POLYNESIAN REVIEW!  What fun for all. Especially fun when Kevin and Vern donned grass skirts and were dancing!  So many residents enjoyed a terrific show. Thank you, Renae for organizing this!



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Spirit Week 2017. Fun all week, ending with a Fun Fair that staff could bring their kids!  A good time was had by all!


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The City of Aurora had a big party to honor all those who turn 100 this year (and those who turn one). Our own Lucille was one of those being honored!


Family Picnic 2017. Family members and residents and friends joined together to have a great time at this year’s event. Thanks to all who attended, Larry who catered the event and Renae who put it all together.  Great job, all!





Our 2017 Mother’s Day Celebration was great.  Residents and staff brought their friends and family and enjoyed Jeanette Andrews, a Magician, and a tasty buffet supper. Thank you, Renae, for a job well done!




Painting Birdhouses! What fun!







St. Patrick’s Day

Sunnymere was definitely ‘Wearing the Green’ on St. Pat’s Day.  Corned beef and cabbage first, and then a party. And a puppy came to see us.  Fun for all.  



Mardi Gras 2017 was such fun. So many residents in the party mode!!




The Holiday for Trees

The 4th graders from Aurora’s Temple B’nai Israel spent a Sunday morning at Sunnymere, sharing the holiday of Tu B’Shevat, the Jewish holiday that celebrates ‘trees’ and all things that grow from the ground.  Enjoyed by all!



On this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. ‘Day of Service’, area students volunteered to spend time with our residents. Everyone had a great time playing games together. Apples to Apples and Left Right Center were especially fun. Thank you to all the young people who made our residents very happy that day. 



The residents turned discarded jewelry into works of art. Thank you, Kathi!

The holidays were so festive!  We so appreciate all the groups who came to sing and interact with the residents.


Moms & More came to Sunnymere! Yes, moms and their little ones came to visit and spend time with our residents. You can see how much everyone enjoyed the visit!
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Veterans Day at Sunnymere

Sunnymere took on a patriotic theme on November 11th as the ‘Visiting Veterans’ presented a special program to honor veterans at Sunnymere.  We have several veterans as well as widows of veterans here at Sunnymere.veterans-day-image-2






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Halloween at Sunnymere was so much fun. Costumes, great pumpkins, games–and Halloween cookies!


The Great Pumpkin!



The Great Bunny!



Our own ‘Deviled Egg’!


Fireman Ray



The Cat in the Hat!!



Check out our Pumpkins!


1st Place Winner–done by Tammy




2nd Place Winner–done by Samantha


3rd Place Winner–done by Ebonee


So pleased that Mission Aurora came to help us clean up our grounds over the summer. Five churches recruited volunteers and how lucky for us that they spent one day at Sunnymere.

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planting-1 planting-2 planting-3 planting-4Family ‘picnic’ pictures. What fun to have a picnic lunch with the family!table-1

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Celebrating Weddings! June is ‘Wedding Month’ at Sunnymere. The residents shared good memories–wedding photos, talked about their weddings, honeymoons and engagements!


Need wedding dresses to celebrate ‘Wedding Month’


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Joyce & Duke at their wedding


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Eula & Milton at their wedding








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Eileen, Lucille & John enjoying Wedding Cake!

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Samantha collecting all the wedding stories!




Hee Haw Bingo! (When you got a bingo–you had to say Hee Haw!)

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Irene S. celebrated her 102nd birthday! The family had a banner made which we displayed in the dining room. Hurray for Irene!Irene 102Temple B’nai Israel kids visit Sunnymere! They experienced a Passover Seder together and then worked on a craft.The residents loved having the kids visit (again).

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The whole group!





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Getting Ready for Spring–Planting Flowers!

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Barb & Virginia

Planting 2

Ruby, Joyce, John

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L-R: Barb, Vriginia, Lucille and Ruby

Valentine’s Day 2016–Entertainment and singing!

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Rena, MaryAnn & Joyce enjoying the singalong.

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June and Barb enjoying the singalong!

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Kathy Robel, Entertainer

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Judy, Marie, June and Ruby at the Valentine’s Singalong!


Students volunteered to spend time with our residents–the kids ranged from AU students, High School, Middle School, Grade School students–all the way down to a kindergartner! Some visited with the residents, others did crafts with them. T’was a good day for all!

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Kindergartner Ava heping Joyce create her Eskimo doorhanger

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The AU students asked Barbara to be in their group photo!


Jazmine, an East High senior, was the only student who spend the whole day with us! Here she is with Barb.

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Here’s Jazmine with John K.


June is showing the AU students photos of her family


Jazmine with Marie


Michele and AU students

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Jacqueline Gibson and her mother Avis Miller doing crafts with Ruby

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Ruby’s finished Eskimo to hang on her door

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Jacquie Gibson working with Lucille and Virginia on thier Eskimos!


AU students visiting with Rena


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Moms and Dads came over with their children to spend time with our residents


AU student visiting with Madelyn

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John enjoyed his visit with AU student

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AU student Kylie visiting wiht Judy


Leona had a mother/daughter team visit with her



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Deck the Halls of Sunnymere (Dec. 5, 2015)

  Families, friends, church groups, volunteers–all came to help Sunnymere get into the holiday season!

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Smartie Pants (AKA Virginia)

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Our elegant Rena!


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Bob (or Bobette?) and Shavon

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Lovely Barb





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Samantha and her 1st Place Pumpkins–Elvis & Marilyn!

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2nd place–Cookie Monster!

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3rd Place


Cubs fan Mike

Leona & Shikina

Leona wasn’t scared by Shikina!







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