Dining & Cafe
Great Food and Friends
Laugh with friends, make new ones and enjoy meals in our Blue Sky dining room, Jim and Evy's Cafe and The Centennial Cafe.
We're not here to tell you exactly what time you need to report for a meal. Our mealtimes are flexible and relaxed, the way they should be. Our dining services include:
Blue Sky Dining Room
- Three healthy and tasty buffet-style meals every day.
- An omelet bar with your choice of toppings, offered on weekdays.
- Fresh-made Beligan waffles with assorted toppings and syrups, offered on weekdays.
- Holiday specials like roasted corned beef and cabbage for St. Patrick's Day and fresh baked cherry pie on President's Day.
- The flexibility to eat meals anytime when our dining room is open.
- Our Blue Sky dining room open for breakfast 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., lunch 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and dinner 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
- Always available items including lots of sugar-free items and other choices for special diets.
Jim & Evy’s Café
Jim & Evy’s Café is a made-to-order restaurant with extended lunchtime hours, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. The café has house-made sandwiches, pizza, side salads and seasonal specialities like fresh battered fish sandwichs, Italian beef and classic reubens. Jim and Evy's Café offers a warm environment full of natural light.
The Café was made possible as a result of a kind and generous donation from Mr. Jim Johnson, a former resident of Proctor Place. Jim and his wife Evelyn called Proctor Place home in 1999. Evelyn passed away in 2001 and Jim followed, years later, in 2012. In dedication of the café, Jim and Evy's daughters, Liz and Barb best described the family's overall desire for the Café:
"Our parents, Jim and Evy Johnson, as harmonious traveling companions, loved driving down back roads decked by corn fields, exploring a new place to eat, or returning to a favorite, especially Lincoln. They looked for good food, a spirited atmosphere, lively service, and tables supplied with the most necessary ingredient--people.
The best eateries echoed the substance and simplicity of their intimate kitchen--sunshine, lengthy discussions, laughter, and a memory of our dad waiting with the anticipation of a schoolboy for the potpourri plate, an abracadabra, placed before him. Our mom, a cuisine alchemist, could whip up a tasty anything almost instantly from scratch--magical little sandwiches and perfect tiny pickles legendary.
Jim and Evy, formerly contented residents of Proctor Place, would be pleased to welcome you as travelers in life to this café. May you enjoy companionship, fun, and nurturing food for your wellness and wholeness.
May Blessings ring!
Daughters Liz and Barb"
We hope you will join us in Jim & Evy's Café to enjoy our most important ingredient -- people.
The Centennial Café
The Centennial Cafe is a made-to-order restaurant with dinner hours Monday through Friday 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Stop by for gourmet sandwiches and salads that are so delicious they will leave you coming back for more.
Have a few friends stopping by or your entire family visiting? We can help! Our dining services team provides a full catering menu for your special event. We even offer a full range of appetizers for those small group gatherings where a full meal is not required. We'll help you plan out the menu so your event is just right. It's easy to get started. Just connect with our front desk or Proctor Place's dining services team at 309-566-4280.
Mealtimes Keep our Residents Safe
The Proctor Place team sees mealtimes as regular ways to have touch points with all residents, and smart safety checkpoints. If someone misses a meal in our Blue Sky Dining Room or one of our cafes without letting us know, we don't make assumptions. Instead, we give the resident a quick call or a knock on their door to be sure all is okay. This practice is an everyday part of our process and has saved lives.