The Patter July 21

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

Association Membership

As we approach our new fiscal year, it’s time to think about your  Good Samaritan Home Association Membership for 2019-2020! Membership to the Good Samaritan Home Association helps us maintain the high standard of care that we provide to our residents every single day. In addition, Association Members are invited to our Annual Meeting, recognized in our Annual Report, and elect our Board of Directors. We want to thank our Association and Life Members for helping us maintain a legacy of superior Christian service. We hope that you will help us continue to move that legacy forward. To become a member or renew your membership, please contact Burgundy Hill at your earliest convenience. Membership starts as low as $10. Your contributions to Good Samaritan Home are tax-deductible. Your continued support of our ministry is greatly appreciated! 

Activities Calendar

Sunday, July 21
9:00 am: Worship Service: Rev. Dan Dolbeare, Chapel
2:00 pm: Pianist Steve Buckman, Social Room

Monday, July 22
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. William Hutson, Chapel
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:15 pm: Wal-mart Shopping**
1:30 pm: Rosary, Chapel

Tuesday, July 23
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Patty Johansen (Vermont Street  United Methodist Church), Chapel
9:30 am: County Market Shopping**
9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Bartley Room
10:00 am: Sing-a-long, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:00 pm: Placematters, Town Hall
2:45 pm: Bingo, Town Hall
6:30 pm: Table Games with Youth Group, Social Room

Wednesday, July 24
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. William Hutson, 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
1:30 pm: Chair Yoga, Town Hall

Thursday, July 25
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Mike Duffy, Chapel
9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Bartley Room
10:00 am: Catholic Mass, Chapel
10:30 am: Lunch at Huckleberry Smokehouse in LaGrange**
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:00 pm: Joe Chi, Social Room
2:45 pm: Blackjack with Rick Thomas, Social Room
6:30 pm: BBB Scam Presentation, Social Room

Friday, July 26
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Joshua Hall (Faith Presbyterian Church), 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, July 27
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:00 pm: Bingo, Social Room

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

Prayer Request & Scripture

This week we are praying for the residents of Eastbrook Lane and for the Accounting Staff.

Our Scripture of the Week is Psalm 111:10: “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding. To him belongs eternal praise.”

BBB Presentation

Don’t let scams catch you off guard! Every day scammers find more creative ways to take your money and destroy your peace of mind. Don’t be caught off guard and fall prey to these criminals. 

Better Business Bureau Regional Director Mara Clingingsmith will discuss the latest scams targeting older adults in a seminar on Thursday, July 25 at 6:30 pm. The public is invited to attend. Mark your calendars!

The Patter

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

Importance of Optimism

Having a “glass half full” approach to life has long been considered important for overall wellness. Humana recently surveyed 2,000 people aged 60 and over, and found that 87 percent of seniors who identify themselves as “most optimistic” reported their health as good to excellent. This is compared to 44 percent for those who said they’re “least optimistic.”

Seniors who rated themselves as most optimistic also reported positively on other attributes linked to health, including sleep, confidence and overall happiness.

Despite these impressive numbers, having an optimistic mindset is often easier said than done. Here are some tips on staying optimistic:

Engage with your healthcare team and build a trusting relationship.

Find a higher purpose that makes you excited to get up in the morning. 

Remain socially engaged, not isolated, and nurture close relationships. 

Stay active and remember that physical activity is important. 

Find something that’s right for you and that you like to do. 

Practice gratitude and make it a habit to look for and appreciate everything you’re thankful for in life.

Activities Calendar

Sunday, July 14
9:00 am: Worship Service: Rev. Larry Wentzel, Chapel
2:00 pm: Drumming Circle, Social Room

Monday, July 15
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. William Hutson, Chapel
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:15 pm: Dollar Tree Shopping**
1:30 pm: Rosary, Chapel
6:30 pm: Quincy Kennel Club Therapy Dogs, Social Room

Tuesday, July 16 – Popcorn Day!
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Tony Metz (Luther Memorial Church), Chapel
9:30 am: County Market Shopping**
9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Bartley Room
10:00 am: Country & Gospel Music by Marvin Cook, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
12:30 pm: YMCA Summer Day Camp, 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: Roll Double Game, Social Room

Wednesday, July 17
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Carol Stufflebeam (Union United Methodist Church), 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
1:30 pm: Chair Yoga, Town Hall
2:00 pm: Flame & Embers, Social Room
6:45 pm: QCT Bye Bye Birdie**

Thursday, July 18
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Tim White (Trinity United Church of Christ), Chapel
9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Bartley Room
10:00 am: Catholic Mass, Chapel
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:15 pm: Aldi’s Shopping**
2:00 pm: Joe Chi, Social Room

Friday, July 19
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Joshua Hall (Faith Presbyterian Church), Chapel
9:30 am: J.C. Penney Shopping**
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:45 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Saturday, July 20
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:00 pm: Saturday Devotions, Chapel
3:00 pm: Bingo, Social Room

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

Prayer Request & Scripture

This week we are praying for the residents in Anna Brown Vista and for our Community Healthcare Providers. 

Our Scripture of the Week is Psalm 19:14: “May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sigh, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.”

BBB Presentation

Don’t let scams catch you off guard! Every day scammers find more creative ways to take your money and destroy your peace of mind. Don’t be caught off guard and fall prey to these criminals. 

Better Business Bureau Regional Director Mara Clingingsmith will discuss the latest scams targeting older adults in a seminar on July 25 at 6:30 pm. The public is invited to attend. Mark your calendars!

The Patter July 7

News & Views from Campus: July 7-13, 2019

With sadness and gratitude, we announce that CEO/ Administrator Mike Duffy has announced his resignation from Good Samaritan Home. We thank Mr. Duffy for his 29 years of dedicated service, and wish him all the best in his future endeavors!

Dear Good Samaritan Home family and friends, 

     As I reflect back on almost 29 years of service to The Good Samaritan Home of Quincy, I’m proud to have been a part of a very special legacy that is incorporated in our Mission Statement “Superior Christian service in a charitable community”. 

     The Home is very much a part of my extended family and I’ve poured all I have: my faith, heart and soul into the privilege I’ve had to partner alongside our Board of Directors, exceptional staff, precious residents and their families and our volunteers. I have been truly blessed by God to be in this place, in this time. 

     In recent months, I’ve reflected on my desires, wishes, intentions and plans for the future. I’m deeply saddened to announce to you my pending resignation. I have agreed to continue to serve until the Board has selected a replacement or until September 30th, the end of our fiscal year. 

     It is my most sincere hope and prayer that all who are a part of the very special place will honor, support and respect this most difficult decision and will continue to move forward with renewed energy, enthusiasm and expectations. I believe in a new and bright future ahead. 

     The Home will always hold a very special place in my heart. The relationships I’ve developed with the residents and their families, my gifted Supervisory team and our dedicated and compassionate staff will always be my most treasured memories. May God Bless You All! 

With Love, 

Michael P. Duffy  

Activities Calendar

Sunday, July 7
9:00 am: Worship Service: Rev. Mike Duffy, Chapel
2:00 pm: Noodleball, Eber Gardens

Monday, July 8
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. William Hutson, Chapel
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:15 pm: Wal-Mart Shopping**
1:30 pm: Rosary, Chapel
6:30 pm: Rodeo Bingo with LifePoint Church, Social Room
Saddle up your inner cowboy for this fun Bingo night with our friends from LifePoint Church!

Tuesday, July 9
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Joshua Hall (Faith Presbyterian Church), Chapel
9:30 am: County Market Shopping**
9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Bartley Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
12:30 pm: YMCA Summer Day Camp, Social Room
1:00 pm: Placematters, Town Hall
2:45 pm: Bingo, Town Hall
6:30 pm: Country Generation, Social Room
Watch guitarist & vocalist Everett Miller perform!

Wednesday, July 10
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Jason Sommerfeldt (Central Baptist Church), Chapel
9:00 am: Hy-Vee Shopping**
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:00 pm: Pony Tail Canasta, Knapheide Room
1:15 pm: Digital Disciples, Board Room
Need help with your electronic mobile device? Come visit the Digital Disciples!
1:30 pm: Dominoes, Bartley Room
1:30 pm: Chair Yoga, Town Hall

Thursday, July 11
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Mike Duffy, Chapel
9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Bartley Room
10:00 am: Catholic Mass, Chapel
10:30 am: Mystery Meal**
Sign up to go to a mystery destination for lunch! Cost is the price of your meal.
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:00 pm: Hymn Sing with Linda, Social Room

Friday, July 12
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Keela Neumann (First Christian Church), Chapel
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
10:30 am: Mystery Meal**
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:45 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Saturday, July 13
10:00 am: Musician David Damm, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room

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

Prayer Request & Scripture

This week we are praying for the residents in the Cottages and for the Physical Therapy staff. 

Our Scripture of the Week is Psalm 19:1-4: “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they reveal knowledge. They have no speech, they use no words; no sound is heard from them. Yet their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.”

Weekly Inspiration

Virtually nothing is impossible in this world if you just put your mind to it and maintain a positive attitude. – Lou Holtz

Bye Bye Birdie

Quincy Community Theatre has invited us to a preview performance of Bye-Bye Birdie on Wednesday, July 17th. If you are driving yourself, sign up at the front desk by Thursday, July 12th. If you are riding the bus, sign up by calling Sally in Activities at ext. 4227 by Thursday, July 12th. Cost for this outing is $5 per person.

Resignation of Michael P. Duffy

With sadness and gratitude, we announce that CEO/Administrator Mike Duffy has announced his resignation from Good Samaritan Home. Mr. Duffy will continue to serve until the Board of Directors has selected his replacement or the end of the fiscal year on September 30th. We thank Mr. Duffy for his 29 years of dedicated service, and wish him all the best in his future endeavors!

Dear Good Samaritan Home family and friends,

As I reflect back on almost 29 years of service to The Good Samaritan Home of Quincy, I’m proud to have been a part of a very special legacy that is incorporated in our Mission Statement “Superior Christian service in a charitable community.”

So many changes have occurred that have enhanced our ability to meet our mission. From the early creation of an employee handbook and employee benefit plan, to the many expansions, renovations, addition of services, to striving daily to provide person-centered care with personalized care plans, buffet-styled dining and many unique and special activity programs for our residents. We’ve been able to modernize through computerization, technology for safety, security and resident satisfaction. We expanded the services our residents can receive from entering into Medicare Part A and B, to providing Assisted Living and Short-term Rehab. Together we’ve created Mission, Vision and Value statements, created our Long-Term Strategic Plan and continue to revise and update it. We’ve strived to secure the financial security of the Home through the establishment and funding of our Foundation.  I can think of so much more that I’m proud to say that I’ve been privileged to be a part of the Home’s ability to adapt, reposition and visualize the potential of the future for those we serve.

The Home is very much a part of my extended family and I’ve poured all I have: my faith, heart and soul into the privilege I’ve had to partner alongside our Board of Directors, exceptional staff, precious residents and their families and our volunteers. I have been truly blessed by God to be in this place, in this time.

In recent months, I’ve reflected on my desires, wishes, intentions and plans for the future. I’m deeply saddened to announce to you my pending resignation. I have agreed to continue to serve until the Board has selected a replacement or until September 30th, the end of our fiscal year.

It is my most sincere hope and prayer that all who are a part of the very special place will honor, support and respect this most difficult decision and will continue to move forward with renewed energy, enthusiasm and expectations. I believe in a new and bright future ahead.

The Home will always hold a very special place in my heart. The relationships I’ve developed with the residents and their families, my gifted Supervisory team and our dedicated and compassionate staff will always be my most treasured memories.

May God Bless You All!

With Love,
Michael P. Duffy 

The Patter June 30

News & Views from Campus: June 30-July 6, 2019

Aquatic Therapy Classes

Written by: Christine Broeker, Rehab Secretary

Did you know that Good Samaritan Home has an indoor pool? In the Watson Aquatic Center, we offer warm water aquatic group classes that consist of simple range of motion exercises done at your own pace. These classes are led by a qualified instructor and would be a great asset to your health and fitness. Our program comes highly recommended by local physicians! To participate in these classes, you must be able to do the following:

  • Be able to get your self in and out of the building.
  • Dress and undress yourself.
  • Be able to stand in water up to 4 feet for about 1 hour while doing the exercises. You need not be able to swim.

To be able to participate in the course, it is required that we have a signed order from your doctor stating it is okay for you to be in the warm water pool. You will need to bring this with you to your first class meeting. Classes are on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the following times: 7:30-8:30 am, 9:15-10:15 am, or 11:00 am-noon. Current registration fees are $25 for 10 visits for cottagers and $35 for 10 visits for others.

If you have any questions regarding the pool, please contact Christine Broeker at 223-8717 ext. 4201.

Activities Calendar

Sunday, June 30
9:00 am: Worship Service: Rev. Richard Martin, Chapel
2:00 pm: Trivia Surprise, Eastbrook Lane

Monday, July 1
9:00 am: Devotions: The Crossing, Chapel
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:30 pm: Rosary, Chapel
6:30 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Tuesday, July 2
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, along with their humans Bob & Sue Mitchell come visit.
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: iPad Games, Social Room

Wednesday, July 3
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Tim White, Chapel
9:00 am: Hy-Vee Shopping**
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:00 pm: Pony Tail Canasta, Knapheide Room
1:00 pm: Foose Sing-a-long, Foose Center
1:15 pm: Aldi’s Shopping**
1:30 pm: Dominoes, Bartley Room

Thursday, July 4 – Independence Day!
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Mike Duffy, Chapel
9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Bartley Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:00 pm: Game Day with Sande, Eastbrook Lane

Friday, July 5
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Kyle Frink, Chapel
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:45 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Saturday, July 6
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:00 pm: Singing in the Rain Dance Class with Kate Fruehling, 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.

Schedule Change
Please note that because of the holiday on Thursday, there will not be Catholic Mass this week.

Ice Cream Cart
Look out for the Ice Cream Cart, visiting a unit near you throughout the day on Friday!

Prayer Request & Scripture

This week we are praying for the residents in Sunny Dale and for the Nursing Support staff. 

Our Scripture of the Week is Psalm 18:20-24 (The Message): “God made my life complete when I placed all the pieces before him. When I got my act together, he gave me a fresh start. Now I’m alert to God’s ways; I don’t take God for granted. Every day I review the ways he works; I try not to miss a trick. I feel put back together, and I’m watching my step. God rewrote the text of my life when I opened the book of my heart to his eyes.”

Weekly Inspiration

Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough. – Og Mandino

Bye Bye Birdie

Quincy Community Theatre has invited us to a preview performance of Bye-Bye Birdie on Wednesday, July 17th.

If you are driving yourself, sign up at the front desk by Thursday, July 12th. If you are riding the bus, sign up by calling Sally in Activities at ext. 4227 by Thursday, July 12th. Cost for this outing is $5 per person.