The Patter August 11

News & Views from Campus: August 11-17, 2019

Beatitudes For Friends of the Aged

By: Esther Mary Walker
Archived by: Annie Hildebrand, Education Coordinator

Blessed are they who understand
My faltering step and palsied hand.

Blessed are they who know that my ears today
Must strain to catch the things they say.

Blessed are they who seem to know
That my eyes are dim and wits are slow.

Blessed are they who looked away
When coffee spilled at the table today.

Blessed are they who never say,
You’ve told that story twice today.

Blessed are they who know the ways
To bring back memories of yesterdays

Blessed are they who make it known
That I am loved, respected, and not alone

Blessed are they who know I’m at a loss
To find the strength to carry the Cross.

Blessed are they who ease the days
On my journey Home in loving ways.

Activities Calendar

Sunday, Aug. 11
9:00 am: Worship Service: Rev. Mike Duffy, Chapel
2:00 pm: Trivia Surprise, Eastbrook Lane

Monday, Aug. 12
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. William Hutson, Chapel
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:30 pm: Rosary, Chapel
2:30 pm: Musician Dennis Benjamin, Social Room
6:30 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Tuesday, Aug. 13
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Nancy Wilson (Melrose Chapel United Methodist Church), Chapel
9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Bartley Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
12:30 pm: YMCA Summer Day Camp Kids, Social Room
The YMCA kids are back for their last activity of the summer!
1:00 pm: Placematters, Town Hall
2:45 pm: Bingo, Town Hall
6:30 pm: Giant Games, Social Room

Wednesday, Aug. 14
8:30 am: Wal-mart Shopping**
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Jason Sommerfeldt (Central Baptist Church), Chapel
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
10:00 am: Entertainer Bocephus Casey, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:00 pm: Pony Tail Canasta, Knapheide Room
1:15 pm: Digital Disciples, Board Room
1:30 pm: Dominoes, Bartley Room

Thursday, Aug. 15
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Mike Duffy, Chapel
9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Bartley Room
10:00 am: Catholic Mass, Chapel
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room

Friday, Aug. 16
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Joshua Hall (Faith Presbyterian Church), Chapel
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:00 pm: Volunteer Voices, Social Room
2:45 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Saturday, Aug. 17
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:00 pm: Saturday Devotions
3:00 pm: Bingo, Social Room

** Please sign-up for this activity at the Front Desk
All activities are subject to change. Games and cards are available for use anytime in the Bartley Room.

Please note the changes in our shopping schedule! Please contact Social Services or Activities if you have any questions or concerns.

Prayer Request & Scripture

This week we are praying for the residents in the McReynolds Center and for the Admissions Staff.

Our Scripture of the Week is Psalm 145:1-2: “I will exalt you, my God the King; I will praise your name for ever and ever. Every day I will praise you and extol your name for ever and ever.”

Quanada Support Counseling

Quanada will be offering on-site counseling for anyone who feels they need someone to talk to. No appointment is necessary and these sessions are free. They will be in rooms #120 and #214 in Sheltering Grove the following days: Wednesday, Aug 14: 9:30a-12p; Friday, Aug. 16: 3p-5p; Tuesday, Aug 20: 9a-10:30a; Thursday, Aug. 22: 2:30p-4p; Monday, Aug. 26: 2p-5p; Wednesday, Aug. 28: 9:30a-12p

Cherry Lane Estates Meeting

Reminder: Cherry Lane Estates will be holding their monthly meeting on the third Wednesday of the month. In August it will be August 21 at 9 am, location to be announced.

The Patter August 4

News & Views from Campus: August 4-10, 2019

Thank You to our Youth Corps!

Written by: Jessica Beever, Assistant Director of Activities 

As the summer is coming to an end, and unfortunately, we must say goodbye to our Youth Corps volunteers! As always, they have been a great help to our residents and staff while giving their time to the Home.

We had 35 kids that volunteered this year. They ranged from ages 11-16. They have helped with activities this summer such as bingo, helping get residents to various activities, spending time visiting with residents, helping in the beauty shop, wheelchair rides, etc. They also assisted in helping with special events such as pie night and our Fathers Day cookout. They have volunteered over 900 hours this summer.

To thank them for their hard work throughout the summer we planned a party for them. This year they enjoyed a party at Upper Moorman park where they enjoyed a meal, mini-golf, a water balloon fight, and many other fun games.

We are very grateful for their help throughout the summer! We wish them the best of luck as they return to school!

Activities Calendar

Sunday, Aug. 4
9:00 am: Worship Service: Rev. Mike Duffy, Chapel
2:00 pm: Drumming Circle, Social Room

Monday, Aug. 5
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. William Hutson, Chapel
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:30 pm: Rosary, Chapel
6:30 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Tuesday, Aug. 6
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Henry Pratt, Chapel
9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Bartley Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
12:30 pm: YMCA Summer Day Camp Kids
The YMCA kids are back! Weather permitting, we will be outside. Ask your Activity Aide for more details!
1:30 pm: Musician One Country Gent, Social Room
2:45 pm: Bingo, Town Hall
6:30 pm: Uno Attack, Social Room

Wednesday, Aug. 7
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Keela Neumann (First Christian Church), Chapel
9:00 am: County Market Shopping**
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:00 pm: Pony Tail Canasta, Knapheide Room
1:00 pm: Foose Sing-a-long, Foose Center
1:30 pm: Dominoes, Bartley Room
2:00 pm: Watermelon Bust, Social Room
Come enjoy some fresh watermelon while it’s in peak system at one of our favorite Good Samaritan Home traditions!

Thursday, Aug. 8
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Mike Duffy, Chapel
9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Bartley Room
10:00 am: Catholic Mass, Chapel
10:30 am: Mystery Meal**
Sign-up at the front desk to go to a mystery destination for lunch! Cost is the price of your meal.
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:00 pm: Hymn Sing with Linda, Social Room

Friday, Aug. 9
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Kyle Frink (Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church & Union United Methodist Church), Chapel
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
10:30 am: Mystery Meal**
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:45 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Saturday, Aug. 10
10:00 am: Musician David Damm, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room

** Please sign-up for this activity at the Front Desk
All activities are subject to change. Games and cards are available for use anytime in the Bartley Room.

Please note the changes in our shopping schedule! Please contact Social Services or Activities if you have any questions or concerns.

Prayer Request & Scripture

This week we are praying for the residents in the Foose Center and for the Administrators and Board of Directors.

Our Scripture of the Week is Galatians 2:20: “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by the faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”

Staffing Updates

We are pleased to announce that we have filled our Chaplain position and our CFO/Associate Administrator Position. Pastor Josh Vahle will be starting as our Director of Pastoral Services/Chaplain in the next couple of weeks. David Stieglitz will be starting as our CFO/Associate Administrator by the end of August. Please help us offer them a warm welcome as they get started. More details to come!

Quanada Support Counseling

Quanada will be offering on-site counseling for anyone who feels they need someone to talk to. No appointment is necessary and these sessions are free. They will be in rooms #120 and #214 in Sheltering Grove on Friday, Aug. 2 10:30a-12p, Monday, Aug. 5 1p-4p, and Wednesday, Aug. 7 9:30a-12p, and throughout the rest of August. Check next week’s Patter for additional times.

The Patter July 21

News & Views from Campus: July 21-27, 2019

Association Membership

As we approach our new fiscal year, it’s time to think about your  Good Samaritan Home Association Membership for 2019-2020! Membership to the Good Samaritan Home Association helps us maintain the high standard of care that we provide to our residents every single day. In addition, Association Members are invited to our Annual Meeting, recognized in our Annual Report, and elect our Board of Directors. We want to thank our Association and Life Members for helping us maintain a legacy of superior Christian service. We hope that you will help us continue to move that legacy forward. To become a member or renew your membership, please contact Burgundy Hill at your earliest convenience. Membership starts as low as $10. Your contributions to Good Samaritan Home are tax-deductible. Your continued support of our ministry is greatly appreciated! 

Activities Calendar

Sunday, July 21
9:00 am: Worship Service: Rev. Dan Dolbeare, Chapel
2:00 pm: Pianist Steve Buckman, Social Room

Monday, July 22
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. William Hutson, Chapel
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:15 pm: Wal-mart Shopping**
1:30 pm: Rosary, Chapel

Tuesday, July 23
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Patty Johansen (Vermont Street  United Methodist Church), Chapel
9:30 am: County Market Shopping**
9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Bartley Room
10:00 am: Sing-a-long, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:00 pm: Placematters, Town Hall
2:45 pm: Bingo, Town Hall
6:30 pm: Table Games with Youth Group, Social Room

Wednesday, July 24
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. William Hutson, Chapel
9:00 am: Hy-Vee Shopping**
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:00 pm: Pony Tail Canasta, Knapheide Room
1:30 pm: Dominoes, Bartley Room
1:30 pm: Chair Yoga, Town Hall

Thursday, July 25
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Mike Duffy, Chapel
9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Bartley Room
10:00 am: Catholic Mass, Chapel
10:30 am: Lunch at Huckleberry Smokehouse in LaGrange**
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:00 pm: Joe Chi, Social Room
2:45 pm: Blackjack with Rick Thomas, Social Room
6:30 pm: BBB Scam Presentation, Social Room

Friday, July 26
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Joshua Hall (Faith Presbyterian Church), Chapel
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
10:00 am: Men’s Group, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:45 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Saturday, July 27
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:00 pm: Bingo, Social Room

** Please sign-up for this activity at the Front Desk
All activities are subject to change. Games and cards are available for use anytime in the Bartley Room.

Prayer Request & Scripture

This week we are praying for the residents of Eastbrook Lane and for the Accounting Staff.

Our Scripture of the Week is Psalm 111:10: “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding. To him belongs eternal praise.”

BBB Presentation

Don’t let scams catch you off guard! Every day scammers find more creative ways to take your money and destroy your peace of mind. Don’t be caught off guard and fall prey to these criminals. 

Better Business Bureau Regional Director Mara Clingingsmith will discuss the latest scams targeting older adults in a seminar on Thursday, July 25 at 6:30 pm. The public is invited to attend. Mark your calendars!

The Patter

News & Views from Campus: July 14-20, 2019

Importance of Optimism

Having a “glass half full” approach to life has long been considered important for overall wellness. Humana recently surveyed 2,000 people aged 60 and over, and found that 87 percent of seniors who identify themselves as “most optimistic” reported their health as good to excellent. This is compared to 44 percent for those who said they’re “least optimistic.”

Seniors who rated themselves as most optimistic also reported positively on other attributes linked to health, including sleep, confidence and overall happiness.

Despite these impressive numbers, having an optimistic mindset is often easier said than done. Here are some tips on staying optimistic:

Engage with your healthcare team and build a trusting relationship.

Find a higher purpose that makes you excited to get up in the morning. 

Remain socially engaged, not isolated, and nurture close relationships. 

Stay active and remember that physical activity is important. 

Find something that’s right for you and that you like to do. 

Practice gratitude and make it a habit to look for and appreciate everything you’re thankful for in life.

Activities Calendar

Sunday, July 14
9:00 am: Worship Service: Rev. Larry Wentzel, Chapel
2:00 pm: Drumming Circle, Social Room

Monday, July 15
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. William Hutson, Chapel
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:15 pm: Dollar Tree Shopping**
1:30 pm: Rosary, Chapel
6:30 pm: Quincy Kennel Club Therapy Dogs, Social Room

Tuesday, July 16 – Popcorn Day!
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Tony Metz (Luther Memorial Church), Chapel
9:30 am: County Market Shopping**
9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Bartley Room
10:00 am: Country & Gospel Music by Marvin Cook, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
12:30 pm: YMCA Summer Day Camp, Social Room
1:30 pm: St. James, Our Redeemer & the Lutheran Church of St. John Communion, Chapel
2:45 pm: Bingo, Town Hall
6:30 pm: Roll Double Game, Social Room

Wednesday, July 17
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Carol Stufflebeam (Union United Methodist Church), Chapel
9:00 am: Hy-Vee Shopping**
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:00 pm: Pony Tail Canasta, Knapheide Room
1:30 pm: Dominoes, Bartley Room
1:30 pm: Chair Yoga, Town Hall
2:00 pm: Flame & Embers, Social Room
6:45 pm: QCT Bye Bye Birdie**

Thursday, July 18
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Tim White (Trinity United Church of Christ), Chapel
9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Bartley Room
10:00 am: Catholic Mass, Chapel
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:15 pm: Aldi’s Shopping**
2:00 pm: Joe Chi, Social Room

Friday, July 19
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Joshua Hall (Faith Presbyterian Church), Chapel
9:30 am: J.C. Penney Shopping**
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:45 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Saturday, July 20
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:00 pm: Saturday Devotions, Chapel
3:00 pm: Bingo, Social Room

** Please sign-up for this activity at the Front Desk
All activities are subject to change. Games and cards are available for use anytime in the Bartley Room.

Prayer Request & Scripture

This week we are praying for the residents in Anna Brown Vista and for our Community Healthcare Providers. 

Our Scripture of the Week is Psalm 19:14: “May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sigh, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.”

BBB Presentation

Don’t let scams catch you off guard! Every day scammers find more creative ways to take your money and destroy your peace of mind. Don’t be caught off guard and fall prey to these criminals. 

Better Business Bureau Regional Director Mara Clingingsmith will discuss the latest scams targeting older adults in a seminar on July 25 at 6:30 pm. The public is invited to attend. Mark your calendars!

The Patter July 7

News & Views from Campus: July 7-13, 2019

With sadness and gratitude, we announce that CEO/ Administrator Mike Duffy has announced his resignation from Good Samaritan Home. We thank Mr. Duffy for his 29 years of dedicated service, and wish him all the best in his future endeavors!

Dear Good Samaritan Home family and friends, 

     As I reflect back on almost 29 years of service to The Good Samaritan Home of Quincy, I’m proud to have been a part of a very special legacy that is incorporated in our Mission Statement “Superior Christian service in a charitable community”. 

     The Home is very much a part of my extended family and I’ve poured all I have: my faith, heart and soul into the privilege I’ve had to partner alongside our Board of Directors, exceptional staff, precious residents and their families and our volunteers. I have been truly blessed by God to be in this place, in this time. 

     In recent months, I’ve reflected on my desires, wishes, intentions and plans for the future. I’m deeply saddened to announce to you my pending resignation. I have agreed to continue to serve until the Board has selected a replacement or until September 30th, the end of our fiscal year. 

     It is my most sincere hope and prayer that all who are a part of the very special place will honor, support and respect this most difficult decision and will continue to move forward with renewed energy, enthusiasm and expectations. I believe in a new and bright future ahead. 

     The Home will always hold a very special place in my heart. The relationships I’ve developed with the residents and their families, my gifted Supervisory team and our dedicated and compassionate staff will always be my most treasured memories. May God Bless You All! 

With Love, 

Michael P. Duffy  

Activities Calendar

Sunday, July 7
9:00 am: Worship Service: Rev. Mike Duffy, Chapel
2:00 pm: Noodleball, Eber Gardens

Monday, July 8
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. William Hutson, Chapel
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:15 pm: Wal-Mart Shopping**
1:30 pm: Rosary, Chapel
6:30 pm: Rodeo Bingo with LifePoint Church, Social Room
Saddle up your inner cowboy for this fun Bingo night with our friends from LifePoint Church!

Tuesday, July 9
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Joshua Hall (Faith Presbyterian Church), Chapel
9:30 am: County Market Shopping**
9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Bartley Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
12:30 pm: YMCA Summer Day Camp, Social Room
1:00 pm: Placematters, Town Hall
2:45 pm: Bingo, Town Hall
6:30 pm: Country Generation, Social Room
Watch guitarist & vocalist Everett Miller perform!

Wednesday, July 10
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Jason Sommerfeldt (Central Baptist Church), Chapel
9:00 am: Hy-Vee Shopping**
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:00 pm: Pony Tail Canasta, Knapheide Room
1:15 pm: Digital Disciples, Board Room
Need help with your electronic mobile device? Come visit the Digital Disciples!
1:30 pm: Dominoes, Bartley Room
1:30 pm: Chair Yoga, Town Hall

Thursday, July 11
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Mike Duffy, Chapel
9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Bartley Room
10:00 am: Catholic Mass, Chapel
10:30 am: Mystery Meal**
Sign up to go to a mystery destination for lunch! Cost is the price of your meal.
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:00 pm: Hymn Sing with Linda, Social Room

Friday, July 12
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Keela Neumann (First Christian Church), Chapel
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
10:30 am: Mystery Meal**
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:45 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Saturday, July 13
10:00 am: Musician David Damm, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room

** Please sign-up for this activity at the Front Desk
All activities are subject to change. Games and cards are available for use anytime in the Bartley Room.

Prayer Request & Scripture

This week we are praying for the residents in the Cottages and for the Physical Therapy staff. 

Our Scripture of the Week is Psalm 19:1-4: “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge. They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them. Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.”

Weekly Inspiration

Virtually nothing is impossible in this world if you just put your mind to it and maintain a positive attitude. – Lou Holtz

Bye Bye Birdie

Quincy Community Theatre has invited us to a preview performance of Bye-Bye Birdie on Wednesday, July 17th. If you are driving yourself, sign up at the front desk by Thursday, July 12th. If you are riding the bus, sign up by calling Sally in Activities at ext. 4227 by Thursday, July 12th. Cost for this outing is $5 per person.

Resignation of Michael P. Duffy

With sadness and gratitude, we announce that CEO/Administrator Mike Duffy has announced his resignation from Good Samaritan Home. Mr. Duffy will continue to serve until the Board of Directors has selected his replacement or the end of the fiscal year on September 30th. We thank Mr. Duffy for his 29 years of dedicated service, and wish him all the best in his future endeavors!

Dear Good Samaritan Home family and friends,

As I reflect back on almost 29 years of service to The Good Samaritan Home of Quincy, I’m proud to have been a part of a very special legacy that is incorporated in our Mission Statement “Superior Christian service in a charitable community.”

So many changes have occurred that have enhanced our ability to meet our mission. From the early creation of an employee handbook and employee benefit plan, to the many expansions, renovations, addition of services, to striving daily to provide person-centered care with personalized care plans, buffet-styled dining and many unique and special activity programs for our residents. We’ve been able to modernize through computerization, technology for safety, security and resident satisfaction. We expanded the services our residents can receive from entering into Medicare Part A and B, to providing Assisted Living and Short-term Rehab. Together we’ve created Mission, Vision and Value statements, created our Long-Term Strategic Plan and continue to revise and update it. We’ve strived to secure the financial security of the Home through the establishment and funding of our Foundation.  I can think of so much more that I’m proud to say that I’ve been privileged to be a part of the Home’s ability to adapt, reposition and visualize the potential of the future for those we serve.

The Home is very much a part of my extended family and I’ve poured all I have: my faith, heart and soul into the privilege I’ve had to partner alongside our Board of Directors, exceptional staff, precious residents and their families and our volunteers. I have been truly blessed by God to be in this place, in this time.

In recent months, I’ve reflected on my desires, wishes, intentions and plans for the future. I’m deeply saddened to announce to you my pending resignation. I have agreed to continue to serve until the Board has selected a replacement or until September 30th, the end of our fiscal year.

It is my most sincere hope and prayer that all who are a part of the very special place will honor, support and respect this most difficult decision and will continue to move forward with renewed energy, enthusiasm and expectations. I believe in a new and bright future ahead.

The Home will always hold a very special place in my heart. The relationships I’ve developed with the residents and their families, my gifted Supervisory team and our dedicated and compassionate staff will always be my most treasured memories.

May God Bless You All!

With Love,
Michael P. Duffy 

The Patter June 30

News & Views from Campus: June 30-July 6, 2019

Aquatic Therapy Classes

Written by: Christine Broeker, Rehab Secretary

Did you know that Good Samaritan Home has an indoor pool? In the Watson Aquatic Center, we offer warm water aquatic group classes that consist of simple range of motion exercises done at your own pace. These classes are led by a qualified instructor and would be a great asset to your health and fitness. Our program comes highly recommended by local physicians! To participate in these classes, you must be able to do the following:

  • Be able to get your self in and out of the building.
  • Dress and undress yourself.
  • Be able to stand in water up to 4 feet for about 1 hour while doing the exercises. You need not be able to swim.

To be able to participate in the course, it is required that we have a signed order from your doctor stating it is okay for you to be in the warm water pool. You will need to bring this with you to your first class meeting. Classes are on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the following times: 7:30-8:30 am, 9:15-10:15 am, or 11:00 am-noon. Current registration fees are $25 for 10 visits for cottagers and $35 for 10 visits for others.

If you have any questions regarding the pool, please contact Christine Broeker at 223-8717 ext. 4201.

Activities Calendar

Sunday, June 30
9:00 am: Worship Service: Rev. Richard Martin, Chapel
2:00 pm: Trivia Surprise, Eastbrook Lane

Monday, July 1
9:00 am: Devotions: The Crossing, Chapel
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:30 pm: Rosary, Chapel
6:30 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Tuesday, July 2
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Henry Pratt, Chapel
9:30 am: County Market Shopping**
9:30 am: Odin & Ranger, Social Room
Newfoundland dogs, Odin & Ranger, along with their humans Bob & Sue Mitchell come visit.
9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Bartley Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:30 pm: One Country Gent, Social Room
2:45 pm: Bingo, Town Hall
6:30 pm: iPad Games, Social Room

Wednesday, July 3
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Tim White, Chapel
9:00 am: Hy-Vee Shopping**
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:00 pm: Pony Tail Canasta, Knapheide Room
1:00 pm: Foose Sing-a-long, Foose Center
1:15 pm: Aldi’s Shopping**
1:30 pm: Dominoes, Bartley Room

Thursday, July 4 – Independence Day!
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Mike Duffy, Chapel
9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Bartley Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:00 pm: Game Day with Sande, Eastbrook Lane

Friday, July 5
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Kyle Frink, Chapel
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:45 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Saturday, July 6
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:00 pm: Singing in the Rain Dance Class with Kate Fruehling, Social Room

** Please sign-up for this activity at the Front Desk
All activities are subject to change. Games and cards are available for use anytime in the Bartley Room.

Schedule Change
Please note that because of the holiday on Thursday, there will not be Catholic Mass this week.

Ice Cream Cart
Look out for the Ice Cream Cart, visiting a unit near you throughout the day on Friday!

Prayer Request & Scripture

This week we are praying for the residents in Sunny Dale and for the Nursing Support staff. 

Our Scripture of the Week is Psalm 18:20-24 (The Message): “God made my life complete when I placed all the pieces before him. When I got my act together, he gave me a fresh start. Now I’m alert to God’s ways; I don’t take God for granted. Every day I review the ways he works; I try not to miss a trick. I feel put back together, and I’m watching my step. God rewrote the text of my life when I opened the book of my heart to his eyes.”

Weekly Inspiration

Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough. – Og Mandino

Bye Bye Birdie

Quincy Community Theatre has invited us to a preview performance of Bye-Bye Birdie on Wednesday, July 17th.

If you are driving yourself, sign up at the front desk by Thursday, July 12th. If you are riding the bus, sign up by calling Sally in Activities at ext. 4227 by Thursday, July 12th. Cost for this outing is $5 per person.

The Patter June 23

News & Views from Campus: June 23-29, 2019

Written by: Judy Graham, Interim CFO/Associate Administrator

I am back! For those of you who don’t know me, I was the CFO/Associate Administrator of Good Samaritan Home for 28 years when I retired in December of 2016. Good Sam has always had a special place in my heart. I am so happy to be back and see so many of you—residents, employees, board members, family members, and so many others who are a part of our GSH Family. I have been overwhelmed with the warm welcome from our residents and staff. I have had more hugs in my first few days back than I have had in the past month! It is a great feeling to be back home with all of you!

I was asked to come back temporarily to help as we transition to a new CFO/Associate Administrator. I will be working closely with the accounting staff and Administrator Mike Duffy, as well as the rest of the GSH community. 

I plan to be here through the end of September on a part-time basis. If you are trying to reach me, the front receptionist will always know if I am in the building or not. I want to invite all of you to come by my office or call me if there is anything I can do to assist you. I can be reached at 217-223-8717 ext. 4976 and I will be in the office next to Mike Duffy. 

God has blessed us with a wonderful home for all of our residents that we have the privilege to work in! I feel honored to be back and to be a closer part of each of your lives!

Activities Calendar

Sunday, June 23
9:00 am: Worship Service: Rev. Mike Duffy, Chapel
2:00 pm: Count Your Popsicles, Social Room
We’re serving popsicles while we play a fun game!

Monday, June 24
9:00 am: Devotions: Cathedral of Worship, Chapel
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:30 pm: Rosary, Chapel
6:30 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Tuesday, June 25
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Patty Johansen, Chapel
9:30 am: County Market Shopping**
9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Bartley Room
10:00 am: Sing-a-long, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
12:30 pm: YMCA Day Camp, Social Room
1:00 pm: Placematters, Town Hall
2:00 pm: Resident Council, Social Room
2:45 pm: Bingo, Town Hall
6:30 pm: Pie Party, Social Room
Your family is invited to come out and have some pie with us! Who doesn’t love pie?

Wednesday, June 26
9:00 am: Devotions, Chapel
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:00 pm: Pony Tail Canasta, Knapheide Room
1:30 pm: Dominoes, Bartley Room
1:30 pm: Chair Yoga, Social Room
2:00 pm: Musicians Frank & Lorea Brown, Social Room

Thursday, June 27
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Mike Duffy, Chapel
9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Bartley Room
10:00 am: Catholic Mass, Chapel
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:00 pm: Joe Chi, Social Room
2:45 pm: Blackjack with Rick Thomas, Social Room

Friday, June 28
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Steve Disseler, Chapel
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
10:00 am: Men’s Group, Board Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:45 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Saturday, June 29
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:00 pm: Bingo, Eber Gardens

** Please sign-up for this activity at the Front Desk
All activities are subject to change. Games and cards are available for use anytime in the Bartley Room.

Prayer Request & Scripture

This week we are praying for the residents in Stevenson Manor and for the Nursing Staff. 

Our Scripture of the Week is Psalm 16:1-6 (The Message): “Keep me safe, O God; I’ve run for dear life to you. I say to God, ‘Be my Lord!’ Without you, nothing makes sense… My choice is you, God, first and only. And now I find I’m your choice!”

Weekly Inspiration

Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good together that overwhelm the world. – Desmond Tutu

Pie Party

Instead of our summer cookouts for family, we are doing a special Pie Party, on Tuesday at 6:30 pm in the Social Room! Your family is welcome to come and share everyone’s favorite summer dessert! We can’t wait to see you there!

The Patter June 16

News & Views from Campus: June 16-22, 2019

Social Services Department

Written by: Ashleigh Zanger, Director of Social Services

The Social Service Department at Good Samaritan Home helps residents and families with a wide range of services. A few of our responsibilities include: making sure residents are adjusting to their new setting after admission, completing advanced directives, setting up any services for residents (including library visits, ancillary visits, and transportation arrangements), participation in interdisciplinary assessments, providing emotional support, lost and found, and discharge planning. Social Services works with all departments to make sure all residents needs are met. 

The Social Services Department is made up of a Director, Assistant Director, and six Social Service Aides that are assigned to each neighborhood. They are: 

Social Services Director: Ashleigh Zanger
Assistant Director & McReynolds Center: Kelsey Bennett
Eastbrook Lane & Sheltering Grove: Melinda Meyer  
Anna Brown Vista: Lori Laratta
Southern Court: Lucinda Smith
Foose Center: Heather Fox
Sunny Dale & Stevenson Manor: Amy Laughlin-Liesen
Eber Gardens: Kayla Conrad

Social Services is here to advocate for you and coordinate your care. If there’s anything we can do, don’t hesitate to contact us!

Activities Calendar

Sunday, June 16
9:00 am: Worship Service: Rev. Mike Duffy, Chapel
2:00 pm: Pianist Steve Buckman, Social Room

Monday, June 17
9:00 am: Devotions: Madison Park Christian Church, Chapel
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:15 pm: Wal-mart Shopping**
1:30 pm: Rosary, Chapel
5:00 pm: Father’s Day Cookout, Social Room
6:30 pm: Quincy Kennel Club Therapy Dogs, Social Room

Tuesday, June 18 – Popcorn Day!
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Tony Metz, Chapel
9:30 am: County Market Shopping**
9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Bartley Room
10:00 am: Country & gospel music by Marvin Cook, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:30 pm: St. James, Our Redeemer & the Lutheran Church of St. John Communion, Chapel
2:45 pm: Bingo, Town Hall
6:30 pm: Rick Marshall sings the Crooners, Social Room

Wednesday, June 19
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Carol Stufflebeam, Chapel
9:00 am: Hy-vee Shopping**
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:00 pm: Pony Tail Canasta, Knapheide Room
1:30 pm: Dominoes, Bartley Room
1:30 pm: Chair Yoga, Social Room
2:00 pm: Musicians Flame & Embers, Social Room

Thursday, June 20
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Mike Duffy, Chapel
9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Bartley Room
10:00 am: Catholic Mass, Chapel
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:15 pm: Aldi’s Shopping**

Friday, June 21
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Kyle Frink, Chapel
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:45 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Saturday, June 22
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:00 pm: Bingo, Eber Gardens

** Please sign-up for this activity at the Front Desk
All activities are subject to change. Games and cards are available for use anytime in the Bartley Room.

Thank you from the Spaldings

Jim & Jo Anne Spalding would like to thank the residents, staff, and cottagers for their cards and well wishes, as they celebrated their 65th Wedding Anniversary!

Join us for Dominoes!

You’re invited to come play Dominoes every Wednesday at 1:30 pm in the Bartley Room! The group plays “Chicken Foot” and “Mexican Train” and would love for you to join them!

Prayer Request & Scripture

This week we are praying for the residents in Southern Court and for the Nursing Administrators. 

Our Scripture of the Week is Psalm 15 (The Message): “God, who gets invited to dinner at your place? How do we get on your guest list? ‘Walk straight, act right, tell the truth. Don’t hurt your friend, don’t blame your neighbor, despise the despicable. Keep your word even when it costs you, make an honest living, never take a bribe.’ You’ll never get blacklisted if you live like this.”

Changes to Administrative Staff

Chaplain James Riley resignation was accepted as of Friday, June 7th. As we search for his replacement, duties will be split up between Administrator Mike Duffy, Activities, and Social Services. Please direct any spiritual care concerns to Mr. Duffy.

Judy Graham will be rejoining our team on a temporary, part-time basis to assist with the transition to a new CFO/Associate Administrator. She will average about 3 days a week. Please welcome her return!

We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time of transition!

The Patter June 9

News & Views from Campus: June 9-15, 2019

YMCA Day Camp

We are excited to partner with the YMCA Day Camp this summer! This camp provides an exciting, safe experience for kids to learn new skills, be creative, build self-confidence, gain independence and make lasting friendships. We will be one of several places the kids visit throughout the summer.

They will be bringing approximately 25 children, ranging from kindergarten through eighth grade for six themed activities this summer. Days and themes are:

June 11: Hello Summer Party
June 25: It’s A Bugs Life
July 9: Watermelon
July 16: Christmas in July
August 6: Amazing Race
August 13: Goodbye Summer Party

Help us give these kids a warm welcome as we celebrate the summer together. There are sure to be some fun surprises as we continue to put these special activities together!

Activities Calendar

Sunday, June 9
9:00 am: Worship Service: Rev. Mike Duffy, Chapel
2:00 pm: Domino Poker, Southern Court

Monday, June 10
9:00 am: Devotions: The Crossing, Chapel
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:15 pm: Kohl’s & Old Navy Shopping**
1:30 pm: Rosary, Chapel
6:30 pm: Students of Dan Fry Recital, Social Room

Tuesday, June 11
9:00 am: Devotions: Chaplain James Riley, Chapel
9:30 am: County Market Shopping**
9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Bartley Room
10:00 am: Happy Wanderer’s, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
12:30 pm: YMCA Day Camp: Hello Summer Party, Social Room
1:00 pm: Placematters, Town Hall
2:30 pm: Quincy Country Steppers
6:30 pm: York St. Jazz Orchestra, Social Room

Wednesday, June 12
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Jason Sommerfeldt, Chapel
9:00 am: Hy-vee Shopping**
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
10:00 am: Living Hope, Social Room
Candy Rice presents Biblically-based spiritual, mental, and physical healing truths for depression
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:00 pm: Pony Tail Canasta, Knapheide Room
1:15 pm: Digital Disciples, Board Room
Need help with your mobile electronic device? Come visit the Digital Disciples!
1:30 pm: Dominoes, Bartley Room1:30 pm: Chair Yoga, Social Room

Thursday, June 13
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Mike Duffy, Chapel
9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Bartley Room
10:00 am: Catholic Mass, Chapel
10:30 am: Mystery Meal**
Sign-up for to go to a mystery destination for lunch! Cost is the price of your meal.
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:00 pm: Hymn Sing with Linda, Social Room

Friday, June 14
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Steve Disseler, Chapel
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
10:30 am: Mystery Meal**
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:45 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Saturday, June 15
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:00 pm: Saturday Devotions
3:00 pm: Bingo, Social Room

** Please sign-up for this activity at the Front Desk
All activities are subject to change. Games and cards are available for use anytime in the Bartley Room.

Prayer Request & Scripture

This week we are praying for the residents in Sheltering Grove and we praise God. 

Our Scripture of the Week is Psalm 13:3-6 (The Message): “Take a good look at me, God, my God; I want to look life in the eye, so no enemy can get the best of me or laugh when I fall on my face. I’ve thrown myself headlong into your arms—I’m celebrating your rescue. I’m singing at the top of my lungs, I’m so full of answered prayers.”

Youth Corps Volunteers

We are excited to welcome back our Youth Corps Volunteers! They will be here June 10-14 for orientation, and starting full time on June 17! Returning volunteers will have green nametags and new volunteers will have yellow! Please lend an extra hand with the new volunteers as they learn their way around our building!

CFO/Associate Administrator

Please join all of us in wishing CFO/Associate Administrator Stephanie Erwin well as she embarks on a new journey at another healthcare facility. Her last day with us will be June 14. The search for her replacement is currently underway. In the meantime, please see Administrator Mike Duffy or the Accounting Department for any questions or concerns.