Illini Heritage Nursing home seniors get holiday surprise

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — Seniors at Illini Heritage Nursing Home got a very merry Christmas surprise Thursday night. Santa and his elves brought in presents for almost 60 people. The room was packed with people waiting to find out what was underneath the Christmas tree and this year everyone made the nice list. Normally kids get the attention at Christmas time. But on Thursday night, these seniors were the center of this holiday celebration. Jodi Eeten says, “We…

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9 to 5 at 90-At 90, Ewing is a fixture at Royal Oaks, where she clocks in daily

KEWANEE — If you have any doubts that age is just a number, spend a few minutes with Venita Ewing who, at 90, still puts in more than a full day’s work in the human resources department at Royal Oaks Care Center. “She’s the most dedicated employee I’ve ever seen,” said Laurie Paxton, Administrator of the facility which currently houses 133 residents, many younger than Ewing. After working at Mail-o-Graph proofing direct mail fliers, Ewing…

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Pleasant View Rehabilitation & Health Care Center holds a Wedding at their facility!

Pleasant View Rehabilitation & Health Care Center held a Wedding at their facility! It was a great success and the residents and family members that were able to attend enjoyed it very much. It was truly a unique experience and one to remember! We would love to share some photos of the beautiful occasion with you below. Our commitment is to provide you with the high quality of care that you expect and deserve to…

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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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