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The Patter – May 28th

News & Views from Campus: May 28th – June 3rd 2023

-Attention All Cottagers: Check out the weekly activities at the Community Cottage, located in cottage 30 D on the Main Campus. If you have questions, contact Peggy Poteet at 217-653-3629 or

Wednesday, 5/31, 10am: The Digital Disciples will be by to help you with any of your questions or concerns with your electronics! To register contact Eleanor at 217-214-3086. Also, at 12:30pm they will be playing Canasta. Come learn, or refresh your card playing skills.   

Thursday, 6/1, 10am: Coffee & Collaboration – Come meet your fellow cottagers over coffee and donuts! Both men & women welcome (weekly).

Saturday, 6/3, 1pm: Dominoes (weekly).

A MUST SEE: On Sunday at 1pm, don’t miss The Darkest Hour. In May of 1940, the fate of WWII hangs on England’s new Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Gary Oldman) who must decide to negotiate with Hitler, or fight on knowing that it could mean the end of the British Empire. Churchill was a conflicted personality that the country ended up trusting, since he had been correct in earlier years in warning of the tremendous threat that Adolf Hitler would come to pose. Oldman won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his work in the film.

Happy Birthday

Natalie Gilbert(E)                                   5-30

Majorie Clendenny                                5-30

Katherine Durst                                     5-31

Lisa Haught(E)                                      6-01

Yaovi Sogadji(E)                                   6-01

Linda Roberts(E)                                 6-02

Weekly Inspiration

“The trick is to enjoy life. Don’t wish away your days, waiting for better ones ahead.”

~Marjorie Pay Hinckley~

Prayer Request & Scripture


Psalm 16: 1-8 Preserve me, O God, for in You I take refuge. I say to The Lord, “You are my Lord; I have no good apart from You”…The sorrows of those who run after another god shall multiply…The Lord is my Chosen Portion and my Cup…I have set The Lord always before me; because He is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.  

THIS WEEK PRAY FOR: Stevenson Manor & our Nursing Staff – RN’s, LPN’s, CNA’s, Non-Certified, Universal Workers

By request…more Goofy Dad Jokes!

Why are elevator jokes so good? They work on many levels!

A ham sandwich walks into a bar and orders a beer. The bartender says, “Sorry, we don’t serve food here!”

Want to hear a pizza joke? Nah…its way too cheesy!

Did you hear about the restaurant on the Moon? Great food, but really no atmosphere…

Activity Calendar Games, Cards, Etc. available in Bartley Family Room

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

Sunday, May 28th————————————————    

Salem Church Service & Our Redeemer Lutheran service available for individual viewings

9:00       Worship – Channel 3 & Chapel

1:00       Sunday Matinee: The Darkest Hour – Channel 3

2:00       Trivia & Snow Cones! – Eastbrook

Monday, May 29th———————————————-

9:00       Devotions – Channel 3 Only

10:00     Patriotic Bingo – Southern Court

11:00     Exercise – Channel 3

1:30       Rosary – Channel 3 Only

2:00       Movie: Memorial Day – Channel 3

Tuesday, May 30th———————————————-

9:00       Devotions – Channel 3 & Chapel

9:45       Pound Class – Channel 3 & Social Room

11:00     Exercise – Channel 3

2:00       Resident Council – Social Room

2:30       A Rock & Roll Heart – Channel 3

6:30       Movie: Overboard – Social Room Only

Wednesday, May 31st———————————————

9:00       Devotions – Channel 3 & Chapel

9:45       Bible Study with Chaplain Josh – Social Room

11:00     Exercise – Channel 3

1:00       Movie: The Giver – Channel 3

1:30       Art Club – Town Hall

Thursday, June 1st———————————————–

9:00       Devotions – Channel 3 & Chapel

10:00    Catholic Mass – Channel 3 & Chapel

11:00     Exercise – Channel 3

1:00       The Chosen – Channel 3 & Social Room

2:00       Wild Babies – Channel 3

2:00       Dominoes – Social Room

6:30       Pool Noodle Hockey – Social Room

Friday, June 2nd—————————————————-

9:00       Devotions – Channel 3 & Chapel

9:30       Ozzie & Rocky – Social Room

11:00     Exercise – Channel 3

1:30       Movie: Speed – Channel 3

2:00       Bingo – Social Room

Saturday, June 3rd————————————————–

10:00       David Damm – Channel 3 & Social Room

11:00       Exercise – Channel 3 Only

1:00         Saturday Musical: Pal Joey – Channel 3