February 27, 2020

Toward the end of February, I begin to display all the symptoms of spring fever. I'm not alone.

Our residents start to get excited for the usual spring activities--Spring Drives, Greenhouse Outings, jaunts through the courtyard.

It's still too early to do those things, b...

February 24, 2020

About this time of year, I catch myself being really ungrateful.

"Can we be done with winter already?" I find myself complaining to my coworkers, to my family, to anyone who will listen. "Why doesn't it get warm?"

And sometimes I'm aware of the complaining spirit as the...

February 20, 2020

Tonight is our monthly Family Night at 7:00 in the dining room. We are featuring the group Polkas and More, a local accordion duo who will make you want to get up and dance. In fact, the last time they came, we caught a couple of our guests doing just that!

We'd love to...

February 17, 2020

President's Day has become simply a day when kids expect time off from school. But the day was first celebrated in 1880 as an honor to President Washington, our nation's first and most popular president. Unlike presidents like Abraham Lincoln, who was only universally...

February 13, 2020

With the day for love just around the corner--tomorrow already!--we might be thinking frantically about what to give those we love. Those of us here in commercial America tend to think of gifts as store-bought items--heart-shaped chocolate boxes, a bouquet of long-stem...

February 10, 2020

Every time Valentine's Day comes around, I like to bask in the happy childhood memories: white paper bags decorated with red construction paper hearts and taped to the sides of our desks; candies and cheesy puns attached with tape; red fizzy punch at the school Valenti...

February 6, 2020

I just learned that February is National Library Lover's Month, and I thought I would take the opportunity to applaud our local library for the service that they provide our residents.

Twice a month, they send a staff member to our facility to deliver new books and pick...

February 3, 2020

This time of year, most of us just want to stay at home. The weather is bitterly cold and the roads are icy, so we don't even venture out. Instead we linger over evenings alone--and sometimes go a little stir-crazy.

So, just in case you find yourself with nothing to do...

Please reload

Recent Posts

March 30, 2020

March 26, 2020

March 12, 2020

March 9, 2020

March 5, 2020

February 27, 2020

Please reload

Archive
Please reload

Follow Us
  • Facebook Basic Square
  • Twitter Basic Square
  • Google+ Basic Square
Phone: 309-923-2071

1102 W. Randolph St.

P.O. Box 530

Roanoke, IL 61561

  • Facebook
Fax: 309-923-7919