Piper City Rehab and Living Center

Donut Day!

Piper City Rehab & Living Center celebrated National Donut Day Friday June 3rd. Founded in 1938 by the Salvation Army for fund-raising during the Great Depression, Donut Day is now an annual tradition.  Recalling the donuts served to doughboys by the Salvation Army during WWI, symbolic paper donuts are given to contributors.  Annually the first Friday & Saturday in June.

Pictured From left: Robert Deaton, Joni Graham, and Alan shared the story of the meaning behind the donut day which turned into a big discussion of the Great Depression & War times while eating donuts!



Germanville Community Club

Germanville Community Club, 80 years and going strong.  Friday June 10th, Beryl Irwin of Courtyard Estates of Piper City hosted a club meeting with a wedding day theme.  Each month the girls get together and host a theme meeting in different locations.  This meeting had a beautiful laid out wedding cake with the decor to match.  Wedding invites, nuts & mints to tie the scene together.  Pictured from left: Betty Otto of Minier, Mary Jane Kessinger of Chatsworth, Patty Krones of Chatsworth, Eileen Weller of Chatsworth, Regina Hornickel of Chatsworth, Aileen Kemnetz of Courtyard Estates of Piper City, Bernice Binder of Germanvill, & Beryl Irwin of Courtyard Estates of Piper City.  All members of this club belonged to the Germanville Community & Club since birth.  Bernice Binder is the last woman that actually lives in Germanville to this day.

Vandalia Rehab and Health Care

Donkey Kiss

Michelle Vaughan, administrator for Vandalia Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, bravely puckered up a good cause when raised the most money for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital “Kiss the Mule” Contest.  Over $200 was raised in the week-long fundraiser.  The staff and residents of Vandalia Rehabilitation and Health Care would like to say thank you to everyone who contributed during the fundraiser.  Pictured is Vaughan and a very friendly mule!




Watseka Rehab and Health Care

Checking out the Cars!

Tuesday, May 24th Residents and staff enjoyed checking out the cars that Watseka Dralle’s Dealership brought out to the home. They looked over a red 2007 Corvette, a Red 2011 Camero, and beige 2007 Buick Enclave.  Marc Willis and Paul Jones, Sales Representatives of Dralle’s also gave out balloons and bags of treats, answered questions about the vehicles, and promised to come back in late August to show some cars of the 1960’s.

Also Lauren Bruggenthies – Lott of Passages Hospice made an appearance PARO Robot visit with Dala the Seal. Passages Hospice is the only hospice provider in the United States currently using PARO, according to the developers. Residents enjoyed meeting Dala the seal.