Piper City

Ladies Luncheon at Piper City Rehab & Health Care Center

Ladies Luncheon at Piper City Rehab & Health Care Center

On August 23rd, 2012 Piper City Rehab and Courtyard Estates hosted our Annual Ladies Luncheon.  We have done this every year and each year it has grown, with 52 ladies in attendance for 2012.  Staff made 23 different side dishes for all to share along with pies made by Joan Smith.  Our theme this year was Back in the Day of Piper City, entertainment was provided by Jo Somers and Pam Bork with an amazing video of Piper City’s Bicentennial from our towns History museum.  Joni Graham, Activity Director, had pictures on every table of what Piper City looked like back when it started. It was a memorable event.  Some of the community members were able to pick out their mothers, fathers, and some grandparents.

Hope to see more of you next year!


Watseka Rehab & Health Care Center’s annual Apple Fest

Watseka Rehab & Healthcare Center’s Residents, families, volunteers, and staff

Resident's of Watseka Rehabilitation and Health Care Center

Resident’s of Watseka Rehabilitation and Health Care Center

have been busy getting everything ready for their annual Apple Fest. They have been making crafts such as apple cinnamon ornaments, mini totes, decorative vests, and other festive crafts. Families, volunteers, and staff have been signing up to enter in the apple medley bake off in which they will receive ribbons and there will be an overall winner to win the bake off trophy.  Pat Janssen, Activity Assistant is in charge of the medley bake off; she asks that all entries be in by 9:00am as judging begins at 9:30am. All the baked entries must have apples in the recipe.  Categories include Pies, cakes, cookies, breads, muffins, bars etc.  After judging, the baked goods will be sold at the bake sale.

Geri Ward, Volunteer is in charge of the bake sale plans and to serve hot and cold apple cider.  Pat Janssen is fixing homemade caramel sauce to serve over apple slices.

We have also received several items for the white elephant sales and raffle items have been donated by volunteers, families, and staff.  There will be 3 Wal-Mart gift cards, Avon gift basket, and 2 food baskets. The Annual Apple Fest is open to the community Saturday, September 15th from 9:00am to 12:00 at 715 East Raymond Road in Watseka; all proceeds will benefit the Resident Council.

Watseka Rehab & Health Care Center Couple Celebrates 70 years!

Watseka Couple celebrates 70 years!

Watseka Couple celebrates 70 years!

On September 5th the Staff & Resident’s of Watseka Rehab & Healthcare Center hosted a 70th anniversary party for Bob and Mary Simcoe.

Bob and Mary were married September 5th 1942. Staff and Resident’s enjoyed banana split cake and punch.

Lakewood Village

Lakewood Village Family Fall Festival

Lakewood Village Family Fall Festival

The weather was perfect for Lakewood Village’s Family Fall Festival on Saturday Sept. 15th. We enjoyed the festivities on our new patio in our back yard. Many of the residents and their families enjoyed grilled hamburgers and hot dogs and all the fix-in’s that go with a great cookout! We enjoyed wonderful music played by CJ, many played the bags game, we roasted marshmallows, and then went for a hayride!! Jim Coleman, one of our tenants who is 100, said he couldn’t remember the last time he had went for a hayride. Thank you to my wonderful staff who helped in many ways to make this yet another wonderful event.