Category: Community

Building the Bridge Seminar a Great Success!

On Wednesday, March 7, Markwell Funeral Home co-sponsored the seminar “Hospice to Funeral Connection: Building the Bridge” with neighboring funeral home, Adams Funeral Chapel. The all-day seminar took place at the Thelma Keller Center in Effingham, IL and was offered through the Illinois Funeral Directors Association. The event provided funeral directors and hospice workers the

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Participate in Our Second Annual Yippee Pi Day Fundraiser in March!

March is here, which means spring is on the way! But before we get to the official end of winter, we get to celebrate Pi Day on Tuesday, March 14! On Tuesday, March 14, Senior Education Ministries and the Casey Senior Center will be holding its second annual Yippee Pi Day celebrity pie-judging fundraiser from

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Markwell Funeral Home Co-sponsors “Hospice to Funeral Connection – Building the Bridge” Seminar

Compassion, comfort and providing counsel during crisis – these are all qualities embodied by hospice and palliative care workers and funeral directors. These care providers, crucial to so many families at what is often the most difficult time of their lives, can and should work together to deliver a seamless continuum of services for the

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December Dine With a Doc Welcomed Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner

Every third Tuesday of the month, Senior Education Ministries, Inc. hosts the Dine with a Doc program, an opportunity for area senior citizens to openly discuss health concerns over complimentary lunch. Markwell Funeral Home sponsors these events, with the most recent one taking place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, December 20 at

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Candy Canes on Main Event Drew Biggest Crowd in 20 Years

Markwell Funeral Home was honored to sponsor an old-fashioned Christmas tree contest on Saturday, December 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., as part of the Candy Canes on Main event in Downtown Casey. The holiday event ended up drawing the largest crowd the city has seen in nearly 20 years! The Christmas tree contest

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Markwell Sponsoring a Christmas Tree Contest on December 3

Do you think you’re the best holiday decorator around? Is your Christmas tree the prettiest one in the neighborhood? If so, Markwell Funeral Home has a challenge for you. On Saturday, December 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Markwell Funeral Home is sponsoring an old-fashioned Christmas tree contest at the lot east of Schoff

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November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, with the theme for this particular month being Know Your Options. One of the first questions people may ask themselves is “When is the right time to ask about hospice?” The answer to this question is now. It’s best to do advanced preparation when it comes to

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This Special Assisted Living Facility Gives Residents a Trip to the Past

Each year in the United States, Alzheimer’s Disease affects more than 5 million Americans and has become the sixth leading cause of death in the country. The disease affects individuals mentally, causing confusion and memory loss. And another consequence is the loss of self-confidence. However, a nursing home in Chagrin Falls, Ohio is hoping to

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Markwell is Going Pink This Month!

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, you’re likely to see pink everywhere. It’s the color that signifies the fight against breast cancer, representing those who’ve lost their lives to the disease and those who are still fighting the good fight. Breast cancer affects 1 in 8 women in the United States over the course of their

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Dine with a Doc Program Welcomes Registered Dietician

Each third Tuesday of the month, Senior Education Ministries, Inc. holds the Dine with a Doc program. This event encourages local seniors to openly discuss concerns about their health while enjoying a complimentary lunch. The most recent one was held at the Casey Senior Social Center on SW 2nd Street from 11 a.m. to 1

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