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Please remember Sunset Home in your will and giving plans each year.


Gingerbread Wonderland at Sunset Home🎀 Special thanks to all our fabulously creative volunteers. Visit us anytime, 418 Washington, Quincy, IL  Dec 2018








Sunset Home’s Auxiliary! Our by-monthly meeting 🌻planning for 2019, celebrating birthdays & fellowship of volunteering. To be part of this fabulous group – please contact us!








Sunset Home is proud to support The Salvation Army – Quincy, IL Christmas Campaign with Chairs Kristin Kanoy Spear & William A. Spear – every penny collected provides vital support to people in OUR community. With Sunset’s beautiful Rachel Green 💖 blessings to all this holiday season!#FightForGood










With loving gratitude to the Pittsfield United Methodist Church Madonna Fellowship for their gift of beautiful Prayer Shawls. 💕 These shawls bring much comfort and joy to our hospice residents. 








Sunset Home loves the kiddos! 😊💞 Thanks Teacher Beth Kniel and your adorable Kindergarten class from the new Denman Elementary School – go Falcons!  October 2018










Sunset Home today – Fall Bazaar! Special thanks to our Auxiliary, staff and the community for your support of this annual tradition. Bake sale, Sloppy Joe sandwiches for lunch, slushies and great shopping! 9a-2p, 418 Washington, Quincy.  Oct 2018
















THANKS Chloe Lovelace and the great folks from The Crossing – Quincy 48th St Equestrian Team 🐴🐰🐾🐈 A glorious day at Sunset Home with all the animals! Thanks again KHQA-TV for the news coverage – watch tonight on CBS & ABC.  Oct 2018







THANK YOU from Sunset Home to JWCC Health Sciences Department with Instructor Kimberly Straube😇 CONGRATS on finishing your clinicals and up-coming CNA pinning ceremony!  Oct 2018










Pictures from Sunset Home’s 5th Annual Wine Pull Fundraiser – the social event of the year! 🍷 Another spectacular event – we netted an amazing $42,225 to purchase new medical equipment for Sunset’s residents. Special thanks to our community for your support, the Quincy Country Club for making our event glorious, our sponsors, donations of extraordinary bottles of wine, Jane Drummond, committee members, Rajah Maples, all the bonus gift donations from Quincy’s retail stores and restaurants, Sunset’s dedicated Board, Jennifer Roberts of QMG for the beautiful video, Stephanie Potts of Love’s Me Photography, Media Development and POPP’n on Maine. SAVE THE DATE for 9.19.19. CHEERS!   Sept 20, 2018
















🏁 What a great 4th Annual Sunset Cruisers Car Show recently at Sunset Home 🏆 antique cars, trucks & muscle cars. Plus, Dottie’s Funnel Cakes & Karaoke with Cath ‘N Canuck. See you next year! 😉  September 2018








Sunset Home is the proud sponsor of WGEM-TV’s Weather Drawing Contest for Kids on their morning NBC news broadcasts. CONGRATS to Adeline Sill from Payson Elementary – our September winner!








BLUE DEVIL COIN presentation – congratulations to Mr. Carroll Range! Superintendent Roy Webb with Teresa Douglas of Quincy Public Schools presented Mr. Range and his daughter Carol with this coin recognizing: loyalty, respect, duty, integrity and honor. 9/6/18










BAND ON A BUS! 🎶 Sunset Home joyfully welcomes Arts Quincy, The Salvation Army & Kroc Center for a glorious performance to start the Labor Day Weekend. Our community is blessed! 😇








Tiny Tots Fashion Show at Sunset Home! 😎💃💞  July 2018










THE HOME TEAM: Sunset Home welcomes Brooke Baldwin as Director of Independent Living, responsible for Sunset Apartments and Villas. Baldwin comes to Sunset Home with over 15 years of experience working for a nonprofit organization. Most recently she served as Director of Forensic Interviewing at Advocacy Network for Children, an agency serving abused and neglected children in nine counties in West Central Illinois. Baldwin holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and an Associate’s degree in Deaf Communication Studies from St. Louis Community College. She has previously served as a member of the Illinois Family Violence Council, Regional Summit on Violence Committee, and the Interagency Council. Congratulations Brooke!










THE HOME TEAM: Sunset Home is proud to announce the promotion of Susan Hayes to the position of Director of Accounting. Most recently she served as the Senior Billing Analyst for Sunset Home. Hayes received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting from Lindenwood University in 2005 and her Master’s degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Healthcare Management from the William Woods University in 2011. She has over 12 years of experience in healthcare and long-term care. Hayes serves on the board for White Oak Access to Healing and Wellness and serves as a Difference Maker for The Crossing-Hannibal. Congratulations Susan!  6/19/18










Thanks to our community for supporting Sunset Home’s Annual Ice Cream Social yesterday! Special thanks to Sunset’s Auxiliary 💕 we are blessed with the best volunteers. Also to the kids from QND and all our staff who make this event such a huge success. Everything we do, every day, is for our wonderful residents.  6/14/18









Prom Dress Show today at Sunset Home!  Our residents had fun reminiscing about their proms with all the beautiful ladies.  6/13/18







Team Aegis Therapies at Sunset Home with Tanner and Ashlie. 😊 Let us Restore your Routine today!







TGIF Everyone! Special thanks to Sunset Home’s Life Enrichment Team for all you do 😊 celebrating Nursing Home Week in style!

💚 Special thanks to the kids of St. Dominic Catholic School for planting all the beautiful flowers at Sunset Home! 🌻🌷

What a perfect day for a parade! Sunset Home and the Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce 2018 Dogwood Parade. #TeamQuincy   May 5, 2018


RESTORE YOUR ROUTINE with Sunset Home and Aegis Therapies. 🌻Sunset Home’s dedicated Short-Term Rehab Facility can help you get back on your feet quickly, restore your strength, and aid in your recovery so you can return to the activities you love. Powered by Aegis Therapies, we offer a full range of long and intensive short-term rehab therapies, including physical, occupational, speech and restorative care. Call today for more information 217-223-2636.


How fun is this! 😀 Our very own Nettie Huffman made NBC’s Today Show sponsored by Smucker’s Jam  and they sent her a jar of jam with her picture celebrating her fabulous 104th Birthday!  4/18/18

SUNSET HOME WELCOMES:  Nikki Buehler, Outreach Coordinator, April 2018

Quincy, IL — Nikki Buehler has joined Sunset Home as the Outreach Coordinator.  Buehler has over 10 years of experience in healthcare marketing.  Most recently, she was the Admissions and Marketing Specialist at a skilled care facility in the area.  She was a founding member of the Quincy Area Senior Resource Network and continues to serve as the network facilitator.  Buehler is also active in her community of Camp Point, and serves on the board of Little Panther Athletics.   Sunset Home is a Skilled Nursing facility delivering all levels of service including Short-Term Rehab and Independent Living for seniors.  3/28/18


Congrats Royda! Accepting her $500 Employee Referral check from Angie Gooding, Sunset’s Director of General Services.


Happy Good Friday from your friends at Sunset Home!

Thank you Karen Wellman of Wellman Florists.🌹Sunset Home’s Auxiliary group enjoyed your presentation about planting Spring bulbs! Congrats to our winner Vickie Glas. 😀🌻

JOHN & ELSIE – A LOVE STORY. Sunset Home sends a special thank you to the Quincy Herald-Whig for sharing this beautiful story. 💕

THANK YOU to all of Sunset Home’s wonderful residents, families, staff, Auxiliary & community volunteers for another successful Spaghetti Supper! Proceeds benefit Sunset Home’s Employee Assistance Fund. See you next year.


CONGRATS to Sunset Home’s 2018 CNA’s of the Year 😇 Jennifer, Evie & Opal! We look forward to the JWCC Health Sciences Department annual luncheon honoring all our community health care agency’s CNA’s.


Sunset Home is honored today! Hosting Berrian Elementary School’s kindergartner class with Teacher Beth Kniel and Tracy Schlepphorst, Author of the Emotion Belly Books series. What a joy – an interactive reading session and treats for all. 😊 Sunset Apartments Mission Fund purchased a set for each child of “Henry and his Manners”, which included a book and a Manners stuffed doll.


Sunset Home sends a big thank you to Dezaree & Kristen from JWCC Health Sciences Department with Instructor Kimberly Straube😇🎉CONGRATS on finishing your clinicals and up-coming CNA pinning ceremony!


TRICK OR TREAT – Happy Halloween from your friends at Sunset Home!


Special THANKS to Quincy University from Sunset Home & Apartments today! What better way to celebrate than with service. Over 600 QU students, staff and faculty are participating in the QU Day of Service – giving time to over 20 nonprofits in our community. #qudayofservice

BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS:  Thank you Quincy Hearld-Whig: Sunset Home resident Shirley Rudd visits with Jade during Sunset Home’s Blessing of the Animals on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017. The blessing coincides with the Feast of St Francis of Assisi and involved prayers and a blessing for pets by Sunset Home’s Chaplain of Spiritual Life. H-W Photo/Jake Shane.  October 4, 2017


Please join us for our 3rd Annual Sunset Cruisers Car Show.   There will be an array of antique cars, trucks and muscle cars.  Plus, Dottie’s Funnel Cakes and live music provided by Cath-N-Canuck.  Family fun for all!    This year we are  fundraising for WGEM-TV’s Honor Flight program that flies local WWII, Korea and Vietnam veterans to Washington, DC to see their memorials at no charge with a bake sale in the morning and a Bag Toss contest.  Sept 28, 2017



Sunset Home sending a big thanks to the amazing students from JWCC’s CNA Program😇 CONGRATS on finishing your clinicals and up-coming pinning ceremony!  October 10, 2017  JWCC Health Sciences Department



Fellowship today at Sunset Home with the lovely women of Mary-Martha UMW from Vermont Street United Methodist Church. September 2017.  With Rev. Patty Johansen


Sunset Home Mattress Appeal Drive

Have you ever wanted to help a nonprofit – but not sure how?  Now is your chance! Sunset Home is federally mandated to replace mattresses annually.   Each mattress costs $225.00.   Sunset Home now has an active Mattress Appeal Drive for you to donate directly for this cause.   You can visit our website and click on the “Donate” button or mail your tax deductible gift to Sunset Home.  Thank you and God Bless.


Another hugely successful Wine Pull Fundraiser – special thanks to the community and our sponsors!


Sunset Home’s 4th Annual Wine Pull Fundraiser – call today for tickets:  217-223-2363!


Quincy, IL — God Bless Chloe Lovelace & The Crossing Equestrian Team  Sunset LOVES you and all the horses, bunnies, goats & dogs! Come back soon.


Quincy, IL — Thank you to the Edinburg United Methodist Women for traveling to Sunset Home today for a tour and to learn more about Sunset & the IGRC Golden Cross Ministries. Plus a surprise to participate with our activity group – a local church Equestrian Team brought their horses to Sunset Home’s beautiful Lindsay Garden for all our residents to enjoy.  6/19/17


Join us in celebrating Deb Hickman today  36th year anniversary with Sunset Home!


National CNA week at Sunset Home thank you for all that you do!


Quincy, IL — Ice Cream Social ? what a wonderful evening with family & friends! Special thanks to the Sunset Home Auxiliary for hosting this annual fundraiser and to all the community volunteers & Sunset’s staff for making this event so fun.


Quincy, IL — Sunset Home’s retirement party for Father Mike Kuse – with our gratitude.  6/15/17


CONGRATS! Meridith Reed has been promoted to Director of Nursing at Sunset Home from Assistant Director of Nursing; serving in that position since 2015. Reed received her Associate of Science in Nursing degree in 2014 from Hannibal-LaGrange University and her LPN in 2001 from John Wood Community College in Quincy, IL. Reed has over 14 years of nursing experience. Sunset Home is a Skilled Nursing Facility that delivers all levels of service including Short-Term Rehab, Independent living and has the largest State certified Alzheimer’s Unit in Southern Illinois.


CONGRATS! Sunset Home is proud to announce Nancy Huddleston has been promoted to the position of Assistant Director of Nursing. Most recently Huddleston served as Sunset Home’s Unit Coordinator for the memory unit The Haven. Huddleston received her BSN, RN degree from Blessing Rieman College of Nursing in 2012 and her LPN from John Wood Community College in 2007. In 2011, Huddleston was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for Nurses.


Father’s Day BBQ at Sunset Home! ?


Sunset Home celebrating Nurses Week 2017


Meet the HOME TEAM:  Angie Gooding, Human Resources Director

The Human Resources Department consists of Lizzie Richards, HR Assistant and Angie Gooding, HR Director. One of our main focuses this year is recruitment. We started an employee referral program late in 2015 and it has been a successful tool in adding new staff. The HR Department also spends time on employee relations, staff in-service meeting, benefit administration, monitoring regulations, new employee orientation and many other day to day tasks. We have an open door policy and are always looking for suggestions on how we can be the premier provider of innovate senior services.  Please contact me anytime at 217-223-2636 x:418 or email agooding@sunsethome.org.


Sunset Home loves the Annual Quincy Dogwood Parade, family and our community!  May 6th, 2017


Welcome team Aegis Therapies to Sunset Home – our new physical therapy partner.







Sunset Home’s annual Christmas Tea today. A heartfelt THANK YOU to Kohl Wholesale for making this day so special for our residents and their families.  December 2016









Meet the HOME TEAM: Tasha Rothweiler, Activity Director, The Haven









Christmas Greeting from the Activity Department!   My name is Tasha Rothweiler and I am the Activity Director of The Haven here at Sunset Home. I have been employed at Sunset for 10 years.  I take my job very seriously and love what I do! I have some amazing employees that work with me in the Activity Department, Dawn Hulett and Kailin Bennett.

My job duties consist of planning activities which meet the physical, mental, and psychosocial needs and interest of residents and to improve their daily living skills. This time of the year is the busiest for the Activity Department. We are be planning activities such as Christmas decorating, our annual Christmas Tea, Christmas shopping with the  residents, bus rides to see the Christmas lights, wrapping Christmas gifts, making gingerbread houses, caroling, parties and much more!  As the holidays get near please keep in mind that Jesus is the reason for the Season!    If you ever need anything from the Activity Department please contact Tasha at 217-223-2636 x: 392.   December 2016


Sunset Home’s Red Hat Ladies are collecting TOYS for the Ladies of Charity for Christmas. Please bring a toy to our lobby for boys & girls ages 6 months to 13 yrs old. 418 Washington, Quincy. THANK YOU!







You can make a difference! It’s the end of the year and are you thinking about tax time? Please consider making a charitable tax deductible contribution for 2016. Did you know Sunset Home is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization and is proudly related to the United Methodist Church. Our mission is to Share the Love of Jesus Christ through Life in a Caring Community. Thank you and Merry Christmas!










Sunset’s November Employee of the Month: Kelly Billingsley, Nursing – CONGRATS!


Meet the HOME TEAM: Jeni Yaeger, Social Services Director


Quincy, IL — Fall greetings from the Social Service Department! My name is Jeni Yaeger and I am the Social Services Director here at Sunset Home. I have been here at Sunset for 22 years. The primary function of Social Services is to be here to help our residents maintain their highest level of well-being. More simply, our job is to be here for you in whatever you may need.

Whether there is difficulty adjusting to living in a nursing home, being unhappy with your doctor or care, helping resolve conflicts, obtaining assistive devices or clothes, assist with staying in touch with friends and family, etc. Our purpose is to stand with our residents as their advocate to add strength to their voices in asserting their wishes.
We are a small department but are fortunate to have an excellent staff of 3 full time and 1 part time employees. There have been a few changes within the Social Services Department in the past year. Lindsey Edwards recently departed to get married and embark on her new life with her husband in Southern Illinois. She will be missed. We ask everyone to help us welcome Kailin Bennett to the Social Service Department. She has taken on responsibility for the Haven in addition to her duties as an activity aid. Please contact us is there is anything we can do to help make your stay here better. I can be reached by calling 217-223-2636 ext. 326 or via e-mail to jyaeger@sunsethome.org.   November 2016


Thank you to the Adams County Election Judges today – remember to VOTE everyone!


Thanks to everyone for a successful job fair – Join the Team!  




MEET THE HOME TEAM: Jane Noble, CDM, CFPP, Director of Food Services


As we all know the primary purpose of the Food Service Department is to provide our residents with nutritious and tasty meals that comply with their diet. We are continually revising our recipes and products to improve the taste and quality of our meals. We are now on a menu rotation where we will have fall/winter and spring/summer menus.  Fall is such a beautiful time of year and with it brings the holiday season. We will have a traditional Thanksgiving meal on Thanksgiving Day. Our Christmas Tea will be hosted by Kohl Wholesale and will be on Wednesday, December 7th from 2-4pm in the Main Dining Room. Resident’s Christmas Meal will be on Thursday, December 15th in the Main Dining Room starting at 11:30am. A traditional Christmas Meal will be served at lunch on Christmas Day. If your family members want to join you on Thanksgiving or Christmas day for lunch, they may purchase tickets from the front desk. Lunch for family will be served through the employee cafeteria. There are tables in the Villa View where they can eat.  Over the past year we have been so fortunate to have Kohl Wholesale host the “TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME” cookout. Not only did we have the traditional Hot Dogs, but we had cotton candy and funnel cake. A good time was had by all.  I want to thank the Auxiliary for helping us purchase a new refrigerator that is a great asset to our department.  I would like to encourage everyone to come to our Food Committee meeting which is held in the Villa View Lounge at 1:00pm on the third Tuesday of every month. This committee is designed to not only look at any suggestions that you may have, but also for us to look at new ideas for different food items that we may include in the menus. I also want to do some taste testing on new items that are available to us.  You may contact me any time at ext. 379 or my e-mail address is  jnoble@sunsethome.org.   October, 2016







Sunset’s October Employee of the Month: Rosie Whitehead, Central Supply – CONGRATS!










Walk to END Alzheimer’s 2016  – Sunset Home is proud to be a major sponsor every year.


Quincy, IL — THANKS KHQA-TV! Nikki with David on air tonight showcasing Sunset Home’s Blessing of the School Bags event & school supply drive – join us on Monday, Aug 15th at 6:30pm.  August 5, 2016

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MEET THE HOME TEAM: Ruth Sparrow, Director of Housekeeping & Laundry

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Happy Summer and greetings from the housekeeping and laundry departments. My name is Ruth Sparrow and I am the Director of Housekeeping and Laundry. I have been at Sunset Home for 25 years. I have 16 people on my team, both full time and part time in both departments.
The housekeeping departments’ main focus is to maintain the cleanliness of the building; including cleaning the resident’s room or offices, hall- ways. Laundry’s main focus is to make sure the residents have clean and presentable clothing to wear on a daily basis and is delivered 3-4 times weekly. Linen for the units is outsourced to another company.
Floors, hallways and resident’s rooms are stripped or waxed and maintained on a weekly basis. Housekeeping works in conjunction with all the other departments depending on the needs.
Whether to get a room ready for new residents to assisting the Activity department to get ready for the bazaars and everything between.
The Villas is maintained on a weekly basis, which includes cleaning the common areas, elevators, stairwells. Also they are cleaned and made ready apartment becomes empty. Monthly meetings are held on a regular basis to continue offering training and educational topics relevant to these two departments.
We are always here to help. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at 217-223-2636 x:368. Have a great day and stay cool! Sincerely, Ruth


Quincy, IL — A blessing today of lavish love & praise for the Quincy Police Department, thank you for all that you do – Treat Day! August 3, 2016

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Quincy, IL — Thanks to the Quincy Fire Department – Chief Joe Henning & crew for coming to Sunset Home today for our annual fire extinguisher safety training.  July 13, 2016

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Sunset’s awesome Dietary team – join us today for our Ice Cream Social – open to the public!

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Quincy, IL — Great day – Sunset Home is pleased to support the Ladies of the Quincy Chamber annual golf outing!  June 3, 2016

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Sunset’s June Employee of the Month: Laura Feltes, Accounting Dept – CONGRATS!

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Sunset’s July Employee of the Month: Brenda Humphrey, Activity Dept – CONGRATS!

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MEET THE HOME TEAM: Sherry Rakers, LPN, Haven Coordinator

I‘ve worked for Sunset Home for many years and have been in the nursing field for over 30 years. In 2015, I was promote to Unit Coordinator of The Haven. The Haven is the largest State certified Alzheimer’s Unit in Southern Illinois with 43 beds and the only facility with a Certified Dementia Practitioner on staff. I received my LPN license from JWCC and was a CNA before becoming a nurse. I coordinate and help manage the care of The Haven Alzheimer’s Unit residents by communicating resident needs and changes with The Haven unit staff, nursing, doctors, Nurse Practitioners, therapists, and most importantly with family members. I also coordinate the continuing education that is required for The Haven staff. Our team works with the Activity staff, Dietary, Social Services and Housekeeping departments to ensure our residents receive the best care possible.

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Sunset’s April Employee of the Month: Nancy Huddleston, RN – CONGRATS!

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United Methodist Church Leadership Workshop

Feb 21, 2016:  Sunset participated in the Winter Leadership Workshop for the United Methodist Church – Lamoine River District hosted at the Pittsfield UMC – as we continue to share Sunset’s mission. Thank you Superintendent Rev. Doug Rorex.

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Sunset’s February Employee of the Month: Karen Brumbaugh, CNA – CONGRATS!

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Activity staff appreciation luncheon – thank you for all that you do!

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Sunset’s January 2016 Employee of the Month: Jessica Beaver, Transporter – CONGRATS!

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 Christmas Giving:  Please remember Sunset Home in your will and giving plans each year.


Please consider giving a tax deductible gift to Sunset Home this Christmas season.  Sunset Home is nonprofit 501(c)(3) and is proudly related to the United Methodist Church.   Every donation helps our residents and to sustain our ministry.   It is easy to give:  you can donate online at www.sunsethome.org, send a check to 418 Washington, Quincy, IL 62301. Thank you and God Bless.


Oliver’s Chapel Rededication Ceremony – Dec 6th, 2015

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Reverend Oliver Taube

July 29, 1923 – December 25, 2013


Celebrating our beautiful new chapel and to honor Reverend Oliver Taube.  Rev. Taube served Sunset Home as pastor for over thirteen years.  Our guests include Rev. Taube’s family, Sunset’s residents and their families, staff, Board of Directors, local pastors and key individuals who were instrumental with the remodel project.

HISTORY:    We are excited for the completion of Oliver’s Chapel at Sunset Home remodel project.  The planning started last year and with successful fundraising efforts and a grant from the Arthur 0. & Lela B. Lindsay Fund.   We raised $38,293 that paid for the full renovation including new chairs, light fixtures and flooring.  The blessings keep coming:  Janet Quintero, of Vermont Street United Methodist Church has created and is donating a custom made stain-glassed window piece to place on the altar:  “The Ascension of Jesus” and is dedicated in loving memory to her parents Reverend John & Miriam Conaway.


It’s officially the holidays – UGLY SWEATER DAY at Sunset!

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In Sunset Home’s lobby is the beautiful Tree of Life….A Living Memorial.

The Tree of Life provides a special way to recognize a loved one.   Gifts of $300 or more will be recognized with an inscribed leaf, and gifts of $10,000 or more will be recognized through inscriptions on one of the stones located below the tree.



Sunset’s December Employee of the Month: Bridget Martin, CNA  – CONGRATS!

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Sunset’s November Employee of the Month: Sherry Rakers, LPN – CONGRATS!

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 Sunset APARTMENTS Open House – Independent Living, located at 8th & Broadway – please mark your calendars!



  Sunset’s October Employee of the Month: April Brown, CNA – CONGRATS!

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Our 2nd Annual Wine Pull last night was magical! THANK YOU to all our sponsors, Gallery Solaro, County Market, donors, board members, Sunset’s Wine Pull team, our Advisory committee and the Quincy community for making this event a huge success! SAVE THE DATE for next year: Sept 15th, 2016!

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  Sunset’s September Employee of the Month: Lisa McDonald, Restorative Nurse – CONGRATS!

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Sunset Home’s new Director of Human Resources:  Angie Gooding

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QUINCY, IL — WELCOME! Angie Gooding has been named Sunset’s Director of Human Resources.  Angie comes to us with over 15 years of HR experience.  Mostly recently, she served as Branch Manager for Manpower in Hannibal. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Health Care Administration from Western Illinois University.  Angie is certified as a Professional in Human Resources through the HR Certification Institute and has her SHRM–CP through the Society of Human Resource Management.  Angie is on the Board of the Hannibal Area Chamber of Commerce, past Ambassador of the Hannibal Chamber, and past President of the Quincy Area SHRM Chapter.   August 2015.


Tickets available now for our 2nd annual fundraiser



Meet the HOME TEAM: Jeni Yaeger, Social Services Director


Social Services is often hard to explain. Where other departments have a specific primary function, for example: Nursing – to provide healthcare, Dietary – to provide food and nutrition, Activities – to provide meaningful activities, etc. Social Services’ function is to help our residents maintain their highest level of well-being. Our purpose is to stand with our residents as their advocate to add strength to their voices in asserting their wishes. Please contact us if there is anything we can do to help. Jeni’s contact info: 217-223-2636 x:326 or jyaeger@sunsethome.org.


Sunset’s August Employee of the Month: Stephanie Credille, Dietary Dept – CONGRATS!

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 NURSING WEEK – THANK YOU for all that you do! Representing Sunset Home our Unit Coordinators.




Sunset Home’s new Director of Nursing:  Kim Straube

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QUINCY, IL —  Kim Straube has been promoted to Director of Nursing at Sunset Home.   Straube began her career at Sunset Home in 2005 as an LPN and went on to obtain her RN certification in 2010.  She was the Unit Coordinator for the Haven, Sunset Home’s dementia unit.   In 2012 she became Certified as a Dementia Practitioner.  In August 2013 Straube was promoted to Sunset’s Assistant Director of Nursing.   Straube is a 2010 RN graduate of John Wood Community College and received her BSN in 2014 from Chamberlain College.  Since 2010, Straube serves as the RN Consultant for Recovery Resources.   She is on the YWCA Board of Directors, serves as Board President for the Quincy Neighborhood Federation Youth Centers.  Straube is a spokesperson for JWCC and serves on JWCC’s Certified Nurse Assistance Advisory Board.  March 2015.


Welcome Sunset Home’s new Assistant Director of Nursing:  Meridith Reed

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QUINCY, IL — Sunset Home is proud to announce Meridith Reed accepted the position of Sunset Home’s Assistant Director of Nursing.   Reed received her Associate of Science in Nursing degree in 2014 from Hannibal-LaGrange University and her LPN in 2001 from John Wood Community College in Quincy, IL.  Most recently she was the ADON at a skilled nursing facility in the area.  Reed comes to Sunset Home with over 13 years of nursing experience.   March 2015.


Sunset congratulates our C.N.A.’s of the year: Shannon Smith, Michelle White & Kim Adrian. Shannon Smith will represent Sunset at the 20th Annual JWCC Community C.N.A. of the Year Luncheon, April 24th, 2015.

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We are dedicating Sunset’s Chapel to the late and beloved Rev. Oliver Taube. We are fundraising to make much needed updates. Thank you for your consideration to help!




Our 10th Annual Spaghetti Supper was a huge success – we had over 325 guests! Special thanks to everyone who joined us, to Kohl Wholesale, and all our incredible volunteers: our staff, Sunset’s Auxiliary and the kids from QND & St. Francis!  All proceeds benefit Sunset’s Employee Assistance Fund.


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 Meet the HOME TEAM: Theresa Neisen, Admissions Director

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In this first week of April 2015, I will have completed 21 years at Sunset. Any requests for possible admission to Sunset usually come through me, information concerning care is taken, read and passed on to nursing to make sure we can meet the person’s needs. I give tours and explain to families what the protocol is, how payment is made and walk through the process with them. Then the goal is to have the room ready and waiting when admission occurs and complete admission paperwork in a timely manner. I also take care of Long Term Care Insurances and do the pre-authorizations for Medicare Advantage plans and do updates for the insurance company as requested. If that resident is then able to return home, I discuss homecare services available and set up skilled/homemaker services and assist with needs they may have at home and just let them know what services are available. Our goal is to make you as comfortable as possible, whether it is a short rehab stay or Sunset becomes your home. If there is something you need, let me know and I will do my best to make it happen. Theresa’s contact info: 217-223-2636 x:336, tneisen@sunsethome.org


Fun Road Trip – Bowling at the Tangerine Bowl in Quincy, IL.  March 11, 2015

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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Sunset’s Auxiliary volunteer group – wishing everyone a Happy St. Patty’s Day! Thank you for all that you do!

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Sunset’s February Employee of the Month: Lindsey Edwards, Social Services – CONGRATS!

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Sunset hosted a silent auction of decorated Christmas trees this holiday season and the winners – Jennifer Cantrell, CNA, Wanda Lord, CNA and Natalie Lord, LPN chose to donate the money raised in the amount of $461.00 to the Quincy Humane Society.

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Fun road trip!

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Did you know that in Sunset’s Chapel we have baptisms & weddings. Congratulations to Jason & Nikki Neese who baptized their daughter Isabella during services on Sunday. Godparents are Chris & Kim Stephens. Rev. Patty Johansen officiated from Vermont Street United Methodist Church.   February 2015

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Staff Appreciation Lunch – thanks to the Haven Activities team: Tasha, Ivan (and missing Kaitlyn & Brittany)!

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Sunset was proud to host CareLink’s event on POLST: Practitioner Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment – a very important topic regarding Advance Directives in Healthcare. Over 75 people in attendance. Feb 4, 2015

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Staff Appreciation Lunch – thanks for all that you do Activities ladies!

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Celebrating Elvis’ Birthday!

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Sunset’s January Employee of the Month: Charlotte Ash, LPN – CONGRATS!

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Welcome Sunset’s New Director of Food Services:  Jane Noble – January 2015

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QUINCY, IL —  Jane Noble has been named Director of Food Services for Sunset Home.   Most recently she was the Director of Dietary, Housekeeping & Laundry at a senior living facility in the Quincy area and was the Director of the Meals Plus Program for the West Central Illinois Area Agency on Aging.   Noble is a Certified Dietary Manager and comes to Sunset Home with over 30 years of food management experience.  Sunset Home is a Skilled Nursing Facility that delivers all levels of service including short term rehabilitation, Independent living and is the largest State certified Alzheimer’s Unit in Southern Illinois.



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It’s the end of the year and are you thinking about tax time? It is not too late to make a charitable tax deductible contribution for 2014. Did you know that Sunset Home is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization and is proudly related to the United Methodist Church. Our mission is to provide Life in a Caring Community through the Love of Jesus Christ.


 Merry Christmas!

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Happy 95th birthday Ms. Wilma – 95 glorious roses celebrating a wonderful lady!

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“We Wish you a Merry Christmas….” Caroling in our best ugly sweaters!

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Paula Steffens gets ready for the holidays at Sunset’s salon thanks to our wonderful beautician Emily Keller. Pic courtesy of QHW/Bohnstedt

Sunset’s December Employee of the Month: Dennis Mandeville, Maintenance Dept – CONGRATS!

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Sunset’s “Employee of the Month” committee – thank you Meagen, Michelle, Lori & Angie!

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 Sunset Home’s fabulous RED HAT LADIES – donated collected Christmas toys today to the Ladies of Charity for the children of our community.   November 17, 2014

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 Sunset salutes our Veterans – God Bless

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Sunset’s November Employee of the Month: Michelle Wortman, LPN – CONGRATS!

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Sunset’s fabulous team from First Choice Physical Therapy!

Staff Appreciation Lunch – thanks Maintenance Department!

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Sunset celebrates our 125th anniversary with a party for our residents, family & staff!

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Sunset’s October Employee of the Month:   Rhonda Warning, LPN

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Sunset residents visited Madison Park Christian Church recently for the Button Show

Sunset’s Lunch Appreciation day – thank you Dietary Department! – October 9, 2014

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Wheelchair Races – proceeds benefit Sunset’s Employee Assistance Fund!  – October 3, 2014

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CONGRATULATIONS – Sunset’s Wine Pull:  raised $17,397 for our elevator improvement fund!


Sunset Home’s 125th Celebration & Fundraiser! – September 18th, 2014

QUINCY, IL —  Cheers to Sunset’s hugely successful 1st Annual Wine Pull fundraiser at BoodaLu Steakhouse.  Mrs. Hazel Mills – our #1 Cork Girl pictured her with Jeff Spear.  With gratitude to all our generous guests, sponsors, board members, wine donors and the community for helping us raise a substantial amount of money for Sunset’s elevator improvement fund!    SAVE THE DATE for next year: Sept 24th, 2015

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Sunset’s September Employee of the Month:   Randy Huntley, Dietary Department
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Sunset Home Presenting Sponsor – Alzheimer’s Walk 2014

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Sunset welcomes Rev.Tom Corum & members from the First United Methodist Church of Champaign

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HAPPY Retirement to Sunset’s wonderful shuttle bus driver

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Sunset’s August Employee of the Month:   Rachel Green, Receptionist
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Sunset Home & the American Red Cross – July 24, 2014
Quincy, IL — Sunset Home proudly hosts a blood drive for the American Red Cross.   Thanks to Angie & everyone for giving blood today, and to Sunset’s Laura Feltes for coordinating the event (not pictured).

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Welcome Sunset’s new Director of Accounting:  Kayla Klauser – July 2014

Kayla Klauser of Quincy, IL., has been named Accounting Director at Sunset Home.  In her new role, Klauser will direct all financial affairs, including accounting, payroll, business office, purchasing, billing and reimbursement, credit and collections, and other financial matters as directed by the Administrator.  She is a Certified Public Accountant and earned her Master of Accountancy degree from Western Illinois University in 2010.  Her prior professional experience includes performing audit and tax work at a public accounting firm in Quincy.


Sunset Home’s BED RACES! 

July 8, 2014 — Courtesy of  QHW:   From left, “Bed Wetters” teammates Candy Kleemeyer and Sherry Rakers push “patient” Stephanie Davenport, in bed, to the finish line as they compete in the Sunset Home Bed Races Tuesday, July 8, 2014, in the parking lot of the Quincy nursing home. Tracy Hagman, Fund Development & PR Director for the home, said the event raised close to $2,000. Proceeds will benefit Sunset’s Alzheimer’s unit, The Haven, and the Central Illinois Chapter-Alzheimer’s Association.  Competing against the Bed Wetters is Denise Crisp, right, Matt Doane (not seen) and Tasha Rothweiler in bed. (H-W Photo/Phil Carlson)

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Sunset’s July Employee of the Month: Ruth Sparrow, Housekeeping/Laundry Director 

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Sunset welcomes Vermont Street United Methodist Church’s new Pastor, Rev. Patty Johansen to our community.  – July 1, 2014

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Mark your calendars – BED RACES!   Benefits Sunset’s THE HAVEN & the Central Illinois Chapter-Alzheimer’s Association!


Sunset Home’s Family Fun Day! 

June 20, 2014

QUINCY, IL —    Family Fun Day for our residents, families and staff! Games, food, the Balloon Dude (Jay Almeter), cake walk, bounce house (Peoples Prosperity Bank), dunk tank (Sunset Auxiliary), music, funnel cakes and much more! Thank you to everyone, including the Quinsippi 4-H club, who participated and generously donated for such a great day! June 20, 2014

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Sunset’s Annual Ice Cream Social


Mark your calendars for Wednesday, June 11th.  Ice cream, a variety of cake and treats, plus carry-out is available – family fun for all! Proceeds to benefit the Sunset Home Auxiliary.


Pictures from the Ice Cream Social!

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The Sunset Swingers playing in the Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce golf tournament!  June 6, 2014

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Sunset’s June Employee of the Month: Jessie Vahle, LPN

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Sunset Home’s new shuttle bus!   May, 2014

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“Taste of Quincy”  

May 15, 2014

THANK YOU to all the local food vendors who generously donated their delicious specialty items for Sunset’s residents to enjoy!  The Abbey, Arby’s, BoodaLu Steak House, Casey’s, Coach House, Culver’s, Dairy Queen, Domino’s, El Rancherito, Fazoli’s, Hy-Vee, Jimmy John’s, KFC, La Gondola, Lakeview, Little Caesars, Maid Rite, Maine Course, O’Griffs, Panera Bread, Pier, Riverside Smokehouse, Roly Poly, Sprouts, TCBY, Thyme Square, Tony’s Too & Underbrinks

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ALOHA!   Sunset celebrates Nursing Home week, May 12-16th, with fun activities for residents, families & staff – today is Hawaiian Day

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Happy Mother’s Day Tea at Sunset Home!

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Sunset Home has such a wonderful history of caring for seniors. Here’s a photo from the early 1900’s of residents and staff.   We celebrate our 125th Anniversary this year.  

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Sunset Celebrates our Amazing Nursing Team  

May 6th, 2014

QUINCY, IL — National Nurses Week is May 6-12th!    A quote from Maya Angelou: “They may forget your name, but they will never forget how you made them feel.”   Thank you ladies for proudly representing all of Sunset!   Pictured:  Dawn Whiteside, LPN, Rhonda Warning, LPN, Jessica Hunt, RN, Angie Warning, LPN, Brandy Tallman, LPN


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We have an opening in our beautiful Villas – Independent living and your pets are welcome! Call us for information at 217-223-2636 and ask for Sandy


Sunset’s May Employee of the Month:  Cathy Rumsey, Housekeeping

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Congratulations to the YWCA Women of Achievement

April 26, 2014

QUINCY, IL —   A group of four women were recognized Saturday night as part of the YWCA of Quincy’s 23rd annual Women of Achievement Gala at the Oakley-Lindsay Center:   Lynn Niewohner, Debbie Reed, Denise Conkright and Gabrielle Green for their work in the community.

Ms. Gabrielle Green was honored with the YWCA Future Woman of Achievement Scholarship Award.   Pictured here Kim Straube, YWCA Board Member & Sunset’s Assistant Director of Nursing, Gabrielle’s mother Rachel Green, Sunset Home’s Front Desk Receptionist, and Christa Mantzke, Sunset’s Director of Nursing.   Congratulations to all the women, indeed “A Voice for All”.

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Sunset Celebrates Administrative Professionals Day – April 23, 2014

QUINCY, IL — Lunch with Sunset’s Administrators, Accounting, Human Resources, Reception, Public Relations, Central Supply and Transportation departments.   Thank you to our wonderful team!

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Sunset Home is proudly related to the Illinois Great River Conference of The United Methodist Church and extends Easter blessings to all.

“I asked Jesus how much He loved me?” And Jesus said “This much-“ And He stretched out His arms and died. 



Coming Soon:  New Short-Term Rehab Unit

Another exciting project at Sunset – our new Short-term Rehabilitation Unit! Spacious private rooms with microwave and fridge, a fabulous view and much more! Watch for our progress.


Sunset’s April Employee of the Month: Tasha Rothweiler, Activities The Haven 

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Sunset Home celebrates National Volunteer Week!

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Sunset Home’s annual Spring Bazaar 

Mark your calendars for Friday, April 11th.   Baked goods, flea market items, clothing and furniture – and delicious homemade coffee cake in the Coffee Shop!



Sunset Home Celebrates our Social Services Staff

March, 2014

Meet our “original” Social Services team.  Social Work was established in 1889.   Coincidentally the same year Sunset Home was founded – this year we both celebrate our 125th Anniversaries!   Pictured front:  Cheryl Breuer, back row:  Lindsey Edwards, Theresa Neisen (Admissions Director), Meagen Davis & Jeni Yaeger.

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Sunset Host’s Spaghetti Supper – please join us!

Sunset Home is hosting its 9th Annual Spaghetti Supper on Wednesday, March 26th, from 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.   Meal includes:  spaghetti, green beans, breadstick and dessert.  Carry-out is available.   Spring themed gift basket auction too!   Proceeds benefit Sunset Home’s Employee Assistance Fund.    Tickets:  $4.50 in advance, $5.00 at the door, $2.50 children (12 & under).

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Sunset Home’s 2014 CNA’s of the Year – March 2014

John Wood Community College and Community Health Care Agencies, including Sunset, are once again sponsoring the CNA of the Year:  Angels in Heath Care.  Congratulations to Andrea Miller who will represent Sunset Home at JWCC’s 19th Annual C N A of the Year luncheon on April 25th.

Pictured from left to right:  Andrea Miller, Michelle Kendall and Kim Adrian.

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Sunset Home’s MARCH Employee of the Month:  Opal McCafferty

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United Way recognizes Sunset Home – February 19, 2014

QUINCY, IL – United Way’s annual meeting Sunset Home was presented: “In recognition of outstanding progress in dollars raised, participation and special efforts in support of the United Way of Adams County, Inc.”.

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

February 13, 2014

QUINCY, IL – Sunset Home celebrates Valentine’s Day with beautiful carnations for our residents and staff.  The proceeds benefit Sunset’s Employee Assistance Fund.  Special thanks to our cupids pictured:  Nikki Vahle & Lindsey Edwards and to Laura Feltes for coordinating.

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Sunset Home Celebrates our Activities Staff

January 24, 2014

QUINCY, IL —  Sunset Home’s fabulous Activities Staff honored during a week of appreciation with manicures and treats.  Thank you for all the joy you bring to our residents!

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Sunset’s Winter Marshmallow Snowball Fight 

January 24, 2014

QUINCY, IL — Today Sunset Home brought the winter weather indoors for our annual marshmallow fight with our residents and staff!

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Bake sale at Sunset Home in Quincy benefits pet rescue organization

Januray 20, 2014

QUINCY, IL — Sunset Home in Quincy was filled with the smell of sweets on Monday.  A bake sale was held for Homeward Bound Waggin, which is an organization that rescues and transports animals in need and finds them homes.

Organizers say the residents and nurses at Sunset home enjoyed the event so much, they suggested having another bake sale.  “Oh the turnout has been absolutely wonderful,” Cathie Fleming of Homeward Bound Waggin said. “We came in with two tables totally packed and we have replenished twice. And we’re still selling. So we have done very, very well.”

Organizers even brought their four-legged mascot, Paula Sue. Paula Sue was a dog that was rescued from a fighting environment, but was rehabbed by some Hannibal veterinarians.   (Source:  WGEM-TV, Whitney Williams, Meteorologist/Multimedia Journalist.)

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Sunset Home Bake Sale for Homeward Bound Waggin, Inc.

January 6, 2014

QUINCY, IL — Sunset Home is hosting a Bake Sale on Monday, January 20th from 10a – 3p.   The proceeds benefit an organization called Homeward Bound Waggin, Inc., which is  a pet rescue organization that rescues and transports animals in need and finds them permanent homes.  There will be a huge selection of tasty treats including cakes, cookies, pies, candy, and breads.   Thank  you in advance for your help in  supporting this wonderful organization!

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Construction begins for Sunset Home’s new Dining Room Remodel

January, 2014

QUINCY, IL — Sunset is excited to announce that our main dining room remodel project commences the first week of 2014.    The contractors will have full access to the dining room during this time of construction and have indicated the project will be completed in about eight weeks.  During the remodel other areas of the building will be utilized  for meal service.  We appreciate everyone’s patience during this interim period.   The complete remodel will be a remarkable transformation of an area that is such an important part of our Residents’ lives here at Sunset Home.


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2013 News:

Sunset Home Hosts Annual Holiday Light Tour  &  Christmas Tea Party with Santa

December 18, 2013

QUINCY, IL — Sunset Home hosted its annual Holiday Light Tour on December 18th.   Families drove through Sunset Home’s beautiful Christmas light display and the kids got to meet Santa & Mrs. Claus.   On December 12th & 14th, everyone also enjoyed Christmas Tea parties.

Merry Christmas and a joyous New Year!

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Sunset Home hosts a tribute celebration for the Reverend Oliver Taube

December 13, 2013

QUINCY, IL  — Our very own Reverend Oliver Taube has recently retired from Sunset Home.  A open house was given in his honor for family, Clergy, residents and staff to pay tribute and to thank him for all his years of immeasurable service.   We are forever grateful for the lives Rev. Oliver has touched and inspired.



Sunset Home’s DECEMBER Employee of the Month:  Theresa Neisen  

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Sunset Home’s Employee Appreciation Luncheon 

November, 2013

QUINCY, IL — Sunset Home’s team with our Administrators, Accounting, Human Resources, Reception, Public Relations, Admissions, Central Supply and Transportation. Thank you to our Staff!

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Sunset Home makes improvements

November 25, 2013

QUINCY, IL (WGEM) — Sunset Home in Quincy is looking to complete six million dollars in renovations and improvements.  To help initially fund it, they’re turning to the city for special revenue bonds.   Administrator Jerry Neal says, “If we can provide them with those services in a home like setting, and get them back on their feet and back to home as soon as possible, that’s our goal.”

Until then, Sunset Home is home for dozens of seniors. Neal says they want to make improvements to some quality of life features.  “The main project is a major remodel of our main dining room.  It’s one of the older areas in our facility that we really want to upgrade and bring into the 20th century more or less, and really enhance the dining experience for our residents,” Neal says.

Other big projects include work on the roof and renovating one of the nursing wings to a short term rehab center for residents. Monday night, they looked to the city to help get the projects going.

“They requested to refund and re-finance the four million dollars, and then re-finance an additional two million dollars for a six million bond issue,” City Comptroller Sheri Ray says.   Ray says service organizations using the city’s bonding authority is nothing new.  She also says it has some financial benefits.   “Typically a lower government rate,” she says.

Aldermen approved the bond financing at Monday’s city council meeting. Neal hopes the money helps them continue to serve the Quincy community with updated facilities.  (Source: Kendra Whittle, Multimedia Journalist, WGEM-TV)

Sunset Home’s NOVEMBER Employee of the Month:  Brenda Coon

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Sunset & Alzheimer’s Candlelight Service & Soup Supper

November 20, 2013

QUINCY, IL — Sunset wants to thank everyone for a very special event we hosted for the Quincy Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.  It was a wonderful night starting with the Soup Supper and then to the chapel to pay tribute to our residents, families and the community that have been touched by this disease.  There were about 70 people in attendance.

A special thanks to all the staff that helped (we couldn’t do it without you), to dietary for providing a great meal, the Alzheimer Association staff, Leanne Vandermaiden for her personal testimony about her Grandmother who is a resident here, and to Rachel Green and her daughter Gabriel for singing at the end of the service – inspirational!

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Red Hat Ladies looking to make Christmas brighter for local kids

October 24, 2013

QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) –  One Tri-State nursing home wants to put more gifts under the Christmas tree for less fortunate kids.  The Red Hat Ladies of Quincy’s Sunset Home are collecting toys for local children as part of their annual toy drive. Organizer Judy Moss said their hope is to make Christmas a little brighter for local kids.

“It was so heart-breaking for these kids to wake up with no toys at Christmas time,” said Moss. “I think it’s important for us to donate the toys, so they can wake up with something under the tree.”

The Red Hat Ladies are also collecting money to buy toys. You can drop off toys or cash donations until November 15 at Sunset Home.  (Source:  WGEM: Andy Devine, Multimedia Journalist)

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Sunset Home employees contribute $5,119 to the United Way Campaign

October 16, 2013

QUINCY, IL  – Sunset Home raised $5,119.00 and recently presented a check to Cheryl Waterman, Executive Director of the United Way of Adams County, Inc. and Jerry Jackson, Campaign Chair on behalf of its employees.  Sunset Home also awarded prizes to its staff for their participation in the fundraising event.

Cheryl Waterman stated, “The staff and leadership of Sunset Home should be congratulated for their great community spirit. In their first United Way employee campaign they modeled all the qualities of a leadership company and achieved great results that will make a big difference in our community.”

The United Way advances the common good by creating opportunities for a better life for all.   Sunset Home’s Administrator Jerry Neal said, “Sunset Home employees are committed to supporting our community and we are very proud to partner with the United Way of Adams County.”

Pictured from left to right:  Jerry Jackson, United Way Campaign Chair, Pam Fessler, Sunset Home, Cheryl Waterman, United Way Executive Director, and Barb Hutmacher, Sunset Home, HR Director.

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Sunset Home’s Wheelchair Races!

September 25, 2013

QUINCY, IL  – A very different kind of race took place at Quincy’s Sunset Home Wednesday.  A wheelchair race.   20 Teams made up of the Sunset staff and area business navigated through an obstacle course blind-folded!  The blind-folded driver had to carefully push their passenger through the course without hitting anything.

Officials say the event gives Sunset Home residents something fun to take part in.  “We are very activities driven here and at the end of the day it’s all about our residents, so it gives them a nice way to come out and enjoy this beautiful afternoon and be entertained, it’s a fun day for everybody,” said the Director of Public Relations for Sunset Home.

Almost $600 was raised from Wednesday’s event and will go toward Sunset Home’s Employee Assistance Fund.  (Source: WGEM/Jenny Dreasler.  Picture QHW/Steve Bohnstedt)

Sunset Home’s Queen!

September 19, 2013

QUINCY, IL —  Sunset Home’s very own Rachel Green’s daughter Gabrielle is Quincy Senior High’s 2013 Homecoming Queen!  Pictured here sharing a moment with Homecoming King Benjamin Reinhardt as the pair wait for the start of the parade.  (Source: QHW Photo/Phil Carlson)


Sunset Home’s Annual Fall Bazaar

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QUINCY, IL — Sunset Home Ladies Auxiliary hosted its annual Fall Bazaar.  A fun day of shopping and delicious baked goods!   A big thank you to all our wonderful volunteers, residents, staff and the community for supporting the Bazaar.

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Sunset Home Walks for Alzheimer’s

September 5, 2013

QUINCY, IL —  Sunset Home’s team is pictured here in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Clat Adams Park.   With numerous fund raising events during the year, Sunset raised over $9,200 for the Association.   Sunset has the largest State certified Alzheimer’s Unit in Southern Illinois with 43 beds and the only facility with a Certified Dementia Practitioner on staff.
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Taking the First Step- Kim Straube

September 1, 2013

QUINCY, IL — Sunset Home’s Assistant Director of Nursing, Kim Straube, talks about her experience at JWCC and how her life has changed.


Sunset Home’s Employee Appreciation September Luncheons – thanks to our Staff!

September 2013

Maintenance, Housekeeping & Laundry, and our partners First Choice Physical Therapy.

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Woof, Woof.   Sunset Home Celebrates National Bring Your Dog to Work Day

August 29, 2013

QUINCY, IL — Some of the pooches that came to work today with our staff and played with the Residents.   Fun day at Sunset!

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Sunset Home’s new Virtual Tour posted on Website

August 2013

When visiting our website:  www.sunsethome.org, be sure to view our new virtual tour!  You can access on the homepage by selecting the shortcut button at the top right:  “Take a Tour”.   It is also posted under “About Us” / Virtual Tour.

Sunset Home Red Hat Society donates to the Quincy Humane Society

August 9, 2013

QUINCY, IL — The Quincy Humane Society got a big boost Friday morning from some generous animal lovers. The Red Hat Society at Sunset Home donated dozens of pet supplies and $106 to Sally Westerhoff, Executive Director.  The ladies have been collecting donations for weeks.  They say it breaks their hearts to think about the adoptable animals with no place to call home.  Humane Society officials say the donation couldn’t have come at a better time.  (Source: WGEM)

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Sunset Home’s new Director of Nursing:  Christa Mantzke

August 2013

Christa comes to Sunset Home with 16 years of prior nursing experience.  Her career includes working as a LPN at McDonough District Hospital and Snyder’s Vaughn Haven in Rushville and as an RN at Heritage Manor in Mt. Sterling and Wexford Health Sources in Rushville.  She graduated from Carl Sandburg College and Spoon River College.


Welcome Sunset Home’s new Assistant Director of Nursing:  Kim Straube

August 2013

Kim has been promoted to Assistant Director of Nursing at Sunset Home.   Kim began her career at Sunset Home in 2005 as an LPN and went on to obtain her RN certification in 2010.  Most recently she was Unit Coordinator for the Haven, Sunset Home’s dementia unit.   Kim also serves as the RN Consultant for Recovery Resources since 2010.


Sunset Home and the United Way of Adams County

July 23, 2013

Quincy, IL —  Sunset Home’s Red Hat Ladies partnered with the United Way’s Day of Action to help make kits for the Parent & Child Education program (PACE) that focuses on readiness for children’s academic success.   LIVE UNITED!

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Sunset Home and the Quincy Humane Society

July 11, 2013

Quincy, IL  — Sunset Home’s Red Hat Ladies organization is collecting items for the Quincy Humane Society.  The Supply Drive will go through Monday, August 5th .   Donation boxes are located in Sunset’s lobby at 418 Washington Street, Quincy.

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Sunset Home and Quinsippi 4H Club

July 11, 2013

QUINCY, IL — Members of the Quinsippi 4H Club plant flowers at Sunset Home, thank you!
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Sunset Home and United Methodist Church Luncheon

July 10, 2013

Quincy, IL —  Sunset Home and the Reverend Oliver Taube hosted a luncheon for Ministers and personnel from the LaMoine River District of the Illinois Great River Conference of the United Methodist Church.    The luncheon was an opportunity for an exchange of ideas and fellowship. Sunset Home’s core mission is care and compassion for meaningful living in partnership with the United Methodist Church.


Sunset Home honors it’s Volunteers of the Year

June 27, 2013

Quincy, IL —  Sunset Home hosted a special luncheon to honor all the wonderful people that volunteer their time.  Pictured left to right:   Tasha Rothweiler, Sunset Home Assistant Activity Director, Judy Peters, Vicky Murray and Nikki Neese, Sunset’s Activities Director.  Judy & Vicky conduct ceramics activities every Monday from 9a-11a at Sunset Home. Congratulations and thank you!

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Sunset Home employees race to raise money for Alzheimer’s Association

June 18, 2013

QUINCY, IL — Employees at Sunset Home raised money for the 2013 Alzheimer’s Memory Walk with its fourth annual Bed Races event.

Staff rolled their co-workers on hospital beds as part of a relay race to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research.  Residents  sat along the sidelines and cheered on the racers.   Sunset Home Activity Director Nikki Neese says the money will help benefit people suffering from the disease.  “Here at Sunset Home we have one of the biggest the units throughout Illinois. We have 43 beds so I think it’s important to help raise money for the Alzheimer’s association,” Neese said. (source: WGEM)

Sunset Home would also like to thank Mayor Kyle Moore and Tegan Orpet from KHQA-TV for their participation.
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Sunset Home hosts its annual Ice Cream Social for residents, family and the community

June 12, 2013

QUINCY, IL — Pat Lawber sits with her friend Mary Ann Thomas at the Sunset Home Ice Cream Social Wednesday. “We go to all the ice cream socials, because they usually have really good food and we don’t have to cook or clean.” Lawber said. (source:  H-W Photo/Michael Kipley).


Free haircut at Vatterott in honor of CNA week

June 14, 2013

QUINCY, IL — Amando Jaco, a certified nursing assistant at Sunset Home in Quincy, gets a shampoo from Nicole Barner  before getting a haircut.  Salon Cosmetique at Vatterott College is offering CNAs free cuts, styles and makeup this week during CNA Appreciation Week.  (source:  H-W Photo/Michael Kipley)


Sunset Home hosts Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce Business Before Hours

April 25, 2013

QUINCY, IL — Sunset Home hosted a Business Before Hours event for the Quincy Chamber on Thursday, April 25th with over 70 people in attendance.   The event is an opportunity for area business people to network and visit businesses in the area to showcase their facilities, staff and offices.    A special thanks to the Chamber and to Bailey’s Fudge for the wonderful coffee cakes and specialty coffees.

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C N A of the Year Celebration

April 25, 2013

QUINCY, IL —  John Wood Community College and several local health care agencies sponsored the 18th annual CNA of the Year Celebration luncheon on Thursday, April 25, at the Senior and Family Resource Center, 639 York, Quincy.

Sunset Home’s Kenny Warrington was one of the eight nominees – congratulations Kenny!
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It’s time for retirement, again — for Loraine pastor

April 12, 2013

LORAINE, Ill. — That first try at retirement did not work out so well for Oliver Taube, but he’s pretty sure this one will stick.

After Taube, who will turn 90 this summer, retired from more than 40 years in agriculture-related businesses in the early 1980s.  But he found himself an unwilling retiree.

“I had been retired for about 30 days and knew I didn’t want to do nothing but “loaf” around,” he said. “I had always been a “do-er.'”

At the time, Taube had a history of being a lay speaker in church. He decided to pursue that calling and wound up as “The Rev.” Oliver Taube and a pastor in the United Methodist Church. More specifically, he wound up as pastor at the Loraine United Methodist Church, a position he is leaving June 30 after 28 years.

A retirement open house is planned for Taube from 1 to 4 p.m. June 15 at the Loraine UMC.

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