The Patter January 5

News & Views from Campus: January 5 – 11

SIX LITTLE STORIES WITH LOTS OF MEANINGS

  • Once all villagers decided to pray for rain.  On the day of prayer, all the people gathered, but only one boy came with an umbrella.  That is FAITH.
  • When you throw babies in the air, they laugh because they know you will catch them.  That is TRUST.
  • Every night we go to bed without any assurance of being alive the next morning, but still we set the alarms wake up.  That is HOPE.
  • We plan big things for tomorrow in spite of zero knowledge of the future.  That is CONFIDENCE.
  • We see the world suffering, but still, we get married & have children.  That is LOVE.
  • On an old man’s shirt was written a sentence ‘I am not 80 years old; I am sweet 16 with 64 years of experience.  That is ATTITUDE.

  Have a Happy New Year, and live your life like these six stories.  Remember – Good friends are the rare jewels of life, difficult to find and impossible to replace!!

Activity Calendar

Sunday, January 5
  9:00 am: Worship Service: Chaplain Josh Vahle, Chapel
  2:00 pm: Cards, Eastbrook Lane

Monday, January 6
  9:00 am: Devotions: Chaplain Josh Vahle, Chapel
  9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
  1:30 pm: Rosary, Chapel
  6:30 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Tuesday, January 7
  9:00 am: Devotions, Rev Henry Pratt, Chapel
  9:30 am: Odin & Ranger, Social Room
  9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Bartley Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
  1:30 pm: One Country Gent, Social Room
  2:45 pm: Bingo, Town Hall
  6:30 pm: Build A Snowman Game, Social Room

Wednesday, January 8
  9:00 am: County Market Shopping**
  9:00 am: Devotions: Rev Jason Sommerfeldt, Chapel
  9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
  1:00 pm: Pony Tail Canasta, Knapheide Room
  1:15 pm: Digital Disciples, Board Room
  1:30 pm: Dominoes, Bartley Room
  2:00 pm: Dennis Benjamin, Social Room

 Thursday, January 9                                 
  9:00 am: Devotions: Chaplain Josh Vahle, Chapel
  9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Bartley Room
10:00 am: Catholic Mass, Chapel
10:30 am: Mystery Meal, Outing**
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
  2:00 pm: Hymn Sing with Linda, Social Room

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

Saturday, January 11
10:00 am: David Damm, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room

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

Prayer Request & Scripture

SCRIPTURE OF THE WEEK      John 11:25-26
 Jesus said to her, “I AM The Resurrection and The Life.  Whoever believes in Me, though he die, yet shall he live, and every person who lives and believes in Me shall never die.  Do you believe this?”  

THIS WEEK PRAY FOR:  SPIRITUAL CAREGIVERS
Residents: Foose Center
Staff:  Chaplain Josh, visiting ministers, devotions leaders, musicians, communion ministers, and your churches and their priests, pastors and leaders

The Patter December 29

News & Views from Campus: December 29, 2019 – January 4, 2020

Talk to Him

Talk to Him, as soon as you open your eyes,

Thank Him for every new day.

Tell Him you love Him, throughout every hour,

Don’t be too busy to pray.

Tell Him good night, when you lie down to sleep,

Ask His forgiveness if there,

Is something you feel that you shouldn’t have done,

Go to Him often in prayer.

Talk to Him, make Him a part of your life,

Include Him in all that you do,

He knows the heartaches you’ve learned how to hide,

The things you are going through.

He knows all your questions, but better than that,

He has the solutions, too. . .

So talk to the Lord, and know in your heart,

… He’s waiting to talk to you!

~Author Unknown~

Activity Calendar

Sunday, December 29
  9:00 am: Worship Service: Chaplain Josh Vahle, Chapel
  2:00 pm: Game Day with Sande, Eastbrook Lane

Monday, December 30
  9:00 am: Devotions: Rev Keela Neuman, Chapel
  9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
  1:30 pm: Rosary, Chapel
  6:30 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Tuesday, December 31
  9:00 am: Devotions, New Year’s Eve – Chaplain Josh Vahle, Chapel
  9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Bartley Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
  2:00 pm: Resident Council, Social Room
  2:45 pm: Bingo, Town Hall
  6:30 pm: Games with Micah, Social Room

Wednesday, January 1
  9:00 am: Devotions: Chaplain Josh Vahle, Chapel
  9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
  2:00 pm: All Holiday Party, Social Room

 Thursday, January 2                                 
  9:00 am: Devotions: Chaplain Josh Vahle, Chapel
  9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Bartley Room
10:00 am: Catholic Mass, Chapel
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room

Friday, January 3
  9:00 am: Devotions: Chaplain Josh Vahle, Chapel
  9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
  2:45 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Saturday, January 4
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
  2:00 pm: Bingo, Eastbrook Lane

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

Weekly Inspiration

“Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.”

The New Year
  New Year is the time or day at which a new calendar year begins and the calendar’s year count increments by one. Many cultures celebrate the event in some manner and the 1st day of January is often marked as a national holiday.

Prayer Request & Scripture

SCRIPTURE OF THE WEEK      Psalm 90:12
 “Teach us to number our days so that we may get a heart of wisdom.” 

THIS WEEK PRAY FOR: 
Residents:  EBER GARDENS
Staff: SOCIAL SERVICES: Kayla, Becky, Heather, Helen, Kelsey, Lucinda, Melinda

The Patter December 22

News & Views from Campus: December 22-28, 2019

Good Samaritan Home

Christmas Eve Celebration

Tuesday, December 24TH 

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Cost for the meal is $15.00 – children six years and under are free.
Family members and friends are invited to join residents.

There is no cost for residents and cottagers.

COTTAGERS:  Please call Sarah Dolbeare by Monday, December 23rd  to schedule your shuttle service. 

Cherry Lane Estates Pickups will start at 10:30 AM, followed by Main Campus Cottagers

Activity Calendar

Sunday, December 22
9:00 am: Worship Service: Chaplain Josh Vahle, Chapel
2:00 pm: Count Your Christmas Trees, Social Room

Monday, December 23
8:00 am: YMCA Kids Caroling
9:00 am: Devotions: Chaplain Josh Vahle, Chapel
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:30 pm: Rosary, Chapel
6:30 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Tuesday, December 24
9:00 am: CHRISTMAS EVE Service, Chapel
9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Bartley Room
11:30 am: Christmas Eve Buffet

Wednesday, December 25
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
10:00 am: Bingo with Sharon, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room

Thursday, December 26                                 
9:00 am: Devotions: Pastor Bruce Rice, Chapel
9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Bartley Room
10:00 am: Catholic Mass, Chapel
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room

Friday, December 27
9:00 am: Devotions: Pastor Bruce Rice, Chapel
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
10:00 am: Men’s Group
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:45 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Saturday, December 28
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:00 pm: Bingo, Eber

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

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

Prayer Request & Scripture

SCRIPTURE OF THE WEEK               1 John 5:20-21
 “And we know that The Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ.  He is The True God and Eternal Life.  Little children, keep yourselves from idols.”

THIS WEEK PRAY FOR: 
Residents:  EASTBROOK LANE
Staff:  RECEPTIONISTS AND  SECRETARIES

The Patter December 15

News & Views from Campus: December 15 – December 21, 2019

Christmas
Written by: Josh Vahle, Chaplain

 Who was the first person to recognize what Christmas was really all about?  Who was the first person to recognize who Jesus truly was and worship Him?  John the Baptist when he was a baby still in his mother Elizabeth’s womb!!!

“For behold, when the sound of your greeting came to my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy!”  (Luke 1:44)

The Holy Spirit will shine His spotlight on Jesus in each of our hearts too if we will let Him.  He is always seeking to put the focus back on Jesus: “He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you”  (John 16:14).

What are you living for this Christmas Season?  Where are you seeking to find your joy and happiness?  In the temporary, fleeting, pleasures, comforts, and possessions in this world?   Or in our Creator Himself who made us for Himself and came that first Christmas to be born as a baby, live a perfect life in our place, and die the death we deserve for our sins on the Cross, all because He loves us more than we realize…more than we can dream?

When Jesus was a grown man about 30 years old, he said: “The Kingdom of Heaven is like a treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up.  Then in his joy, he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field” (Matthew 13:44).  Do you know that you are the treasure that was buried under your sin, hidden in a field of loneliness and darkness and separation from God?  Do you know that God sold everything He had, even His Only Son Jesus, so that He could buy you back?  Do you know that God did all this with Joy in His Heart because you are so valuable to Him?  If you answered yes to these three questions and believe this is true in your heart, then you know the true meaning of Christmas like John the Baptist did, and you will find eternal joy in God’s great gift of Jesus in the midst of a world distracted by lesser things that will all pass away.  Merry Christmas, in Jesus!!!

Activity Calendar

Sunday, December 15
  9:00 am: Worship Service: Chaplain Josh Vahle, Chapel
  2:00 pm: Steve Buckman, Social Room

Monday, December 16
  9:00 am: Devotions: Chaplain Josh Vahle, Chapel
  9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
  1:30 pm: Rosary, Chapel
  6:00 pm: St Dominic’s Daisy Troop Carolers
  6:30 pm: QKC Therapy Dogs

Tuesday, December 17
  9:00 am: Devotions: Rev Tony Metz, Chapel
  9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Bartley Room
10:00 am: Music by Marvin Cook, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
  1:30 pm: St James, Our Redeemer & the Lutheran Church of St John
Communion
  2:45 pm: Bingo, Town Hall
  6:30 pm: Table Games-Youth Group, Town Hall

Wednesday, December 18
  9:00 am:  Aldi’s Shopping **
  9:00 am: Devotions: Rev Carol Stufflebeam, Chapel
  9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
  1:00 pm: Pony Tail Canasta, Knapheide Room 
  1:30 pm: Dominoes, Bartley Room
  2:00 pm: Flame & Embers, Social Room

 Thursday, December 19                                 
  9:00 am: Devotions: Pastor Tom Rains, Chapel
  9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Bartley Room
10:00 am: Catholic Mass, Chapel
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
  2:00 pm: Mary Schaffer, Pianist, Social Room

Friday, December 20
Ugly Sweater Day
  9:00 am: Devotions: Chaplin Josh Vahle, Chapel
  9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
  2:45 pm: Bocephus Casey, Social Room
3:15 pm: Bingo with Girl Scouts, Social Room

Saturday, December 21
10:00 am: Cindy Vancil Dancers, Social Room
11:15 am: QCT Carolers, Chapel
  2:00 pm: Saturday Devotions, Chapel
  3:00 pm: Bingo, Social Room

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

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

Ugly Sweater Day   It’s National Ugly Sweater Day on Friday, December 20. Show off your ugliest Christmas Sweater at the 2pm entertainment!

Cottagers : If you are wanting to use the shuttle service for the Christmas Eve lunch, please call Sarah Dolbeare by Monday, December 23rd.  Pickups @ CLE will start at 10:30 AM, then Main Campus after that.

Annual Christmas Eve Service will be Tuesday, December 24th at  9:00 am in the Chapel.

Birthday Thank You
  What a wonderful 95th Birthday Party with a BIG THANKS
to all of you who came.  Also, thanks for the cards, gifts, and for making me feel loved.  God Bless you all.  An EXTRA thanks to Sally and the staff.                                                   ~ Agnes Vahle ~

Weekly Inspiration
Goals may give focus, but dreams give power. ~ John Maxwell

Prayer Request & Scripture

SCRIPTURE OF THE WEEK      Luke 1:78-79
 “Because of the tender mercy of our God whereby the sunrise shall visit us from on high, to give light to those who keep sitting in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.” 

THIS WEEK PRAY FOR: 
Residents:  Anna Brown Vista
Staff:  MAINTENANCE Jerry, Andrew, Bob, Chris, David, Jake, Joe, Junior, Bill, KJ, Paul, Roger, Terry

The Patter December 8

The News & Views from Campus: December 8-14

 GOOD SAMARITAN HOME

CHRISTMAS EVE CELEBRATION

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24TH 

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Our Annual Christmas Eve Buffet will be held Tues., Dec. 24th
from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Main Dining Room.
Cost for the meal is $15.00 – children six years and under are
free.  Family members and friends are invited to join residents.
There is no cost for residents and cottagers, but
Cottagers and guests are to make reservations at the
Front Desk by Friday, December 20th at (217)223-8717.
COTTAGERS-To use the shuttle service, please call Sarah Dolbeare by
Monday, December 23rd.  Pickups @ CLE will start at 10:30 AM,
with Main Campus following.

Activities Calendar

Sunday, December 8
9:00 am: Worship Service: Chaplain Josh Vahle, Chapel
2:00 pm: Anna Brown Vista & Eber Gardens Family Christmas Party, Social Room

Monday, December 9
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev Keela Neuman, Chapel
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:30 pm: Rosary, Chapel
6:30 pm: Bingo with LifePoint Church, Social Room

Tuesday, December 10
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev Nancy Wilson, Chapel
9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Bartley Room
10:00 am: Happy Wanderer’s, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:00 pm: Placematters, Town Hall
2:45 pm: Bingo, Town Hall
6:30 pm: Southern Court & Mc Reynolds Center Family Christmas Party, Social Room

Wednesday, December 11
9:00 am: Hy-vee Shopping   **
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev Jason Sommerfeldt, Chapel
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:00 pm: Pony Tail Canasta, Knapheide Room 
1:15 pm: Digital Disciples, Board Room
1:30 pm: Dominoes, Bartley Room
2:00 pm: Dennis Benjamin, Social Room
3:15 pm: Table Games with Teen Reach, Social Room
5:30 pm: City of Quincy Light Tour, Outing **
7:00 pm: Quincy Service League Monotones Caroling, Social Room

Thursday, December 12
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev Sheila White, Chapel
9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Bartley Room
10:00 am: Catholic Mass, Chapel
10:30 am: Mystery Meal, Outing **
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:00 pm: Hymn Sing with Linda, Social Room
6:30 pm: Stevenson Manor, Sunny Dale, & Sheltering Grove Family  Christmas Party, Social Room

Friday, December 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, December 14
10:00 am: Foose & Eastbrook Lane Family Christmas Party, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:00 pm: Bingo, Eber

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

Ugly Sweater Day  It’s National Ugly Sweater Day on Friday, December 20. Show off your ugliest Christmas Sweater at the 2pm entertainment!

Mystery Meal ** This month’s Mystery Meal isn’t a mystery! We will go to Tirimasu on Thursday, December 12th and Friday December, 13th. Begin boarding the bus at 10:30 a.m. Sign up at the front desk. Cost for this outing is the price of your meal.

City of Quincy Light Tour ** Bus begins loading at 5:30 pm and will leave at 6:00 pm.  This will be a tour of Quincy’s finest light displays.

Birthday Celebration
Come help us celebrate Dorothy Davis 90th Birthday on Saturday, December 7th from 12 noon – 2:00 PM in the Social Room.  No gifts please.

Weekly Inspiration
 Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.  ~ George Addair    

Prayer Request & Scripture
SCRIPTURE OF THE WEEK             Luke 1:44-45
 “For behold, when the sound of your greeting came to my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy.  And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord.”

THIS WEEK PRAY FOR: 
Residents:  COTTAGERS
Staff:  ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES Stacy, Amanda, Annette, Barb, Carlatta, Chris, Cory, Diane, Donna, Ed, Josh, Joyce, Lill, Linda, Lisa H., Lisa S., Monica, Regina, Robert, Sam, Shelia, Steve, Taylor

The Patter December 1

News & Views from campus: December 1 – 7, 2019

GOOD SAMARITAN HOME CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24TH     11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Our Annual Christmas Buffet will be held Tuesday, December 24th
from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Main Dining Room.
Cost for the meal is $15.00 – children six years and under are Free.  Family members and friends are invited to join residents.

There is no cost for residents and cottagers, but
Cottagers and guests are asked to make reservations by
Friday, December 20th at (217)223-8717

Activities Calendar

Sunday, Dec 1
  9:00 am: Worship Service: Chaplain Josh Vahle, Chapel
  1:00 pm: Madison Park Christian Church 1st Grade Carolers, All Areas
  2:00 pm: Sunday Matinee, Social Room

Monday, Dec 2
  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, Dec 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
  4:30 pm: JWCC Student Life Carolers, most Areas
  6:00 pm: Christmas Light Tour, Outing**
  6:30 pm: Low Brass Ensemble, Social Room

Wednesday, Dec 4
  9:00 am:  Wal-Mart Shopping   **
  9:00 am: Devotions: Rev Tim White, Chapel
  9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:00 am: Therapy Tune-Up Clinic, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
  1:00 pm: Pony Tail Canasta, Knapheide Room
  1:00 pm: Foose Sing-a-Long, Foose
  1:30 pm: Dominoes, Bartley Room
  6:00 pm: Memorial Service, Chapel

 Thursday, Dec 5                                 
9:00 am: Devotions: Chaplain Josh Vahle, Chapel
10:00 am: Catholic Mass, Chapel
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
7:00 pm: Unique Harmony Concert, Social Room-Join PEO Chapter FH for a concert from the Unique Harmony Bell Choir.

Friday, Dec 6
9:00 am: Devotions: Chaplain Josh Vahle, Chapel
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:45 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Saturday, Dec 7
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
  2:00 pm: Bingo, Bingo

  ** 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.

Christmastime Memorial Service

WEE KIRK CHAPEL
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4th 6:00 PM
An ornament will be placed on the tree for each of our residents who passed away in the previous year. 

Would you like to remember someone with an ornament? This service is also open to anyone who would like us to remember a loved one with an ornament no matter when they passed away.  

Call Chaplain Josh Vahle at 217-223-2455 x4491 or email jvahle@gshq.org with names and the date of passing of your loved ones you would like us to remember in this service. Thanks!!!

Weekly Inspiration

  Success is what comes after you stop making excuses. ~Luis Galarza

Therapy Department

“Tune up Clinic”
December 4, 2019 at 11:00 am
GSH Social Room
Bring your assistive device, walker, or wheelchair by for a cleanup & adjustments.

Prayer Request & Scripture

SCRIPTURE OF THE WEEK             Luke 1:30-33
And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.” 

THIS WEEK PRAY FOR: 
Residents:  Sunny Dale
Staff:  Dietary

The Patter November 22

News & Views from Campus November 24-30, 2019

Assisted Living vs Shelter Care

Written by Cindy Gilbert, Admissions Director

As a Continuum Care Retirement Community (CCRC), Good Samaritan Home offers a wide variety of services to the community.  Our services range from independent living cottages, assisted living and shelter care, intermediate and skilled nursing care, Alzheimer’s/dementia care, and short term rehab care.  Warm water aquatic group exercises in our rehab area, as well as outpatient therapy services are also offered.

  Today I would like to write a bit about Shelter Care and Assisted Living; as people often question the difference between the two.  While both types of care are similar, they can also greatly differ in services offered, cost, and payment methods available.  Residents who reside on either neighborhood have three meals provided in the main dining room; have access to the activities and chapel services that Good Sam offers; have telephone, internet, and cable tv services in each room; and have light housekeeping services in their rooms weekly.

  Good Samaritan Home’s Assisted Living area is located in Stevenson Manor at the front of the building.  These apartments vary in size and cost.  Each of these apartments have a kitchenette and a bathroom with a shower in the room.  In Assisted Living, a person can start out totally independent and as their needs change, of course depending on what those needs are, their service plan can be adjusted to the appropriate Tier to receive more care.  Good Samaritan offers three Tiers of services that are an additional cost to the room rate.  A staff member is on duty 24/7 to assist with these services.  Designated parking is available for Assisted Living residents that still drive.

  Shelter Care at Good Samaritan Home is located in Sheltering Grove by the chapel and east circle areas.  Each room has its own bathroom with a communal shower room for their bathing needs.  In this area the person is independent with their self-care but has the option of limited assistance with bathing needs and medication administration/oversight.  There is a staff member on duty during the day and evening hours.  Throughout the night, there is not a staff member on the neighborhood; however, there are call lights in the rooms or pendants to wear that can be pushed in case of emergency. 

  If a resident in either area needs more assistance, they will have priority to move to a nursing neighborhood at Good Samaritan Home.

  This is a brief overview of Good Sam’s Assisted Living and Shelter Care areas.  If you would like more information on either of these areas, please call Cindy, Sheryl or Jodi in the admissions office.

Activity Calendar

Sunday, Nov 24
  9:00 am: Worship Service: Chaplain Josh Vahle, Chapel
  2:00 pm: Roll a Turkey – Play a fun Thanksgiving Game, Sunny Dale

Monday, Nov 25
  9:00 am: Devotions: Rev Keela Neuman, Chapel
  9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
  1:30 pm: Rosary, Chapel
  6:30 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Tuesday, Nov 26
  9:00 am: Devotions: Rev Patty Johansen, Chapel
  9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Bartley Room
10:00 am: Sing-a-Long, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
  1:30 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
  6:45 pm: QCT Outing – Begin Boarding at 6:45 pm

Wednesday, Nov 27
  9:00 am: County Market Shopping   **
  9:00 am: Devotions: Chaplain Josh Vahle 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

 Thursday, Nov 28   Thanksgiving Day                    
  9:00 am: Devotions: Chaplain Josh Vahle
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
  2:00 pm: Movie, Social Room

Friday, Nov 29
  9:00 am: Devotions: Pastor Joshua Hall, Chapel
  9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
10:00 am: Men’s Group
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
  2:45 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Saturday, Nov 30
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.

95TH Birthday Party

    Please join the celebration with Agnes Vahle who will be turning 95 on December 5th.  The birthday party will be in the Social Room on Thursday, December 5th 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.   Please call with any questions at 217-223-1626.  No gifts please, but she sure does love cards.

Weekly Inspiration

   With confidence you have won before you have started. ~Marcus Garvey

Prayer Request & Scripture

SCRIPTURE OF THE WEEK
1 Thessalonians 5:18
 “Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”

THIS WEEK PRAY FOR: 
Residents:  Stevenson Manor
   Staff:  Development and Human Resources Missy and Erica

The Patter November 15

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

 “Shall We Dance” From the desk of Sarah Dolbeare

This was given to us by a cottager.  It was written by an 83 year old woman to her friend.  I hope you enjoy it and read it as a letter written to you by a friend.  There certainly is a lesson to be learned from it.  The last paragraph says it all. 

Dear Friend,
    I’m reading more and dusting less.  I’m sitting in the yard and admiring the view without fussing about the weeds in the garden.  I’m spending more time with my family and friends, and less time working.  Whenever possible, life should be a pattern of experiences to savor, not to endure.  I’m trying to recognize these moments now and cherish them.
    I’m not “saving” anything. I’m using my good china and crystal for every special event, such as losing a pound, getting the sink unstopped, or the first Amaryllis Blossom.  I wear my good clothes to go shopping.  I’m not saving my favorite perfume for special occasions, but wearing it whenever I want to.  “Some day” and “one of these days” are losing their grip on my vocabulary.  If it’s worth seeing or hearing or doing, then I want to see and hear and do it NOW. 
    I’m not sure what others would’ve done had they known they wouldn’t be here for the tomorrow that we all take for granted.  I think they would call family members and a few close friends.  They might even call a few former friends to apologize and mend fences for past squabbles.  I’d like to think they’d go out for a special meal.  I’m guessing; I’ll never know.
    It’s those little things left undone that would make me angry, if I knew my hours were limited.  Angry because I hadn’t written certain letters that I intended to write “one of these days”.  Angry and sorry that I didn’t tell my husband, parents, children, grandchildren, friends, etc. how much I truly love them.  I’m trying very hard not to put off, hold back, or save anything that would add laughter and luster to our lives.  And every morning when I open my eyes, tell myself that it is special. 
     Every day, every minute, every breath we take is truly a gift from God. 

Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here, we might as well dance!       Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends (and maybe even use the good china and crystal)

Activities Calendar

Sunday, Nov 17
  9:00 am: Worship Service: Chaplain Josh Vahle, Chapel
  2:00 pm: Steve Buckman, Social Room

Monday, Nov 18
  9:00 am: Devotions: Pastor Brady White, Chapel
  9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
  1:30 pm: Rosary, Chapel
  2:30 pm: SLN – Truman & the Berlin Airlift, Social Room-
  6:30 pm: QKC Therapy Dogs

Tuesday, Nov 19
                 Popcorn Day
  9:00 am: Devotions: Rev Tony Metz, Chapel
  9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Bartley Room
  9:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
10:00 am: Music by Marvin Cook, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
  1:30 am: St James, Our Redeemer & the Lutheran Church of St John Communion, Chapel
  2:45 pm: Bingo, Town Hall

Wednesday, Nov 20
  9:00 am: Aldi’s Shopping   **
  9:00 am: Devotions: Rev Carol Stufflebeam, Chapel
  9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
  1:00 pm: Pony Tail Canasta, Knapheide Room
  1:30 pm: Dominoes, Bartley Room
  2:00 pm: Flame & Embers, Social Room
  6:30 pm: Turkey Craft, Social Room (Make a fun Thanksgiving Craft)

Thursday, Nov 21
  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, Nov 22
  9:00 am: Devotions: Chaplain Josh Vahle, Chapel
  9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
  2:45 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Saturday, Nov 23
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.

QCT

  We have been invited to the Preview of the QCT Production “Every Christmas Story Ever Told” (and then some) on Tuesday, Nov 26.  Cost is $5.00 per person.
*If you are driving yourself – Sign up at the front desk.
*If you are riding the bus, call Activities at ext. 4227 to sign up.
Deadline to sign up is November 21.

Social Services Reminder

 The seasons are changing, the weather is getting cooler, carols are being sung, and gifts are being bought.

  Many of us enjoy giving gifts for Christmas and, for many the gift of choice here in our home is clothing and blankets. We wanted to remind everyone intending to give gifts of clothing or blankets or those who receive clothing or blankets as a gift; please make sure you have them labeled! Good Samaritan Home requires that all items be labeled with the residents name on it.  It saddens us to see so many new and beautiful items get lost after only one use!

  This holiday season, please make sure each clothing item or blanket is clearly marked with the residents name and given to Social Services.  We want you all to enjoy your beautiful new items for many years to come!

Weekly Inspiration

   Your mind is a powerful thing. When you fill it with positive thoughts, your life will start to change.

Cherry Lane Estates

Cherry Lane Estates Meeting is Wednesday, November 20th at 8:45 a.m. in the North Dining Room

Therapy Department Provides

  Our Theraband Exercise Class focuses on joint flexibility, balance, and assisting in daily mobility. This exercise is performed in a sitting, standing position and is modified as needed.

  Come join us on Monday and Fridays in the Town Hall at 10:30 am to 11:00 am.

Prayer Request & Scripture

SCRIPTURE OF THE WEEK 
     Revelation 3:19-20

“Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline, so be zealous and repent.  Behold, I stand at the door and knock.  If anyone hears My Voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him and he with Me.”

THIS WEEK PRAY FOR: 
Residents:  SOUTHERN COURT
   Staff:  COMPUTER TECH AND MAIL DELIVERY Jake, Lee and Janet

The Patter November 8

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

OUR SOCIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT WRITTEN BY KAYLA HOERR……

  The Social Service Department at GSH is made up of one Social Service Director, one Assistant Social Service Director, and six Social Services Aides (SSA). A few of our responsibilities include: making sure residents are adjusting after admission into the building, completing advanced directives as needed, setting up any services they may need (including library visits, ancillary visits, and at times transportation arrangements), participation in interdisciplinary assessments, meeting with residents and family as needed for emotional support, lost and found, and most rewarding – discharge planning. The list could go on for days as Social Services work with all departments to make sure all residents’ needs are met. Our Social Services Department include:

    Kayla Hoerr is the Social Service Director and has been with GSH for one year. She oversees the Social Service Department. Kayla graduated from Western Illinois University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology.

    Melinda Meyer is the SSA for Eastbrook Lane and Sheltering Grove. She has been with GSH for 24 years, working in both SS and Activities. Melinda has a Bachelor’s Degree in English

    Heather Fox is the SSA for Anna Brown Vista and Stevenson Manor. She has been with GSH for 2 years, first starting in housekeeping, and them moving to SS.

    Kelsey Bennett is the Assistant Social Service Director. She is also the SSA for Sunny Dale, and the discharge planner for McReynolds Center and Eber Medicare. She has been with GSH for 15 years, working activities and in the dietary department before moving to SS eight years ago. Kelsey graduated from Quincy University with a Bachelor’s Degree in History.

    Lucinda Smith is the SSA for Southern Court. She has been with GSH for 30 years, first working in housekeeping then moving to SS.

    Helen Rogerson is the SSA for Foose Center. She was looking for a career change when she came to GSH and is loving every minute of being a SSA.

    Amy Laughlin-Liesen is the SSA for McReynolds Center. She also assists with Eber Medicare. Amy has been with GSH for one years. She graduated from Western Illinois University with a degree in African American Studies.

   Rebecca (Becky) Rossiter is the SSA for Eber Gardens. She graduated from Robert Morris College as a Medical Office Assistant. Becky worked as a unit secretary in the emergency department at St. Mary Hospital. She then worked at Blue Cross Blue Shield for 16 years before she came to GSH.

Activities Calendar

Sunday, Nov 10
  9:00 am: Worship Service: Chaplain Josh Vahle, Chapel
  2:00 pm: Table Games, Eastbrook

Monday, Nov 11
  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

Tuesday, Nov 12
  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: Roll Double, Social Room

Wednesday, Nov 13
  9:00 am: Hy-Vee Shopping   **
  9:00 am: Devotions: Rev Jason Sommerfeldt, Chapel
  9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
  1:00 pm: Pony Tail Canasta, Knapheide Room
  1:15 pm: Digital Disciples, Board Room
  1:30 pm: Dominoes, Bartley Room
  2:00 pm: Dennis Benjamin, Social Room
  2:45 pm: Blessed Sacrament Builder’s Club, Town Hall
  4:00 pm: EAF Soup Supper, Social Room

Thursday, Nov 14
  9:00 am: Devotions:  Chaplain Josh Vahle, Chapel
  9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Bartley Room
10:00 am: Catholic Mass, Chapel
10:30 am: Mystery Meal Outing
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
  2:00 pm:  Hymn Sing with Linda, Social Room

Friday, Nov 15
  9:00 am: Devotions: Pastor Kyle Frink, Chapel
  9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
10:00 am: Senior Learning Network, Social Room
10:30 am: Mystery Meal Outing
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
  2:45 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Saturday, Nov 16
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
  2:00 pm: 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.

Builder’s Club
  Students from Blessed Sacrament School Builders Club will be here Wednesday, November 13th at 2:45 pm in Town Hall.  They are bringing a fun craft to work on and then we will play games!

Senior Learning Network
  Explore the adventurous culture of the West during the time of the trappers, traders and trailblazers.  This is brought to us by the Buffalo Bill Center of the West on Friday, November 15th at 10:00 am in the Social Room.
Next Up:  Truman and the Berlin Airlift on Monday, November 18th.

Weekly Inspiration

   Believe in yourself!  Have faith in your abilities!  Without a humble, but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.  ~Norman Vincent Peale

Birthday Celebration

  Norm Ward will be Celebrating his 90th Birthday on Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the GSH Social Room.  Please share a special memory on the memory board at his celebration. Your presence is all that is needed, no gifts please.   If you wish to mail him a card, please mail it to:  2130 Harrison Street, Eastbrook Lane Room 341, Quincy, IL 62301.

Prayer Request & Scripture

SCRIPTURE OF THE WEEK            

Luke 11:13

“If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will The Heavenly Father give The Holy Spirit to those who are asking Him!” 

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THIS WEEK PRAY FOR:

   Residents:  Sheltering Grove

   Staff:  BEAUTY SHOP  AND GENERAL STORE Linda, Nancy, Emily; Nancy, Ann, Sara, Stephanie, Jessica

The Patter November 1

News & Views from Campus: November 3 – November 9, 2019

Introducing Dave Stieglitz, CFO/Associate Administrator

   David Stieglitz holds licenses as both a nursing home administrator and a certified public accountant in Illinois.  He graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Accounting from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.  He has nearly 17 years of experience in the senior care profession, which he names as his first career love.  He also has experience as a Congressional staffer and tax preparer.
  Dave, as he tends to introduce himself, grew up in northeast Indiana.  Work took him and his wife Paige to northeast Illinois, where their son Reagan, 18, and daughter Taylor, 15, were born.  They feel very blessed and thankful to be back in the Quincy area, where Paige was from, and to be closer to her parents.  Dave believes very strongly that the best in senior care is delivered by faith-based non-profit organizations, and he is excited to join the mission of service at Good Samaritan Home.

Activities Calendar

Sunday, Nov 3
  9:00 am: Worship Service: Chaplain Josh Vahle, Chapel
  2:00 pm: The Toaster Game, Eastbrook Lane

Monday, Nov 4
  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 hosted by Urban Farmers 4-H Club, Social Room

Tuesday, Nov 5
  9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Henry Pratt, Chapel
  9:30 am: Odin & Ranger visit
  9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Bartley Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
  1:30 pm: One Country Gent
  2:45 pm: Bingo, Town Hall
  6:30 pm: Thanksgiving Hangman/Word Grid, Social Room

Wednesday, Nov 6
  9:00 am: Wal-Mart Shopping     **
  9:00 am: Devotions: Rev Tim White, 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, Foose
  1:30 pm: Dominoes, Bartley Room

Thursday, Nov 7
8:45 am: Veterans Day Salute at Liberty School**
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: Quincy Country Steppers, Social Room

Friday, Nov 8
  9:00 am: Devotions: Pastor Kyle Frink, Chapel
  9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
  2:45 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Saturday, Nov 9
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.

Wall of Heroes
  If you are a veteran and would like to be included in our Wall of Heroes for the month of November, please contact Activities at ext. 4227 for more information.

Veterans Day Salute
 We have been invited to attend the Veterans Day Salute at Liberty High School.  If you are interested in attending, call Activities at ext. 4227.

  Placematters
  Now is a good time to do some placemat shopping here at Good Samaritan Home.  We still have some very nice fall placemats, and we are putting our Christmas/winter ones on the table daily.  Shop early for best selection!  Remember your friends, family and you will want their table looking decorative for the holidays.                             ~Joyce Winn~

Meet and Greet
  Come meet our Therapy Company November 6th @ 11:00 am in the Social Room.  PPS will talk about the services they provide and answer questions you may have for therapy.  Call ext. 4206 with questions.

Prayer Request & Scripture

SCRIPTURE OF THE WEEK

John 17:20-23

20 My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 21 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22 I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— 23 I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.

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THIS WEEK PRAY FOR:

     Residents: MCREYNOLDS CENTER
     Staff: ADMISSIONS – Sarah, Cindy, Jody, and Sheryl