The Patter March 15

News & Views from campus: March 15 – 21, 2020

Introducing Sarah Vahlkamp, Director of Development and Public Relations

  Sarah Vahlkamp was born in Springfield, IL and raised in Quincy. She grew up in the Catholic School System and has attended St. Francis, Quincy Notre Dame, and Quincy University. Sarah enjoys spending time with her family, her boyfriend Jeffrey, and her two puppies. She is an avid traveler and has been to four countries and 42 states.

  In 2016, Sarah graduated from Quincy University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication – Public Relations, Broadcast, and Journalism. She continued her education by working as a graduate assistant for the QU Communication Department while earning her Master’s Degree in Mass Communication. After graduating, she began working at a digital marketing company and specialized in online advertising. Sarah looks forward to working with the staff at Good Samaritan Home and is excited to begin her journey as the new Director of Development and Public Relations.

Activity Calendar  

Sunday, March 15
  9:00 am: Worship Service, Chapel
  2:00 pm: Cards, Anna Brown   

Monday, March 16
  9:00 am: Devotions, Chapel
  9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
  1:30 pm: Rosary, Chapel
  2:30 pm: Whale Watching in Glacier Bay, Social Room
  6:30 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Tuesday, March 17
  9:00 am: Devotions, Chapel
  9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Bartley Room
10:00 am: Donut Day, Social Room (Enjoy a GSH Tradition! Freshly cooked
donuts!)
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
  2:45 pm: Bingo, Town Hall
  6:30 pm: Tammy’s Choice, Social Room (Tammy won’t tell us what she’s got planned!) Come by & find out!

Wednesday, March 18
  9:00 am: Devotions, Chapel
  9:30 am:  Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
  1:30 pm: Dominoes, Bartley Room

Thursday, March 19                            
  9:00 am: Devotions, Chapel
  9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Bartley Room
10:00 am: Catholic Mass, Social Room – We will watch Daily Mass on TV
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room

Friday, March 20
  9:00 am: Devotions, Chapel
  9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
10:00 am: The Presidency, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
  2:45 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Saturday, March 21
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
  2:00 pm: Bingo, Eber Gardens

All activities are subject to change. Games and cards are available for use anytime in the Bartley Room.      

Other Activities may occur spontaneously/or be cancelled without prior notice throughout the week.

Weekly Inspiration
I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’
                              ~Muhammad Ali~

Prayer Request & Scripture

SCRIPTURE OF THE WEEK     Matthew 6:35
 Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said: “Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all.”
THIS WEEK PRAY FOR:   
Residents:  FOOSE CENTER 
Staff:   ADMINISTRATORS AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Chuck, Dave, Jeannie, GSH Board Members and Foundation Directors

The Patter March 8

The Patter March 8 – 14

Introducing Jeannie McLeod, COO/Associate Administrator

Jeannie McLeod was born and raised in Hannibal, MO.  She now lives in New London, MO with her husband Robbie of 20 years and their two sons Brayden, 17, and Lukas, 15.  Jeannie enjoys boating on Mark Twain Lake with her family and attending her children’s many sporting events.  After high school, she furthered her education at Blessing Hospital’s School of Radiologic Technology and graduated in 2000.  She then achieved registries in Radiography and Computed Tomography working in clinic, hospital, long term care, and correctional environments.

Jeannie graduated Magna Cum Laude from Ottawa University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Healthcare Management.  She currently holds a nursing home administrator’s license in the State of Missouri where she previously worked as an administrator at a skilled nursing facility.  She has over 14 years of experience working in the senior care environment and has gained a vast amount of knowledge in maintaining compliance with state and federal regulations.  She is now actively working towards obtaining her Illinois Nursing Home Administrator’s License to better serve the Good Samaritan Home Community.  Jeannie feels very blessed to be a part of the Good Samaritan Family, and she is extremely thankful to be given the opportunity to work in such a wonderful organization alongside exceptional staff.

Activity Calendar  

Sunday, March 8
  9:00 am: Worship Service: Chaplain Josh Vahle, Chapel
10:00 am: Chaplain Josh’s Birthday Party with DOGS! (And cookies),
                 Social Room

Monday, March 9
  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 with LifePoint Church, Social Room

Tuesday, March 10
  9:00 am: Devotions, Chaplain Josh Vahle, Chapel
  9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Bartley Room
  9:30 am: Exercise Social Room
10:15 am: Buffalo Soldiers: An American Legend on the Western
                 Frontier, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
  1:30 pm: Placematters, Town Hall
  2:45 pm: Bingo, Town Hall
  6:30 pm: St Patrick’s Candy Land, Social Room

Wednesday, March 11
  9:00 am: Wal-Mart Shopping**
  9:00 am:  Devotions: Rev. Jason Sommerfeldt, Chapel
9:30am:  Towel Folding, Social Room
10:15 am: Tour Through Time: Exploring History Artifacts, 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, March 12                            
  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, Chapel

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

Saturday, March 14
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

  The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.    -Helen Keller                                           

Prayer Request & Scripture

SCRIPTURE OF THE WEEK     Isaiah 30:15
In returning and rest, you shall be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength.
THIS WEEK PRAY FOR:  
Residents  EBER GARDENS
Staff:   ACTIVITIES   Sally, Jessica B., Ashley, Jessica L., Micah, Rachel, Sande, Sarah, Sharon, Sydney, and Tammy

The Patter March 1

News & Views from Campus: March 1-7, 2020

2019-2020 Good Samaritan Home Association Membership

From the desk of Sarah Vahlkamp, Director of Development and Public Relations

   Several people have asked what they need to do to be invited to the Annual Meeting in October.  You just need to become an Association Member.  Becoming a Member of The Good Samaritan Home Association is how YOU support the Programs and Services of Our Home.  We always welcome new members.  If you haven’t given in the past, please consider starting.  

   Memberships are individual, so a couple needs to give individually.  Memberships are made on a fiscal year basis starting October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020.

   To pay your 2019-2020 Annual Association Membership, please contact me at 217-223-8717, ext. 4240.

Life $1,000                   Patron $100               Sustaining $50 
Supporting $25           Associate $15      

Activity Calendar  

Sunday, March 1
  9:00 am: Worship Service: Chaplain Josh Vahle, Chapel
  2:00 pm: St Patrick’s Cupcakes, Eastbrook Lane

Monday, March 2
  9:00 am: Devotions: Minister Marty Pressey, Chapel
  9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am:  Exercise, Social Room
  1:30 pm: Rosary, Chapel
  2:30 pm: The Homestead Act of 1862, Senior Learning Network.
  6:30 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Tuesday, March 3
  9:00 am: Devotions, Rev. Henry Pratt, Chapel
  9:30 am: Odin & Ranger Visit, Social Room
  9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Bartley Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
  1:30 pm: One Country Gent, Social Room
  2:45 pm: Bingo, Town Hall
  5:30 pm: National Submarine Day – Make your own mini-sub for
                 supper! Call Activities at 4227 to sign up and for more
                 information.

Wednesday, March 4
  9:00 am:  County Market Shopping**
  9:00 am: Devotions: Chaplain Josh Vahle, 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 RoomA

 Thursday, March 5                            
  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, March 6

  9:00 am: Devotions: Chaplain Josh Vahle, Chapel
  9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
10:15 am: People of the Earthlodge: Lifeways of the Hidatsa, Senior
                 Living Network.
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
  1:30 am: World Day of Prayer, Hosted by Church Women United we
celebrate with the women of Zimbabwe, Social Room.
  2:45 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Saturday, March 7
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
  3:00 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.                      

Quincy Community Theater

We have been invited to a Preview Performance of “Chicago!!” at the Quincy Community Theater on Wednesday, March 18th.  Cost is $5.00 per person.  Reservations are due by 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 12th.  If you are driving yourself, bring your $5 to the Front Desk to make a reservation.  If you are riding the bus, call Activities at ext. 4227 and leave a message.

Weekly Inspiration

  How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because some day in your life you will have been all of these.

                           ~George Washington Carver ~

Prayer Request & Scripture

SCRIPTURE OF THE WEEK     Galatians 5:22
“But the fruit of The Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, gentleness, and self-control.”

THIS WEEK PRAY FOR:   
Residents:   EASTBROOK LANE
           Staff:   Accounting – Aaron, Brenda, Christine, Elisha & Barb

       

The Patter February 23, 2020

News & Views from Campus: February 23 – February 29, 2020

Christine Broeker, Rehab Secretary, writes . . .

A group of elementary school age children were asked the following question – Why God Made Moms?

Why did God make mothers?
1.  She’s the only one who knows where the scotch tape is.
2.  Mostly to clean the house.

How did God make mothers?
1.  He used dirt, just like for the rest of us.
2.  Magic plus super powers and a lot of stirring.
3.  God made my Mom just the same like he made me.  He just used bigger parts.

What ingredients are mothers made of?
1.  God makes mothers out of clouds and angel hair and everything nice in the world and  one dab of mean.
2.  They had to get their start from men’s bones.  Then they mostly used string, I think.

Why did God give you your mother and not some other Mom?
1.  We’re related.
2.  God knew she likes me a lot more than other people’s moms like me.

What kind of little girl was your Mom?
1.  My Mom has always been my Mom and none of that other stuff.
2.  I don’t know because I wasn’t there, but my guess would be pretty bossy.
3.  They say she used to be nice.

Who’s the boss at your house?
1.  Mom doesn’t want to be boss, but she had to because dad’s such a goof ball.
2.  Mom.  You can tell by room inspection.  She sees the stuff under the bed.
3.  I guess Mom is, but only because she has a lot more to do than dad.

If you could change one thing about your Mom, what would it be?
1.  She has this weird thing about me keeping my room clean.  I’d get rid of that.
2.  I’d make my Mom smarter.  Then she would know it was my sister who did it and not me.
3.  I would like for her to get rid of those invisible eyes on her back.

Activity Calendar

Sunday, February 23
  9:00 am: Worship Service: Minister Tammy Radecki, Chapel
  2:00 pm: Service Project

Monday, February 24
  9:00 am: Devotions: Chaplain Josh Vahle, Chapel
  9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
10:00 am:  Found Objects Artwork – Visit the Smithsonian Art
                  Museum & experience artwork made from found objects
11:30 am:  Exercise, Social Room
  1:30 pm: Rosary, Chapel
  2:30 pm: Mardi Gras Party, Social Room
  6:30 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Tuesday, February 25
  9:00 am: Devotions, Rev. Patty Johanson, 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: Moonlight Games with the Youth Group, Social Room

Wednesday, February 26
  9:00 am: Aldi’s Shopping**
  9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Nancy Wilson, 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: Elephant Seals provided by California State Parks,
                 Social Room – Visit a Northern Elephant Seal Rookery by
                 California State Parks
  1:30 pm: Dominoes, Bartley Room

 Thursday, February 27                                
  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
  1:00 pm: Drumming Circle, Social Room

Friday, February 28
  9:00 am: Devotions: Chaplain Josh Vahle, Chapel
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
10:00 am: Men’s Group, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
  2:45 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Saturday, February 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.

Quincy Community Theater

We have been invited to a Preview Performance of “Chicago!!” at the Quincy Community Theater on Wednesday, March 18th.  Cost is $5.00 per person.  Reservations are due by 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 12th.  If you are driving yourself, bring your $5 to the Front Desk to make a reservation.  If you are riding the bus, call Activities at ext. 4227 and leave a message.

Prayer Request & Scripture

SCRIPTURE OF THE WEEK     Malachi 4:2
  “But for you who fear my name, the Sun of Righteousness will rise with healing in his wings. And you will go free, leaping with joy like calves let out to pasture.”

THIS WEEK PRAY FOR:   
Residents:   ANNA BROWN VISTA
           Staff:   COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS    Physician’s 
           Assistants, doctors, nurses, and all their staff.

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.