The Patter Oct. 14

The Patter

News & Views from Campus: October 14-20, 2018

Written by: Aaron Mast, Patient Accounts

With the seasons changing and cooling weather, we look forward to many fun holidays and events. However, you don’t want to overlook Medicare Open Enrollment during this time, as it could affect you for the entire year of 2019.

Each year from October 15 to December 7, Medicare allows members to compare Part D Prescription Plans and switch to different companies or plans with no penalty. It is a good idea to compare prescription plans to determine the plan that gives you “the biggest bang for your buck.”

Things to consider include: monthly premium, deductibles, copays for medicines, pharmacy network status, among others. You also need to consider how you want to pay for the insurance plan; you may choose to have the plan billed to you monthly or have the amount deducted from your Social Security Benefit.

Good Samaritan is happy to help its residents and cottagers with researching and enrolling in Part D Plans. Residents and families are invited to schedule an appointment with our Accounting Staff during the Open Enrollment Period. To schedule an appointment or for more information, please contact Aaron Mast at ext. 4980 or amast@gshq.org.

Please note: Cottagers will need to bring a list of medicines (or bottles) and red, white, and blue Medicare Card.

Activities Calendar

Sunday, Oct. 14

9:30 am: Worship Service: Chaplain James Riley, Chapel *Please note the time change, this week only.
2:00 pm: Halloween Service Project, Southern Court

Monday, Oct. 15
9:00 am: Devotions: Chaplain James Riley, Chapel
10:00 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:30 pm: Rosary, Chapel
2:15 pm: Chair Yoga, Social Room
6:30 pm: Quincy Kennel Club Therapy Dogs, Social Room

Tuesday, Oct. 16 – Popcorn Day!
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Rev. Tony Metz, Chapel
9:00 am: County Market Shopping**
9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Board Room
10:00 am: Music by Marvin Cook
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: Bon Fire, Speckhart Pavilion (Weather Permitting)

Wednesday, Oct. 17
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Carol Stufflebeam, Chapel
9:00 am: Hy-Vee Shopping**
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
1:30 pm: Music by Flame & Embers, Social Room
2:30 pm: Senior Learning Network: Take a virtual live dive through a underwater kelp forest on Anacapa Island off the coast of California, Social Room

Thursday, Oct. 18
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Mike Duffy, Chapel
9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Board Room
10:00 am: Catholic Mass, Chapel
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
12:45 pm: Aldi’s Shopping**
1:30 pm: Coloring Guild, Sheltering Grove

Friday, Oct.19
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Steve Disseler, Chapel
10:00 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:00 pm: Joe Chi, Social Room
2:45 pm: Bingo, Town Hall

Saturday, Oct.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

Golden Games: Wednesday, November 7, we will participate in the Golden Games at the Quincy Senior Center. Everyone will play games during the morning and enjoy lunch before returning home. If you are interested in going, please call Activities at 223-8717 ext. 4227. There is no cost for this outing.

Cancellation: David Damm has canceled his performance on October 13. It will be rescheduled at a later date.

Prayer Request & Scripture

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

Our Scripture of the Week is Amos 5:14: “Seek good, not evil, that you may live. Then the Lord God Almighty will be with you, just as you say he is.”

Weekly Inspiration

“Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and dreams are forever.”– Walt Disney

Thank you note from Elberta Kunz

“I would like to thank everyone for the pretty cards I got for my Birthday. I sure appreciate them. God bless you.”

The Patter Oct. 7

The Patter

News & Views from Campus: October 7-13, 2018

Director of Development, Burgundy Ramsey writes…

As you may have noticed, our beloved Patter looks a little different this week. I would like to welcome you to its reformatting! We’ve received a lot of feedback the last couple of weeks regarding some of the changes we are making. It truly warms my heart to know how passionately each of you care about the residents and our organization. There is no doubt about how much we want to see this great organization succeed. I truly think of us as a family, and like a family, we may not always see eye-to-eye. But I know, and I hope you do too, that at the end of the day we stand by each other and all do what’s best for the Home.

While the days still feel warm, there is a chill in the evening and the tips of the leaves are beginning to change. Fall is slowly creeping in. The change of the seasons offer us the chance to notice the passing of time and take a moment for self-reflection. Maybe it’s because the stores already have decorations out for Thanksgiving and Christmas, but during this self-reflection, I am grateful. I am grateful for this community and its support of each other. I am grateful for how impassioned we all are in making this a home for all. We are a business and sometimes that means making tough decisions. But we are also a family, and there is a lot of love in this family. Change can be difficult, but it also gives us the chance to come together and be stronger. I am so grateful for this family and the love we share for each other.

Activities Calendar

Sunday, Oct. 7
9:00 am: Worship Service: Chaplain James Riley, Chapel
2:00 pm: Drumming Circle, Social Room

Monday, Oct. 8
9:00 am: Devotions: Marcus Deege, Chapel
10:00 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
10:30 am: The Crossing Equestrian Team, Stevenson Manor Parking Lot
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:15 pm: Wal-mart Shopping**
1:15 pm: Digital Disciples, Board Room
1:30 pm: Rosary, Chapel
2:15 pm: Chair Yoga, Social Room
6:30 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Tuesday, Oct. 9
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Kyle Frink, Chapel
9:00 am: County Market Shopping**
9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Board 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, Oct. 10
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Jason Sommerfeldt, Chapel
9:00 am: Hy-vee Shopping**
10:00 am: Senior Learning Network: Jeff from FDR Presidential Library explains Japanese-American Internment during WWII, Social Room
10:00 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:00 pm: Pony Tail Canasta, Knapheide Room
1:00 pm: Dominoes, Bartley Room

Thursday, Oct. 11
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Mike Duffy, Chapel
9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Board Room
10:00 am: Catholic Mass, Chapel
10:30 pm: Mystery Meal**
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:30 pm: Coloring Guild, Sheltering Grove

Friday, Oct.12
9:00 am: Devotions: Chaplain James Riley, Chapel
10:00 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
10:30 pm: Mystery Meal**
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:00 pm: Joe Chi, Social Room
2:45 pm: Bingo, Town Hall

Saturday, Oct.13
10:00 am: Musician David Damm, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
12:00 pm: Rosary for America, Chapel

** Please sign-up for this activity at the Front Desk

All activities are subject to change

Golden Games
Wednesday, November 7, we will participate in the Golden Games at the Quincy Senior Center. Everyone will play games during the morning and enjoy lunch before returning home. If you are interested in going, please call Activities at 223-8717 ext. 4227. There is no cost for this outing.

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 Joel 2:32a: “And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved…”

Weekly Inspiration

“You are never too old to set another goal, or to dream a new dream.”– Les Brown

Thank you note from Lillie Wilcox

“I would like to thank everyone who called, stopped by, or sent notes and cards to help me celebrate my 90th birthday. I really enjoyed everyone’s thoughtfulness. It was very much appreciated.”