The Patter Jan. 6

The Patter

News & Views from Campus: January 6-12, 2019

Avoiding Cold and Flu Season

Cold and flu season is here. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers several tips on how to avoid getting sick.

Avoid close contact. Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.

Stay home (or in your room) if you are sick. If possible, stay home from work, activities, and errands when you are sick. This will help prevent spreading your illness to others.

Cover your mouth and nose. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick. Flu and other serious respiratory illnesses, are spread by cough, sneezing, or unclean hands.

Clean your hands. Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.

Practice other good health habits. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.

Activities Calendar

Sunday, Jan. 6
9:00 am: Worship Service: Chaplain James Riley, Chapel
2:00 pm: Drumming Circle, Social Room

Monday, Jan. 7
9:00 am: Devotions: The Crossing, Chapel
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
10:00 am: Discover the Giant Sequoias, Social Room
Ranger Jenny will be our guide as we learn about the history of these magnificent trees through the lens of conservation, and their relationship to the rest of the forest.
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:15 pm: Wal-mart Shopping**
1:30 pm: Rosary, Chapel
2:15 pm: Chair Yoga, Social Room
6:30 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Tuesday, Jan. 8
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Henry Pratt, Chapel
9:30 am: County Market Shopping**
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:00 pm: Placematters, Town Hall
2:45 pm: Bingo, Town Hall

Wednesday, Jan. 9
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
1:30 pm: Dominoes, Bartley Room
2:00 pm: Musician Dennis Benjamin, Social Room
6:30 pm: Craft Night with LifePoint Church, Social Room

Thursday, Jan. 10
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Mike Duffy, Chapel
10:00 am: Catholic Mass, Chapel
10:30 am: Mystery Meal: Join us for a fun lunch outing at a surprise destination!**
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:30 pm: Coloring Guild, Sheltering Grove
2:00 pm: Hymn Sing with Linda, Social Room

Friday, Jan. 11
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Steve Disseler, Chapel
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
10:30 am: Mystery Meal: Join us for a fun lunch outing at a surprise destination!**
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:00 pm: Joe Chi, Social Room
2:45 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Saturday, Jan.12
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 and Scripture

This week we are praying for the residents in the Foose Center and the Spiritual Care staff, ministers, and ministries.

Our Scripture of the Week is Hebrews 1:1-3 (MSG): “Going through a long line of prophets, God has been addressing our ancestors in different ways for centuries. Recently he spoke to us directly through his Son. By his Son, God created the world in the beginning, and it will all belong to the Son at the end. This Son perfectly mirrors God, and is stamped with God’s nature. He holds everything together by what he says—powerful words!”

Weekly Inspiration

“Unity is strength… when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.” — Mattie Stepanek

The Patter Dec. 30

The Patter

News & Views from Campus: December 30, 2018 – January 5, 2019

New Year’s Resolutions for Seniors

The new year is a new opportunity to refocus on your goals. From health and wellness to family to-do’s, making goals and sticking to them will help support a bright future. Here are some New Year Resolution ideas for a big impact in 2019!

Eat more fruits and vegetables: No matter your age, fruits and vegetables are part of a healthy diet. The USDA’s Choose My Plate program states all adults should eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables a day. Choose produce, rich in vitamins and minerals, in a variety of colors to ensure you get plenty of different nutrients. Dark leafy greens, bright citrus and red berries are just a few tasty examples.

Stay physically active: No matter how many years young you are, it’s important to stay physically active. Mild to moderate physical activity with minimal impact can do wonders for the body and mind. Join us for our daily exercise classes!

Stay mentally active: Your mental health is just as important as your physical health, so make time to give your brain a workout, too. Reading, crossword puzzles and Sudoku are simple activities that can be done virtually anywhere.

Stay socially active: Research shows that social connection improves quality of life, but it can be harder to stay socially active as you age. This year, make your relationships a priority. Set up a weekly time to chat or have dinner with family members or friends (or other residents).

Activities Calendar

Sunday, Dec. 30
9:00 am: Worship Service: Rev. Harry Wentzel, Chapel
2:00 pm: Noodle Ball, Eber Gardens

Monday, Dec. 31 – New Year’s Eve
9:00 am: Devotions: The Crossing, 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: Bingo, Social Room

Tuesday, Jan. 1 – New Year’s Day
9:00 am: Devotions: Chaplain James Riley, Chapel
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:30 pm: One Country Gent, Social Room

Wednesday, Jan. 2
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Gayle Pope, Chapel
9:00 am: Hy-vee Shopping**
10:00 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Rockin’ Thru the Decades at Cheerful Home: We will go see the winter program at Cheerful Home!**
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:00 pm: Pony Tail Canasta, Knapheide Room
1:00 pm: Foose Sing-a-long, Foose Center
1:30 pm: Dominoes, Bartley Room
1:30 pm: Luther Memorial Communion, Chapel

Thursday, Jan. 3
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Mike Duffy, Chapel
10:00 am: Catholic Mass, Chapel
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:30 pm: Coloring Guild, Sheltering Grove

Friday, Jan. 4
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, Social Room

Saturday, Jan. 5
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 and Scripture

This week we are praying for the residents in Eber Gardens and the Social Services staff.

Our Scripture of the Week is Isaiah 43:16-19: “This is what the Lord says…: ‘Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.’”

Weekly Inspiration

“There is nothing on earth more to be prized than true friendship.” – Thomas Aquinas

The Patter Dec. 23

The Patter

News & Views from Campus: December 23-29, 2018

O Come, All Ye Faithful

O come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant
O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem.
Come and behold Him, born the King of angels.
O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him
O come, let us adore Him, Christ the Lord.

Yea, Lord, we greet Thee, born this happy morning.
Jesus, to Thee be all glory given.
Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing.
O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him
O come, let us adore Him, Christ the Lord.

Activities Calendar

Sunday, Dec. 23
9:00 am: Worship Service: Chaplain James Riley, Chapel
2:00 pm: Movie: Christmas with the Kranks, Social Room

Monday, Dec. 24 – Christmas Eve
9:00 am: Devotions: Evangelist Sheila White, Chapel
9:30 am: YMCA Kids Caroling, Foose Center
10:00 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Christmas Eve Buffet
2:00 pm: Christmas Eve Service, Chapel

Tuesday, Dec. 25 – Christmas
9:00 am: Devotions: Chaplain James Riley, Chapel
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
6:00 pm: Jones Family Singers, Social Room

Wednesday, Dec. 26
9:00 am: Devotions: Chaplain James Riley, 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: Frank & Loreaa Brown presented by Nehemiah Missions, Social Room

Thursday, Dec. 27
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Mike Duffy, Chapel
10:00 am: Men’s Group, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
6:30 pm: Count Your Snowmen, Social Room

Friday, Dec. 28
9:00 am: Devotions: Chaplain James Riley, 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, Social Room

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

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

Prayer Request and Scripture

This week we are praying for the residents in Eastbrook Lane and the Receptionists and Secretaries.

Our Scripture of the Week is Luke 2:10-14: “But the angel said to the shepherds, ‘Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.’ Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.’”

Weekly Inspiration

“Don’t let yesterday use up too much of today.” – Will Rogers

Accounting Window

The Accounting Window will be closed on Christmas Day, December 25th, and New Year’s Day, January 1st. Please plan accordingly.

The Patter Dec. 16

The Patter

News & Views from Campus: December 16-22

As the end of the year approaches and we take a moment to reflect on another year, we want to say THANK YOU for your continued support! Our work wouldn’t be possible without our active community. This year we recognized our heroes and were reminded just how plentiful they are. We are currently collecting donations for our end of the year fund drive. If you would like to make a donation, please contact Development Director Burgundy Ramsey.

In 2019, we want to remain an integral part of the community by expanding what we do well, and embracing change to improve where we can. Exciting things are on the horizon for us.

This is a busy time with extra holiday activities, entertainment, and outings. As Christmas quickly approaches, we want to remind you of our Christmas Eve Lunch Buffet on December 24. Cottagers and family members are welcome to attend. Reservations can be made at the front desk. While not required, they do help us have an idea of how many to expect and are greatly appreciated. This meal is free for residents and cottagers, and $15 for guests.

Activities Calendar

Sunday, Dec. 16
9:00 am: Worship Service: Rev. Mike Duffy Chapel
2:00 pm: Pianist Steve Buckman, Social Room
3:00 pm: Christmas Invasion Karaoke with Rich Wagy & friends, Social Room

Monday, Dec. 17
9:00 am: Devotions: Madison Park Christian Church, Chapel
10:00 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:15 pm: Wal-mart Shopping**
1:30 pm: Rosary, Chapel
2:15 pm: Chair Yoga, Chapel
6:30 pm: Quincy Kennel Club Therapy Dogs, Social Room

Tuesday, Dec. 18 – Popcorn Day!
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Tony Metz, Chapel
9:30 am: County Market Shopping**
10:00 am: Country & gospel music by guitarist & vocalists Marvin Cook, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:30 pm: St. James, Our Redeemer & Luther Church of St. John Communion, Chapel
2:00 pm: Resident Council, Social Room
2:45 pm: Bingo, Town Hall
6:00 pm: Christmas Light Tour**
6:00 pm: Quincy Country Steppers Carolers, Social Room

Wednesday, Dec. 19
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Carol Stufflebeam, Chapel
9:00 am: Hy-vee Shopping**
10:00 am: Jeff Urbin from the FDR Presidential Library & Museum uses music, humor, and story telling to explaining how FDR celebrated Christmas with this program through the Senior Learning Network, Social Room
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
2:00 pm: Flame & Embers, Social Room
6:00 pm: Christmas Game Night led by Lifepoint Church, Social Room

Thursday, Dec. 20
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Mike Duffy, Chapel
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: Hymn Sing with Linda, Social Room

Friday, Dec. 21
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Matt Hunt, Chapel
10:00 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:00 pm: Joe Chi, Social Room
3:30 pm: The Girl Scouts from Troops 5095 & 5694 host a fun afternoon, Social Room

Saturday, Dec. 22
10:00 am: Cindy Vancil Dancers, Social Room
12:30 pm: Quincy Community Theatre Carolers, 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 Anna Brown Vista and the Maintenance staff.

Our Scripture of the Week is John 1:14: “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.”

Weekly Inspiration

“There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.” — Thomas Aquinas

Placematters

The holidays are the perfect time of year to purchase a homemade placemat to give to your loved ones. Each placemat is $1 donation.

The Patter Dec. 9

The Patter

News & Views from Campus: December 9-15

Loved ones and friends are invited to attend Good Samaritan Home’s Family Christmas Parties. Please see the following dates and plan to attend with your loved one!

Sunday, Dec. 9th at 2:00 pm,
Anna Brown Vista & Eastbrook Lane

Monday, Dec. 10th at 6:30 pm,
Southern Court & Foose Center

Thursday, Dec. 13th at 6:30 pm,
Sunny Dale, Stevenson Manor & Sheltering Grove

Friday, Dec. 14th at 6:30 pm,
Eber Gardens & McReynolds Center

All parties will be held in the Social Room and feature entertainment and a light refreshment. You may pick up your loved one in their neighborhood prior to the party. We hope to see you there. Please call Activities Direct Sally Hodgson for more information at 217-223-8717, ext. 4227

Activities Calendar

Sunday, Dec. 9
9:00 am: Worship Service: Rev. Mike Duffy Chapel
1:00 pm: Madison Park Christian Church 1st & 2nd Grade Carolers
2:00 pm: Eastbrook Lane & Anna Brown Vista Family Christmas Party, Social Room
6:00 pm: Ellington Hilltoppers 4-H Club, Foose

Monday, Dec. 10
9:00 am: Devotions: The Crossing, Chapel
10:00 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:00 pm: Dollar Tree Shopping**
1:15 pm: Digital Disciples, Board Room
1:30 pm: Rosary, Chapel
2:15 pm: Chair Yoga, Chapel
6:30 pm: Foose Center & Southern Court Family Christmas Party, Social Room

Tuesday, Dec. 11
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Kyle Frink, Chapel
9:30 am: County Market Shopping**
10:00 am: Happy Wanderer’s, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
12:30 pm: QND Concert Chorale under the direction of Monica Scholz, Social Room
1:00 pm: Placematters, Town Hall
3:00 pm: Bingo hosted by QHS HOSA, Social Room
6:00 pm: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation Movie Screening, Social Room

Wednesday, Dec. 12
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Jason Sommerfeldt, Chapel
9:00 am: Hy-vee Shopping**
10:00 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:00 pm: Foose Sing-a-long, Foose Center
1:00 pm: Pony Tail Canasta, Knapheide Room
1:30 pm: Dominoes, Bartley Room
2:00 pm: Quincy Country Steppers, Social Room
5:15 pm: Cathedral of Worship Carolers, Main Dining Room

Thursday, Dec. 13
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Mike Duffy, Chapel
10:00 am: Catholic Mass, Chapel
10:30 pm: Mystery Meal**
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:30 pm: Coloring Guild, Sheltering Grove
6:00 pm: JWCC Student Government Carolers, Foose Center
6:30 pm: Sunny Dale & Stevenson Manor Family Christmas Party, Social Room

Friday, Dec. 14
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Steve Disseler, Chapel
10:00 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
10:30 am: Mystery Meal**
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:00 pm: Joe Chi, Social Room
2:45 pm: Bingo, Social Room
3:45 pm: Girl Scout Troop 5236 & 5617, Foose Center
6:30 pm: Eber Gardens & McReynolds Family Christmas Party, Social Room

Saturday, Dec. 15
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 and Scripture

This week we are praying for the residents in the Cottages and for the Environmental Services staff.

Our Scripture of the Week is Colossians 1:19-20: “For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.”

Weekly Inspiration

“The work of today is the history of tomorrow, and we are its makers.” — Juliette Gordon Low

Christmas Eve Buffet

Cottagers and family members, please make your reservation as soon as possible if you plan on attending our Christmas Eve Lunch Buffet on December 24! The meal is free for residents and cottagers, and $15 for guests.

The Patter Dec. 2

The Patter

News & Views from Campus: November 25-December 1, 2018

Written by: James Riley, Director of Pastoral Services

Good Samaritan Home’s Annual Christmas Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, December 4 at 6:30 pm in the Wee Kirk Chapel. This service will celebrate the memory of those residents and cottagers who died in the last year. It is also open to anyone in the community who has a loved one they would like to remember. Following a short time of worship, we will name those who have died and allow family and friends to place an ornament on the chapel Christmas tree.

For each person who died while a member of our community, one ornament will be made at no cost with their picture and their name on it. At the end of the service, family and friends can leave the ornament we provided on our tree or take it home.

For employees and other community members: We will provide an ornament with your loved one’s name on it. Please call Chaplain James Riley at 217-223-2455 x4491 and slowly and clearly say and spell the name of your loved one. If you want a picture included on the ornament, please email a digital picture to jriley@gshq.org by November 30th. If you wish to take the ornament, with or without a picture, with you at any time, we request a $5 donation if you can afford it.

Our grief can feel out of place in a season that is so full of joys. My hope is that this service will help acknowledge your loss and grief even in the midst of the celebration of God’s gift.

Activities Calendar

Sunday, Dec. 2
9:00 am: Worship Service: Chaplain James Riley, Chapel
2:00 pm: Sande’s Weekend Activity, Social Room
6:00 pm: St. Peter’s Youth Group Carolers

Monday, Dec. 3
9:00 am: Devotions: The Crossing, Chapel
10:00 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:15 pm: Wal-mart Shopping**
1:30 pm: Rosary, Chapel
2:15 pm: Chair Yoga, Chapel
6:30 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Tuesday, Dec. 4
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Henry Pratt, Chapel
9:30 am: County Market Shopping**
9:30 am: Odin & Ranger, Social Room
Newfoundland dogs, Odin & Ranger come to visit with their humans Bob & Sue Mitchell
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:30 pm: One Country Gent, Social Room
2:45 pm: Bingo, Town Hall
6:30 pm: Christmas Memorial Service, Social Room

Wednesday, Dec. 5
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Gayle Pope, Chapel
9:00 am: Hy-vee Shopping**
10:00 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:00 pm: Foose Sing-a-long, Foose Center
1:00 pm: Pony Tail Canasta, Knapheide Room
1:30 pm: Dominoes, Bartley Room
1:30 pm: Luther Memorial Communion, Chapel
2:00 pm: Hearst Castle Christmas Tour, Social Room
This seasonal tour of Hearst Castle showcases abundant holiday decorations with numerous trees, thousands of holiday lights, & stories of holiday festivities during the estate’s heyday.
6:45 pm: Elf, the Musical, Quincy Community Theatre**

Thursday, Dec. 6
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Mike Duffy, Chapel
10:00 am: Catholic Mass, Chapel
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
12:45 pm: Aldi’s Shopping**
2:00 pm: Pete & Vaneva at the Piano, Social Room
Accomplished pianists Pete Guither & Vaneva Boda, son & daughter for Francis & Katharine Guither, play a beautiful arrangement of classic standards and Christmas favorites.

Friday, Dec. 7
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, Social Room

Saturday, Dec. 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.

Prayer Request and Scripture

This week we are praying for the residents in Sunny Dale and the Dietary/Kitchen staff.

Our Scripture of the Week is Colossians 1:17-18: “He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy.”

Thank you from Virginia Echternkamp

Thank you for all the lovely cards and those that came to my birthday celebration! I really appreciate it!

Christmas Eve Buffet

Cottagers and family members, please make your reservation as soon as possible if you plan on attending our Christmas Eve Lunch Buffet on December 24! The meal is free for residents and cottagers, and $15 for guests.

The Patter Nov. 25

The Patter

News & Views from Campus: November 25-December 1, 2018

Written by: James Riley, Director of Pastoral Services

Photo of Ron Fuller courtesy of his family.

Good Samaritan Home’s Annual Christmas Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, December 4 at 6:30 pm in the Wee Kirk Chapel. This service will celebrate the memory of those residents and cottagers who died in the last year. It is also open to anyone in the community who has a loved one they would like to remember. Following a short time of worship, we will name those who have died and allow family and friends to place an ornament on the chapel Christmas tree.

For each person who died while a member of our community, one ornament will be made at no cost with their picture and their name on it. At the end of the service, family and friends can leave the ornament we provided on our tree or take it home.

For employees and other community members: We will provide an ornament with your loved one’s name on it. Please call Chaplain James Riley at 217-223-2455 x4491 and slowly and clearly say and spell the name of your loved one. If you want a picture included on the ornament, please email a digital picture to jriley@gshq.org by November 30th. If you wish to take the ornament, with or without a picture, with you at any time, we request a $5 donation if you can afford it.

Our grief can feel out of place in a season that is so full of joys. My hope is that this service will help acknowledge your loss and grief even in the midst of the celebration of God’s gift.

Activities Calendar

Sunday, Nov. 25
9:00 am: Worship Service: Rev. Mike Duffy, Chapel
2:00 pm: Jackpot Bingo, Southern Court

Monday, Nov. 26
9:00 am: Devotions: Evangelist Sheila White, Chapel
10:00 am: A Day in the Life of a Homesteader, Social Room
Offered by the National Parks Service, Park Rangers will examine what types of homes homesteaders built on the prairie and what their daily chores would have been.
10:00 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:30 pm: Rosary, Chapel
2:15 pm: Chair Yoga, Chapel
6:30 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Tuesday, Nov. 27
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Patty Johansen, Chapel
9:00 am: County Market Shopping**
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: Cheryl Kaiser School of Dance, Social Room
Students from Cheryl Kaiser School of Dance will present a program!

Wednesday, Nov. 28
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Matt Hunt, 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

Thursday, Nov. 29
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Mike Duffy, Chapel
10:00 am: Catholic Mass, Chapel
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:30 pm: Coloring Guild, Sheltering Grove
2:30 pm: Found Objects Artwork, Social Room
From the Smithsonian American Art Museum, we will take a look at nontraditional materials artists use to express themselves and create art.

Friday, Nov. 30
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, Social Room

Saturday, Dec. 1
10:30 am: Christmas Card Party, Social Room
A fun event with QU Students! We will make cards for hospitalized children and a woodwind quartet will play!
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 Stevenson Manor and for the Development and Human Resources staff.

Our Scripture of the Week is Colossians 1:15-16: “The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.”

Elf, The Musical

We have been invited to see the preview of Quincy Community Theatre’s “Elf, The Musical” on Wednesday, December 5th. If you would like to go, sign-up at the front desk by Thursday, November 29th. Cost is $5 per person.

The Patter Nov 18

The Patter

News & Views from Campus: November 18-24, 2018

Written by: James Riley, Director of Pastoral Services

Immigrant refugees from Europe gathered in 1621 to give thanks to God in a 3-day feast. They were joined by the Native Americans who had welcomed them to the new world. The Pilgrims (a word that means wanderer or traveler), had a habit of holding feasts to thank God throughout the year. We still embrace their example. Whatever our hardship, we stop and in our own ways, traditions, and choices, we give thanks. We lay our burdens down and look around us at the things that are still good and right.

What a powerful act their choice to give thanks turned out to be. A whole nation has now embraced the tradition of stopping everything, traveling to be with family and friends, and practicing the act of giving thanks. Without the habit of giving thanks, we would descend into bitterness and despair. The good things in life would no longer be able to bring us joy. But let us resolve to make it a year-round habit. That’s what holidays and holy days are for: reminders of who we are and what we can and should do every day.

President Abraham Lincoln made Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1863, right in the middle of the Civil War. He believed that even in the worst of times, we need is to look up, not down; to raise our hands in praise, not pound our fists in frustration. I pray that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and that it causes you to resolve to always give thanks.

Activities Calendar

Sunday, Nov. 18
9:00 am: Worship Service: Chaplain James Riley, Chapel
2:00 pm: Pianist Steve Buckman, Social Room

Monday, Nov. 19
9:00 am: Devotions: Madison Park Christian Church, Chapel
10:00 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: Quincy Kennel Club Therapy Dogs, Social Room

Tuesday, Nov. 20 – Popcorn Day!
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Tony Metz, Chapel
9:00 am: County Market Shopping**
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: Garbage Cards, Social Room

Wednesday, Nov. 21
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Carol Stufflebeam, Chapel
9:00 am: Hy-vee Shopping**
10:00 am: Leroy Wolfmeyer will share a slide show of some of his travels, Social Room
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, Nov. 22 – Thanksgiving
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Mike Duffy, Chapel
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:00 pm: Thanksgiving Bingo, Social Room

Friday, Nov. 23
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, Social Room

Saturday, Nov. 24
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 and Scripture

This week we are praying for the residents in Southern Court and for the Computer and Mail Staff.

Our Scripture of the Week is 1 Timothy 4:4-5: “For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer.”

Christmas Memorial Service

Our Annual Christmas Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, December 4 at 6:30 pm in the Wee Kirk Chapel. This service will celebrate the memory of residents and cottagers who died in the last year. It is also open to anyone who would like us to remember a loved one in this way no matter when they died or where. For information on submitting names and pictures (for the ornament), please go to www.gshq.org/ornaments or ask the front receptionist for a printout of the instructions.

Weekly Inspiration

“Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them..” — Ann Landers

The Patter Nov. 11

The Patter

News & Views from Campus: November 11-17, 2018

Written by: Sally Hodgson, Director of Activities

As we honor those who served our country with Veterans Day this year, Good Samaritan Home would like to express our appreciation to all veterans, past and present. We also invite you to visit our Wall of Heroes, outside the main dining room. Residents, staff, family and friends who serve are represented on the wall with information about their services and a picture.

Veterans Day recognizes those who served in the United States Armed Forces. It coincides with Armistice Day, the anniversary of the formal end of World War I on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. The federal holiday is often confused with Memorial Day in May. Veterans Day celebrates the service of all US military veterans, while Memorial Day honors those who died in military service.

We honor all of our veterans on November 11, and thank them deeply for their service and self-less commitment to our country. The Wall of Heroes will be on display throughout the month of September, so please stop by and take a look!

Activities Calendar

Sunday, Nov. 11
9:00 am: Worship Service: Rev. Mike Duffy, Chapel
2:00 pm: Sunday Matinee – Top Gun, Social Room

Monday, Nov. 12
9:00 am: Devotions: The Crossing, Chapel
10:00 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:15 pm: Dollar Tree/Kmart Shopping**
1:15 pm: Digital Disciples, Bartley Room
1:30 pm: Rosary, Chapel
2:15 pm: Chair Yoga, Social Room
6:30 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Tuesday, Nov. 13
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Kyle Frink, Chapel
9:00 am: County Market Shopping**
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:00 pm: Placematters
1:30 pm: Brad Winn from the Interpretive Center at Lewis & Clark State Historic Site in Hartford, IL will discuss Lewis & Clark and the point of departure, Social Room
2:45 pm: Bingo, Town Hall
6:30 pm: Bean Bag Poker, Social Room

Wednesday, Nov. 14
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Jason Sommerfeldt, Chapel
9:00 am: Hy-vee Shopping**
10:00 am: Senior Learning Network – Offered by Fort Necessity National Battlefield, the park ranger will use George Washington’s writings to show how His ambition, hard work, & experiences helped him become the man we all know today, Social Room
10:00 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
12:45 pm: Aldi’s Shopping**
1:00 pm: Pony Tail Canasta, Knapheide Room
1:30 pm: Dominoes, Bartley Room

Thursday, Nov. 15
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Mike Duffy, Chapel
10:00 am: Catholic Mass, Chapel
10:00 am: Men’s Group, Town Hall
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:30 pm: Coloring Guild, Sheltering Grove

Friday, Nov. 16
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Steve Disseler, Chapel
10:00 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:45 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Saturday, Nov. 17
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 and 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 is Nahum 1:7: “The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him.”

Christmas Memorial Service

Our Annual Christmas Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, December 4 at 6:30 pm in the Wee Kirk Chapel. This service will celebrate the memory of residents and cottagers who died in the last year. It is also open to anyone who would like us to remember a loved one in this way no matter when they died or where. For information on submitting names and pictures (for the ornament), please go to www.gshq.org/ornaments or ask the front receptionist for a printout of the instructions.

Reservations for Thanksgiving Meal

Our annual Thanksgiving lunch will be served on Thursday, November 22. All are welcome! This meal is free for residents, $6 for cottagers, and $12 for all other adults. Reservations for cottagers, family members, and other guests are requested at the front desk by November 15 to help us get a more accurate guest count for food preparation, but not required.

 

The Patter Nov. 4

The Patter

News & Views from Campus: November 4-10, 2018

Good Samaritan Home will be hosting a Soup Supper on Wednesday, November 7 from 4 to 7 pm in the Social Room. All proceeds will benefit the Employee Assistance Fund. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for children ages 10 and under. Tickets can be purchased in advance from the front desk, or at the door the night of the event. Chili, chicken noodle soup, grilled cheese sandwiches, dessert and drinks will be served. Carry-out is available.

The Employee Assistance Fund helps staff members who are facing extended time off of work due to an accident or medical condition, and those who are dealing with a catastrophic event such as a house fire or death in the family. This program is solely funded through donations and fundraisers. So far in 2018, the program has given out almost $9,000 to around 30 employees of the Home.

The committee is accepting donations of desserts and looking for volunteers. If you would like to help or for more information, contact Human Resources Director Missy Loos at 217-223-8717 ext. 4296 or mloos@gshq.org. We hope to see you there!

Activities Calendar

Sunday, Nov. 4
9:00 am: Worship Service: Chaplain James Riley, Chapel
2:00 pm: Drumming Circle, Social Room

Monday, Nov. 5
9:00 am: Devotions: The Crossing, Chapel
10:00 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:15 pm: Wal-mart Shopping**
1:30 pm: Rosary, Chapel
2:15 pm: Chair Yoga, Social Room
6:30 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Tuesday, Nov. 6 – Election Day
6 am-7 pm: Voting in Board Room for Residents & Cottagers
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Henry Pratt, Chapel
9:00 am: County Market Shopping**
9:30 am: Odin & Ranger Visit, Social Room
9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Board Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:30 pm: One Country Gent Performs, Social Room
2:45 pm: Bingo, Social Room
6:30 pm: Cards with Jessica, Social Room

Wednesday, Nov. 7
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Gayle Pope, Chapel
10:00 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:00 pm: Pony Tail Canasta, Knapheide Room
1:00 pm: Foose Sing-a-long, Foose Center
1:30 pm: Dominoes, Bartley Room
1:30 pm: Luther Memorial Communion, Chapel
2:00 pm: Hy-vee Shopping**
2:00 pm: Flame & Embers Perform, Social Room
4:00 pm: EAF Soup Supper, Social Room

Thursday, Nov. 8
9:00 am: Devotions: Chaplain James Riley, Chapel
10:00 am: Catholic Mass, Chapel
10:30 am: Mystery Meal**
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:30 pm: Coloring Guild, Sheltering Grove

Friday, Nov. 9
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Steve Disseler, Chapel
10:00 am: Dennis Benjamin Performs, Social Room
10:00 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
10:30 am: Mystery Meal**
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:00 pm: Volunteer Voices, Eber Gardens
2:45 pm: Bingo, Town Hall

Saturday, Nov. 10
10:00 am: David Damm Performs, 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.

Reservations for Thanksgiving Meal
Our annual Thanksgiving lunch will be served on Thursday, November 22. All are welcome! This meal is free for residents, $6 for cottagers, and $12 for all other adults. Reservations for cottagers, family members, and other guests are requested at the front desk by November 15 to help us get a more accurate guest count for food preparation, but not required.

Prayer Request & Scripture

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

Our Scripture of the Week is Micah 7:7: “But as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me.”

Weekly Inspiration

“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” — Milton Berle

Thank you note

The Bauch Family is exceedingly grateful for the love and support given to us by many of you, filled with Christ’s spirit to love and serve others. So we all thank you and your faith in God for the love you keep giving others and us in our time of need. God bless us all. — Rev. Dean Bauch and Family