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Savanna, IL 61074

Activities At Big Meadows 2023!

November 2023

Haunted House!

For the haunted house this year, there was a lot of planning and discussions, along with many shenanigans going on for this year's event.

November 2023

NIABI ZOO TRIP

These are a few highlights from two groups that attended on two different days. Residents had a blast and were happy to be out and about. Thank you to the staff that went along to help and were able to enjoy the day out as well.

October 2023

Happy Grandparent’s Day!

Here are a few residents who got cards from the Sunday School children at First Methodist Church Methodist Church in Savanna, and also from the Thomson Library and Jamie McCombie.

Baking with the Ladies! The turnovers and red velvet cupcakes were delicious. The ladies had an amazing time baking and socializing with everyone.

September 2023

ROSIE'S VISIT

A special appearance by Rosie (Cori Moore’s pet) made the day for so many of our residents. Big Meadow’s Activity Director Nikki P. was walking Rosie around for a visit with everyone. Residents had a great time throwing the ball around and even getting some dog kisses. It was a sweet day for Rosie and all who were involved, and the best therapy for the residents.

August 2023

TIMBERLAKE PLAYHOUSE FOR THE SOUND OF MUSIC!!

Over the course of the time it was showing, employees and residents took turns going to see the production. An amazing time for everyone who was able to attend. A lot of singing was heard from our groups.

A HUGE thank you to Timberlake for accommodating our groups!

July 2023

TIMBERLAKE PLAYHOUSE FOR GREASE!!

Over the course of the time it was showing, employees and residents took turns going to see the production. An amazing time for everyone who was able to attend. A lot of singing was heard from our groups.

A HUGE thank you to Timberlake for accommodating our groups!

We can’t wait to head back for The Sound of Music!

June 2023

The fish tank for the front lobby has arrived. The residents have been enjoying them so much!

Stop on your way in for your visit and have a look at all the colorful fish and see how many you can identify!

Lee Dohse was here on May 29th to entertain the residents. Everyone enjoyed his singing voice.

If you or someone you know has a talent to share, give us a call. We would love to see if our schedules line up for you to entertain everyone!


May 2023

On Wednesday, April 19 we hosted PROM! The theme was “Wild Nights”

We crowned a King & Queen. Joe & Sandy were crowned with those honors!


Men's Luncheon met on Wednesday, April 5th. They enjoyed burgers and fries.

The fellowship is great for them all. Thank you to all the men who take time out of their days to make sure this even takes place each month!



April 2023

The residents just love the birds, so we got fish!! Each side will end up with a tank. Here is the tank on the Connections Unit.

So far it is providing entertainment for the residents to watch the fish come in and out of the foliage and formations.


We are very blessed to have some very talented staff members here. They love to decorate where they can with normal everyday items.

Here you can see how cardboard was used to make Easter décor! Very talented and much appreciated work by those involved.

March 2023

On Sunday, February 5th we held a ‘Red Hat Ladies Day Luncheon”.

It was a beautiful and fun day of fellowship. Plenty of Food and drinks.

A wonderful time was had by all who participated.


February was cake month.

We decided to have a little friendly competition amongst staff with a ‘Bake Off’. The judges panel had some hard work cut out for them as they sampled each one. Michelle B, Tonya, and Benelli all took home a medal for their amazing cakes.

Congratulations to Tonya for her 100% from scratch winner!!


February 2023

Every month “Sweet Memories” come to entertain the residents. They sing & dance to all types of hits. Even residents and staff enjoy “cutting a rug” once in awhile.

January 2023

The staff always do an amazing job decorating the building for holidays. The residents party was a huge hit! Everyone had wonderful snacks, opened presents, had a visit with Santa, most of all enjoyed fellowship with each other!

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River Valley Designs pays it forward every chance they get, and we are honored by their generosity. For Christmas every single resident received a beautiful arrangement of flowers for their room. Not only are they stunning but they provide so many smiles to everyone.