The Patter Dec. 9

The Patter

News & Views from Campus: December 9-15

Loved ones and friends are invited to attend Good Samaritan Home’s Family Christmas Parties. Please see the following dates and plan to attend with your loved one!

Sunday, Dec. 9th at 2:00 pm,
Anna Brown Vista & Eastbrook Lane

Monday, Dec. 10th at 6:30 pm,
Southern Court & Foose Center

Thursday, Dec. 13th at 6:30 pm,
Sunny Dale, Stevenson Manor & Sheltering Grove

Friday, Dec. 14th at 6:30 pm,
Eber Gardens & McReynolds Center

All parties will be held in the Social Room and feature entertainment and a light refreshment. You may pick up your loved one in their neighborhood prior to the party. We hope to see you there. Please call Activities Direct Sally Hodgson for more information at 217-223-8717, ext. 4227

Activities Calendar

Sunday, Dec. 9
9:00 am: Worship Service: Rev. Mike Duffy Chapel
1:00 pm: Madison Park Christian Church 1st & 2nd Grade Carolers
2:00 pm: Eastbrook Lane & Anna Brown Vista Family Christmas Party, Social Room
6:00 pm: Ellington Hilltoppers 4-H Club, Foose

Monday, Dec. 10
9:00 am: Devotions: The Crossing, Chapel
10:00 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:00 pm: Dollar Tree Shopping**
1:15 pm: Digital Disciples, Board Room
1:30 pm: Rosary, Chapel
2:15 pm: Chair Yoga, Chapel
6:30 pm: Foose Center & Southern Court Family Christmas Party, Social Room

Tuesday, Dec. 11
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Kyle Frink, Chapel
9:30 am: County Market Shopping**
10:00 am: Happy Wanderer’s, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
12:30 pm: QND Concert Chorale under the direction of Monica Scholz, Social Room
1:00 pm: Placematters, Town Hall
3:00 pm: Bingo hosted by QHS HOSA, Social Room
6:00 pm: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation Movie Screening, Social Room

Wednesday, Dec. 12
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Jason Sommerfeldt, Chapel
9:00 am: Hy-vee Shopping**
10:00 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:00 pm: Foose Sing-a-long, Foose Center
1:00 pm: Pony Tail Canasta, Knapheide Room
1:30 pm: Dominoes, Bartley Room
2:00 pm: Quincy Country Steppers, Social Room
5:15 pm: Cathedral of Worship Carolers, Main Dining Room

Thursday, Dec. 13
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Mike Duffy, Chapel
10:00 am: Catholic Mass, Chapel
10:30 pm: Mystery Meal**
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:30 pm: Coloring Guild, Sheltering Grove
6:00 pm: JWCC Student Government Carolers, Foose Center
6:30 pm: Sunny Dale & Stevenson Manor Family Christmas Party, Social Room

Friday, Dec. 14
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Steve Disseler, Chapel
10:00 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
10:30 am: Mystery Meal**
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:00 pm: Joe Chi, Social Room
2:45 pm: Bingo, Social Room
3:45 pm: Girl Scout Troop 5236 & 5617, Foose Center
6:30 pm: Eber Gardens & McReynolds Family Christmas Party, Social Room

Saturday, Dec. 15
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 and Scripture

This week we are praying for the residents in the Cottages and for the Environmental Services staff.

Our Scripture of the Week is Colossians 1:19-20: “For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.”

Weekly Inspiration

“The work of today is the history of tomorrow, and we are its makers.” — Juliette Gordon Low

Christmas Eve Buffet

Cottagers and family members, please make your reservation as soon as possible if you plan on attending our Christmas Eve Lunch Buffet on December 24! The meal is free for residents and cottagers, and $15 for guests.

The Patter Dec. 2

The Patter

News & Views from Campus: November 25-December 1, 2018

Written by: James Riley, Director of Pastoral Services

Good Samaritan Home’s Annual Christmas Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, December 4 at 6:30 pm in the Wee Kirk Chapel. This service will celebrate the memory of those residents and cottagers who died in the last year. It is also open to anyone in the community who has a loved one they would like to remember. Following a short time of worship, we will name those who have died and allow family and friends to place an ornament on the chapel Christmas tree.

For each person who died while a member of our community, one ornament will be made at no cost with their picture and their name on it. At the end of the service, family and friends can leave the ornament we provided on our tree or take it home.

For employees and other community members: We will provide an ornament with your loved one’s name on it. Please call Chaplain James Riley at 217-223-2455 x4491 and slowly and clearly say and spell the name of your loved one. If you want a picture included on the ornament, please email a digital picture to jriley@gshq.org by November 30th. If you wish to take the ornament, with or without a picture, with you at any time, we request a $5 donation if you can afford it.

Our grief can feel out of place in a season that is so full of joys. My hope is that this service will help acknowledge your loss and grief even in the midst of the celebration of God’s gift.

Activities Calendar

Sunday, Dec. 2
9:00 am: Worship Service: Chaplain James Riley, Chapel
2:00 pm: Sande’s Weekend Activity, Social Room
6:00 pm: St. Peter’s Youth Group Carolers

Monday, Dec. 3
9:00 am: Devotions: The Crossing, Chapel
10:00 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:15 pm: Wal-mart Shopping**
1:30 pm: Rosary, Chapel
2:15 pm: Chair Yoga, Chapel
6:30 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Tuesday, Dec. 4
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 come to visit with their humans Bob & Sue Mitchell
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:30 pm: One Country Gent, Social Room
2:45 pm: Bingo, Town Hall
6:30 pm: Christmas Memorial Service, Social Room

Wednesday, Dec. 5
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Gayle Pope, Chapel
9:00 am: Hy-vee Shopping**
10:00 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:00 pm: Foose Sing-a-long, Foose Center
1:00 pm: Pony Tail Canasta, Knapheide Room
1:30 pm: Dominoes, Bartley Room
1:30 pm: Luther Memorial Communion, Chapel
2:00 pm: Hearst Castle Christmas Tour, Social Room
This seasonal tour of Hearst Castle showcases abundant holiday decorations with numerous trees, thousands of holiday lights, & stories of holiday festivities during the estate’s heyday.
6:45 pm: Elf, the Musical, Quincy Community Theatre**

Thursday, Dec. 6
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Mike Duffy, Chapel
10:00 am: Catholic Mass, Chapel
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
12:45 pm: Aldi’s Shopping**
2:00 pm: Pete & Vaneva at the Piano, Social Room
Accomplished pianists Pete Guither & Vaneva Boda, son & daughter for Francis & Katharine Guither, play a beautiful arrangement of classic standards and Christmas favorites.

Friday, Dec. 7
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Steve Disseler, Chapel
10:00 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:00 pm: Joe Chi, Social Room
2:45 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Saturday, Dec. 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.

Prayer Request and Scripture

This week we are praying for the residents in Sunny Dale and the Dietary/Kitchen staff.

Our Scripture of the Week is Colossians 1:17-18: “He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy.”

Thank you from Virginia Echternkamp

Thank you for all the lovely cards and those that came to my birthday celebration! I really appreciate it!

Christmas Eve Buffet

Cottagers and family members, please make your reservation as soon as possible if you plan on attending our Christmas Eve Lunch Buffet on December 24! The meal is free for residents and cottagers, and $15 for guests.

The Patter Nov. 25

The Patter

News & Views from Campus: November 25-December 1, 2018

Written by: James Riley, Director of Pastoral Services

Photo of Ron Fuller courtesy of his family.

Good Samaritan Home’s Annual Christmas Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, December 4 at 6:30 pm in the Wee Kirk Chapel. This service will celebrate the memory of those residents and cottagers who died in the last year. It is also open to anyone in the community who has a loved one they would like to remember. Following a short time of worship, we will name those who have died and allow family and friends to place an ornament on the chapel Christmas tree.

For each person who died while a member of our community, one ornament will be made at no cost with their picture and their name on it. At the end of the service, family and friends can leave the ornament we provided on our tree or take it home.

For employees and other community members: We will provide an ornament with your loved one’s name on it. Please call Chaplain James Riley at 217-223-2455 x4491 and slowly and clearly say and spell the name of your loved one. If you want a picture included on the ornament, please email a digital picture to jriley@gshq.org by November 30th. If you wish to take the ornament, with or without a picture, with you at any time, we request a $5 donation if you can afford it.

Our grief can feel out of place in a season that is so full of joys. My hope is that this service will help acknowledge your loss and grief even in the midst of the celebration of God’s gift.

Activities Calendar

Sunday, Nov. 25
9:00 am: Worship Service: Rev. Mike Duffy, Chapel
2:00 pm: Jackpot Bingo, Southern Court

Monday, Nov. 26
9:00 am: Devotions: Evangelist Sheila White, Chapel
10:00 am: A Day in the Life of a Homesteader, Social Room
Offered by the National Parks Service, Park Rangers will examine what types of homes homesteaders built on the prairie and what their daily chores would have been.
10:00 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:30 pm: Rosary, Chapel
2:15 pm: Chair Yoga, Chapel
6:30 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Tuesday, Nov. 27
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Patty Johansen, Chapel
9:00 am: County Market Shopping**
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: Cheryl Kaiser School of Dance, Social Room
Students from Cheryl Kaiser School of Dance will present a program!

Wednesday, Nov. 28
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Matt Hunt, Chapel
9:00 am: Hy-vee Shopping**
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, Nov. 29
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Mike Duffy, Chapel
10:00 am: Catholic Mass, Chapel
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:30 pm: Coloring Guild, Sheltering Grove
2:30 pm: Found Objects Artwork, Social Room
From the Smithsonian American Art Museum, we will take a look at nontraditional materials artists use to express themselves and create art.

Friday, Nov. 30
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Steve Disseler, Chapel
10:00 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:00 pm: Joe Chi, Social Room
2:45 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Saturday, Dec. 1
10:30 am: Christmas Card Party, Social Room
A fun event with QU Students! We will make cards for hospitalized children and a woodwind quartet will play!
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 and Scripture

This week we are praying for the residents in Stevenson Manor and for the Development and Human Resources staff.

Our Scripture of the Week is Colossians 1:15-16: “The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.”

Elf, The Musical

We have been invited to see the preview of Quincy Community Theatre’s “Elf, The Musical” on Wednesday, December 5th. If you would like to go, sign-up at the front desk by Thursday, November 29th. Cost is $5 per person.

The Patter Nov 18

The Patter

News & Views from Campus: November 18-24, 2018

Written by: James Riley, Director of Pastoral Services

Immigrant refugees from Europe gathered in 1621 to give thanks to God in a 3-day feast. They were joined by the Native Americans who had welcomed them to the new world. The Pilgrims (a word that means wanderer or traveler), had a habit of holding feasts to thank God throughout the year. We still embrace their example. Whatever our hardship, we stop and in our own ways, traditions, and choices, we give thanks. We lay our burdens down and look around us at the things that are still good and right.

What a powerful act their choice to give thanks turned out to be. A whole nation has now embraced the tradition of stopping everything, traveling to be with family and friends, and practicing the act of giving thanks. Without the habit of giving thanks, we would descend into bitterness and despair. The good things in life would no longer be able to bring us joy. But let us resolve to make it a year-round habit. That’s what holidays and holy days are for: reminders of who we are and what we can and should do every day.

President Abraham Lincoln made Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1863, right in the middle of the Civil War. He believed that even in the worst of times, we need is to look up, not down; to raise our hands in praise, not pound our fists in frustration. I pray that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and that it causes you to resolve to always give thanks.

Activities Calendar

Sunday, Nov. 18
9:00 am: Worship Service: Chaplain James Riley, Chapel
2:00 pm: Pianist Steve Buckman, Social Room

Monday, Nov. 19
9:00 am: Devotions: Madison Park Christian Church, Chapel
10:00 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: Quincy Kennel Club Therapy Dogs, Social Room

Tuesday, Nov. 20 – Popcorn Day!
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Tony Metz, Chapel
9:00 am: County Market Shopping**
10:00 am: Music by Marvin Cook
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: Garbage Cards, Social Room

Wednesday, Nov. 21
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Carol Stufflebeam, Chapel
9:00 am: Hy-vee Shopping**
10:00 am: Leroy Wolfmeyer will share a slide show of some of his travels, Social Room
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, Nov. 22 – Thanksgiving
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Mike Duffy, Chapel
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:00 pm: Thanksgiving Bingo, Social Room

Friday, Nov. 23
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Steve Disseler, Chapel
10:00 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:00 pm: Joe Chi, Social Room
2:45 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Saturday, Nov. 24
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.

Prayer Request and Scripture

This week we are praying for the residents in Southern Court and for the Computer and Mail Staff.

Our Scripture of the Week is 1 Timothy 4:4-5: “For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer.”

Christmas Memorial Service

Our Annual Christmas Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, December 4 at 6:30 pm in the Wee Kirk Chapel. This service will celebrate the memory of residents and cottagers who died in the last year. It is also open to anyone who would like us to remember a loved one in this way no matter when they died or where. For information on submitting names and pictures (for the ornament), please go to www.gshq.org/ornaments or ask the front receptionist for a printout of the instructions.

Weekly Inspiration

“Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don’t recognize them..” — Ann Landers

The Patter Nov. 11

The Patter

News & Views from Campus: November 11-17, 2018

Written by: Sally Hodgson, Director of Activities

As we honor those who served our country with Veterans Day this year, Good Samaritan Home would like to express our appreciation to all veterans, past and present. We also invite you to visit our Wall of Heroes, outside the main dining room. Residents, staff, family and friends who serve are represented on the wall with information about their services and a picture.

Veterans Day recognizes those who served in the United States Armed Forces. It coincides with Armistice Day, the anniversary of the formal end of World War I on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. The federal holiday is often confused with Memorial Day in May. Veterans Day celebrates the service of all US military veterans, while Memorial Day honors those who died in military service.

We honor all of our veterans on November 11, and thank them deeply for their service and self-less commitment to our country. The Wall of Heroes will be on display throughout the month of September, so please stop by and take a look!

Activities Calendar

Sunday, Nov. 11
9:00 am: Worship Service: Rev. Mike Duffy, Chapel
2:00 pm: Sunday Matinee – Top Gun, Social Room

Monday, Nov. 12
9:00 am: Devotions: The Crossing, Chapel
10:00 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:15 pm: Dollar Tree/Kmart Shopping**
1:15 pm: Digital Disciples, Bartley Room
1:30 pm: Rosary, Chapel
2:15 pm: Chair Yoga, Social Room
6:30 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Tuesday, Nov. 13
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Kyle Frink, Chapel
9:00 am: County Market Shopping**
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:00 pm: Placematters
1:30 pm: Brad Winn from the Interpretive Center at Lewis & Clark State Historic Site in Hartford, IL will discuss Lewis & Clark and the point of departure, Social Room
2:45 pm: Bingo, Town Hall
6:30 pm: Bean Bag Poker, Social Room

Wednesday, Nov. 14
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Jason Sommerfeldt, Chapel
9:00 am: Hy-vee Shopping**
10:00 am: Senior Learning Network – Offered by Fort Necessity National Battlefield, the park ranger will use George Washington’s writings to show how His ambition, hard work, & experiences helped him become the man we all know today, Social Room
10:00 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
12:45 pm: Aldi’s Shopping**
1:00 pm: Pony Tail Canasta, Knapheide Room
1:30 pm: Dominoes, Bartley Room

Thursday, Nov. 15
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Mike Duffy, Chapel
10:00 am: Catholic Mass, Chapel
10:00 am: Men’s Group, Town Hall
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:30 pm: Coloring Guild, Sheltering Grove

Friday, Nov. 16
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Steve Disseler, Chapel
10:00 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:45 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Saturday, Nov. 17
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 and Scripture

This week we are praying for the residents in Sheltering Grove and for the Beauty Shop and General Store staff.

Our Scripture of the Week is Nahum 1:7: “The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him.”

Christmas Memorial Service

Our Annual Christmas Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, December 4 at 6:30 pm in the Wee Kirk Chapel. This service will celebrate the memory of residents and cottagers who died in the last year. It is also open to anyone who would like us to remember a loved one in this way no matter when they died or where. For information on submitting names and pictures (for the ornament), please go to www.gshq.org/ornaments or ask the front receptionist for a printout of the instructions.

Reservations for Thanksgiving Meal

Our annual Thanksgiving lunch will be served on Thursday, November 22. All are welcome! This meal is free for residents, $6 for cottagers, and $12 for all other adults. Reservations for cottagers, family members, and other guests are requested at the front desk by November 15 to help us get a more accurate guest count for food preparation, but not required.

 

The Patter Nov. 4

The Patter

News & Views from Campus: November 4-10, 2018

Good Samaritan Home will be hosting a Soup Supper on Wednesday, November 7 from 4 to 7 pm in the Social Room. All proceeds will benefit the Employee Assistance Fund. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for children ages 10 and under. Tickets can be purchased in advance from the front desk, or at the door the night of the event. Chili, chicken noodle soup, grilled cheese sandwiches, dessert and drinks will be served. Carry-out is available.

The Employee Assistance Fund helps staff members who are facing extended time off of work due to an accident or medical condition, and those who are dealing with a catastrophic event such as a house fire or death in the family. This program is solely funded through donations and fundraisers. So far in 2018, the program has given out almost $9,000 to around 30 employees of the Home.

The committee is accepting donations of desserts and looking for volunteers. If you would like to help or for more information, contact Human Resources Director Missy Loos at 217-223-8717 ext. 4296 or mloos@gshq.org. We hope to see you there!

Activities Calendar

Sunday, Nov. 4
9:00 am: Worship Service: Chaplain James Riley, Chapel
2:00 pm: Drumming Circle, Social Room

Monday, Nov. 5
9:00 am: Devotions: The Crossing, Chapel
10:00 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:15 pm: Wal-mart Shopping**
1:30 pm: Rosary, Chapel
2:15 pm: Chair Yoga, Social Room
6:30 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Tuesday, Nov. 6 – Election Day
6 am-7 pm: Voting in Board Room for Residents & Cottagers
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Henry Pratt, Chapel
9:00 am: County Market Shopping**
9:30 am: Odin & Ranger Visit, Social Room
9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Board Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:30 pm: One Country Gent Performs, Social Room
2:45 pm: Bingo, Social Room
6:30 pm: Cards with Jessica, Social Room

Wednesday, Nov. 7
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Gayle Pope, Chapel
10:00 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
1:30 pm: Dominoes, Bartley Room
1:30 pm: Luther Memorial Communion, Chapel
2:00 pm: Hy-vee Shopping**
2:00 pm: Flame & Embers Perform, Social Room
4:00 pm: EAF Soup Supper, Social Room

Thursday, Nov. 8
9:00 am: Devotions: Chaplain James Riley, Chapel
10:00 am: Catholic Mass, Chapel
10:30 am: Mystery Meal**
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:30 pm: Coloring Guild, Sheltering Grove

Friday, Nov. 9
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Steve Disseler, Chapel
10:00 am: Dennis Benjamin Performs, Social Room
10:00 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
10:30 am: Mystery Meal**
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:00 pm: Volunteer Voices, Eber Gardens
2:45 pm: Bingo, Town Hall

Saturday, Nov. 10
10:00 am: David Damm Performs, 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.

Reservations for Thanksgiving Meal
Our annual Thanksgiving lunch will be served on Thursday, November 22. All are welcome! This meal is free for residents, $6 for cottagers, and $12 for all other adults. Reservations for cottagers, family members, and other guests are requested at the front desk by November 15 to help us get a more accurate guest count for food preparation, but not required.

Prayer Request & Scripture

This week we are praying for the residents in McReynolds Center and for the Admissions Staff.

Our Scripture of the Week is Micah 7:7: “But as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me.”

Weekly Inspiration

“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” — Milton Berle

Thank you note

The Bauch Family is exceedingly grateful for the love and support given to us by many of you, filled with Christ’s spirit to love and serve others. So we all thank you and your faith in God for the love you keep giving others and us in our time of need. God bless us all. — Rev. Dean Bauch and Family

The Patter Oct. 28

The Patter

News & Views from Campus: October 28-November 3, 2018

Good Samaritan Home will be hosting a Soup Supper on Wednesday, November 7 from 4 to 7 pm in the Social Room. All proceeds will benefit the Employee Assistance Fund. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for children ages 10 and under. Tickets can be purchased in advance from the front desk, or at the door the night of the event. Chili, chicken noodle soup, grilled cheese sandwiches, dessert and drinks will be served. Carry-out is available.

The Employee Assistance Fund helps staff members who are facing extended time off of work due to an accident or medical condition, and those who are dealing with a catastrophic event such as a house fire or death in the family. This program is solely funded through donations and fundraisers.

The committee is accepting donations of desserts and looking for volunteers. If you would like to help or for more information, contact Human Resources Director Missy Loos at 217-223-8717 ext. 4296 or mloos@gshq.org. We hope to see you there!

Activities Calendar

Sunday, Oct. 28
9:00 am: Worship Service: Chaplain James Riley, Chapel
2:00 pm: Service Project – Work on special treats to be given out on Halloween, Anna Brown Vista

Monday, Oct. 29
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Keela Newmann, Chapel
10:00 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:30 pm: Rosary, Chapel
2:15 pm: Chair Yoga, Social Room
6:30 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Tuesday, Oct. 30
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Tim White, Chapel
9:00 am: County Market Shopping**
11:00 am: Cottager Exercise, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:00 pm: Resident Council, Social Room
2:45 pm: Reverse Trick-or-Treat with QND Kindness Club
3:00 pm: Bingo with HOSA Students, Social Room
6:30 pm: Build a Spook House Game, Social Room

Wednesday, Oct. 31
9:00 am: Devotions: Chaplain James Riley, Chapel
9:00 am: Hy-Vee Shopping**
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
4:00 pm: Suzuki Violinist Students of Robin Walden Perform, Social Room

Thursday, Nov. 1
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Mike Duffy, Chapel
10:00 am: Catholic Mass, Chapel
11:00 am: Cottager Exercise, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
12:45 pm: Aldi’s Shopping**
1:30 pm: Coloring Guild, Sheltering Grove
2:00 pm: Senior Learning Network: Visit the Smithsonian American Art Museum for a presentation on America’s Signs & Symbols, Social Room

Friday, Nov. 2
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Steve Disseler, Chapel
10:00 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:00 pm: Joe Chi, Social Room
2:45 pm: Bingo, Town Hall

Saturday, Nov. 3
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.

Trick or Treating
Trick or Treaters are welcome in the main building on Wednesday, Oct. 31 and may stop at the front desk or any nursing station for a treat!

Prayer Request & Scripture

This week we are praying for the residents in the Foose Center and for the Administrators and Board of Directors.

Our Scripture of the Week is Jonah 2:8-9: “Those who cling to worthless idols turn away from God’s love for them. But I, with shouts of grateful praise, will sacrifice to you. What I have vowed I will make good. I will say, ‘Salvation comes from the Lord.’”

Weekly Inspiration

“Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results” – Willie Nelson

The Patter Oct. 21

The Patter

News & Views from Campus: October 21-27, 2018

Written by: Aaron Mast, Patient Accounts

With the seasons changing and cooling weather, we look forward to many fun holidays and events. However, you don’t want to overlook Medicare Open Enrollment during this time, as it could affect you for the entire year of 2019.

Each year from October 15 to December 7, Medicare allows members to compare Part D Prescription Plans and switch to different companies or plans with no penalty. It is a good idea to compare prescription plans to determine the plan that gives you “the biggest bang for your buck.”

Things to consider include: monthly premium, deductibles, copays for medicines, pharmacy network status, among others. You also need to consider how you want to pay for the insurance plan; you may choose to have the plan billed to you monthly or have the amount deducted from your Social Security Benefit.

Good Samaritan is happy to help its residents and cottagers with researching and enrolling in Part D Plans. Residents and families are invited to schedule an appointment with our Accounting Staff during the Open Enrollment Period. To schedule an appointment or for more information, please contact Aaron Mast at ext. 4980 or amast@gshq.org.

Please note: Cottagers will need to bring a list of medicines (or bottles) and red, white, and blue Medicare Card.

Activities Calendar

Sunday, Oct. 21
9:00 am: Worship Service: Rev. Mike Duffy, Chapel
2:00 pm: Steve Buckman, Social Room

Monday, Oct. 22
9:00 am: Devotions: Evangelist Sheila White, Chapel
10:00 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:15 pm: Wal-mart Shopping**
1:30 pm: Rosary, Chapel
2:15 pm: Chair Yoga, Social Room
6:00 pm: Annual Meeting, Social Room

Tuesday, Oct. 23
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Patty Johansen, Chapel
9:00 am: County Market Shopping**
9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Board Room
10:00 am: Sing-a-long
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:00 pm: Placematters, Town Hall
2:45 pm: Bingo, Town Hall
6:30 pm: Table Games with the Apostolic Christian Youth Group, Social room

Wednesday, Oct. 24
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Matt Hunt, Chapel
9:00 am: Hy-Vee Shopping**
10:00 am: Senior Learning Network: Typical day at Hearst Castle, Social Room
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
1:30 pm: Nehemiah Missions presents: Frank & Loreea Brown, Social Room

Thursday, Oct. 25
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Mike Duffy, Chapel
9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Board Room
10:00 am: Men’s Group, Board Room
10:00 am: Catholic Mass, Chapel
10:30 am: Lunch Outing to LaGrange**
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room

Friday, Oct.26
9:00 am: Devotions: Chaplain James Riley, Chapel
10:00 am: Senior Learning Network: History of Glore Psychiatric Museum, Social Room
10:00 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:00 pm: Joe Chi, Social Room
2:45 pm: Bingo, Town Hall
6:00 pm: Mamma Mia! Dance Class, Social Room

Saturday, Oct.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.

Golden Games
Wednesday, November 7, we will participate in the Golden Games at the Quincy Senior Center. Everyone will play games during the morning and enjoy lunch before returning home. If you are interested in going, please call Activities at 223-8717 ext. 4227. There is no cost for this outing.

Prayer Request & Scripture

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

Our Scripture of the Week is Amos 5:14: “Seek good, not evil, that you may live. Then the Lord God Almighty will be with you, just as you say he is.”

Weekly Inspiration

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is” – Albert Einstein

Save the date: Soup Supper

The Employee Assistance Fund will be holding a Soup Supper Fundraiser on November 7 from 4 to 7 pm. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for children and can be purchased in advance from the Front Desk. If you would like to donate a dessert for the event, please contact Missy Loos at ext. 4296!

The Patter Oct. 14

The Patter

News & Views from Campus: October 14-20, 2018

Written by: Aaron Mast, Patient Accounts

With the seasons changing and cooling weather, we look forward to many fun holidays and events. However, you don’t want to overlook Medicare Open Enrollment during this time, as it could affect you for the entire year of 2019.

Each year from October 15 to December 7, Medicare allows members to compare Part D Prescription Plans and switch to different companies or plans with no penalty. It is a good idea to compare prescription plans to determine the plan that gives you “the biggest bang for your buck.”

Things to consider include: monthly premium, deductibles, copays for medicines, pharmacy network status, among others. You also need to consider how you want to pay for the insurance plan; you may choose to have the plan billed to you monthly or have the amount deducted from your Social Security Benefit.

Good Samaritan is happy to help its residents and cottagers with researching and enrolling in Part D Plans. Residents and families are invited to schedule an appointment with our Accounting Staff during the Open Enrollment Period. To schedule an appointment or for more information, please contact Aaron Mast at ext. 4980 or amast@gshq.org.

Please note: Cottagers will need to bring a list of medicines (or bottles) and red, white, and blue Medicare Card.

Activities Calendar

Sunday, Oct. 14

9:30 am: Worship Service: Chaplain James Riley, Chapel *Please note the time change, this week only.
2:00 pm: Halloween Service Project, Southern Court

Monday, Oct. 15
9:00 am: Devotions: Chaplain James Riley, Chapel
10:00 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:30 pm: Rosary, Chapel
2:15 pm: Chair Yoga, Social Room
6:30 pm: Quincy Kennel Club Therapy Dogs, Social Room

Tuesday, Oct. 16 – Popcorn Day!
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Rev. Tony Metz, Chapel
9:00 am: County Market Shopping**
9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Board Room
10:00 am: Music by Marvin Cook
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: Bon Fire, Speckhart Pavilion (Weather Permitting)

Wednesday, Oct. 17
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Carol Stufflebeam, Chapel
9:00 am: Hy-Vee Shopping**
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
1:30 pm: Music by Flame & Embers, Social Room
2:30 pm: Senior Learning Network: Take a virtual live dive through a underwater kelp forest on Anacapa Island off the coast of California, Social Room

Thursday, Oct. 18
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Mike Duffy, Chapel
9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Board Room
10:00 am: Catholic Mass, Chapel
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
12:45 pm: Aldi’s Shopping**
1:30 pm: Coloring Guild, Sheltering Grove

Friday, Oct.19
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Steve Disseler, Chapel
10:00 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:00 pm: Joe Chi, Social Room
2:45 pm: Bingo, Town Hall

Saturday, Oct.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

Golden Games: Wednesday, November 7, we will participate in the Golden Games at the Quincy Senior Center. Everyone will play games during the morning and enjoy lunch before returning home. If you are interested in going, please call Activities at 223-8717 ext. 4227. There is no cost for this outing.

Cancellation: David Damm has canceled his performance on October 13. It will be rescheduled at a later date.

Prayer Request & Scripture

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

Our Scripture of the Week is Amos 5:14: “Seek good, not evil, that you may live. Then the Lord God Almighty will be with you, just as you say he is.”

Weekly Inspiration

“Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and dreams are forever.”– Walt Disney

Thank you note from Elberta Kunz

“I would like to thank everyone for the pretty cards I got for my Birthday. I sure appreciate them. God bless you.”

The Patter Oct. 7

The Patter

News & Views from Campus: October 7-13, 2018

Director of Development, Burgundy Ramsey writes…

As you may have noticed, our beloved Patter looks a little different this week. I would like to welcome you to its reformatting! We’ve received a lot of feedback the last couple of weeks regarding some of the changes we are making. It truly warms my heart to know how passionately each of you care about the residents and our organization. There is no doubt about how much we want to see this great organization succeed. I truly think of us as a family, and like a family, we may not always see eye-to-eye. But I know, and I hope you do too, that at the end of the day we stand by each other and all do what’s best for the Home.

While the days still feel warm, there is a chill in the evening and the tips of the leaves are beginning to change. Fall is slowly creeping in. The change of the seasons offer us the chance to notice the passing of time and take a moment for self-reflection. Maybe it’s because the stores already have decorations out for Thanksgiving and Christmas, but during this self-reflection, I am grateful. I am grateful for this community and its support of each other. I am grateful for how impassioned we all are in making this a home for all. We are a business and sometimes that means making tough decisions. But we are also a family, and there is a lot of love in this family. Change can be difficult, but it also gives us the chance to come together and be stronger. I am so grateful for this family and the love we share for each other.

Activities Calendar

Sunday, Oct. 7
9:00 am: Worship Service: Chaplain James Riley, Chapel
2:00 pm: Drumming Circle, Social Room

Monday, Oct. 8
9:00 am: Devotions: Marcus Deege, Chapel
10:00 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
10:30 am: The Crossing Equestrian Team, Stevenson Manor Parking Lot
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:15 pm: Wal-mart Shopping**
1:15 pm: Digital Disciples, Board Room
1:30 pm: Rosary, Chapel
2:15 pm: Chair Yoga, Social Room
6:30 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Tuesday, Oct. 9
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Kyle Frink, Chapel
9:00 am: County Market Shopping**
9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Board 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, Oct. 10
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Jason Sommerfeldt, Chapel
9:00 am: Hy-vee Shopping**
10:00 am: Senior Learning Network: Jeff from FDR Presidential Library explains Japanese-American Internment during WWII, Social Room
10:00 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:00 pm: Pony Tail Canasta, Knapheide Room
1:00 pm: Dominoes, Bartley Room

Thursday, Oct. 11
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Mike Duffy, Chapel
9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Board Room
10:00 am: Catholic Mass, Chapel
10:30 pm: Mystery Meal**
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:30 pm: Coloring Guild, Sheltering Grove

Friday, Oct.12
9:00 am: Devotions: Chaplain James Riley, Chapel
10:00 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
10:30 pm: Mystery Meal**
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:00 pm: Joe Chi, Social Room
2:45 pm: Bingo, Town Hall

Saturday, Oct.13
10:00 am: Musician David Damm, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
12:00 pm: Rosary for America, Chapel

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

All activities are subject to change

Golden Games
Wednesday, November 7, we will participate in the Golden Games at the Quincy Senior Center. Everyone will play games during the morning and enjoy lunch before returning home. If you are interested in going, please call Activities at 223-8717 ext. 4227. There is no cost for this outing.

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 Joel 2:32a: “And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved…”

Weekly Inspiration

“You are never too old to set another goal, or to dream a new dream.”– Les Brown

Thank you note from Lillie Wilcox

“I would like to thank everyone who called, stopped by, or sent notes and cards to help me celebrate my 90th birthday. I really enjoyed everyone’s thoughtfulness. It was very much appreciated.”