SAVE THE DATE… August 26 and 27, 2022… is reunion day. It will be an 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 made payable to the Apostolic Christian Home of Roanoke Benevolent Fund can be mailed to the retirement home at: Apostolic Christian Home of Roanoke, ATTH: 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 home’s website www.achroanoke.org under the Homecoming Day 2022 tab. Thank you for considering supporting this important fundraiser for the care home .
THERAPY AND ACTIVITY DEPARTMENT REQUESTS: The home again needs used tennis balls for therapy to use on the bottom of residents’ walkers. Thank you to those who have already dropped tennis balls, but there are still some missing. The Activities Department is soliciting donations of coloring books. Many residents take advantage of the free time they have to simply color during the day in the lobby. These can be easy children’s coloring books and/or more complex adult coloring books, as all levels are needed. Thank you to the Pfister family for bringing flowers to the house as they brightened up the retirement home and gave the residents something very beautiful to admire. If you have tennis balls, coloring books, or fresh flowers to donate, please drop them off at reception during normal business hours 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. to get to the appropriate department. Thank you in advance.
The week of June 26, residents enjoyed Relax and Revive, Craft Circle, Root Beer Float Social, BINGO and Bubble Time Fun. On Monday, junior volunteer Josie Hodel walked around with all the ladies and asked if they would like their nails polished. Many accepted her on the kind offer. Later in the week, residents gathered outside in the courtyard under the pergola and sipped root beer floats. Many attended this activity in the sheer excitement of the sweet treat and meeting up with friends outdoors in the open air. The week ended with bubbles. It was bubbles galore and fun galore too, with young volunteers and young children joining in on the activity. Also, water guns added to the joy and laughter with some refreshing water to cool off. For the holiday weekend, many residents looked forward to celebrating Independence Day with family members by taking them to the Roanoke Cruise-In and/or the fireworks.
ADMISSION/DEATH: Ted Hogbin of Roanoke was welcomed into East Ward 18 on June 29 while Karen Nichols of Congerville died that day after being a resident since 5/26/22.
Next week, the Activities Department is hosting several proactive and thought-provoking events that have residents excited. The calendar of activities is easily accessible on the Hearth’s website at www.achroanoke.org. Look under the Services tab and click on Activities for the monthly activity calendar. At the beginning of the week of the 4th, they will have the opportunity to visit the city. Activity staff along with junior volunteers will wheel residents around Roanoke. If you see a wheelchair train, be sure to step out and give a friendly wave and an enthusiastic “hello”. On Wednesday morning, residents look forward to boarding the bus and heading to Wenona to stop at Kim’s Sweet Shop. On Thursday, the Home organizes the annual Splish! Splash! activity on the lawn at 2:00 p.m. Residents really enjoy watching kids of all ages running around, getting wet, snacking on cravings, and more. Anyone and everyone is welcome.