The Patter May 5

News & Views from Campus: May 5-11, 2019

Being a Nurse Means…

You will never be bored.
You will always be frustrated.
You will be surrounded by challenges, 
so much to do and so little time.
You will carry immense responsibility
and very little authority.
You will step into people’s lives
and you will make a difference.
Some will bless you.
Some will curse you.
You will see people at their worst-
And at their best.
You will never cease to be amazed
at peoples capacity for
love, courage, and endurance. 
You will experience resounding triumphs
And devastating failures.
You will cry a lot.
You will laugh a lot. 
You will know what it is to be human
and to be humane.

By: Melodie Chenevert

This week we want to recognize the dedicated and hard-working nurses during National Nurses Week. You may recognize some of them as the person who gives you medications or bandages a wound. Others are behind the scenes working to make sure things run smoothly. All of our nurses put their heart and soul into their work. We truly appreciate all they do to make Good Sam a loving home for all of our residents. 

Activities Calendar

Sunday, May 5
9:00 am: Worship Service: Chaplain James Riley, Chapel
2:00 pm: Service Project – Dog Treats, Southern Court

Monday, May 6
9:00 am: Devotions: The Crossing, 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: Bingo, Social Room

Tuesday, May 7
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Henry Pratt, Chapel
9:30 am: County Market Shopping**
9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Bartley Room
10:00 am: Unique Harmony
Transitions and The Crossing are partnering to bring us this musical group that will perform spring and patriotic music.
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:30 pm: One Country Gent, Social Room
2:45 pm: Bingo, Town Hall
6:30 pm: Quincy Concert Band Low Brass Ensemble, Social Room

Wednesday, May 8
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Jason Sommerfeldt, 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, Social Room

Thursday, May 9
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
6:45 pm: QCT You Can’t Take It With You

Friday, May 10
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Kyle Frink, Chapel
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
10:30 am: Mystery Meal**
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:00 pm: Volunteer Voices, Social Room
2:45 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Saturday, May 11
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 Anna Brown Vista and the Maintenance staff. 

Our Scripture of the Week is Psalm 4:6-8 (The Message): “Why is everyone hungry for more? “More, more,” they say. “More, more.” I have God’s more-than-enough, more joy in one ordinary day than they get in all their shopping sprees. At day’s end I’m ready for sound sleep, for you, God, have put my life back together.”

General Store Specials

Ice Cream Special: Mint Chocolate Chip
Just 25 cents per dip!

Visit the General Store for chips, cookies, soda, candy bars, ice cream, and more!

Food Drive with Golden Bridges

From May 1-17, we will be collecting food for local food pantries, including Horizons and the Quincy Neighborhood Federation. If you would like to donate nonperishable food items, there is a box at the front desk!

National Nursing Home Week

Next week (May 12-18) will be National Nursing Home Week! Look out for special events throughout the week including our Mother’s Day Teas, Century Club, and Volunteer Appreciation!

The Patter April 28

News & Views from Campus: April 28-May 4, 2019

Warm Weather Safety Tips

As the weather starts to warm up and Spring has sprung, it’s important to remember to take care of yourself as you spend more time outside. There are several things you can do to protect yourself from the sun. 

Use sunscreen: Always use sunscreen to protect your skin when you’re outdoors — even if it’s cloudy. Use an SPF of 30 to 50 and apply it liberally. Be sure to reapply every couple hours or sooner if you’re in the water or perspiring. 

Drink plenty of water: Lemonade, soda, iced tea and coffee don’t count! While lemonade has a lot of water, it also has a lot of sugar in it — as does soda and often iced tea — and too much sugar can contribute to dehydration. 

Dress appropriately: Light colors, light fabrics, loose clothing and layers are ideal. Dark colors absorb the sun’s hot rays, heavy fabrics can keep that heat in, tight clothing doesn’t allow your body to breathe.

Be careful of falls: Watch for uneven or broken cement, and other rocks, tree roots, or debris when in the grass. If you run across these fall hazards on our campus, please let us know so we can fix it. Make sure you use your walker or cane outside if you need it. 

With a little preparation, we can all enjoy the warmer weather!

Activities Calendar

Sunday, April 28
9:00 am: Worship Service: Rev. Mike Duffy, Chapel
2:00 pm: Bowling Dice, Southern Court

Monday, April 29
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, April 30
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Keela Neumann, Chapel
9:00 am: County Market Shopping**
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: Table Games, Social Room

Wednesday, May 1
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Gayle Pope, 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
1:30 pm: Dominoes, Bartley Room1:30 pm: Chair Yoga, Social Room

Thursday, May 2
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**
2:00 pm: Joe Chi, Social Room

Friday, May 3
9:00 am: Devotions: Chaplain James Riley, Chapel
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:45 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Saturday, May 4
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 the Cottages and for the Environmental Services staff. 

Our Scripture of the Week is Psalm 119:105: “Your word is like a lamp for my feet and a light for my path.”

Weekly Inspiration

“Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.” – Norman R. Augustine

QCT You Can’t Take It With You

We have been invited to the preview performance of You Can’t Take It With You on Thursday, May 9. The bus will begin boarding at 6:45 pm. If you are driving yourself, please sign up at the front desk by Wednesday, May 1. If you are riding the bus, please sign up by calling Activities at ext. 4227 by Wednesday, May 1. Cost is $5 per person.

The Patter April 21

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

Youth Corps

Written by: Sally Hodgson, Director of Activities

School will be out for summer before we know it! That means our Youth Corp volunteer program will be in full swing! The Youth Corps volunteers are teens between 12 and 15 years old.  Primarily, the volunteers assist Activity staff with group activities. They also help the beauty shop and nursing staff, run errands, spend time with residents, help in the dining room, clean, do clerical work, play games, give manicures, wash wheelchairs, help with special events, and so much more! As you can see, they are huge help through the summer! 

Additionally, we do have some special volunteers aged 10 and 11. These volunteers are children that have taken the initiative to inquire about volunteer opportunities. These volunteers help at certain events under the direct supervision of Activity staff members.

Several other youth volunteers have gone on to become valued Good Samaritan Home employees. Currently, the Activity Department has one youth corps alum, the Youth Corps Coordinator, Rachel! Also, Kelsey in Social Services and Allie in Accounting were former Youth Corp volunteers.

Our current program has over 40 youth from all over Adams County.  If you know any teens we might consider for our program please contact Activities at ext. 4227 for more information.

Activities Calendar

Sunday, April 21
9:00 am: Worship Service: Chaplain James Riley, Chapel
2:00 pm: Pianist Steve Buckman, Social Room

Monday, April 22
9:00 am: Devotions: Chaplain James Riley, 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: Bingo, Social Room

Tuesday, April 23
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Patty Johansen, Chapel
9:00 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
2:00 pm: When Cultures Collide, Social Room
Senior Learning Network Program brought to us by Fort Larned. This program examines the cultural collision that transformed not only European Americans and Hispanic Southwesterners, but also the Native American peoples of the Great Plains and the land itself.
6:30 pm: Yolf, Lasso Golf, & Bowling Games, Social Room

Wednesday, April 24
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Matt Hunt, Chapel
9:00 am: Hy-vee Shopping**
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
10:00 am: Baseball & Black History, Social Room
Senior Learning Network Program live from the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:00 pm: Pony Tail Canasta, Knapheide Room
1:30 pm: Dominoes, Bartley Room1:30 pm: Chair Yoga, Social Room
2:00 pm: Frank & Lorea Brown, Social Room

Thursday, April 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 Outing to Huckleberry Smokehouse in LaGrange**
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:00 pm: Joe Chi, Social Room

Friday, April 26
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, April 27
10:00 am: Apollo to the Moon by Quincy Community Theatre, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Town Hall

** 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 Sunny Dale and the Dietary/Kitchen staff. 

Our Scripture of the Week is First Corinthians 15:3-6: “I passed on to you what I received, of which this was most important: that Christ died for our sins, as the Scriptures say; that he was buried and was raised to life on the third day as the Scriptures say; and that he was seen by Peter and then by the twelve apostles. After that, Jesus was seen by more than five hundred of the believers at the same time.”

Weekly Inspiration

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney

QCT’s You Can’t Take It With You

We have been invited to the preview performance of You Can’t Take It With You on Thursday, May 9 at Quincy Community Theatre. The bus will begin boarding at 6:45 pm. If you are driving yourself, please sign up at the front desk by Wednesday, May 1. If you are riding the bus, please sign up by calling Activities at ext. 4227 by Wednesday, May 1. Cost is $5 per person.

The Patter April 14

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

Safe Outings

Written by: Sally Hodgson, Activities Director

Good Samaritan Home is concerned about your safety. Every precaution is taken to ensure resident safety at the Home and on outings. Behind the scenes, much happens before, during and after outings.

Before going to a restaurant, for example, we visit and assess environmental hazards. Not all establishments have precisely the same handicapped accessibility. Entrances, exits, floor surfaces, and restrooms are examined.  

Weather probably has the most significant impact on outings. Residents are transported in heated/cooled vehicles but are at risk of the elements if that vehicle should break down in traffic.

Outings are posted at the receptionist desk on Friday mornings (when they come out in The Patter). Residents must be signed up to go on the outing. Outings are filled in a first come, first served basis. The nature of the outing and the needs of those attending directly influence the number of staff members that accompany residents. Before leaving, nursing staff must be notified of who is going. 

We gladly do all of this work so that those that go have a good time. It is a privilege and a pleasure.  We look forward to outings as much as you do.  If you haven’t signed up for an outing with us, try it, you might like it!

Activities Calendar

Sunday, April 14
9:00 am: Worship Service: Rev. Mike Duffy, Chapel
2:00 pm: Put & Take Spring Flower Game, Anna Brown Vista

Monday, April 15
9:00 am: Devotions: Madison Park Christian Church, Chapel
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
10:00 am: Senior Learning Network- Politics of Migration in Europe, 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, April 16 – Popcorn Day!
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Tony Metz, Chapel
9:30 am: County Market Shopping**
9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Knapheide Room
10:00 am: Country & gospel music by guitarist & vocalist Marvin Cook, Social Room
10:30 am: Fuji Lunch Outing**
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:30 pm: St. James, Our Redeemer & the Lutheran Church of St. John Communion, Chapel
3:00 pm: Bingo with Health Occupation Students, Social Room
6:30 pm: Easter Craft, Sheltering Grove

Wednesday, April 17
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Carol Stufflebeam, Chapel
9:00 am: Hy-vee Shopping**
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
9:45 am: Lenten Bible Study, Chapel
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: Flame & Embers, Social Room

Thursday, April 18
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
12:45 pm: Aldi’s Shopping**
1:30 pm: Coloring Guild, Sheltering Grove
2:00 pm: Maundy Thursday Service, Chapel

Friday, April 19
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Steve Disseler, Chapel
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:00 pm: Good Friday Service, Chapel

Saturday, April 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 Stevenson Manor and for the Development and Human Resources staff. 

Our Scripture of the Week, the seventh and final week of Lent, is Psalm 143:8-10: “Tell me in the morning about your love, because I trust you. Show me what I should do, because my prayers go up to you. Lord, save me from my enemies; I hide in you. Teach me to do what you want, because you are my God. Let your good Spirit lead me on level ground.”

Holy Week Services

You are invited to attend Good Samaritan Home’s Holy Week services in the Wee Kirk Chapel. Maundy Thursday services will be held on April 18th at 2pm. Good Friday services are on April 19th at 2pm. Easter services will be held April 21st at 9am. Wherever you celebrate and worship this week, may God bless your remembrance of the meaning of Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection.

The Patter March 31

News & Views from Campus: March 31-April 6, 2019

Spaghetti Supper

Written by: Burgundy Ramsey, Director of Development & Public Relations

Mark your calendars! We will be hosting our annual Spaghetti Supper on Wednesday, April 10 from 4 to 7 pm in the Social Room. All proceeds will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.

The menu will feature homemade spaghetti, garlic bread, and desserts. Carry-out will be available. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children 10 and under. Tickets are available to purchase in advance from the front desk, or at the door the night of the event. 

Staff are also working on putting together some amazing raffle baskets. These will be out starting Wednesday, April 3. We’ve got several great ones coming in, so be ready to buy your tickets! Tickets will be $1 each or 6 for $5. 

We are accepting donations for desserts and packages of uncooked spaghetti noodles. We are also looking for volunteeres for the event. If you would like to help with either of these or have any questions, please contact Burgundy Ramsey at ext. 4240 or bramsey@gshq.org.

Come out and support the Alzheimer’s Association with this tasty event! We hope to see you there!

Activities Calendar

Sunday, March 31
9:00 am: Worship Service: Rev. Larry Wentzel, Chapel
2:00 pm: Spring Word Grid & Hangman, Southern Court

Monday, April 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, April 2
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Henry Pratt, Chapel
9:30 am: County Market Shopping**
9:30 am: Newfoundland dogs Odin & Ranger visit with their humans, Bob & Sue Mitchell, Social Room
9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Knapheide Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:30 pm: One Country Gent, Social Room
2:45 pm: Bingo, Town Hall
6:30 pm: Noodle Ball, Social Room

Wednesday, April 3
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Gayle Pope, Chapel
9:00 am: Hy-vee Shopping**
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
9:45 am: Lenten Bible Study, Chapel
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:00 pm: Pony Tail Canasta, Knapheide Room
1:00 pm: Foose Sing-a-long
1:30 pm: Dominoes, Bartley Room1:30 pm: Exercise with QU Students, Social Room

Thursday, April 4
9:00 am: Devotions: Chaplain James Riley, Chapel
9:30 am: St. Francis First Graders, Town Hall
9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Knapheide 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
2:00 pm: Joe Chi, Social Room

Friday, April 5
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Steve Disseler, Chapel
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:45 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Saturday, April 6
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:00 pm: Presentation on the Lincoln Era by the Historical Society of Quincy & Adams County, 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 for the Beauty Shop and General Store staff. 

Our Scripture of the Week, the fifth week of Lent, is Psalm 102:1-3: “Lord, listen to my prayer; let my cry for help come to you. Do not hide from me in my time of trouble. Pay attention to me. When I cry for help, answer me quickly.”

The Lincoln Era Program

All are invited to see a new video about Quincy’s local Lincoln sites on April 6 at 2 pm in the Social Room. Refreshments will be served and door prizes awarded. If any residents have memories or stories to share about the time when the History Museum on the Square served as the library, the Historical Society would love to hear them or you can bring them in written form. GSH’s Sandy Callahan will be assisting with this program.

The Patter March 24

News & Views from Campus: March 24-30, 2019

Short-term Rehabilitation

Written by: Cindy Gilbert, Director of Admissions

Short-term rehabilitation is a good option for those recovering from surgeries, accidents, or illnesses. It is designed for individuals who are ready to leave the hospital but not ready to return to normal activities. Medicare coverage of short-term rehabilitation is contingent on a patient spending at least three nights classified as inpatient hospital stay. Any days in the hospital under observation do not count towards Medicare’s requirements. 

Good Samaritan Home has 28 Medicare-certified beds located on Eber Gardens and McReynolds Center. We provide physical, occupational, and speech therapy, along with several other skilled nursing services. Length of stay will vary with each patient, can be anywhere from a couple of weeks to a couple of months. This is determined based on Medicare’s criteria. Our staff will work with individuals and their families to develop a plan of care that will best suit the resident’s needs. Residents in short-term rehab are welcome to participate in any activities and utilize the wide range of amenities and services that Good Samaritan Home offers. 

Be sure to let our us know if you are planning to have surgery that will require therapy services. Tell your doctor and family that Good Samaritan Home is where you want to recuperate! If you have any questions about the admissions process or Medicare coverage, please call us at 217-223-8717. 

Activities Calendar

Sunday, March 24
9:00 am: Worship Service: Rev. Mike Duffy, Chapel
2:00 pm: Yolf, Eber Gardens

Monday, March 25
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, March 26
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Patty Johansen, Chapel
9:30 am: County Market Shopping**
9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Knapheide Room
10:00 am: Sing-a-long, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:00 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

Wednesday, March 27
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Matt Hunt, Chapel
9:00 am: Hy-vee Shopping**
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
9:45 am: Lenten Bible Study, Chapel
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:00 pm: Pony Tail Canasta, Knapheide Room
1:30 pm: Dominoes, Bartley Room
1:30 pm: Exercise with QU Students, Social Room

Thursday, March 28 – Baseball Day!
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Mike Duffy, Chapel
9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Knapheide Room
10:00 am: Catholic Mass, Chapel
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:30 pm: Coloring Guild, Sheltering Grove
2:00 pm: Joe Chi, Social Room
6:30 pm: Blackjack with Rick Thomas, Social Room

Friday, March 29
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, March 30
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 in McReynolds Center and for the Admissions staff. 

Our Scripture of the Week, the fourth week of Lent, is Psalm 38:17-22: “I am about to die, and I cannot forget my pain. I confess my guilt; I am troubled by my sin. My enemies are strong and healthy, and many hate me for no reason. They repay me with evil for the good I did. They lie about me because I try to do good. Lord, don’t leave me; my God, don’t go away. Quickly come and help me, my Lord and Savior.”

Weekly Inspiration

“A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work.” – Colin Powell

Baseball Day

To celebrate Opening Day, we are having a Baseball Cookout on Thursday, March 28. The special lunch will feature brats, hot dogs, burgers, cracker jacks, root beer, and apple pie. Residents and employees are encouraged to wear their favorite baseball team shirt! Employees may wear jeans.

The Patter March 17

News & Views from Campus: March 17-23, 2019

Good Samaritan Home Dining Experience

Written by: Sarah Riggs, Director of Food Services

Serving an average of 1,200 meals per day to residents, family members, cottagers, guests, and staff might send most of us into a tailspin. Add to that, working hours from 4:30 am to 8:30 pm, seven days a week, 365 days a year, and you get a pretty full plate.

One of the strengths of Good Samaritan Home has always been our Dietary Department. Special attention is given to offering tasty, nutritious foods that are prepared efficiently and served under sanitary conditions at appropriate temperatures. Emphasis is placed on accommodating resident’s likes and dislikes while taking their special dietary needs and cultural backgrounds into consideration.

Good Samaritan residents are offered liberalized diets in any of seven neighborhood dining rooms or the main dining room with buffet-style dining and flexible hours (two hours spans for all meals) and open seating. Each buffet consists of three entrée choices, vegetables, starch, salad bar, and dessert. 

Printed resident meal tickets include their name, diet concerns, dining location, their choices from that meal’s menu according to their diet, and any “special” items requested. Menus and diets are reviewed by a consultant Dietitian from Blessing Hospital twice a week, and Good Samaritan’s major food vendor, Kohl Wholesale fills food selection and special requests regularly.

The Dietary Department employs 32 full-time and 27 part-time employees. The employees strive to make the meals and dining experience at Good Samaritan home something that residents enjoy and where they can always be comfortable.

Activities Calendar

Sunday, March 17
9:00 am: Worship Service: Chaplain James Riley, Chapel
2:00 pm: Pianist Steve Buckman, Social Room

Monday, March 18
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
2:30 pm: Senior Learning Network: Brown vs. Board of Education, Social Room
6:30 pm: Quincy Kennel Club Therapy Dogs, Social Room

Tuesday, March 19 – Popcorn Day!
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Tony Metz, Chapel
9:30 am: County Market Shopping**
9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Knapheide Room
10:00 am: Country & Gospel Music by Guitarist 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

Wednesday, March 20
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Carol Stufflebeam, Chapel
9:00 am: Hy-vee Shopping**
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
9:45 am: Lenten Bible Study, Chapel
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
6:45 pm: Quincy Community Theatre Outing**

Thursday, March 21
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Mike Duffy, Chapel
9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Knapheide 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
6:30 pm: York Street Jazz Orchestra, Social Room

Friday, March 22
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Steve Disseler, Chapel
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:00 pm: Pete & Vaneva at the Piano, Social Room
Accomplished pianists Pete Guither & Vaneva Bodoh, son and daughter of Francis & Katharine Guither provide a one-hour program of beautiful arrangements of classic standards and inspirational favorites.

Saturday, March 23
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 in the Foose Center and for the Administrators and Board of Directors. 

Our Scripture of the Week, the third week of Lent, is Psalm 32:3-4: “When I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long. For day and night your hand was heavy on me; my strength was sapped as in the heat of summer. Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity. I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord.” And you forgave the guilt of my sin.”

The Patter March 10

News & Views from Campus: March 10-16, 2019

Proper Handwashing
By: Carol Dent, RN Coordinator for Stevenson Manor & Sheltering Grove

Take a few moments and look at your hand. The hand is an amazing piece of engineering. It allows you to pick up a fork to eat, button your blouse and hold a soft, beautiful baby. Our hands are a vital and necessary piece of equipment, and we need to treat them with care and keep them germ-free to promote good health.

Cold and flu season can last well into May. It is essential to adopt good healthy habits that include, eating a well-balanced diet, drinking plenty of water, getting plenty of sleep and exercise, and keeping our hands clean. Hand washing is the most effective way to prevent the spread of disease and to promote good health. 

When should I wash my hands?

  • Before you eat your meals
  • After using the restroom
  • Anytime your hands are soiled with something
  • After sneezing, coughing or blowing your nose

It is very important that you keep your hands clean and dry and AVOID frequently touching your face and hair. Keep your skin healthy by applying lotion after washing your hands especially during the winter months when the skin has more of a tendency to become dry and cracked

Have a healthy and germ-free season!!!

Activities Calendar

Sunday, March 10
9:00 am: Worship Service: Rev. Mike Duffy, Chapel
2:00 pm: Drumming Circle, Social Room

Monday, March 11
9:00 am: Devotions: Chaplain James Riley, Chapel
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:15 pm: Dollar Tree Shopping**
1:15 pm: Digital Disciples, Board Room
Need help with your electronic mobile device? Come visit the Digital Disciples!
1:30 pm: Rosary, Chapel
6:30 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Tuesday, March 12
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Kyle Frink, Chapel
9:30 am: County Market Shopping**
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: Plant a Flower Day, Social Room

Wednesday, March 13
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Jason Sommerfeldt, Chapel
9:00 am: Hy-vee Shopping**
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
9:45 am: Lenten Bible Study, Chapel
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: Dennis Benjamin, Social Room

Thursday, March 14
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Mike Duffy, Chapel
9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Bartley Family Room
10:00 am: Catholic Mass, Chapel
10:30 am: Mystery Meal**
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:30 pm: Coloring Guild, Sheltering Grove
2:00 pm: Hymn Sing with Linda, Social Room

Friday, March 15
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. James Riley, Chapel
9:00 am: Donut Day, Social Room
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a Good Samaritan Home Tradition of fresh fried donuts! Rae Reese and friends will provide musical entertainment.
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
10:30 am: Mystery Meal**
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:45 pm: Bingo, Town Hall

Saturday, March 16
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 Eber Gardens and for the Activity staff. 

Our Scripture of the Week, the second week of Lent, is Psalm 6:1-3: “Lord, do not rebuke me in your anger or discipline me in your wrath. Have mercy on me, Lord, for I am faint; heal me, Lord, for my bones are in agony. My soul is in deep anguish. How long, Lord, how long?”

Card Shower for Mary Otte

Mary Otte would like to celebrate her 106th birthday with a card shower. Cards can be directed to her in Eber Gardens.

Yeston & Kobit’s Phantom at QCT

We have been invited tot he preview performance of “Yeston & Kopit’s Phantom” on Wednesday, March 20. Cost is $5 per person. If you are riding the bus, sign up by calling Activities at ext. 4227 by Wednesday, March 13. We will begin boarding at 6:45 pm. If you are driving, call the front desk by Wednesday, March 13.

The Patter March 3

News & Views from Campus: March 3-9, 2019

Ash Wednesday & Lent
By: Chaplain James Riley, Director of Pastoral Services

Easter is coming: the yearly celebration marking the resurrection of Jesus, the victory over death, the complete demonstration of God’s love for us and the fulfillment of his promise of grace. Many take advantage of the 40 days before Easter to prepare themselves for the joyous celebration. This period is called Lent. It is a time of repentance and a renewed commitment to a relationship with God. 

Lent begins this Wednesday, March 6, with Ash Wednesday. You will see many people on that day with a dark mark on their forehead. It is created with ashes and intended to be in the shape of a cross. It reflects that person’s commitment to drawing closer to God, and you are welcome to join them, whether you receive ashes or not. I have placed around the home a short publication explaining more about these things. Feel free to pick one up, read it, share it, and if you have questions, let me know.

A Bible study will also be offered each Wednesday following devotions (about 9:45 am) for six weeks, beginning March 13. Please join us as we study the letter to the Colossians. The apostle Paul wrote this letter to remind and encourage them in living by faith in Jesus alone. However you choose to grow your faith and celebrate Easter and God’s great gift, I pray God blesses you with his hope, joy, and peace.

Activities Calendar

Sunday, March 3
9:00 am: Worship Service: Chaplain James Riley, Chapel
2:00 pm: Count Your Shamrocks, Anna Brown Vista

Monday, March 4
9:00 am: Devotions: The Crossing, 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: St. Patrick’s Bingo with Life Point Church, Social Room

Tuesday, March 5
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Henry Pratt, Chapel
9:30 am: County Market Shopping**
9:30 am: Newfoundland Dogs Odin & Ranger visit with their humans Bob & Sue Mitchell, 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: Memorial Service, Chapel

Wednesday, March 6 – Ash Wednesday
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Gayle Pope, Chapel
9:00 am: Hy-vee Shopping**
9:30 am: Distribution of Ashes, Chapel
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
1:30 pm: Dominoes, Bartley Room
1:30 pm: Chair Yoga, Social Room

Thursday, March 7
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Mike Duffy, Chapel
9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Bartley Family Room
10:00 am: Catholic Mass, Chapel
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:15 pm: Aldi’s Shopping**
1:30 pm: Coloring Guild, Sheltering Grove
2:00 pm: Joe Chi, Social Room

Friday, March 8
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. James Riley, Chapel
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
10:00 am: Gerry Lunt & His Banjo, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:45 pm: Bingo, Town Hall

Saturday, March 9
7:30 am-Noon: Pancake & Sausage Breakfast Fundraiser, Main Dining Room
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 and Scripture

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

Our Scripture of the Week, for Ash Wednesday and first week of Lent is Psalm 51:1-2: “Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.”

Weekly Inspiration

“It isn’t life that weighs us down––it’s the way we carry it.”
– Elizabeth Potier

Quarterly Memorial Service

The Quarterly Memorial Service for residents and cottagers who died in November, December, and January will be held in the Wee Kirk Chapel on Tuesday, March 5 at 6:30 pm. All are invited to join us in remembrance.

Pancake & Sausage Breakfast

Our Pancake & Sausage Breakfast Fundraiser will be Saturday, March 9 from 7:30 am to noon in the Main Dining Room. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children. Tickets can be purchased in advance from the Front Desk or the morning of the event. Funds raised will purchase department “wish list” items. We hope to see you there!

The Patter Feb. 24

The Patter

News & Views from Campus: February 24-March 2, 2019

Pancake & Sausage Breakfast
By: Burgundy Ramsey, Director of Development/Public Relations

Save the date! We will be hosting our Annual Pancake and Sausage Breakfast Fundraiser again this year! The breakfast will be on Saturday, March 9 from 7:30 am to noon in the main dining room at Good Samaritan Home! All-you-can-eat pancakes fresh off the griddle, and whole hog sausage from Kabrick’s will be served!

Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the front desk at Good Samaritan Home. Tickets will also be for sale the morning of the event.

All proceeds will help fund department “wish list” items that will help meet the needs of our residents.

If you would like to volunteer or would like more information, please contact Director of Development Burgundy Ramsey at 217-223-8717 ext. 4240 or via email at bramsey@gshq.org.

We hope to see you there!

Activities Calendar

Sunday, Feb. 24
9:00 am: Worship Service: Rev. Mike Duffy, Chapel
2:00 pm: Find the Candy Game, Eastbrook Lane

Monday, Feb. 25
9:00 am: Devotions: Evangelist Sheila White, Chapel
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:00 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:30 pm: Rosary, Chapel
6:30 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Tuesday, Feb. 26
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Patty Johansen, Chapel
9:30 am: County Market Shopping**
10:00 am: Sing-a-long, Social Room
11:00 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:00 pm: Placematters
2:00 pm: Resident Council, Chapel
2:45 pm: Bingo, Town Hall
6:30 pm: Giant Games with Youth Group, Social Room

Wednesday, Feb. 27
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Matt Hunt, Chapel
9:00 am: Hy-vee Shopping**
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:00 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

Thursday, Feb. 28
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Mike Duffy, Chapel
9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Bartley Family Room
10:00 am: Catholic Mass, Chapel
10:00 am: Men’s Group, Board Room
10:30 am: Lunch Outing to Huckleberry’s Smokehouse in LaGrange**
11:00 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:30 pm: Coloring Guild, Sheltering Grove

Friday, March 1
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. James Riley, Chapel
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:00 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:30 pm: World Day of Prayer hosted by Church Women United, Chapel
2:45 pm: Bingo, Town Hall

Saturday, March 2
11:00 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 and 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 Malachi 1:11: “My name will be great among the nations, from where the sun rises to where it sets. In every place incense and pure offerings will be brought to me, because my name will be great among the nations,” says the Lord Almighty.

Quarterly Memorial Service

The Quarterly Memorial Service for residents and cottagers who died in November, December, and January will be held in the Wee Kirk Chapel on Tuesday, March 5 at 6:30 pm. All are invited to join us in remembrance.

A note from Isabelle Hillerts

The family of Isabelle Hillerts would like to say thank you to all who attended the open house on Sunday, Feb. 17. It was greatly appreciated, and a good time was had by all. God Bless.