Courtyard Estates of Peoria’s Cinnamon Rolls are coming to Town!

PEORIA — Is Peoria on track to become the Cinnamon Roll Capital of America? The evidence is piling up, bigger every year, as I’ll explain in a moment. But first, I again have the pleasure to announce the yearly holiday fundraiser starring Jumer’s cinnamon rolls. Courtyard Estates of Peoria, the retirement center at the former Castle Lodge, 117 N. Western Ave., is about to launch its fourth annual sale. The fundraiser started two years ago…

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Aledo Police Benevolent Association Celebrates Law Enforcement Memorial

As part of the National Night Out Event, Aledo honored their former law enforcement officers. Stones were placed for former Aledo Police officers, along with a bench and parking meter. Rex Dixon a resident of Aledo Rehabilitation and Health Care Center was honored for thirty years of service; 1955 until retiring in 1985. Officer Dixon was charged with installing, maintaining and ticketing all parking meters in Aledo. Pictures are of Rex Dixon and his family…

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Pleasant View Rehabilitation & Health Care Center Resident Celebrates 103!

Henrietta Fiet is a 103-year-old resident who calls Pleasant View Rehabilitation and Health Center her home.   Let us introduce you to this phenomenal resident.   She was born in Fulton, Illinois on July 2, 1915.  Her maiden name was Balk and she was educated at Fulton Christian School.  Henrietta met and married Allen Fiet on February 12, 1935.  That union produced 3 children, 10 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and 26 great-great- grandchildren. They celebrated marital bliss for…

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Betty’s Garden Memory Care Coming to Kewanee!

Peoria, IL – Petersen Health Care officials recently announced they will be introducing memory care to the Kewanee area this fall.  According to Doug Currier, VP of Operations for the Peoria, IL based, Petersen Health Care Assisted Living Division, the new Betty’s Garden Memory Care will be the first of its kind to our area. “Memory Care has quickly escalated its way to the top need in new developments for the healthcare industry”, said Currier.  …

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Model-T Visits Rosiclare Rehabilitation & Health Care Center

We had wonderful community support for Long Term Care week this year at Rosiclare Rehabilitation & Health Care Center. We were given the opportunity to have a Model-T brought to our facility, alongside a ’39 Chevy Coupe, for our residents to enjoy looking at, and get up close and personal with. We have our free spirited, young at heart Lucille Turner who wanted to relive her younger days and climbed right up on the side…

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