April 30, 2018

Most of us have heard about may baskets. A few may have even given or received them.

But it's no secret that the practice has long since deteriorated and meshed with the giving of Easter baskets.

Maybe it's just a personal opinion, but I think (and several residents agr...

April 26, 2018

It's hard to believe that it's already time to think about the Homecoming Day Benefit. Every year it comes around faster.

This year, Homecoming Day is scheduled for August 24 and 25. Friday evening we will be serving supper, hosting a Farmer's Market and bake sale, gosp...

April 23, 2018

There are few pianists as fun and entertaining as Mary Sherwood. She plays without music, without anything, really, except a keen ear for music and an overflowing joy that radiates from her face.

Our residents love her. As she plays hymns and oldies, her fingers bounce...

April 19, 2018

Tonight is our Family Night. Come on out to the Home to listen to some bluegrass-gospel style music.

Several months ago, Deer Fry International was unable to come and recommended this group to us.

Both staff and residents were impressed, and we think you will be too.

F...

April 16, 2018

Isn't it wonderful how technology has advanced over the years? Sometimes we get so wrapped up in the newest gadget, that we forget how it affects the older generation.

Often, new technology is confusing and overwhelming to the elderly, but there are ways to make connec...

April 12, 2018

I don't remember how old I was when I first heard about community gardens, but I do remember that the idea instantly appealed to me.

Often one plant (especially if it is a zucchini plant), seems to produce more than one family can keep up with. Community gardening solve...

April 9, 2018

Illinois is known as the Land of Lincoln, and we do well to be proud of it.

It was here that Lincoln spent his adult years. It was in Metamora, Illinois, that Abraham Lincoln practiced law. And it was in Peoria, Illinois, that he debated Stephen Douglas, with the beaut...

April 5, 2018

Spring is the season when love is in the air, but maybe "love" isn't just a romantic term. Maybe it can mean love for your parent, aunt, uncle, or grandparent.

In case you're floundering for ideas of what to do this spring to show your love, here are a few things to get...

April 2, 2018

April is National Poetry Month, and we intend to celebrate!

As a child I memorized many poems--some of my favorites being ones by Emily Dickinson, Rudyard Kipling, William Shakespeare, and Robert Frost. I can still quote some of my favorite lines.

Some of the residents c...

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