities board of directors. Read More

Schowalter Villa Expansion Update: Building Name and Dedication Date Announced

June 11, 2018
Two years ago this month, Bluestem Communities announced the Private Home for Everyone Campaign to help raise funds to construct a new, two-story assisted-living addition for Schowalter Villa residents and the community. This week, Bluestem Communities announced the grand opening date for the $6.1 million community building will be Sept. 7, 2018. Read More