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The Patter September 25

COVID-19 Update
Good Samaritan Home is pleased to announce that all resident test results from the affected neighborhood, aside from the confirmed positive resident last week, have been returned as negative. The resident room quarantine has been lifted from the previously affected neighborhood, and all residents now continue to be quarantined to their individual neighborhoods. Staff will continue to be tested on a weekly basis, and we will keep you updated as we receive weekly results.
For any questions or concerns, please contact your loved one’s designated social service aide.
Thank you for your prayers, patience, and support during this time.

Mask Contest Winners
Congratulations to Elisha, Abigail, Sarah, Kim, and Lora for winning the mask decorating contest. Thank you to everyone that participated in the contest – you are all so creative!

Activity Calendar

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

Sunday, September 27
9:00   Worship Service – Channel 3
10:00 Salem EUCC Service – Channel 3
10:30 Our Redeemer Lutheran Church Service – Channel 3
11:30  Virtual Art Club Day – Channel 3

Monday, September 28
9:00   Devotions (Where’s the Chaplain?) – Channel 3
9:30   Mindful Meditations – Channel 3
11:00 Exercise – Channel 3
1:30   Rosary – Channel 3

Tuesday, September 29
9:00   Devotions (Where’s the Chaplain?) – Channel 3
9:30   Mindful Meditations – Channel 3
11:00 Exercise – Channel 3
1:00   Senior Learning Network, The Salamander State – Channel 3
TBD  Resident Council

Wednesday, September 30
9:00   Devotions (Where’s the Chaplain?) – Channel 3
9:30   Mindful Meditations – Channel 3
10:00 Virtual Entertainment – Channel 3
11:00 Exercise – Channel 3

Thursday, October 1
9:00   Devotions (Where’s the Chaplain?) – Channel 3
9:30   Mindful Meditations – Channel 3
10:00 Catholic Mass – Channel 3
11:00 Exercise – Channel 3
1:00   Senior Learning Network, Tuskegee Airman, Historic Moton Field Tour – Channel 3

Friday, October 2
9:00   Devotions (Where’s the Chaplain?) – Channel 3
9:30   Mindful Meditations – Channel 3
11:00 Exercise – Channel 3
1:30   Reading Corner with Chaplain Josh – Channel 3

Saturday, October 3
8:30   Bingo/Exercise – Check posted sign for time
11:30 Exercise – Outside Main Dining Room Only
1:00   Bingo/Exercise – Check posted sign for time

Additional activities will be held in each neighborhood. Check with your local Activity Aide for scheduling.

Exercise
In response to resident requests, we will hold Sheltering Grove exercise at 11 am Monday – Friday. We will also air it on Channel 3 at the same time (11 am). For the time being, Saturday exercise will remain at 11:30 am outside the main dining room only.   

Additional Mass Times
Catholic Mass is viewable at 7 am, 11 am, 6 pm, and 11 pm on Channel 49. A local mass for shut-ins is also available Sundays at 10:30 am on Channel 8.

Laugh of the Week
Why didn’t the skeleton like the Halloween candy?
He didn’t have the stomach for it!

Weekly Inspiration

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” – Winston Churchill

Scripture & Prayer Request

Matthew 6:25-27, 34
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?…Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

THIS WEEK PRAY FOR:
Residents: Eastbrook Lane
Staff: Receptionists & Secretaries