The Patter January 26

News & Views from Campus: January 26 – February 1, 2020

Christine Broeker, Rehab Secretary, Writes . . . . . . . . . . . . .

   I would like to share with you some information about the Therapy Department.  Services available from the Therapy Department are Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Out Patient Services, and Warm Water Aquatics.  Here is a brief description how each one of these services might be able to help you.

  Physical Therapy – Physical Therapy assists in the rehabilitation to restore normal function after an illness or injury that effect the motor functions of the body.  Physical Therapy can prevent or reduce joint stiffness, restore muscle strength, and retrain joint and muscles to enable a person to achieve their highest level of mobility.

  Occupational Therapy – Occupational Therapy is the use of purposeful activity with individuals who are limited by physical injury, illness, or the aging process to maximize independence, prevent disability, and maintain health.  Occupational Therapy helps patients to confront and solve the problems of daily living, by relearning muscular control and coordination to cope with everyday tasks such as dressing. 

  Speech Therapy – Speech Therapy works with patients to develop or improve communication skills speaking, reading, and writing techniques after a serious illness or physical injury.  Speech Therapy also works with oral motor deficits that may affect the person’s ability to eat.  Speech Therapy works closely with the dietitian in diet modifications to maintain safe, adequate, nutritious, oral intake to maintain health. 

  Out Patient Services – Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy Services are all available (to people in the cottages and community) on an outpatient basis. 

  Arthritis Pool Classes – We offer warm water aquatic group exercises.  They consist of simple range of motion exercises that are done at your own pace.  These classes are led by a qualified instructor and would be a great asset to your health and fitness program.  Our program comes highly recommended by local physicians.  We have recently changed the class times they are as follows.
Monday-Friday         7:30 a.m. –   8:30 a.m.
Monday-Friday         9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
 Monday-Friday       10:45 a.m. – 11:45 p.m.

  If you have any questions regarding any of these services please contact Christine Broeker at 223-8717 ext. 4201.

Activity Calendar

Sunday, January 26
  9:00 am: Worship Service: Chaplain Josh Vahle, Chapel
  2:00 pm: Trivia Surprise, Eastbrook Lane

Monday, January 27
  9:30 am: Devotions: Chaplain Josh Vahle, Chapel
10:00 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
  1:30 pm: Rosary, Chapel
  6:30 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Tuesday, January 28
  9:30 am: Devotions, Rev Tim White, Chapel
  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
  2:00 pm: Resident Council, Social Room
  2:45 pm: Bingo, Town Hall
  6:30 pm: Snowball Fight with the Youth Group, Social Room

Wednesday, January 29
  9:00 am: Aldi’s Shopping**
  9:30 am: Devotions: Chaplain Josh Vahle, Chapel
 10:00am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
  1:00 pm: Pony Tail Canasta, Knapheide Room
  1:30 pm: Dominoes, Bartley Room
  2:00 pm: True Location of Mt Sinai & Red Sea Crossing, Social Room (Hosted by Chaplain Josh)

 Thursday,  January 30                                
  9:30 am: Devotions: Chaplain Josh Vahle, Chapel
  9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Bartley Room
10:30 am: Catholic Mass, Chapel
11:00 am: Lunch Outing to Huckleberry Smokehouse in LaGrange
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room

Friday, January 31
  9:30 am: Devotions: Chaplain Josh Vahle, Chapel
10:00 am: Men’s Group, Social Room
10:00 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
  2:45 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Saturday, February 1
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.

Weekly Inspiration
 Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?`                            ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Therapy Department

  PPS therapy provides outpatient PT or OT services @ the main campus of Good Samaritan facility.  If you are having difficulties getting around, decreased balance or difficulty doing everyday tasks have your doctor send us an order. Our fax number is 866-899-1772. 

Prayer Request & Scripture

SCRIPTURE OF THE WEEK      Matthew 11:28-30
  “Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.  Take My yoke upon you, and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For My yoke is kind, and My burden is light.”

THIS WEEK PRAY FOR: 
Residents:  Southern Court
Staff:  NURSING ADMININSTRATION Jeannie, Tina, Katie, Carol, Dawn, Bob, Chris, Melissa, Kim, Haley, Tonya, Annie, Mike, Anna, and Diana.

The Patter January 19

News & Views from campus January 19 – 25, 2020

National Activity Professionals Week

  Each nursing neighborhood has an Activity Professional assigned who is responsible for planning and coordinating the events for their neighborhood, assessing and documenting individual interests and preferences. 

This means there are eight event calendars.  All neighborhood calendars have events from the ‘main’ calendar and further personalize it to their area’s particular wants and needs.  As needed, leisure pursuits are adapted to meet each individual’s unique preferences and needs.  (These could be visual, physical, or cognitive in nature.) 

These valuable individuals also help plan and implement campus wide events, drive the bus for outings to community events, shopping, special requests, etc. Foose also has two part time staff who work evenings & weekends there & in the General Store.

Neighborhood activities are led by:
Micah Eggley – Anna Brown Vista
Sande Jenkins – Eastbrook Lane
Ashley Ware – Eber Gardens
Tammy Collins, Sarah Kimme & Jessica Lewis –Foose Center
Sharon Johnson – Southern Court
Sydney Albright – Sunny Dale & Stevenson Manor

  Rachel Gerecke is the Youth Corps Coordinator. She in responsible for organizing the Youth Corp Program and is here during the summer and on school breaks. (she teaches 5th grade at Pikeland Community School when she’s not here!).   Rachel is a former Youth Corps volunteer! It speaks well of our program that several former youth volunteers have worked at Good Samaritan Home after “aging out” of the program.  Some have even gone on to careers in the long term care industry or other health care related fields.

  Jessica Beever is the Assistant Activity Director.  In addition to her duties assisting the director, she also fills in for the Activity Aides; takes care of Medicare documentation and leads certain activities in the building.

  In addition, there is you!  Friends, family, volunteers & staff from other departments!  We achieve great things with the help and support of others.  It takes everyone working together to be successful.

Activity Calendar

Sunday, January 19
  9:00 am: Worship Service: Chaplain Josh Vahle, Chapel
  2:00 pm: Steve Buckman, Social Room

Monday, January 20
  9:30 am: Devotions: Chaplain Josh Vahle, Chapel
10:00 am: QU Students Day of Service
10:00 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
  1:30 pm: Rosary, Chapel
  6:00 pm: Studio Recital of Violin Students of Robin Walden and Voice and Piano Students of Daniel Fry, Social Room

Tuesday, January 21
                 Popcorn Day
  9:30 am: Devotions, Rev. Tony Metz, Chapel
  9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Bartley Room
10:00 am: 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: Table Games & Popcorn Night, Social Room

Wednesday, January 22
  9:00 am: Hy-Vee Shopping**
  9:30 am: Devotions: Chaplain Josh Vahle, Chapel
10:00 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

 Thursday, January 23                                 
9:30 am: Devotions: Chaplain Josh Vahle, Chapel
9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Bartley Room
10:30 am: Catholic Mass, Chapel
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room

Friday, January 24
  9:30 am: Devotions: Chaplain Josh Vahle, Chapel
10:00 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
  2:45 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Saturday, January 25
11:30 am: Exercise, Town Hall
  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

SCRIPTURE OF THE WEEK      John 7:16-17
 So Jesus answered them, “My teaching is not mine, but God’s, Him who sent me.  If any person would truly desire to do His Will, he or she will come to realize whether my teaching is from God or if I am declaring things I made up on my own.”

THIS WEEK PRAY FOR: 
 Residents:  SHELTERING GROVE
And for:  Pray a prayer of praise and thanksgiving to GOD, Our Creator, Our Savior, Our Protector, Our Strength, Our Helper, Our Comforter, Our Counselor, Our Treasure, Our Friend.  Praise God the Father, God the Son (Jesus Christ The Messiah), and God The Holy Spirit.  

Devotions Reminder

Mark your calendars!  Devotions will be held at 9:30 a.m. – January 20 – January 31, 2020.

The Patter January 12

News & Views from Campus: January 5 – January 11

         Important Notice Regarding Morning Devotions!

  We will temporarily change the start time for Morning Devotions. Beginning January 20th, for two weeks, Devotions will start at 9:30 a.m.

  This change will hopefully accomplish a couple of things.  It will allow those residents that like to sleep in a chance to attend.  It will also alleviate a time crunch that some staff members have experienced in trying to assist residents to get up, have breakfast and be ready in time to go.  Hopefully, it will increase the overall attendance at the services.

  This will affect the start times for the following:
Towel Folding on Monday, Wednesday & Friday will begin at 10:00 a.m.
Catholic Mass on Thursday will begin at 10:30 a.m.
Marvin Cook on January 21 and Sing-a-Long on January 28 will start a few minutes late.

  Please note that Sunday Worship will remain at 9:00 a.m.

  We ask that you attend with an open mind and share your thoughts with either Chaplain Josh at ext. 4491 or Sally at ext. 4227.   If the change is well received, we will consider making it permanent.

  We would like to take this opportunity to thank you in advance for helping us.

  Mark your calendars!  Devotions will be held at 9:30 a.m. – January 20 – January 31, 2020.

Activity Calendar

Sunday, January 12
  9:00 am: Worship Service: Chaplain Josh Vahle, Chapel
  2:00 pm: Tea Party Bingo (Celebrate National Tea Month), SR

Monday, January 13
  9:00 am: Devotions: Chaplain Josh Vahle, 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, January 14
  9:00 am: Devotions, Rev. Nancy Wilson, Chapel
  9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Bartley Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
  1:00 pm: Placematters, Town Hall
  2:45 pm: Bingo, Town Hall
  6:30 pm: Garbage Cards, Social Room

Wednesday, January 15
  9:00 am: Wal-Mart Shopping**
  9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Carol Stufflebeam, 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
  2:00 pm: Flame & Embers, Social Room

 Thursday, January 16                                 
  9:00 am: Devotions: Pastor Tom Rains, Chapel
  9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Bartley Room
10:00 am: Catholic Mass, Chapel
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
  1:30 pm: SLN-Truman & Civil Rights, (From Truman Presidential Library, Social Room

Friday, January 17
  9:00 am: Devotions: Chaplain Josh Vahle, Chapel
10:00 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
  2:45 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Saturday, January 18
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
  2:00 pm: SDA 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.

Weekly Inspiration

We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.                ~ Ronald Reagan

Prayer Request & Scripture

SCRIPTURE OF THE WEEK      Proverbs 1:7
 “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge…”

THIS WEEK PRAY FOR: 
Residents:  McReynolds Center
Staff:  VOLUNTEERS We thank God for the time, talents, sacrifices, and generosity of all our volunteers.

The Patter January 5

News & Views from Campus: January 5 – 11

SIX LITTLE STORIES WITH LOTS OF MEANINGS

  • Once all villagers decided to pray for rain.  On the day of prayer, all the people gathered, but only one boy came with an umbrella.  That is FAITH.
  • When you throw babies in the air, they laugh because they know you will catch them.  That is TRUST.
  • Every night we go to bed without any assurance of being alive the next morning, but still we set the alarms wake up.  That is HOPE.
  • We plan big things for tomorrow in spite of zero knowledge of the future.  That is CONFIDENCE.
  • We see the world suffering, but still, we get married & have children.  That is LOVE.
  • On an old man’s shirt was written a sentence ‘I am not 80 years old; I am sweet 16 with 64 years of experience.  That is ATTITUDE.

  Have a Happy New Year, and live your life like these six stories.  Remember – Good friends are the rare jewels of life, difficult to find and impossible to replace!!

Activity Calendar

Sunday, January 5
  9:00 am: Worship Service: Chaplain Josh Vahle, Chapel
  2:00 pm: Cards, Eastbrook Lane

Monday, January 6
  9:00 am: Devotions: Chaplain Josh Vahle, 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, January 7
  9:00 am: Devotions, Rev Henry Pratt, Chapel
  9:30 am: Odin & Ranger, Social Room
  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: Build A Snowman Game, Social Room

Wednesday, January 8
  9:00 am: County Market Shopping**
  9:00 am: Devotions: Rev Jason Sommerfeldt, Chapel
  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
  1:30 pm: Dominoes, Bartley Room
  2:00 pm: Dennis Benjamin, Social Room

 Thursday, January 9                                 
  9:00 am: Devotions: Chaplain Josh Vahle, Chapel
  9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Bartley Room
10:00 am: Catholic Mass, Chapel
10:30 am: Mystery Meal, Outing**
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
  2:00 pm: Hymn Sing with Linda, Social Room

Friday, January 10
  9:00 am: Devotions: Pastor Kyle Frink, Chapel
  9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
10:30 am: Mystery Meal, Outing**
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
  2:45 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Saturday, January 11
10:00 am: 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

SCRIPTURE OF THE WEEK      John 11:25-26
 Jesus said to her, “I AM The Resurrection and The Life.  Whoever believes in Me, though he die, yet shall he live, and every person who lives and believes in Me shall never die.  Do you believe this?”  

THIS WEEK PRAY FOR:  SPIRITUAL CAREGIVERS
Residents: Foose Center
Staff:  Chaplain Josh, visiting ministers, devotions leaders, musicians, communion ministers, and your churches and their priests, pastors and leaders

The Patter December 29

News & Views from Campus: December 29, 2019 – January 4, 2020

Talk to Him

Talk to Him, as soon as you open your eyes,

Thank Him for every new day.

Tell Him you love Him, throughout every hour,

Don’t be too busy to pray.

Tell Him good night, when you lie down to sleep,

Ask His forgiveness if there,

Is something you feel that you shouldn’t have done,

Go to Him often in prayer.

Talk to Him, make Him a part of your life,

Include Him in all that you do,

He knows the heartaches you’ve learned how to hide,

The things you are going through.

He knows all your questions, but better than that,

He has the solutions, too. . .

So talk to the Lord, and know in your heart,

… He’s waiting to talk to you!

~Author Unknown~

Activity Calendar

Sunday, December 29
  9:00 am: Worship Service: Chaplain Josh Vahle, Chapel
  2:00 pm: Game Day with Sande, Eastbrook Lane

Monday, December 30
  9:00 am: Devotions: Rev Keela Neuman, 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, December 31
  9:00 am: Devotions, New Year’s Eve – Chaplain Josh Vahle, Chapel
  9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Bartley Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
  2:00 pm: Resident Council, Social Room
  2:45 pm: Bingo, Town Hall
  6:30 pm: Games with Micah, Social Room

Wednesday, January 1
  9:00 am: Devotions: Chaplain Josh Vahle, Chapel
  9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
  2:00 pm: All Holiday Party, Social Room

 Thursday, January 2                                 
  9:00 am: Devotions: Chaplain Josh Vahle, Chapel
  9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Bartley Room
10:00 am: Catholic Mass, Chapel
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room

Friday, January 3
  9:00 am: Devotions: Chaplain Josh Vahle, Chapel
  9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
  2:45 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Saturday, January 4
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
  2:00 pm: Bingo, Eastbrook Lane

  ** 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

Weekly Inspiration

“Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.”

The New Year
  New Year is the time or day at which a new calendar year begins and the calendar’s year count increments by one. Many cultures celebrate the event in some manner and the 1st day of January is often marked as a national holiday.

Prayer Request & Scripture

SCRIPTURE OF THE WEEK      Psalm 90:12
 “Teach us to number our days so that we may get a heart of wisdom.” 

THIS WEEK PRAY FOR: 
Residents:  EBER GARDENS
Staff: SOCIAL SERVICES: Kayla, Becky, Heather, Helen, Kelsey, Lucinda, Melinda

The Patter December 22

News & Views from Campus: December 22-28, 2019

Good Samaritan Home

Christmas Eve Celebration

Tuesday, December 24TH 

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Cost for the meal is $15.00 – children six years and under are free.
Family members and friends are invited to join residents.

There is no cost for residents and cottagers.

COTTAGERS:  Please call Sarah Dolbeare by Monday, December 23rd  to schedule your shuttle service. 

Cherry Lane Estates Pickups will start at 10:30 AM, followed by Main Campus Cottagers

Activity Calendar

Sunday, December 22
9:00 am: Worship Service: Chaplain Josh Vahle, Chapel
2:00 pm: Count Your Christmas Trees, Social Room

Monday, December 23
8:00 am: YMCA Kids Caroling
9:00 am: Devotions: Chaplain Josh Vahle, 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, December 24
9:00 am: CHRISTMAS EVE Service, Chapel
9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Bartley Room
11:30 am: Christmas Eve Buffet

Wednesday, December 25
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
10:00 am: Bingo with Sharon, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room

Thursday, December 26                                 
9:00 am: Devotions: Pastor Bruce Rice, Chapel
9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Bartley Room
10:00 am: Catholic Mass, Chapel
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room

Friday, December 27
9:00 am: Devotions: Pastor Bruce Rice, Chapel
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
10:00 am: Men’s Group
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:45 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Saturday, December 28
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:00 pm: Bingo, Eber

** 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 Family Room.

Prayer Request & Scripture

SCRIPTURE OF THE WEEK               1 John 5:20-21
 “And we know that The Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ.  He is The True God and Eternal Life.  Little children, keep yourselves from idols.”

THIS WEEK PRAY FOR: 
Residents:  EASTBROOK LANE
Staff:  RECEPTIONISTS AND  SECRETARIES

The Patter December 15

News & Views from Campus: December 15 – December 21, 2019

Christmas
Written by: Josh Vahle, Chaplain

 Who was the first person to recognize what Christmas was really all about?  Who was the first person to recognize who Jesus truly was and worship Him?  John the Baptist when he was a baby still in his mother Elizabeth’s womb!!!

“For behold, when the sound of your greeting came to my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy!”  (Luke 1:44)

The Holy Spirit will shine His spotlight on Jesus in each of our hearts too if we will let Him.  He is always seeking to put the focus back on Jesus: “He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you”  (John 16:14).

What are you living for this Christmas Season?  Where are you seeking to find your joy and happiness?  In the temporary, fleeting, pleasures, comforts, and possessions in this world?   Or in our Creator Himself who made us for Himself and came that first Christmas to be born as a baby, live a perfect life in our place, and die the death we deserve for our sins on the Cross, all because He loves us more than we realize…more than we can dream?

When Jesus was a grown man about 30 years old, he said: “The Kingdom of Heaven is like a treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up.  Then in his joy, he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field” (Matthew 13:44).  Do you know that you are the treasure that was buried under your sin, hidden in a field of loneliness and darkness and separation from God?  Do you know that God sold everything He had, even His Only Son Jesus, so that He could buy you back?  Do you know that God did all this with Joy in His Heart because you are so valuable to Him?  If you answered yes to these three questions and believe this is true in your heart, then you know the true meaning of Christmas like John the Baptist did, and you will find eternal joy in God’s great gift of Jesus in the midst of a world distracted by lesser things that will all pass away.  Merry Christmas, in Jesus!!!

Activity Calendar

Sunday, December 15
  9:00 am: Worship Service: Chaplain Josh Vahle, Chapel
  2:00 pm: Steve Buckman, Social Room

Monday, December 16
  9:00 am: Devotions: Chaplain Josh Vahle, Chapel
  9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
  1:30 pm: Rosary, Chapel
  6:00 pm: St Dominic’s Daisy Troop Carolers
  6:30 pm: QKC Therapy Dogs

Tuesday, December 17
  9:00 am: Devotions: Rev Tony Metz, Chapel
  9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Bartley Room
10:00 am: 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
  2:45 pm: Bingo, Town Hall
  6:30 pm: Table Games-Youth Group, Town Hall

Wednesday, December 18
  9:00 am:  Aldi’s Shopping **
  9:00 am: Devotions: Rev Carol Stufflebeam, 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
  2:00 pm: Flame & Embers, Social Room

 Thursday, December 19                                 
  9:00 am: Devotions: Pastor Tom Rains, Chapel
  9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Bartley Room
10:00 am: Catholic Mass, Chapel
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
  2:00 pm: Mary Schaffer, Pianist, Social Room

Friday, December 20
Ugly Sweater Day
  9:00 am: Devotions: Chaplin Josh Vahle, Chapel
  9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
  2:45 pm: Bocephus Casey, Social Room
3:15 pm: Bingo with Girl Scouts, Social Room

Saturday, December 21
10:00 am: Cindy Vancil Dancers, Social Room
11:15 am: QCT Carolers, Chapel
  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 Family Room.

Ugly Sweater Day   It’s National Ugly Sweater Day on Friday, December 20. Show off your ugliest Christmas Sweater at the 2pm entertainment!

Cottagers : If you are wanting to use the shuttle service for the Christmas Eve lunch, please call Sarah Dolbeare by Monday, December 23rd.  Pickups @ CLE will start at 10:30 AM, then Main Campus after that.

Annual Christmas Eve Service will be Tuesday, December 24th at  9:00 am in the Chapel.

Birthday Thank You
  What a wonderful 95th Birthday Party with a BIG THANKS
to all of you who came.  Also, thanks for the cards, gifts, and for making me feel loved.  God Bless you all.  An EXTRA thanks to Sally and the staff.                                                   ~ Agnes Vahle ~

Weekly Inspiration
Goals may give focus, but dreams give power. ~ John Maxwell

Prayer Request & Scripture

SCRIPTURE OF THE WEEK      Luke 1:78-79
 “Because of the tender mercy of our God whereby the sunrise shall visit us from on high, to give light to those who keep sitting in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.” 

THIS WEEK PRAY FOR: 
Residents:  Anna Brown Vista
Staff:  MAINTENANCE Jerry, Andrew, Bob, Chris, David, Jake, Joe, Junior, Bill, KJ, Paul, Roger, Terry

The Patter December 8

The News & Views from Campus: December 8-14

 GOOD SAMARITAN HOME

CHRISTMAS EVE CELEBRATION

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24TH 

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Our Annual Christmas Eve Buffet will be held Tues., Dec. 24th
from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Main Dining Room.
Cost for the meal is $15.00 – children six years and under are
free.  Family members and friends are invited to join residents.
There is no cost for residents and cottagers, but
Cottagers and guests are to make reservations at the
Front Desk by Friday, December 20th at (217)223-8717.
COTTAGERS-To use the shuttle service, please call Sarah Dolbeare by
Monday, December 23rd.  Pickups @ CLE will start at 10:30 AM,
with Main Campus following.

Activities Calendar

Sunday, December 8
9:00 am: Worship Service: Chaplain Josh Vahle, Chapel
2:00 pm: Anna Brown Vista & Eber Gardens Family Christmas Party, Social Room

Monday, December 9
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev Keela Neuman, Chapel
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:30 pm: Rosary, Chapel
6:30 pm: Bingo with LifePoint Church, Social Room

Tuesday, December 10
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev Nancy Wilson, Chapel
9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Bartley Room
10:00 am: Happy Wanderer’s, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:00 pm: Placematters, Town Hall
2:45 pm: Bingo, Town Hall
6:30 pm: Southern Court & Mc Reynolds Center Family Christmas Party, Social Room

Wednesday, December 11
9:00 am: Hy-vee Shopping   **
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev Jason Sommerfeldt, Chapel
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
1:30 pm: Dominoes, Bartley Room
2:00 pm: Dennis Benjamin, Social Room
3:15 pm: Table Games with Teen Reach, Social Room
5:30 pm: City of Quincy Light Tour, Outing **
7:00 pm: Quincy Service League Monotones Caroling, Social Room

Thursday, December 12
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev Sheila White, Chapel
9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Bartley Room
10:00 am: Catholic Mass, Chapel
10:30 am: Mystery Meal, Outing **
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:00 pm: Hymn Sing with Linda, Social Room
6:30 pm: Stevenson Manor, Sunny Dale, & Sheltering Grove Family  Christmas Party, Social Room

Friday, December 13
9:00 am: Devotions: Pastor Kyle Frink, Chapel
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
10:30 am: Mystery Meal, Outing **
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
  2:45 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Saturday, December 14
10:00 am: Foose & Eastbrook Lane Family Christmas Party, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:00 pm: Bingo, Eber

  ** 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.

Ugly Sweater Day  It’s National Ugly Sweater Day on Friday, December 20. Show off your ugliest Christmas Sweater at the 2pm entertainment!

Mystery Meal ** This month’s Mystery Meal isn’t a mystery! We will go to Tirimasu on Thursday, December 12th and Friday December, 13th. Begin boarding the bus at 10:30 a.m. Sign up at the front desk. Cost for this outing is the price of your meal.

City of Quincy Light Tour ** Bus begins loading at 5:30 pm and will leave at 6:00 pm.  This will be a tour of Quincy’s finest light displays.

Birthday Celebration
Come help us celebrate Dorothy Davis 90th Birthday on Saturday, December 7th from 12 noon – 2:00 PM in the Social Room.  No gifts please.

Weekly Inspiration
 Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.  ~ George Addair    

Prayer Request & Scripture
SCRIPTURE OF THE WEEK             Luke 1:44-45
 “For behold, when the sound of your greeting came to my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy.  And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord.”

THIS WEEK PRAY FOR: 
Residents:  COTTAGERS
Staff:  ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES Stacy, Amanda, Annette, Barb, Carlatta, Chris, Cory, Diane, Donna, Ed, Josh, Joyce, Lill, Linda, Lisa H., Lisa S., Monica, Regina, Robert, Sam, Shelia, Steve, Taylor

The Patter December 1

News & Views from campus: December 1 – 7, 2019

GOOD SAMARITAN HOME CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24TH     11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Our Annual Christmas Buffet will be held Tuesday, December 24th
from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Main Dining Room.
Cost for the meal is $15.00 – children six years and under are Free.  Family members and friends are invited to join residents.

There is no cost for residents and cottagers, but
Cottagers and guests are asked to make reservations by
Friday, December 20th at (217)223-8717

Activities Calendar

Sunday, Dec 1
  9:00 am: Worship Service: Chaplain Josh Vahle, Chapel
  1:00 pm: Madison Park Christian Church 1st Grade Carolers, All Areas
  2:00 pm: Sunday Matinee, Social Room

Monday, Dec 2
  9:00 am: Devotions: Chaplain Josh Vahle, 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, Dec 3
  9:00 am: Devotions: Rev Henry Pratt, Chapel
  9:30 am: Odin & Ranger visit, Social Room
  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
  4:30 pm: JWCC Student Life Carolers, most Areas
  6:00 pm: Christmas Light Tour, Outing**
  6:30 pm: Low Brass Ensemble, Social Room

Wednesday, Dec 4
  9:00 am:  Wal-Mart Shopping   **
  9:00 am: Devotions: Rev Tim White, Chapel
  9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:00 am: Therapy Tune-Up Clinic, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
  1:00 pm: Pony Tail Canasta, Knapheide Room
  1:00 pm: Foose Sing-a-Long, Foose
  1:30 pm: Dominoes, Bartley Room
  6:00 pm: Memorial Service, Chapel

 Thursday, Dec 5                                 
9:00 am: Devotions: Chaplain Josh Vahle, Chapel
10:00 am: Catholic Mass, Chapel
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
7:00 pm: Unique Harmony Concert, Social Room-Join PEO Chapter FH for a concert from the Unique Harmony Bell Choir.

Friday, Dec 6
9:00 am: Devotions: Chaplain Josh Vahle, Chapel
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:45 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Saturday, Dec 7
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
  2:00 pm: Bingo, Bingo

  ** 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.

Christmastime Memorial Service

WEE KIRK CHAPEL
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4th 6:00 PM
An ornament will be placed on the tree for each of our residents who passed away in the previous year. 

Would you like to remember someone with an ornament? This service is also open to anyone who would like us to remember a loved one with an ornament no matter when they passed away.  

Call Chaplain Josh Vahle at 217-223-2455 x4491 or email jvahle@gshq.org with names and the date of passing of your loved ones you would like us to remember in this service. Thanks!!!

Weekly Inspiration

  Success is what comes after you stop making excuses. ~Luis Galarza

Therapy Department

“Tune up Clinic”
December 4, 2019 at 11:00 am
GSH Social Room
Bring your assistive device, walker, or wheelchair by for a cleanup & adjustments.

Prayer Request & Scripture

SCRIPTURE OF THE WEEK             Luke 1:30-33
And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.” 

THIS WEEK PRAY FOR: 
Residents:  Sunny Dale
Staff:  Dietary

The Patter November 22

News & Views from Campus November 24-30, 2019

Assisted Living vs Shelter Care

Written by Cindy Gilbert, Admissions Director

As a Continuum Care Retirement Community (CCRC), Good Samaritan Home offers a wide variety of services to the community.  Our services range from independent living cottages, assisted living and shelter care, intermediate and skilled nursing care, Alzheimer’s/dementia care, and short term rehab care.  Warm water aquatic group exercises in our rehab area, as well as outpatient therapy services are also offered.

  Today I would like to write a bit about Shelter Care and Assisted Living; as people often question the difference between the two.  While both types of care are similar, they can also greatly differ in services offered, cost, and payment methods available.  Residents who reside on either neighborhood have three meals provided in the main dining room; have access to the activities and chapel services that Good Sam offers; have telephone, internet, and cable tv services in each room; and have light housekeeping services in their rooms weekly.

  Good Samaritan Home’s Assisted Living area is located in Stevenson Manor at the front of the building.  These apartments vary in size and cost.  Each of these apartments have a kitchenette and a bathroom with a shower in the room.  In Assisted Living, a person can start out totally independent and as their needs change, of course depending on what those needs are, their service plan can be adjusted to the appropriate Tier to receive more care.  Good Samaritan offers three Tiers of services that are an additional cost to the room rate.  A staff member is on duty 24/7 to assist with these services.  Designated parking is available for Assisted Living residents that still drive.

  Shelter Care at Good Samaritan Home is located in Sheltering Grove by the chapel and east circle areas.  Each room has its own bathroom with a communal shower room for their bathing needs.  In this area the person is independent with their self-care but has the option of limited assistance with bathing needs and medication administration/oversight.  There is a staff member on duty during the day and evening hours.  Throughout the night, there is not a staff member on the neighborhood; however, there are call lights in the rooms or pendants to wear that can be pushed in case of emergency. 

  If a resident in either area needs more assistance, they will have priority to move to a nursing neighborhood at Good Samaritan Home.

  This is a brief overview of Good Sam’s Assisted Living and Shelter Care areas.  If you would like more information on either of these areas, please call Cindy, Sheryl or Jodi in the admissions office.

Activity Calendar

Sunday, Nov 24
  9:00 am: Worship Service: Chaplain Josh Vahle, Chapel
  2:00 pm: Roll a Turkey – Play a fun Thanksgiving Game, Sunny Dale

Monday, Nov 25
  9:00 am: Devotions: Rev Keela Neuman, 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, Nov 26
  9:00 am: Devotions: Rev Patty Johansen, Chapel
  9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Bartley Room
10:00 am: Sing-a-Long, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
  1:30 pm: Placematters
  2:00 pm:  Resident Council, Social Room
  2:45 pm: Bingo, Town Hall
  6:30 pm: Table Games with the Youth Group, Social Room
  6:45 pm: QCT Outing – Begin Boarding at 6:45 pm

Wednesday, Nov 27
  9:00 am: County Market Shopping   **
  9:00 am: Devotions: Chaplain Josh Vahle 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

 Thursday, Nov 28   Thanksgiving Day                    
  9:00 am: Devotions: Chaplain Josh Vahle
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
  2:00 pm: Movie, Social Room

Friday, Nov 29
  9:00 am: Devotions: Pastor Joshua Hall, Chapel
  9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
10:00 am: Men’s Group
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
  2:45 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Saturday, Nov 30
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.

95TH Birthday Party

    Please join the celebration with Agnes Vahle who will be turning 95 on December 5th.  The birthday party will be in the Social Room on Thursday, December 5th 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.   Please call with any questions at 217-223-1626.  No gifts please, but she sure does love cards.

Weekly Inspiration

   With confidence you have won before you have started. ~Marcus Garvey

Prayer Request & Scripture

SCRIPTURE OF THE WEEK
1 Thessalonians 5:18
 “Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”

THIS WEEK PRAY FOR: 
Residents:  Stevenson Manor
   Staff:  Development and Human Resources Missy and Erica