Integrity Healthcare of Smithton – Daily Life

Baseball from Italy to Illinois !

At the age of six years old, our resident was living in Italy where he learned to throw and catch a ball. He used to throw the ball against garages and then catch them with his mitt. After two years of living in Italy, his family moved to Illinois. He went to try out for the little league baseball team and he made it. He was made to sit on the bench for the first game, which he didn’t like. He asked to pitch or hit in the game so the coach decided to give him a chance at hitting. He took his stance on the mound and hit a home run. After that, he played in all of the games. His coach loved him. He then went on to play in the pony league. He always had a passion for baseball and he collected baseball cards as he got older. He had the time of his life when he was playing on the field.

Activities Calendar

Please make sure you take a look at our calendar of daily activities and special events!

Make sure you click the event or “see more” to view the detailed list of activities each day.  You might want to plan a visit around a special event. Often times, your loved one will participate more actively if family members are present.

Did you know that our residents help plan our daily activities?  They sure do and they never hesitate to tell us what they like to do best! We plan lots of BINGO because they like BINGO! They love social activities with special snacks!

The members of our big family enjoy daily physical exercise and ZOOMERCISE has become a favorite!

Treasures His Bowling Ring!


Michael’s father gained partial ownership over one of the first bowling alleys in Alton, IL. Michael began going there as a child doing odd jobs. His father enjoyed bowling, and soon Michael and his father began bowling together. Michael found bowling to be quite enjoyable. As he continued to bowl, Michael joined a junior league and bowled his first 300 game at the young age of seventeen, for which he was given a ring. Michael continued bowling after his time on the junior league, signing up for several tournaments, in which he did really well. To this day, Michael still enjoys bowling and continues to wear his ring.

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Visit at mealtime and help deliver your loved one’s meal tray to their table. Your company will probably make them eat more.

Visit at the time of activities and encourage your family member’s participation.

Take a favorite book along on your visit and read to your family member.

Write letters or note cards for your loved one. Help them stay in contact with their friends and family. Carry in letters or cards written to them, too.  Help them read those! 

If you take videos of children’s sports activities or school performances, take your computer or iPad on your visit and share that video!

Take along a favorite board game and play with your loved one.                                                                                                                                 

Take a puzzle that you can complete in the length of your visit.

Music is stimulating, so take your iPod or a CD player and play some favorite songs.

If you have a child to take along, take craft projects that all of you can do. Painting sun catchers or stringing bead necklaces would be appropriate.

Use technology to connect with family members.  Take your laptop and Skype so your loved one can have a real time conversation with another family member!

Paint fingernails, brush hair or give hand massages to men and women.

Take your family member on a walk through the facility or outside, and talk about the things you see. Take time to visit the flower beds, bird cage or other focal points.

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