Sunny Hill's Contact Information

Sunny Hill Sign infront of buildingLocation: 421 Doris Ave. Joliet, IL 60433  Main Number: 815.727.8710  Fax: 815.727.8637  TDD: 815.727.8809

Sunny Hill's Administrative Staff

Administrator: Maggie McDowell, RN, LNHA  - ext. 8650

Asst. Administrator: Jackie Palmer-Hosey, BA, LNHA - ext.4375

Life Engagement Director / Volunteer Coord.: Danette Krieger - ext. 8711

Admissions & Marketing Coordinator: Charlotte Mather - ext.4382

Director of Food and Nutrition Services: Julie Cherrington, RD, LDN, CSG - ext. 8411

Director of Nursing: Debbie Stanko, RN - ext. 8652

Assistant Director of Nursing: Maureen McIntyre, RN - ext. 8460
Assistant Director of Nursing: Kathie Miner, RN - ext. 8774
Assistant Director of Nursing: Edita Evans, RN - ext. 8716

Director of Finance: Shelly Felkins - ext. 8717

Director of Environmental Services: Ray Vicha - ext. 8761

Human Resources Manager: Laura Dilallo - ext. 8714

Food and Nutrition Service Manager: Crystal Smith - ext. 4384

Maintenance Supervisor: Tyler Bargas - ext. 8765

Resident Accounts: Sheri King - ext. 4383

Social Worker: - Kaidy Read - ext. 8713
Social Worker: Sherri Varek, MSW - ext. 4456
Social Worker: Kristen Lovell - ext. 8483

Sunny Hill's Activity Department

The Sunny Hill Activities Department is a very busy place, organizing and presenting over 350 activities each month!  Each unit has an Activity Aide who works to provide activities for each resident of the unit.  Activities are organized throughout the facility and are provided every day, including Saturdays and Sundays.

Activities at Sunny Hill

Typical Activities:

  • Musical presentations
  • Church and rosary services
  • Games (including BINGO)
  • Pet visits
  • Holiday and Special Event Parties
  • Active Games (bowling, horseshoes, ball toss, etc.)
  • Discussion groups
  • Movies
  • Monthly Birthday Parties
  • Trips to community events
  • "You've Got Mail" computer lab

Resource Materials

The Activity Room is home to a large collection of resource materials that are available to all residents, including:

  • Arts and crafts materials
  • Reading materials (including current magazines and large-print books on loan from the Joliet Public Library
  • Movies on VHS tape
  • TV/VCR Carts
  • Computer lab
  • A selection of audio and CD's
  • Crossword and Search-A-Word puzzle books
  • Jigsaw puzzles
  • Playing cards
  • Board games
  • Radios, Cassette players and CD players
  • Electronic equipment, such as TV's, VCR's and music players are available for short periods of time and on a first come-first served basis.


Resident Council

Resident Council is a forum that belongs exclusively to all residents.  All residents are invited to this monthly meeting (4th Thursday of each month) for the opportunity to learn about upcoming events, make suggestions and voice concerns.  The meeting is conducted by officers elected yearly from among the residents.  No staff is allowed to attend Resident Council meeting with the exception of the Activity Director. The Resident Council may also invite other staff members to attend meetings.  Monthly meeting minutes posted in the Activity Room and in the Administrator's office.  A list of current Resident Council Officers and regular meeting dates is posted in each unit.

Food Council

Interested Residents meet monthly to select a special meal of the month.  The group also gives input into the selection of the daily menus.

Van Trips

Sunny Hill Nursing Home owns and operates a 21-seat, wheelchair accessible van.  The van makes scheduled trips into the community and to community events (concerts, plays, sporting events, parades, etc.).  Of the 21 seats, four accommodate wheelchairs. Regularly scheduled trips to local restaurants are also very popular.  The Activity Department is in charge of all van trips.