Nursing home receives grant

Will County's Sunny Hill Nursing Home has received a $50,000 grant to carry out renovations and enhancements to its Sunshine Room, it has been noted.

The project will create the feeling of a Main Street-style location at the facility, with living, dining and activity spaces refurbished with storefronts and cobbled flooring to recreate the look of the "good old days", the Herald News reports.

In addition, medical and" target="_self">rehabilitation services will also be enhanced in order to further ensure inhabitants enjoy a dignified aging process.

Further to this, all refurbishments will be designed with environmental standards in mind, which will lead to the facility enjoying reduced energy costs.

The grant for the work was provided to the care home by the Caterpillar Foundation.

Will County executive Larry Walsh said: "Because of Caterpillar Foundation's most wonderful gift, along with other supporters, we are one step closer to creating this very special environment for our residents."

Meanwhile, residents at the Windsor Vallejo Care Center now have the chance to take part in its new Senior Memory Makers scheme, which has been designed to grant wishes to some of its inhabitants, the Times Herald reports.

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