The Patter February 16

News & Views from Campus: February 16 – February 22, 2020

Activity Calendar  

Sunday, February 16
  9:00 am: Worship Service: Chaplain Josh Vahle, Chapel
  2:00 pm: Steve Buckman

Monday, February 17
  9:00 am: Devotions: Minister Tammy Radecki, Chapel
  9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am:  Exercise, Social Room
  1:30 pm: Rosary, Chapel
  6:30 pm: QKC Therapy Dogs Social Room

Tuesday, February 18
            Popcorn Day
  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, Chapel
  2:45 pm: Bingo, Town Hall
  6:30 pm: Dice Games, Social Room

Wednesday, February 19
  9:00 am:  Hy-Vee Shopping**
  9:00 am: Devotions: Rev Carol Stufflebeam, Chapel
  9:30am:  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, February 20                                
  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

Friday, February 21
  9:00 am: Devotions: Pastor Joshua Hall, Chapel
  9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
  2:30 pm: Presidential Papers and the National Archives, Social Room
                 (Visit the FDR Presidential Library & Museum for an
                  introduction to the presidential papers & national archives.)

Saturday, February 22
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.         

   

Weekly Inspiration

Life isn’t about finding yourself.  Life is about creating yourself.      ~George Bernard Shaw~

Prayer Request & Scripture

SCRIPTURE OF THE WEEK      Jeremiah 1:5, 8, 9
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations…Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you to deliver you…Behold, I have put My Words in your mouth.”

THIS WEEK PRAY FOR:   
Residents:  COTTAGERS
Staff:   PHYSICAL THERAPY Andie, Angela, Betty, Kristie H, Kylie, Michelle, and Kim.

The Patter February 9

News & Views from Campus: February 9 – February 15, 2020

Sarah Dolbeare, Director of Support Services writes…..

  I am pleased to introduce the ladies who work at the Front Receptionist Desk here at Good Samaritan Home.

  • Nancy is our Lead Receptionist.  She works 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. 
  • Peggy is our Evening Receptionist working 3:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • Luanne and Brenda switch off working every other weekend 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  They both are new to Good Samaritan Home. 
  • Cheryl works every weekend evening from 3:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
  • Janet is a backup receptionists that graciously serves as needed.

  These ladies are continuously busy answering phones, paging, selling meal tickets, stamps, cards, placemats, garbage stickers, etc.  They also help with sign-ups for activities, distribute paychecks, assist with mailing packages, make reservations for the Perry Suite, hand out applications for employment & application packets for the Home/Cottages, offer information and directions for guests and residents, make copies for people (10¢) per copy, do a variety of computer work — plus various other duties. 

  In addition to the receptionists, I would also like to introduce the people who take care of our mail.

  • Lee is our Lead Mailman who works Monday – Friday sorting and delivering mail.
  • Janet sorts our mail on Saturday and fills as needed.

  We are very blessed to have such a wonderful team of people to assist you at the Front Desk. 

Activity Calendar  

Sunday, February 9
  9:00 am: Worship Service: Chaplain Josh Vahle, Chapel
3:00 pm: Wisdom Interviews with Operation Serve, Social Room
                   (Help out Operation Kids!)

Monday, February 10
  9:00 am: Devotions: Chaplain Josh Vahle, Chapel
  9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:15 am:  Elephant Seals by the California State Parks
11:30 am:  EXERCISE IS CANCELLED
  1:30 pm: Rosary, Chapel
  6:30 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Tuesday, February 11
  9:00 am: Devotions, Chaplain Josh Vahle, 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: Count Your Hearts, Social Room

Wednesday, February 12
  9:00 am: Wal-Mart Shopping**
  9:00 am: Devotions: Rev Jason Sommerfeldt, Chapel
  9:30am:  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, February 13                                
  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
  2:00 pm: Hymn Sing with Linda, Social Room

Friday, February 14
  9:00 am: Devotions: Pastor Kyle Frink, Chapel
  9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:00 am: Key Club Visits!!
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
  1:30 pm: Choco-licious Celebration, Social Room
  2:45 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Saturday, February 15
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
  2:00 pm: SDA 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.                      

Weekly Inspiration

Whatever you do, do it well. – Walt Disney

Prayer Request & Scripture

SCRIPTURE OF THE WEEK      Psalm 18:30, 35
 “This God—His Way is perfect; The Word of The LORD proves true; He is a Shield for all those who take refuge in Him…You have given me the shield of Your Salvation, and Your Right Hand supported me, and Your Gentleness made me great.”

THIS WEEK PRAY FOR:   SUNNY DALE
Residents:   NURSING SUPPORT
Staff:   Scheduling, supplies, medical records, medical secretary, and education.

The Patter February 2

News & Views from Campus: February 2 – February 8, 2020

Keep Your Fork!!

Jody Harris, Admissions, Writes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

There was a young woman who had been diagnosed with a terminal illness and had been given three months to live. So as she was getting her things “in order,” she contacted her Pastor and had him come to her house to discuss certain aspects of her final wishes.

She told him which songs she wanted sung at the service, what scriptures she would like read, and what outfit she wanted to be buried in. Everything was in order and the Pastor was preparing to leave when the young woman suddenly remembered something very important to her.

“There’s one more thing,” she said excitedly.
“What’s that?” came the Pastor’s reply.

“This is very important,” the young woman continued. “I want to be buried with a fork in my right hand.”

The Pastor stood looking at the young woman, not knowing quite what to say.

“That surprises you, doesn’t it?” the young woman asked.
“Well, to be honest, I’m puzzled by the request,” said the Pastor.

The young woman explained. “My grandmother once told me this story, and from that time on I have always tried to pass along its message to those I love and those who are in need of encouragement. In all my years of attending socials and dinners, I always remember that when the dishes of the main course were being cleared, someone would inevitably lean over and say, “Keep your fork.” It was my favorite part because I knew that something better was coming….like velvety chocolate cake or deep-dish apple pie. Something wonderful, and with substance!”

“So, I just want people to see me there in that casket with a fork in my hand and I want them to wonder….”What’s with the fork?” Then I want you to tell them: “Keep your fork….the best is yet to come.”          

The Pastor’s eyes welled up with tears of joy as he hugged the young woman good-bye. He knew this would be one of the last times he would see her before her death. But he also knew that the young woman had a better grasp of heaven then he did. She had a better grasp of what heaven would be like than many people twice her age, with twice as much experience and knowledge. She KNEW that something better was coming.

At the funeral people were walking by the young woman’s casket and they saw the cloak she was wearing and the fork placed in her right hand. Over and over, the Pastor heard the question, “What’s with the fork?” And over and over he smiled.

During his message, the Pastor told the people of the conversation he had with the young woman shortly before she died. He also told them about the fork and about what it symbolized to her. He told the people how he could not stop thinking about the fork and told them that they probably would not be able to stop thinking about it either.

He was right. So the next time you reach down for your fork let it remind you, ever so gently, that the best is yet to come. 

Just remember…..keep your fork!
The BEST is yet to come!

Activity Calendar  

(PLEASE NOTE DEVOTIONS HAS CHANGED BACK TO 9:00 AM)

Sunday, February 2
  9:00 am: Worship Service: Chaplain Josh Vahle, Chapel
  2:00 pm: Table Games, Social Room

Monday, February 3
  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: Valentine’s Bingo with LifePoint Church, Social Room

Tuesday, February 4
  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
  6:30 pm: Bowling Dice, Social Room

Wednesday, February 5
  9:00 am: County Market, Shopping**
  9:00 am: Devotions: Rev Jason Sommerfeldt, Chapel
  9:30am:  Towel Folding, Social Room
11:00 am: Meet & Greet with PPS, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
  1:00 pm: Pony Tail Canasta, Knapheide Room
  1:30 pm: Dominoes, Bartley Room

 Thursday, February 6                                
  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: True Location of Noah’s Ark, Social Room

Friday, February 7
  9:00 am: Devotions: Pastor Joshua Hall, 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, February 8
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.              

Weekly Inspiration

  When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, “I used everything you gave me.”

Prayer Request & Scripture

SCRIPTURE OF THE WEEK      Psalm 16:1-8 
   Preserve me, O God, for in You I take refuge.  I say to The LORD, “You are my Lord; I have no good apart from You”…The sorrows of those who run after another god shall multiply…The LORD is my Chosen Portion and my Cup…I have set The LORD always before me; because He is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.

THIS WEEK PRAY FOR: 
Residents:   Stevenson Manor
Staff:   NURSING STAFF RNs, LPNs, CNAs, non-certified aides, universal workers

   

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