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Lifestyles

IVADA members gather in Peru

PERU — The Illinois Valley Activity Director’s Association met Sept. 11 at Liberty Restaurant in Peru.

President Jackie Latsch, LaSalle County Nursing Home, lead the business meeting. Vice president Rhonda Griffin, Perry Memorial in Princeton, did roll call while secretary Missy Herridge, Heritage Health in Chillicothe, did roll call. Education chairperson Chris Thompson from Greenfield Retirement Home in Princeton gave a report on speakers and host locations for 2018 meetings. Publicity chairperson Kathy Conner, Streator Heritage Health, will continue to submit articles to area newspapers.

The group discussed Grandparent Day and Thompson offered information on a sign language speaker. It was noted the Illinois Activity Professionals Association’s convention will be held in Springfield Oct. 18-20 at the Northfield Inn and Suites. This year’s theme is “There’s No Place Like Home.”

The next IVADA meeting will be held at noon Saturday, Oct. 16 at Heritage Health in Chillicothe. The speaker, Janet Sand, will talk about CAA’s and care plans. Members are urged to bring in sample care plans.

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