Videos from Families
We have put a request out to families and friends to send us home videos with messages. These videos are being played on Channel 3. We have received a few messages so far, so watch Channel 3 to see if your family or friends appear!

Cottagers– If you would like to send in a video with a message to our internal residents, please record the video and send it to If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Vahlkamp, Director of Development and PR, at 217-223-8717 ext. 4790.

Health Tips
· Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and warm water
· Avoid crowds of 10 or more people  · Avoid touching your face
· Clean and disinfect surfaces around your home frequently
· Take care of your mental health, too – get plenty of sleep, stretch if possible, and take time to do an activity you enjoy

Activity Calendar

***All schedules are subject to suddenly change without notice***

Sunday, August 16
9:00   Worship Service – Channel 3
9:30   Virtual Entertainment TBD – Channel 3

Monday, August 17
9:00   Devotions (Where’s the Chaplain?) – Channel 3
9:30   Mindful Meditations – Channel 3
11:30 Exercise – Channel 3
1:30   Rosary – Channel 3

Tuesday, August 18
9:00   Devotions (Where’s the Chaplain?) – Channel 3
9:30   Mindful Meditations – Channel 3
11:30 Exercise – Channel 3

Wednesday, August 19
9:00   Devotions (Where’s the Chaplain?) – Channel 3
9:30   Mindful Meditations – Channel 3
11:30 Exercise – Channel 3
2:00   Flame and Embers – Channel 3

Thursday, August 20
9:00   Devotions (Where’s the Chaplain?) – Channel 3
9:30   Mindful Meditations – Channel 3
10:00 Catholic Mass – Channel 3
11:30 Exercise – Channel 3
1:00   World Wildlife Fun, Behind the Scenes! – Channel 3

Friday, August 21
9:00   Devotions (Where’s the Chaplain?) – Channel 3
9:30   Mindful Meditations – Channel 3
11:30 Exercise – Channel 3

Saturday, August 22
10:00 Bingo (see posted signs in your neighborhood for time & location)
11:30 Exercise – Outside Main Dining Room Only

All neighborhoods have separate, additional activity schedules which can be found posted in each neighborhood.

Where’s the Chaplain?
A unique take on Where’s Waldo with our very own Chaplain Josh! Each week, Chaplain Josh will be delivering Devotions from an unknown location. It is up to you to guess where he is! Keep track of your guesses each day, Monday through Friday, and turn them in to your Activity Aide on Friday for a chance to win a prize! Have fun and good luck!

Mindful Meditations
Enjoy a program of mindful meditations dedicated to helping you experience inner peace and calmness. Starting Monday, August 10th, Mindful Meditations will be broadcasted Monday – Friday on Channel 3 at 9:30 am.

Weekly Inspiration

“Success is not what you have, but who you are.” – Bo Bennett

Prayer Request & Scripture

Philippians 4:6-7
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.”

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