Our Activities Department designs enjoyable activities that are centered on encouraging good mental, physical, and social health in patients.
Hope Creek always has something fun planned to keep residents active, social and involved. Activities are scheduled daily and families are always invited to participate. Trips around town to shop, bingo, church services, crafts, and nail manicures, just to name a few, are organized and provided at no cost to residents. Entertainers come to Hope Creek to share their vocal and musical talents and we encourage residents to sing along. We also have many special events for our community, such as our annual Easter egg hunt, spring and Christmas shopping bazaars, Halloween trick or treating and haunted house. In the summer, Hope Creek hosts a monthly car wash and farmer’s market in our front parking lot! We also regularly host bake sales. We receive multiple compliments about the activities we have to keep our seniors busy, active and thriving! Check our monthly calendar for a current list of events at Hope Creek Care Center.
Hope Creek Care Center loves our volunteers, who range from students to senior citizens. Volunteers help with resident socialization. They participate in outings, assist with lunch and dinner services, or just devote an afternoon spending time with our residents. If you have passion that you’d like to bring to Hope Creek or a skill that can be used to benefit the lives of our seniors, we’d love to hear from you! Contact Deb Kettler, Marketing Director, and she will be happy to get a Volunteer Application to you and explain the process of becoming a Volunteer at Hope Creek Care Center.
Deb Kettler, Marketing Director
Phone: (309) 737-4211
Volunteer of the Year Award – Martha Anderson
One of Hope Creek Care Center’s residents, 95-year-old, Martha Anderson, received an award for Volunteer of the Year from the Illinois Activities Professionals Association (IAPA) Thursday, September 22nd at the IAPA annual convention in Springfield, Illinois, much to Martha’s surprise. She thought she was attending a craft class in Springfield with her best friend at Hope Creek, 89- year-old resident Marna Quist, and Hope Creek’s Activities Department staff. The staff had kept the award a secret from Martha for several months. They arrived at the convention Thursday night and were seated at a table for dinner. Martha’s daughter, Judy Nelson, was hiding from her during Martha’s arrival, but sat next to her at the table. Martha still had no idea what was about to happen. Martha was still wondering when the class would start when the President of the IAPA and Hope Creek’s Activities Director, Kenny Shuman, stood up to begin the awards ceremony.. “I kept asking what we would be making,” stated Martha. Mr. Shuman spoke about Martha and the many hours she has volunteered as a resident at Hope Creek selling raffle tickets, helping with the community events such as the annual Easter egg hunt and Halloween trick or treating, making crafts, and even attending craft/vendor fairs selling the items she made. “Anyone can do what I am doing, they just have to get out and do it,” Martha said about participating in activities at Hope Creek.