Jarman Center, Tuscola, Illinois

Meet the Jarman Staff

Tom WOld

Tom Wold

Besides paying the bills, overseeing the operations, and cooking top notch meals for the residents, I am active in the community. I've been a member of Rotary International since 1990, a board member of the Douglas County Health Department since 1991, and I volunteer with the Tuscola school bands. I also work for the math department at University of Illinois as a mentor for their internet math courses.

My hobbies include running, playing the trumpet ( especially with daughter Glenda ), taking long hikes with the family dogs Butter and Bella, and Ballroom dancing with my wife Sally. I also enjoy travel, eating and learning about the best foods from other countries.

What I love about working at Jarman Center, is helping our residents live well, providing healthy food, and a place to enjoy friendship and activities with others. I also really enjoy joking around with the residents.

Sally Foote

Sally Foote

Sally Currently works behind the scenes with her husband Tom Wold and the other Jarman staff to bring out the best in Jarman Center Living. She is a Veterinarian and also owns and practices at Okaw Veterinary Clinic in Tuscola. Active in the community, Sally is a member of the leadership committee for TEDI, board member of Hands 4 Paws humane group, and parishioner at 40 Martyrs Catholic Church.

Sally's hobbies include knitting, hiking, going to curves with daughter Glenda, and travel expecially to Switzerland where her sister lives.

What I love about owning Jarman Center is that we have been able to tak a building that many thought was completely obsolete adn create a vibrant living community for seniors. Jarman Center has many uses, bringing the community together rather that being a senior community separated from the rest of the town.

Marney Foltz

Marney Foltz, Resident Coordinator

Personal interests:  Reading is my favorite pastime.  I like to read a good story.  Two of my favorite authors are Francine Rivers and Jan Karon.  I love spending time with my family.  My husband and I enjoy frequent visits with parents, children and grandchildren. 

Organizations:  I am a member of the First Christian Church.  My husband and I lead a small group Bible Study.

Why I like working at Jarman Center:  I like working at Jarman Center because of the seniors who live there.  Every day is different, and I am always learning from the residents and my coworkers.

Dawn Heacock

Dawn Heacock, Marketing Director

Personal Interests: I enjoy reading, exercising, being outside and spending as much time as possible with my daughter. I like to help out and volunteer my time with different organizations, staying connected to the community.

Organizations: I am currently a member of Rotary in Tuscola, IL and on the planning committee for Relay for Life. I attend First Christian Church in Tuscola, IL and I am a certified Zumba Fitness Instructor.

Why I like working at Jarman: I enjoy working at Jarman Center because it is a family here. We all work together to make sure that the residents are taking care of. It is great to take a great place like Jarman and help to make it better and see it grow. The residents are a lot of fun and I enjoy talking with them to learn more about them and about their history. I no longer have any grandparents, so the residents are my extended family.  Having Jarman Center connected to the community and being able to share this building with the community for all types of things is wonderful.

Bonnie Tarter

Bonnie Tarter, Cook

Personal interests:  Bowling, camping especially on Lake Shelbyville, word search puzzles, reality TV, and spending time with my grandchildren.

Why I like working at Jarman Center:  I enjoy working with my coworkers and the seniors who live at Jarman Center.  Although I keep busy preparing the meals I still have opportunities to chat and hear the residents’ life stories.   It’s important to me to know their food preferences, and I enjoy seeing them eat well. 

Geri Martin, Cook

Geri Martin, Cook

Personal interests:  Having fun with grandchildren & great grandchildren!

Why I like working at Jarman Center:  I love to cook for the residents and talking with them.  They are special to me.  I like to do special things for them like bringing new things for dessert and making decorations for their dining tables.

Nanett Day

Nanett Day

Personal intrests: Camping, fishing, exerciseing, bike riding, taking my nephews fishing and camping, I enjoy visiting family and friends, I also enjoy gardening and being outside.

Organizations that I belong to: Piatt County Park Board Commissoner Piatt County Election Judge

Why I like working at Jarman Center: I enjoy playing board games, talking and joking with the residents. I really like my job the residents are great to be around, they also have great stories to tell. I started and exercise program for the residents 7-8 particapate 3 times a week.