In This Issue...
Walk To End Alzheimer’s-
Walk to End Alzheimer’s - Sojourn Memory Marchers
THE NUMBERS ARE IN… the results of our committed team efforts in
Marchers . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pg . 1 fundraising, increasing awareness, and sharing our thoughts to send a powerful message
More Sojourn on teaming up to END ALZHEIMER’S NOW at the 2012 Kankakee County Annual
Memory Marchers . . . . . . Pg . 2 Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Perry Farm on September 29, 2012!!!
A Very Special Total Funds Raised For Kankakee County 2012: $40,636.30!
Thank You! . . . . . . . . . . . . Pg . 2 Our goal was $30,000.
Sojourn Needs Sojourn Memory Matchers raised $4,378.00!
Christmas Elves! . . . . . . . Pg . 2 We were blessed with a beautiful day, beautiful people and a feeling of commitment
Reflection Garder Tour . . Pg . 3 to end this dreadful disease by the many who participated.
A Sweet Smelling Treat . . Pg . 3 Many thanks to our Sojourn Team, who was a HUGE part of the success of this
Sojourn Residents walk. Volunteering on the community committee, volunteering to assist with the many
On The Road Again . . . . . Pg . 4 stations the day of the walk - food, T-shirt distribution, raffles, registration, we had
Christmas Tree Lighting MANY doing that! For the staff who assisted with the three busloads of residents we
Ceremony Dates . . . . . . . Pg . 4 had present, along with our devoted family members – WE THANK YOU! Memory Walkers hold their flowers high in honor of
Community Partnerships… For our ceremony program, “We walk to honor…” with each of the colored flowers those who have Alzheimer’s, who we have lost to the
Connecting Generations Pg . 5 identifying a different group affected by Alzheimer’s Disease, our staff led each one of disease, and caregivers .
Sojourn 2012 those recognitions - for our professional caregivers, advocates for the cause, families with
Garden Review . . . . . . . . . Pg . 5 a loved one and an individual with
Bits & Pieces . . . . . . . . . . Pg . 5 the disease.
Employee Spotlight: Our Guest Speaker was Chelsea
Karl Engel . . . . . . . . . . . . Pg . 6 Smothers, Personal Care Attendant
Complimentary Estate at Assisted Living at Sojourn, who
Planning Services . . . . . . Pg . 6 shared a personal and poignant
Sojourn Takes Top Dignity poem she had written.
Award In 2012 McKnight’s
Technology Awards . . . . Pg . 6 It gives us great pride to work
side by side with SO many com-
Senior Advantage At
Sojourn Luncheon: Living mitted individuals to our patients,
Well With Heart Failure . . Pg . 7 residents, and families we serve, each
Sojourn Participates In working together for many different
Annual Conference reasons… this day it was “To End
Storyboard Contest . . . . Pg . 8 Alzheimer’s Disease.”
A Message From Special Recognition to our The Sojourn Memory Marchers proudly joined for a
The Sojourn Fairy Flu Chuck Barr, Sue and Kadie Norvell were
among the many walkers for Sojourn .
SOJOURN Fundraising Committee: group photo to celebrate the successful walk!
Mother . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pg . 8 Sherry Coy, C.N.A. II; Maleta
Garland, C.N.A. II; Tina Smith, Fundraising events included bake sales, afghan and quilt
C.N.A. II; Michelle Pine, Denise raffles, hot dog lunches, sweet corn sales, Farmer’s markets,
Rosenboom, Miller Rehab House- newspaper recycling, selling home-made retractable badge
keepers: Susan Easter, Miller Rehab holders and lanyards, baked potato lunches, and silent
RN; Terri Genson, Memory Care basket auction, to name a few. And the committee has
at Sojourn; Chelsey Smothers, PCA, already started brainstorming for 2013 Fundraising…
Memory Care at Sojourn. Continued on page 2
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Sojourn Memory Marchers Continued from page 2
We would also like to recognize the knowledge gaps in the field and to ensure
efforts of Alzheimer Association Event that researchers are connecting worldwide
Coordinator Beth Alderson and the support to advance scientific progress. We have
of the Alzheimer Association – Joliet Office programs such as Trial Match, a free service
and thank them for leading the way with our to connect individuals with Alzheimer’s
Kankakee County Planning Committee for and their caregivers, physicians and families
planning this successful event. with clinical trials to power the engine of
We walked to reclaim the future for medical progress.
millions. In the United States, more than More than 200,000 people in Illinois
5 million people are living with Alzheimer’s have Alzheimer’s disease and are supported Kankakee Area Career Center Health
and nearly 15 million individuals are provid- by almost 600,000 caregivers. We deeply Occupations – Nursing Assistant
ing them with unpaid care. As the cost of appreciated the many donations made and Students assisted with fundraising
Alzheimer’s care continues to escalate into your help in raising essential funds in such by promoting the “I PROMISE TO
the hundreds of billions, and as the preva- difficult financial times. HONOR FLOWERS” to their fellow Terri and Vivian are amazed at the huge
students . Each student donated $1, turnout for the Memory Walk .
lence of the disease continues to grow, each November is National Alzheimer’s
one of you plays a vital role in the fight Month. Please continue to visit ALZ.org and wrote their name on the flower and
then posted it on their doors at the
against Alzheimer’s by being here today and visit them on Facebook and Twitter to stay
center . Several students also joined the
raising funds and awareness with us. up to date with our Alzheimer’s Association. Sojourn Memory Marchers walking in
We also work to advance research and Again… it is with our deepest the event .
fuel advances toward treatments, prevention appreciation that we say “THANK YOU”
and ultimately, a world without Alzheimer’s. to everyone who participated in ANY way
The Alzheimer’s Association is a catalyst and to support our SOJOURN MEMORY
convener in Alzheimer’s research, providing MARCHER TEAM!
funding for innovative grants to fill critical
Chelsea Smothers shares her very
Annie Boule, Vivian Hanabarger, Terri poignant poem that she wrote, Caring
Genson, Mary Zopf and Dorothy Vollmer for Those With Alzheimer’s . Chelsea’s
walk through the Promise Garden . poem touched everyone’s hearts .
Riverside Medical Center’s Memory
Makers helped to make the Kankakee
Participants planted their flowers as County Alzheimer’s Memory Walk a
they began the Memory Walk . huge success . Their team raised over
$6,700 .00 .
Requested by “Chief Elf ” Amber Cahue
The Sojourn Experience Team needs you! The annual Gallery
of Trees is just around the corner and it is time to start planning
our trip to decorate the Sojourn tree at the Gallery of Trees.
Our Experience Team will be leaving Tuesday, November 27th
at 1:30 p.m. to decorate the Sojourn Tree. If you would like to
help and get into the holiday spirit, please sign up at the front
Ellen Tierney, Executive Director and desk. If you have any questions please see a member of the
Barb Darling RN, help prepare flowers Denise Rosenboom and Sherry Coy Experience Team.
for the Promise Garden . proudly show off their volunteer t-shirts .
Students and groups interested in connecting with Sojourn residents, please
contact Cindy Degroot, Education Specialist, at 815 936-6500, ext. 6833.
SoJoUrN LIVING • November 2012 PAGe 3
Reflection Garden Tour Submitted by: Julia Boicken
It was a beautiful fall day when our residents at Sojourn visited
A Sweet Smelling Treat
Riverside Medical Center’s Reflection Garden. The Reflection Garden is As part of October’s
nestled between the new East Tower and the Kankakee River. It features a
31 Day Challenge, Andrea
paver walkway, physician’s wall, beautiful trees and landscaping as well as a
Keith, Unit Secretary, and
waterfall, an inviting gazebo and awe-inspiring statues.
Any of the features in the Reflection Garden can be engraved and her family came in to help
named in honor or memory of a loved one, special friend, physician or decorate ornaments with
caregiver. The garden is a serene setting for anyone who visits to reflect, the residents. They created a
enjoy the gifts of nature, meditate or pray. homemade mixture, which
For more information on the Reflection Garden or how you can honor they then sculpted into shapes
someone special, please call Riverside Medical Center’s Foundation office and let dry.
at (815)933-7799. “My children learned it
Andrea Keith joins Alice Smith and Cecilia Nelson .
at school and it seemed like
something they could share
and experience with the
residents. I especially love
Left to right:
getting my children involved,”
De De Dollar, Andrea states.
Julie Boicken, The ornaments, made
Bernice Schultz, primarily of cinnamon, are
John Sullivan, meant to provide a sweet
aroma. It was certainly a win
and Cleva Dyon . in Alice Smith’s book! “I’d love
to give my kids the recipe!
They smell wonderful, just
Hard at work! The children lend a helping hand to like real cookies! ”
Cecilia Nelson, and George and Mary Bobalik .
CLUES ACROSS 49. Place to sleep 16. Gnawing small mammal
1. Army legal branch 51. Harsh criticism or disapproval 18. B1 deficiency disease
4. Dekagram 54. Wipe out recorded information 21. Not out
7. Underwater ship 56. Pesetas 24. Chancellor Von Bismarck
10. 6th Jewish month 58. Pitcher Hershiser 26. RCO group of atoms
12. __ lang syne, good old days 59. Pronouncements 27. Cony
14. European money 60. Dodge truck model 29. Makes a gas less dense
15. Remover of an apple’s center 61. A coniferous tree 30. Instances of disease
17. The content of cognition 62. Ludicrously false statement 34. A story
18. Bleats 63. Lyric poem 35. Surmounted
19. “l836 siege” of U.S. 64. Determine the sum 36. Cloisonned
20. Inquiries 65. Fixed in one’s purpose 37. Counterfoil
22. Bottled gas 38. Kept cattle together
23. Dutch painter Gerrit CLUES DOWN 39. Computer screen material
25. An invasion or hostile attack 1. Mexican wattle & daub hut 43. Ancient calculator
28. Misbeliever 2. __ Green: playwright 44. Cuddle
31. South American Indiana 3. Building for autos 46. District nurse
32. Bone cavities 4. Rum and lime or lemon juice 47. Employee stock ownership plan
33. Hound sounds 5. Two spiral-horned African 50. Distributed game cards
34. Turtle carapace antelopes 52. Murres genus
39. Wash or flow against 6. Jubilant delight 53. Tear apart violently
40. Cross a threshold 7. Cyclic 55. Umbrella support
41. Pitch symbol 8. Fiddler crabs 56. Athlete who plays for pay
42. About lizards 9. Vehicle carrying many passengers 57. Small amount
45. Treat with contempt 11. Dream sleep
48. Million barrels per day (abbr.) 13. Afghan Persian language
PAGe 4 November 2012 • SoJoUrN LIvING
On the Road Again…
Sojourn residents Maxine Allison and Ric Edwards
from the Estates, Harry Dandelles from Independent CONNECTING
Living, Ethel Shipman, Robert Blissard, and Harold
Milling from Assisted Living, and Betty Arends from GENERATIONS
Miller Rehabilitation at Sojourn, along with Sojourn
Educational Specialist Cindy DeGroot, presented a and teaching future nurses.
panel discussion at Kankakee Community College – Ric Edwards smiles with a nursing student .
Department of Nursing’s annual “Well Elderly Day”
This has become an annual event for Sojourn
residents. The residents share their Life Stories and
also share what is important to them as a Geriatric
Patient when they have to seek medical care – either
in a doctor’s office, in the hospital or Rehab setting.
Who better to teach future nurses than the seniors
All Freshman Associate Degree Nursing Students
are required to attend this class. It has become part of
their orientation to their Geriatric Clinical rotation in
the Nursing Home also. Sojourn is proud to Connect Harold Milling and Ethel Shipman pose with students .
Harold talks with a student from Kankakee
Generations with our Community. Community College .
Harry Dandelles smiles with the students .
Betty Arends pauses for a photo with the nursing The Sojourn panel “connects” with nursing students
students . from Kankakee Community College .
• Save the Date! •
First Monday in December 12/3/12
4:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Independent Living at Sojourn –
Assisted Living at Sojourn –
Memory Care at Sojourn – Living Area
Miller Rehabilitation at Sojourn –
Maxine Allison pauses for a photo with a nursing Robert Blissard strolls with nursing students from North Lobby
student from Kankakee Community College . Kankakee Community College .
SoJoUrN LIVING • November 2012 PAGe 5
Kankakee Area Career Center C.N.A. Students, along community agency that serves homeless individuals many different areas that may employ certified nursing
with Teacher Quteta Rogers RN, continue to donate in our county. Thanks, Kankakee Area Career Center assistants. We also welcome the Health Occupations II
plastic grocery bags to this Sojourn Resident Project. students, for Connecting Generations for a cause. students each year for their “Student Experience” to work
Residents take plastic grocery bags, measure them, Kankakee Area Career Center Health Occupations side by side with our Sojourn C.N.A.’s. These Health
cut them, loop them and turn them into Plarn – Plastic Class includes SOJOURN in their curriculum each Occupations II students have completed their C.N.A.
Yarn. With a large crochet hook they use a crochet stitch year. All Nursing Assistant Students tour all locations training and taken their state exam. We take pride at
to loop the plarn into 3ft.x 6ft. plastic mats. Our goal at Sojourn and learn what a continuing care retire- Sojourn in offering an amazing environment for learning
when several are completed will be to donate them to a ment community is all about. They also learn the for our students interested in Geriatrics.
Sojourn 2012 Garden Review
It’s likely you’ve heard it before, BUT just one more time, please, “Old gardeners never die, they just spade away.”
BITS & PIECES…
So it is.
It has been common practice to furnish the Sojourn Activity Department with a year-end report on what happened in Inspirational Quote
the garden as well as sharing this with the community. None of us will forget Mr. Rewerts who loved “his” plot.
His gardening style is missed! Maybe he is watching. Change and growth take
Following is a summary of what the Sancken’s raised and gave to the Independent Living kitchen: 392 onions, place when a person has
300 green onions, 140 radishes, 12 cabbages, 7 cucumbers, 61 leeks and 112 green peppers. The shallots failed. There risked himself and dares
were decorative items including 3 winter squash, broom corn and milo. It was not a stellar year for wildflowers, but the to become involved with
experimenting with his
goldfinches loved them. Yet to dig are about 23 diakon white radishes, which go to the kitchen for all to enjoy.
own life .
For personal use we had 72 Yellow Finn potatoes, spinach, Thumbalina beets, a handful of carrots and 19 ears of
sweet corn. Oh yes, to satisfy our curiosity Virgil planted a 10’ row of sesame which flourished in the heat. No, we’ll not -Herbert Otto
recommend the seeds as a garnish, not for the salad bar, but okay for sesame rolls.
Golly, it was a challenging year out there. Yet it was rewarding to cooperate with nature. The seeds and soil are
miracles, each one! Thanks to the Activity Department and the Kitchen for their encouragement. And to all you Mind Teaser
residents who asked about the garden, and to those who used the new walk to look over our “outdoor world,”
Can you guess the next three
thank you. Remember, another season awaits. Are you interested?
letters in the following series
p.s. Bill Langman nurtured 4 tomato plants. How were they, Bill? C Y G T N T L I T F . . . . . . . . .
Legalese: Grower(s) furnish all items such as seeds, plants, sentence .
equipment, etc. Sojourn supplies the plot subject to certain letter of every word in the
husbandry conditions, water, and fall refuse pickup. The area is Answer: S, A and W, the first
subject to inspection.
If you would like to learn more about Independent, Assisted Living or
Memory Care at Sojourn, please call Denise LeCocq at 815-935-3273.
PAGe 6 November 2012 • SoJoUrN LIvING
Employee Spotlight Submitted By: Julia Boicken
Sojourn Takes Top Dignity Award in
You have probably seen him many times helping residents with their maintenance
needs, but now it’s time to really get to know him. Meet Karl Engel! Karl joined the
2012 McKnight’s Technology Awards
Sojourn family in April 2012 as a Maintenance Tech. Sojourn Senior Living is taking home the Gold Award in the McKnight’s Excellence
Believe it or not, Karl is not only a proud Dad and Step-dad of 6 children, but he in Technology Awards — Connect Our World — in the category honoring resident
is also a proud Grandpa of 3! He and his wife Linda reside in Braidwood with their dignity.
The first annual technology awards were launched this year, in cooperation with
beautifully blended family.
American Health Tech, to recognize providers’ use of technology to enhance senior
Obviously, Karl is a “family man” who thoroughly enjoys family time and watch-
living services. The dignity category recognizes superior efforts in using technology to
ing his kids thrive, but he also enjoys spending time in the “great outdoors,” spe- improve the level of dignity among residents.
cifically in the garden. When Karl isn’t Sojourn did a feature on Richard Loiselle, who was one of the first to benefit from
spending time outside he is busy coach- our computer system, It’s Never Too Late or the IN2L. Richard worked with the
ing youth wrestling, which he has been therapy team to successfully operate a joystick-steered wheelchair, which he had
involved in for the last 12 years! previously been unable to operate due to complications from a stroke. The new
When asked,” what is your favorite wheelchair gave him more mobility and improved his fine motor skills, prompting
part of your job at Sojourn?” he quickly one judge to comment the project “had a measurable impact.” McKnight’s Editorial
responded, “Making people smile! My Director John O’Connor characterized the Sojourn technology as “truly inspiring.”
goal every day is to help residents feel Sojourn continues to utilize technology as a key tool in improving your quality
Sojourn is their home.” of care here. Our therapy spaces and use of cutting-edge technology are designed to
re-teach skills, helping patients reduce pain and gain independence. Meanwhile, our
It appears, based on the smiles on the
Experience Team is on hand to help you stay connected with loved ones and fulfill your
resident’s faces when Karl is assisting with
social and emotional wellness needs.
their needs, that he is doing just that! Sojourn will be featured in the November issue of McKnight’s Long Term Care
News. McKnight’s Long-Term Care News is a business news magazine serving the
long-term care field. It reports on the events that affect the way care is delivered across
Riverside Healthcare Foundation the entire long-term care spectrum.
Complimentary Estate Planning Services Congratulations Sojourn! We are honored and proud to be setting an example for
others in our field.
Independent Living opportunity to meet with a professional estate plan-
at Sojourn residents ner with no obligations and at absolutely no cost.
attended a recent break- For more information on how you too may benefit
fast and learned about from this service offered by the Foundation, please
the Complimentary contact Matt McBurnie, Executive Director of the
Estate Planning Ser- Riverside Healthcare Foundation at (815)933-7799
vices that are available or email him at matthew-mcburnie@riversidehealth-
to them through the care.net to schedule an appointment.
Meredith, Vice Presi-
dent and lead planning
attorney with Thomp-
son & Associates, LLC
will meet with Sojourn
residents to clarify their
objectives relating to
assets and inheritances,
and then will help them
plans to achieve those
objectives. The planning
Attendees at the August 2012 Foundation Breakfast —
process is completely
Front row: Kathleen Ruch, Elaine Ziemer, and Jerry
confidential and allows Buckman . Back Row: Amy Tholen, George Noffke,
our Independent Living Cleva Dyon, Jason Meredith, Vice President Richard Loiselle and his wife Adelia proudly display the McKnight Technology
at Sojourn residents the Thompson & Associates, and Matt McBurnie, Award . Also accepting the award are Josh Danko, Administrator, and Vanessa
Executive Director Riverside Healthcare Foundation . Zalik, Marketing and Media Coordinator .
SoJoUrN LIVING • November 2012 PAGe 7
Senior Advantage at Sojourn Luncheon:
Living Well With Heart Failure is frightful…
ou t s id e
Dr. Philip Hays and Liz Wirth, River- • Loss of appetite and nausea
side Medical Center’s Heart Failure Clinic • Persistent cough (often produces mucus
Coordinator, recently presented Living Well or blood-tinged sputum)
With Heart Failure at the monthly Senior • Reduced urination
Advantage at Sojourn luncheon. John Geel, Riverside Medical Center’s Heart Failure
a patient at Riverside’s Heart Failure Clinic Clinic’s team of caring professionals truly
and his wife Pat, also gave their own personal cares about finding a treatment plan that
testimony on how the clinic has positively works for you and will ask what you are will-
impacted their lives.
Riverside Medical Center is only one
of two hospitals in the state and one of 22
hospitals in the United States to receive full
ing to do to feel better. The team will work
to empower each patient with the knowledge
and skills needed to manager their illness
easily and effectively. They understand each
it’s so delightful!
heart failure accreditation from the Society patient’s desire to feel well so they can enjoy
of Chest Pain Centers.
Heart failure is a condition in which the
life and avoid hospitalization. They are com-
mitted to helping their patients be successful
heart cannot pump enough oxygenated
blood to meet the needs of the body’s other
on their journey to better health.
John and Pat Geel’s personal testimony
organs. The heart keeps pumping, but not as
efficiently as it should be.
was the highlight of the lecture. John de-
scribed what a difference the Heart Failure
No Cabin Fever.
The goal of Riverside Medical Center’s Clinic has made in his life. He also gave
Heart Failure Clinic is to help patients avoid tribute to his wife, Pat, who has been very Come stay for the winter
hospitalization and improve their quality of involved in his health care journey. He and see how hassle-free winter
life by helping them to feel better. Heart fail- delighted the audience with his comment:
can be at Sojourn—Kankakee’s
ure cannot be cured but with the right care “happy wife equals a happy life.” Liz Wirth
it can be managed. The Heart Failure Clinic stated that the support from the patient’s most gracious retirement living
works with the patient and their physicians significant others, family and friends plays a community. Enjoy a full array of life-
to customize a treatment plan based on each vital role for patients and their Heart Failure enriching activities and amenities,
patient’s unique medical plan. treatment plan.
SIGNS & SYMPTOMS: For more information on the Heart from gourmet dining to fitness
Each individual experiences the effects Failure Clinic, please call (815) 933-6526. facilities and a bustling activities
of heart failure differently. The severity of schedule. Meet friends and enjoy
each symptom depends on how much of the
heart’s pumping capacity has been lost.
• Shortness of breath during rest, exercise
or laying flat Winter Stay leases with
• Weight gain your choice of 1 or 2 bedroom
• Visible swelling of the legs and ankles apartments or 2 bedroom
(due to build-up of fluid) and,
occasionally, the abdomen
• Fatigue and weakness
Call Denise today to arrange
Dr . Philip Hays and Liz Wirth, RN, Heart
Failure Clinic Coordinator, address the
your personal tour and
topic “Living Well with Heart Failure .” complimentary lunch.
RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER
John and Pat Geel join Liz Wirth, Health SENIOR LIVING COMMUNITIES
Failure Clinic Coordinator, and Dr . Philip John and Pat Geel share their personal
Hays at the Senior Advantage luncheon . story at the Senior Advantage Luncheon .
PAGe 8 November 2012 • SoJoUrN LIvING
SOJOURN PARTICIPATES IN ANNUAL
CONFERENCE STORYBOARD CONTEST A Message from the
Sojourn participated in a “storyboard
contest” recently at the annual Illinois
trip of a lifetime – the annual honor
flight to Washington, DC for veterans in
Sojourn Fairy Flu Mother
If you haven’t already done so, it’s time Unfortunately, there are many viruses that
Pioneer Coalition Summit 2012 held in November 2011. Thanks to the Sojourn to get your flu vaccine! can still make us ill. So, it’s important to
Springfield, IL. The purpose of the story- Experience Team staff for suggesting this Patients and residents at Miller keep your immune system in good shape
board contest was for communities to share topic for the entry – Vanessa Zalik, Carrie Rehabilitation at Sojourn may receive with a healthy diet and exercise.
how they are changing the culture in their Norvell, Lisa Witheft, Fedi Vent, Amber the vaccine during their stay. The onsite If you do get sick (cough, muscle aches,
homes to benefit the residents they serve. Cahue, Brittany Hendrickson, and Julia influenza immunizations have been temperature over 100.4):
Sojourn won the “JUDGE’S CHOICE Boicken. completed for Independent and Assisted CALL – your doctor right away. Anti-
AWARD” at the summit for their entry in Harold’s story demonstrates how each Living, but you may still get the immuni- viral medications work best when they are
the category of “One Person’s Dream”… the department, every facet of Sojourn, plays zation from your doctor, the Health given early.
poster spotlighted how the Miller Rehab a vital role in one’s journey to recovery. By Department, and local pharmacies. CLEAN – wash your hands frequently.
Team, together with all departments, allowed working together as a team, we really do Medicare pays for the flu shot. Viral particles can remain alive in the
resident Harold Milling to make a dream make dreams come true! While there is little flu activity right environment for long periods.
now, flu activity is expected to increase COVER – your cough. Cough or
in the coming weeks to months. Illinois sneeze into your sleeve, not your hand.
is one of only five states reporting flu Discard tissues right away.
activity last week. It takes about two CONTAIN – your germs. Stay in your
weeks after the immunization for your apartment when you are ill.
body to develop immunity. While every Be prepared for the upcoming holiday
year is different, last year in Illinois, season. Getting together with family,
sporadic flu activity was reported in friends, and more activities provides
November and December with a lull until opportunities for the viruses to get
mid-February through mid-March when together with you too!
widespread flu activity was reported. Granting you wishes for a Happy,
The vaccine protects against the three Healthy flu season!
flu viruses research indicates will cause the The Fairy Flu Mother
most illness during the upcoming season.
Colleen Kilbride, Independent
Living at Sojourn resident,
makes sure she is ready for
the flu season .
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