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The Patter – November 27th

News & Views from Campus: November 27th – December 3rd

Christmas Memorial Service

Good Samaritan Home’s Annual Christmastime Memorial Service will be  Wednesday, December 7th at 6:00 PM in the Wee Kirk Chapel.  Family and friends of loved ones who passed away are welcome to attend the service in-person this year.  We will also stream the service live on The Good Samaritan Home Facebook Page.  An ornament will be hung on our Christmas trees in the chapel for each of our residents who passed away in the previous year. 

This service is also open to anyone who would like us to remember a loved one in this way no matter when they passed away or where. To include other loved ones in this service, please call Chaplain Josh Vahle at 217-223-2455 x4491 and leave a message with your name and phone number and your loved one’s name and date of passing. Or email him at

It is difficult to celebrate God’s gift and enjoy family traditions at this time of year when you are also grieving. My hope is that this service will comfort you in your loss and grief and strengthen your faith in the God who sent you his greatest gift. May God’s peace sustain you now and forever in the hope given to us through His Son Jesus Christ. – Chaplain Josh

Get Back to Active with Physical Therapy Services!

The therapy department is able to provide PT, OT and ST services.  With access to the pool, the therapy dept. is able to provide aquatic therapy as needed.  Have your doctor send an order to fax number 223-7582 or call the therapy dept. at 223-8717 ext. 4206 for further assistance.  Let us help you get back to moving.  

Happy Birthday

Marguerite Bruner                           11-27                       

Ellen Martin                                     11-27                        Emma Van Ausdall        11-30

Brenda Adkins(E)                            11-29                        Charles Menke              11-30

Virginia Schmidt                              11-29                       Marie Havermale           12-02

                                                                                       Melba Loos                   12-02

                                                                                    Tyler Streeter                12-02

Weekly Inspiration

“No matter what people tell you, words & ideas can change the world.”

~ Robin Williams ~

Prayer Request & Scripture


Psalm 18:30, 35

“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.”


All Cottagers

Staff: Physical Therapy

Attention Cottagers!!

The Digital Disciples will be in the front board room at 1:30pm on Wednesday, November 30th. They are here to answer questions & help you with any problems you may have with your electronic devices! Came see them if you need some guidance!

Activity Calendar

Games, Cards, Etc. available in Bartley Family Room

***All schedules are subject to change without notice***

Sunday, November 27th————————————————    

Salem Church Service & Our Redeemer Lutheran service available for individual viewings

9:00      Worship – Channel 3 & Chapel

1:00       Sunday Matinee: The Pink Panther – Channel 3

2:00      Service Project: Doggie Treats – Anna Brown

Monday, November 28th———————————————-

9:00       Devotions – Channel 3 & Chapel

9:45       Chair Zumba – Social Room

11:00     Exercise – Channel 3 & Social Room

1:30       Rosary – Channel 3 & Chapel

2:00       LindiMoo Music – Channel 3

6:30       Kennel Club Visit – Social Room

Tuesday, November 29th———————————————-

9:00       Devotions – Channel 3 & Chapel

9:45       Pound Class – Channel 3 & Social Room

11:00     Exercise – Channel 3 & Social Room

1:00       The Printing Museum – Channel 3 & Social Room

2:00       Resident Council – Social Room

Wednesday, November 30th———————————————

9:00       Devotions – Channel 3 & Chapel

11:00     Exercise – Channel 3 & Social Room

1:30       Enola Holmes II – Channel 3

1:30       Digital Disciples – Board Room

1:30       Art Club – Town Hall

6:00       Bring & Brag – Social Room

Thursday, December 1st———————————————–

9:00       Devotions – Channel 3 & Chapel

10:00    Catholic Mass – Channel 3 & Chapel

11:00     Exercise – Channel 3

1:30       A Christmas Prince – Channel 3

1:30       Dominoes – Social Room

Friday, December 2nd—————————————————-

9:00       Devotions – Channel 3 & Chapel

9:30       Ozzie & Rocky – Social Room

11:00     Exercise – Channel 3 & Social Room

1:00       Jingle Jangle – Channel 3

2:00       Bingo – Social Room

December 3rd————————————————–

10:00       David Damm – Social Room

11:00       Exercise – Channel 3 Only

2:00         Eber & South Christmas Party!