Upcoming Ribbon Cutting: Midland Care’s PACE Center

EMPORIA, KAN. – The Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce will host a Ribbon Cutting for Midland Care’s Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) Center on Thursday, June 23, at 4:00 p.m.

The PACE Center is located at 1632 Industrial Road in Emporia, at the Flinthills Mall. Chamber member Midland Care will hold an Open House in conjunction with the Ribbon Cutting, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served; no RSVP is required.

PACE is a comprehensive not-for-profit health care program designed to help adults 55 and older remain in their homes and in their community. The innovative program is offered by over 100 local providers in 32 states, including Midland Care in Kansas.

The PACE model of care was created in 1973 to help the Asian-American community in San Francisco care for its elders in their own homes. For these families, placing their elders in nursing homes was not a culturally acceptable solution. Local organizations stepped up to meet this need by pioneering a way to offer a broad array of medical services using home care and adult daycare settings.

PACE has been available in northeast Kansas since 2017, when Midland Care opened the 37th PACE program in the United States. Midland Care is a not-for-profit, community-based organization providing options to families with challenging health care needs.

For more information about the Ribbon Cutting, contact the Emporia Chamber at 620-342-1600 or chamber@emporiakschamber.org. For more information about the PACE program and the Emporia Open House, contact Adrianne Meyer at 785-554-0882 orameyer@midlandcc.org.