Roseville Rehab and Health Care was on a mission to build a float as told by Lori Enderlin the Community Relations Coordinator at Roseville. Courtyard Estates of Monmouth supplied the hay rack and the place to build the float. First there were a few meeting and several emails about the theme “Dance to the MOO-sic”. Then we started the mission, the floor plan and materials began. I and Erin Miller (Social Service-RRHC) gathered all the material from my barn and home the night before. Ethel-Administrator RRHC, Connie-DON-RRHC, Lori-Marketing and Admissions RRHC, and Erin-Social Service RRHC helped build with power tools this first place float. We did have some muscle power here and there from Adam and Dave the maintenance men from Legacy Estates and Courtyard Estates of Monmouth because those screws would just not go all the way in for us. Plus the gate from the 1700′s on the front of the hay rack weighs about 1700 pounds trust me. We took the theme and ran with it. Legacy Estates cut out cows for me to hot glue onto the corn. I painted the cow with the logo along with our name on the back of the hay rack. I literally went running through my house and porch putting items in my van to complete the float. Symone-Medical Record-RRHC donated the straw for everyone to sit on. Painter’s donated the tractor to pull the hay rack. The roaster that we made for the weather vane is a centerpiece candle holder that I took apart and reused. Every building made their own statement. Everyone had t-shirts made to individualize their own building. We had tons of candy and passed out our “stop by our booth and receive a free gift” cards throughout the parade. It is wonderful to see everyone working together. Thanks Everyone!
Many staff and family of Aspen Rehab and Health Care join in the September 10th “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” at the iwireless center in Moline. Aspen along with about 50 other local teams raised money and walked along the Mississippi River for this great cause. Aspen collected over $300. The flowers we are holding were part of the Memory Garden.
Shelbyville Rehabilitation and Health Care held a food drive throughout the summer months. Their donation was made to the local CEFS office on Friday, September 9, 2011. Many employees and local citizens gave graciously to this good cause. The facility also collected school supplies which were donated on this date as well. A big “Thank You” also goes to the Herrick Pentecostal Church, who gave a $50 donation to the in support of this event.
Charleston Rehabilitation & Health Care Center recently held a Block Party and cookout. The evening was enjoyed by friends, family, and neighbors. Everyone was seated outdoors and enjoyed grilled hamburgers, chips and desert while being entertained by The Easter’s! Residents danced and sang along to their favorite songs as The Easter’s made their way through the crowd. Mr. and Mrs. Kissell enjoyed the wonderful evening, too!!
Petersen Health Care homes recently hosted a pancake breakfast raising over $600.00 for the Kewanee Area United Way. Included in picture are: Front Row: Ethan Smith and Niah Smith. Back row: Jodi Nelson, admissions marketing director for Kewanee Care Home, Amanda Laub, United Way Co-Campaign chair, Marshall Jones- United Way Board president accepting donation from Arin Peterson community Relations Coordinator for Petersen Health Care, Taurean Bond, Community Relations Coordinator for Royal Oaks Care Center, Katie Jordan, Director at Courtyard Village, and Dawn Stage, Director of New Horizons Child Care Center.