THANK YOU: A big thank you to the junior volunteers and to all those who have given their time recently to the House. Your presence in the facility makes such a difference in the lives of those who reside there. Also, thank you to the Ben Roberts family for sharing the beautiful funeral flowers for your loved one. These fresh and fragrant flower arrangements were certainly appreciated by everyone in the nursing home.
HOUSE WEBSITE: Check out the beautiful July activity calendar on the house website at www.achroanoke.org to see all the fun things happening for the residents. Using the Services tab at the top of the homepage, click on “Activities” from the drop-down menu. Family and friends are always welcome to accompany their loved one on activities to have something to do during the visit or just to be with others attending that activity. Also note the Employment tab to see the current staffing needs that are listed. Please consider serving those who can no longer stay at home by working at the nursing home. If you have any questions, call Heather in H/R at 923-2071 ext. 114.
SAVE THE DATE… August 26 and 27, 2022… is reunion day. It will be a drive-thru Friday night fish fry for take-out dinners only with the online auction again this year. Anyone wishing to donate a service or new item should call Cheryl Baurer at 923-7505 (h) or 309-645-7505 (cell) or email [email protected] to arrange a moment to deliver an item. residence. Monetary donations can be dropped off at the home, or a check payable to the Apostolic Christian Home of Roanoke Benevolent Fund can be mailed to the retirement home at: Apostolic Christian Home of Roanoke, ATTN: Nate Hoffman, PO Box 530, Roanoke, IL 61561-0530. Donations are requested by August 1 so that items can be advertised before the auction. An auction donation form and more information is available on the House’s website. www.achroanoke.org under the Homecoming Day 2022 tab. Thank you for considering supporting this important fundraiser for the nursing home.
ADMISSION/EXIT: Elwood “Woody” Schoon of Country View Apartments was admitted to West Room 18 on July 12. Also that day, Donna Keller was released after being a resident for a month. On July 15, LaDona Meineker of Peoria was released after being home since June 9. The staff wished these two ladies the best in their new ventures.
Merry Christmas in July. The week of July 11 activities staff organized a variety of ways throughout the week to celebrate Christmas. It all started on Monday morning with the decoration around the house and the installation of the Christmas tree in the hall. Residents were able to help with ornaments and more. Tuesday was a Christmas craft, making mini Christmas trees. The ladies thought it was pretty funny to paint Christmas trees while looking outside at the beautiful flowers and green grass. On Wednesday morning, many locals boarded the bus and drove to Wenona. While sipping milkshakes or root beer floats from Kim’s Sweet Shop, they heard an interesting presentation on the old-school Moore One-Piece. Then they drove around the area and even saw a few goats and llamas. They passed by resident Donna Johnson’s former home where she lived in Wenona. She was delighted to walk past her house, reminisce about precious memories and take pictures. It was such a “sweet” outing, especially for Donna, but everyone enjoyed the tasty drinks from the Sweet Shop as well as the interactions during the old school chat and animal sightings and so much more. This afternoon was dedicated to decorating Christmas cookies during the Baking Holiday Treats activity. The Christmas party held on Thursday consisted of Christmas games, cookies, punch, music and fellowship. Wrapping up the busy and festive week was another Christmas movie on Activity Channel 2. There were classics like “A Wonderful Life” to holiday comedies and more throughout the week.
Looking ahead, many are excited to go to the zoo on Monday the 25th. Activity staff will take residents who register to the Miller Park Zoo where they will be walked around the park viewing all the animals and ending with a picnic near the water play area. Plus, the last week of July is a camping week filled with birding, hiking, crafts, and other themed snacks/events. Weather permitting on July 28 starting at 6:30 p.m. in the east parking lot next to the large maintenance shed, there will be a campfire. If anyone has a musical talent and would like to come share it that evening around the fire, please contact Activities Director Jenna Sizemore at 309-923-2071 ext. 170. Everyone is invited to join in the fun.