For the last few weeks, grief has overwhelmed the residents and employees of Bria of Geneva, one of the suburban nursing homes hit hardest by the coronavirus crisis.Read More
This week is National Nursing Home Week, and to celebrate, Accolade Healthcare in Pontiac is doing something special for the residents each day to improve their spirits.Read More
Dorothy French stood on a balcony at Symphony Lincoln Park, where St. Josaphat Church members gathered below Thursday to wish her a “happy birthday.”Read More
With the days of turning double plays on hold, for now, the Gillespie Miner’s softball team is making a move off the field that are equally impressive. Head coach Michelle Smith is teaching her students and athletes the right plays in the bigger game.Read More
It's not every day that a person turns 90, and it had been an event for which Lois Selzer's family had been planning for many months.Read More
Donations of protective gear have poured in for a Lake Zurich assisted living center that late last week reported dire shortages as residents and employees battled a COVID-19 outbreak.Read More
A central Illinois retirement community made sure their residents weren’t forgotten on this Mother’s Day.Read More
It's always a sweet gesture to hear from loved ones through out the day.
But as COVID-19 began to spread through the state of Illinois, Maple Crest Care Center in Belvidere shut down its visiting hours for visitors, meaning its residents lost physical interaction with their families.
The community surrounding the Villas East nursing home in Sherman hit by an outbreak of COVID-19 showed support for residents and staff with a drive-by parade Wednesday.Read More
Pen pal programs are popping up all over the country as those isolated at home reach out to nursing home residents in order to safely connect with them during the coronavirus pandemic. NBC 5’s LeeAnn Trotter has the story.Read More
A passion for singing led Colette Hawley ( Maine South Class of 1980) to a career in New York and then to California, where, somewhat by accident, she found herself singing at nursing homes.Read More
The family and friends of Rockford resident Alice Johnson spent months planning her 100th birthday party. There were decorations to make, invitations to send, gifts to buy, and a cake to order. And then a global pandemic hit.Read More