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Slip-n-Slide, that’s exactly what happened here at OES Home. The laughter and smiles tell the story of our very fun afternoon. . We embraced the hot summer weather and created our own slip-n-slide. Several of our went more than once and others laughed and watched as they helped with the countdown. We don’t “think outside […] more...

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Campus Dog Park benefit

Kim Weitkamp, nationally awarded Singer Songwriter, Humorist and Storyteller offered to us a performance to benefit our Campus Dog Park (CDP). Her generosity stems from the care given to her father-in-law, Charlie Gum, during his stay with us almost three years ago; and the family’s love of dogs. more...

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Purse Raffle

UPDATE: The Purse Raffle has been extended another 8 weeks!! You still have time to purchase your tickets! Good luck everyone!!!!   If you like fashion and quality you’ll want in on our Purse Auction. We have 2 Coach and 1 Michael Kors leather purses valued over $ 325.00 each These 3 purses have been […] more...

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Staff Chili Cook Off

Nine entries! Doctor Wilson, aka Judge Wilson took the tasting just as serious as his medical profession, tasting 9 different chili recipes containing ingredients like peanut butter, white beans and some secret ingredients never to be shared by the chef. We did have a winner after lots of tasting and some chilies got a second […] more...

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Elvis is in the House!

January’s birthday celebration started off with us being “All shook Up” by Elvis. He rocked the house with some of our favorite songs and adorned the ladies with his bright red scarves. Tapping our toes and clapping our hands wasn’t enough for some of us, so dancing did happen! If you missed this special celebration […] more...

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Michele speaks about OESH

Michele Engelbach, CEO of The Ohio Eastern Star Home talks at the Exchange Club of Mount Vernon and Knox County luncheon. Reporter Cheryl Spain of highlights the what sets The Ohio Eastern Star Home Campus apart from other nursing homes. Read the full article by clicking the link below:   more...

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Christmas Meal

On December 20th we all came together with some family and friends for a wonderful meal and entertainment. more...

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Light up the Night with Santa

The tree was revealed, and the lights were lit! “WOW”, “AHHH” is what we heard all thru the Community room when the big Christmas tree was lit. Friends and family stayed to sing Christmas carols and enjoy hot chocolate and cider. Just when you think it can’t get any more exciting it did… Santa himself showed up to say “Ho! Ho! Ho! and Merry Christmas”. The pictures and the smiles on these faces say it all. What a night to remember. more...

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Tree Delivery

Let the Christmas season begin. Christmas trees, wreathes and table top decorations were delivered early in December for all of our residents who wanted one! Our campus boasts the beauty of Christmas after the delivery and all the festive holiday decorations were in place. This was just the beginning of a wonderful holiday. more...

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Thanksgiving at Home

Wow, we have so much to be thankful for here at The Ohio Eastern Star Home–especially the Thanksgiving that just passed. Our biggest blessing this year was being able to sit down with our loved ones to enjoy a feast at our homes. We laughed about memories and shared heartwarming stories as we ate up […] more...

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Veteran’s Day

What an honor and privilege to share this day with our Veterans here at OESHome. The program opened with the OES Home Choir singing and all attending recited the Pledge of Allegiance and singing the Star-Spangled Banner. The Armed Force Melody was played followed by TAPS and a Moment of Silence to reflect and remember. Our Medical Director Dr. Wilson MAJ, MC, USA and SRA Garcia presented all of our Veterans with pins and certificates honoring them and their service to our country. There were tears and smiles along with handshakes of appreciation and support. Dallas Waggle of Kindred-Hospice closed the program with God Bless America and a prayer.  Thank you Kindred-Hospice for sponsoring this event. more...

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Our Hard Work was SO Worth it!

We found out our baking and cooking skills are absolutely amazing, from the flaky pie crust to the tender turkey our meal was a very delicious one. The first day we conquered pie making, mixing, rolling and filling 12 pie pans with ingredient for Pumpkin and Pecan pies. The second day we made all our side dishes, our menu consists of REAL mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, deviled eggs, green bean casserole, jello salad, turkey, dressing, ham and gravy of course! The third day we sat back and enjoyed our homemade feast and each other’s company.  We all gathered for a Prayer of Thanks and then we shared what we are thankful for, many said this meal and the friends they have made at OESHome. Most everyone finished everything on their plates and a few had seconds. All this was followed by the traditional Thanksgiving nap! more...

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Miniature Horse Therapy

Pretty Boy lived up to his name during his visit at OES Home, the crowd went crazy over this miniature horse. Pretty Boy made his rounds receiving affection and some love from all of us. He was so gentle and seemed to enjoy all the fuss we made over him. It was therapeutic and all […] more...

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Fall has Arrived

Our Pumpkin Carving Contest took place and each neighborhood along with the Assisted Living and Apartment residents teamed up together for a total of 5 entries. All the pumpkins were creatively designed and carved and displayed for our panel of judges. Although it was a tough decision, one pumpkin stood out more than the others. The Pumpkin Carving contest winner is..............Neighborhood Rose! Congratulations to everyone for a job well done. The pumpkins will be on display thru the fall holidays. more...

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Halloween Competition

Grease is the word around our campus! Our costume competition was so much fun and the judges had a hard time deciding on a winner. After a good look around, it was decided that the winner was Rose Neighborhood with the outstanding décor and costumes. There were pony tails, poodle skirts, blue jeans and white […] more...

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Upcoming Events

There are proven health benefits for Elders who regularly engage with pets: lower blood pressure, reduces chances of depression and loneliness, promotes living in the present moment, increases mobility and independence, and eases anxiety and pain. Please join us for an evening of entertainment to benefit The Ohio Eastern Star Home Campus Dog Park! We […]
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Intergenerational Summer Camp 2019
Monday, July 29 - Friday, August 2

Register your young camper today for our FREE Summer Camp.,. that’s right, FREE Summer camp! We have so many fun activities planned for campers and our Elders, is sure to be a week we will all enjoy and remember. Registration deadline and details are listed on the attached flyer.
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Kim Weitkamp
Tuesday, August 13

Kim is a gifted, award winning humorist, singer songwriter and storyteller. Kim has mastered the craft of blending humor and heartache, seriousness and silliness…all linked together by music. One reviewer stated “Hard to explain but, oh so easy to enjoy.” We are extremely grateful to Kim for sharing her talents with all of us. She […]
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