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Baby boomers are getting older, but that doesn't mean they are ready to uproot themselves and take up residence in a senior living facility or with a family member. In fact, the same can be said of anyone of any age facing a situation that puts their independence at risk.

That's where SYNERGY HomeCare of Decatur can help.

The company, which opened its doors in July, is a non-medical home care provider that assists people of any age with all aspects of daily living. Services include, but are not limited to, personal care, transportation to appointments and errands, medication reminders, meal prep and planning, light housekeeping and companionship.

SYNERGY HomeCare of Decatur is located at 373 W. 1st Drive in the South Towne Plaza. The company also operates in Bloomington and Champaign.

Betsy Boge, director of client care for SYNERGY HomeCare of Central Illinois, said the addition of a Decatur location was a natural progression based on the growing need for services and the continued expansion of the Champaign and Bloomington offices. Boge said the addition of Decatur forms a service-area triangle between the three communities, with potential for continued growth.

The Decatur office employs three management staff and 30 caregivers, with even more “qualified, compassionate caregivers” being sought, Boge said.

For more about SYNERGY HomeCare of Decatur, go to, check them out on Facebook or call (217) 615-1826.


Kingery Printing Company of Effingham has announced plans to acquire United Graphics, LLC, of Mattoon.

Under the agreement, United Graphics and its Mattoon facility will become part of the Kingery Printing Company organization, which, in addition to its Effingham headquarters and manufacturing facility, also includes a plant in Henry, IL.

Kingery Printing Company, founded by John and Dolores Kingery in 1968, is owned by their children. United Graphics, LLC, founded in 1971, is owned and operated by John Wurtsbaugh, Joshua Wurtsbaugh and Stan Freeman.

“There are a number of synergies between Kingery Printing and United Graphics that make this a very positive move for our companies, our customers, our employees, and our communities,” said Michael Kingery, president of Kingery Printing.

“By merging our equipment and our service offering into Kingery Printing, and – importantly – bringing together our very talented and experienced staff, we have a combined organization that can reach new markets and expand our footprint with existing clients, helping us grow from a strength position. This benefits our company, our employees, and our clients,” John Wurtsbaugh said.

John Wurtsbaugh has been named chief operating officer of Kingery Printing, overseeing operations at all three facilities. Joshua Wurtsbaugh has been named plant manager of the United Graphics Division, and Stan Freeman as a senior account executive.

The companies anticipate closing the transaction on Dec. 1.

Have you opened a business? Have you expanded or moved to a new location? Have you taken ownership of an existing business? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you need to contact Scott Perry at or call (217)421-7976. 


Managing Editor, Print

Managing Editor of Print for the Herald & Review.

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