Laharpe Davier Health Care Center
National Rehab Week
Thursday “Healthy Inside and Out” was the theme for Thursday. Throughout the day we exercised our bodies and minds. That morning “Every Body Boogies” was enjoyed and led by Stacy. Residents formed a circle and done various exercises while listening to music. The morning continued with some relaxing music being played on the piano by our volunteer Lisa Ferguson. We get visits from Lisa every other week and we look forward to it every time. That afternoon bible study was held as it is every Thursday afternoon.
Tuesday & Wednesday was themed “What’s Your Path?” That morning Marta led our spelling bee as she does every month, and included words that revolved around Rehab Week. Marta enjoys holding spelling bee for the residents every month. Our volunteer Joy Palmer assists Marta as well and is very much appreciated. Intercom trivia was held throughout the day for staff and residents. When they came up with the correct answer they received a prize. All prizes were compliments of Rehab Care. The day’s activities ended with an inspirational movie that was about overcoming obstacles when things happen to us that is not always planned. So the movie fit the week’s theme very well. Wednesday was a fun day filled with “Healthy Choices.” This was a community event day. Family and friends were invited to play “Body Building Bingo” and to attend a presentation afterwards given by the Hancock County Health Department Dietician, Melita Finney. The presentation was on “Every Body Can Eat Healthy.” A healthy snack was served afterwards. We had a great turnout and tons of fun.
Monday LaHarpe Davier Health Care Center kicked off National Rehab Week on September 18 with signing up for door prizes! The door prize sign up is for anyone and everyone and it was sponsored by Rehab Care and Harbor Light Hospice. Monday was themed Overcoming Obstacles. That morning the residents enjoyed spa services. After that Mayor Kenny Brown came and read the mayor’s proclamation for us, which the residents enjoyed very much. Jill Wunderlich Regional Director for Rehab Care talked about the team at LaHarpe Davier and the services provided. Athena Brooks Administrator ended the ceremony with a poem. Cookies and punch were enjoyed afterwards. That afternoon we held an obstacle course for the residents. One of our Rehab Care physical therapy assistants, Mike, helped with the course. We had different stations that each resident was able to participate in. We ended with a big game of kickball. We formed a huge circle and the residents were able to kick the ball around to each other. We played loud and upbeat music while some residents danced and clapped their hands. Stacy, Willo and Erin gave the residents quit a workout! But they enjoyed every minute of it. After kickball we played catch with beach balls and a football. This is a common game we play here at the facility because it is enjoyed so much. Healthy refreshments were served after the workout.
Fundraiser a success!
During summerfest LaHarpe Davier Health Care Center held a fundraiser to help raise money for a new swing. We had all kinds of fun going on that day. Our donation only yard sale started that morning and continued throughout the day. We also sold walking tacos, which were a big hit! We are happy to announce that we are over half way there to purchase our new swing. You not only saw us at the yard sale that day but we were also in the parade. Staff worked hard on making the float fun and colorful for the residents. We had 10 residents ride on the float and a wonderful couple by the name of Mr. and Mrs. Schroeder; ride in the cab with Pnut. Everyone had a blast!! We gave them water guns to squirt the crowd, and they did just that. Many of our staff members volunteered to walk in the parade as well. Staff and residents wore their tie dye shirts. It was a fun summer day and we look forward to seeing everyone again in the Christmas parade.
Piper City Rehab & Living Center
Courtyard Estates of Piper City hosted a Ladies Luncheon in August with the theme of “Purse Party”. Attendees were to bring new, old, used, antique or unique purses to share with everyone. Mrs. Zick brought her mothers’ purse from the 1920’s. Mary Ellen Wilken was our entertainment an brought an interesting presentation on purses. Pictured bottom row from left: Ruby Knight of Piper City, Betty Friedman of Piper City, Cyra Kennedy of Piper City, June Edwards of Piper City. Back Row from left: Susie Stork of Chatsworth, Marge Zick of Piper City, Vi Augsburger of Chatsworth, Florence Davis of Chatsworth, Darlene Winterland of Chatsworth, Sandy Hummel of Chatsworth, Jo Somers of Piper City.
Close to the end of September Piper City Rehab celebrated National Rehabilitation Week, graduating several members of the Community who were able to return home after a couple weeks of Rehab. With 7 graduates in attendance a ceremony was held to celebrate their success. Pictured in front row from left: Rita Reimer of Forrest & Marcus Clark of Piper City. Back Row from left: Francis “Jr” Dohman of Chatsworth, Lila Dawson of Fairbury, Ruth King of Piper City, Della Bork of Piper City, Dale Hirstein of Cullom.
On October 28th, Piper City Rehab celebrated all the Residents and Staff who had a Birthday this month. We all ate cake and played birthday games. Pictured from left: Pete Ramirez of Piper City, Paul Horridge, Andrea Wahls of Piper City, and standing in back is Lois Phillips of Onarga. Not Pictured is: Robert Deaton, Wendy Harms, Kathy Slaughter, and Kiley Donley. We want to wish all Residents and Staff A Very Happy Birthday!
During our Halloween party, Piper City Rehab stopped to pose for a picture to share with you. Pictured standing from left: Nancy Carpenter of Piper City, Joyce Sheppard of Chatsworth, Joni Graham of Piper City, Tammy Cox of Piper City, Kathy Nichols of Piper City, Monica Lopez of Onarga, and Lois Phillips of Onarga. Sitting from Left: Cyra Kennedy of Piper City & Patsy Ruddy of Piper City. Piper City Rehab wishes Everyone a Happy Halloween!! This is the place where the fun never stops!