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January 3, 2022

Holiday Highlights

The holiday season gets very busy very quickly. We wanted to give you a quick recap – a highlight reel – of all the fun things our residents had the opportunity to participate in this month! Breakfast with Santa If you follow our blog, you have probably already read the […]
January 11, 2022

Lillian Day

When I visited Ms. Day this morning, the first thing I noticed was her window. It is adorned with canvas paintings & Beanie Babies and overlooks the new Skilled Nursing Building across the courtyard. It felt appropriate that Ms. Lillian’s room would look onto Pines’ newest addition – she has, […]
January 18, 2022

Martha Hutchinson

“My mother wasn’t shy about anything.” Ms. Martha told me with a wink like we were sharing our own little secret. “I think she’s where I get it from.” Ms. Martha Hutchinson was ready for her interview before I even arrived. As a native of what was once Camp Taylor, […]
February 4, 2022

Frank Vlcek

Mr. Vlcek was quick to correct me when I referenced East St. Louis as just St. Louis, Missouri. Frank grew up in East St. Louis, met his wife there, and joined the Airforce with plans to serve our country well. These plans took him across the globe for the next […]