Courtyard Estates of Sullivan
Beginning December 8th, we started a six-week long “Mindful Movements” class with certified yoga instructor, Betty Lewis. Classes are held every Thursday morning here at CYE. This is a gentle stretching class that helps participants increase range of motion, improve posture, restore flexibility, and increase breath capacity. Our residents LOVE it and we have had several community members attend as well.
We had 84 Sullivan Elementary 3rd graders come to CYE to sing Christmas carols and visit with our residents. Sullivan News Progress was here taking pictures, so I am hoping for some free press!! They brought hand made Christmas cards with adorable messages written in them as well.
Piper City Rehab
Piper City Rehab hosted their Family Christmas Dinners on Dec 7th & 8th and Santa came to Town. Each night consisted of a full spread of Christmas dinner with side salads and delicious desserts brought in and shared by family and friends. Pictured in 006: Ruby Knight, Mason Buchanan, Daughter & Mother both of Piper City and Santa Claus. Picture: From left- Eleanor Shubert of Piper City, Santa from the North Pole, and Lillian Hobl of Piper City
Tri-Point School kids bring Christmas cheer to Courtyard Estates & Piper City Rehab caroling all the way. The Tenants at CYE in Piper City were overjoyed to hear the Jr. High perform the wonders of Christmas melodies.
Courtyard Estates of Canton
We had an exciting day at Courtyard Estates of Canton Thursday. Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, and two elves came to visit our residents. This brought so much joy to the residents. The foursome volunteer doing this out of the kindness of their hearts for senior citizens of the area. Can’t wait to have them back next year.
Sheldon Health Care Center
Sheldon Health Care Center was recently able to provide area children with their very first Santa’s Workshop. Staff was allowed to take their Workshop to the Nettie Davis School in Watseka one afternoon and they also hosted the event one evening at the facility. Children were able to choose gifts and have them wrapped for their family members with the assistance of Sheldon Health Care Center elves. Items have been collected for the workshop throughout the year. Things have been donated by staff members as well as resident’s families and the community, and the residents have been busy making craft projects throughout the year. Pictured is Hallie Scott, 4 years old from Sheldon choosing her gifts from Santa’s Workshop.
Santa Claus paid a visit to the residents at Sheldon Health Care Center at their annual Christmas Party on Friday afternoon. After handing out gifts to each resident, Santa took time to visit with residents, their families and staff members.