The Patter Feb. 24

The Patter

News & Views from Campus: February 24-March 2, 2019

Pancake & Sausage Breakfast
By: Burgundy Ramsey, Director of Development/Public Relations

Save the date! We will be hosting our Annual Pancake and Sausage Breakfast Fundraiser again this year! The breakfast will be on Saturday, March 9 from 7:30 am to noon in the main dining room at Good Samaritan Home! All-you-can-eat pancakes fresh off the griddle, and whole hog sausage from Kabrick’s will be served!

Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the front desk at Good Samaritan Home. Tickets will also be for sale the morning of the event.

All proceeds will help fund department “wish list” items that will help meet the needs of our residents.

If you would like to volunteer or would like more information, please contact Director of Development Burgundy Ramsey at 217-223-8717 ext. 4240 or via email at bramsey@gshq.org.

We hope to see you there!

Activities Calendar

Sunday, Feb. 24
9:00 am: Worship Service: Rev. Mike Duffy, Chapel
2:00 pm: Find the Candy Game, Eastbrook Lane

Monday, Feb. 25
9:00 am: Devotions: Evangelist Sheila White, Chapel
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:00 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:30 pm: Rosary, Chapel
6:30 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Tuesday, Feb. 26
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Patty Johansen, Chapel
9:30 am: County Market Shopping**
10:00 am: Sing-a-long, Social Room
11:00 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:00 pm: Placematters
2:00 pm: Resident Council, Chapel
2:45 pm: Bingo, Town Hall
6:30 pm: Giant Games with Youth Group, Social Room

Wednesday, Feb. 27
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Matt Hunt, Chapel
9:00 am: Hy-vee Shopping**
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:00 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:00 pm: Pony Tail Canasta, Knapheide Room
1:30 pm: Dominoes, Bartley Room
1:30 pm: Chair Yoga, Social Room

Thursday, Feb. 28
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Mike Duffy, Chapel
9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Bartley Family Room
10:00 am: Catholic Mass, Chapel
10:00 am: Men’s Group, Board Room
10:30 am: Lunch Outing to Huckleberry’s Smokehouse in LaGrange**
11:00 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:30 pm: Coloring Guild, Sheltering Grove

Friday, March 1
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. James Riley, Chapel
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:00 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:30 pm: World Day of Prayer hosted by Church Women United, Chapel
2:45 pm: Bingo, Town Hall

Saturday, March 2
11:00 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 Anna Brown Vista and for our Community Healthcare Providers.

Our Scripture of the Week is Malachi 1:11: “My name will be great among the nations, from where the sun rises to where it sets. In every place incense and pure offerings will be brought to me, because my name will be great among the nations,” says the Lord Almighty.

Quarterly Memorial Service

The Quarterly Memorial Service for residents and cottagers who died in November, December, and January will be held in the Wee Kirk Chapel on Tuesday, March 5 at 6:30 pm. All are invited to join us in remembrance.

A note from Isabelle Hillerts

The family of Isabelle Hillerts would like to say thank you to all who attended the open house on Sunday, Feb. 17. It was greatly appreciated, and a good time was had by all. God Bless.

The Patter Feb. 17

The Patter

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

Services provided at the Front Desk
By: Sarah Dolbeare, Director of Cottage Admissions/Executive Secretary

I am pleased to introduce the ladies who work at the Front Receptionist Desk. Our Lead Receptionist is Nancy. She works 7 am-3:30 pm through the week. Our Evening Receptionist, Peggy works 3 pm-10:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Kathy and Emily switch off working every other weekend, 7 am-3:30 pm. Cheryl works every weekend from 3 pm-10:30 pm. Janet and Maxine are backup receptionists that serve as needed.

These ladies are continuously busy answering phones and selling meal tickets, stamps, cards, placemats, and garbage stickers. They also help with sign-ups for activities, distribute paystubs to staff, assist with mailing packages, make reservations for the Perry Suite, hand out employment applications and admission packets, offer information and directions for guests and residents, make copies for people (10¢) per copy, and much more!

In addition to the receptionists, Lee is our Lead Mailman who works Monday-Friday sorting and delivering mail. Janet sorts our mail on Saturday.

We are very fortunate to have such a fantastic team of people here to assist you. They are an excellent resource and source of information here at the Home. Next time you have a question, give the front desk a call!

Activities Calendar

Sunday, Feb. 17
9:00 am: Worship Service: Chaplain James Riley, Chapel
2:00 pm: Pianist Steve Buckman, Knapheide Room

Monday, Feb. 18
9:00 am: Devotions: Madison Park Christian Church, Chapel
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:00 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, Feb. 19 – Popcorn Day!
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Tony Metz, Chapel
9:30 am: County Market Shopping**
10:00 am: Country & Gospel Music by guitarist and vocalist Marvin Cook, Social Room
11:00 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

Wednesday, Feb. 20
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Carol Stufflebeam, Chapel
9:00 am: Hy-vee Shopping**
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:00 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:00 pm: Pony Tail Canasta, Knapheide Room
1:30 pm: Dominoes, Bartley Room
1:30 pm: Chair Yoga, Social Room
2:00 pm: Musicians Flame & Ember, Social Room
6:30 pm: Hillbilly Golf, Social Room

Thursday, Feb. 21
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Mike Duffy, Chapel
10:00 am: Catholic Mass, Chapel
11:00 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:15 pm: Aldi’s Shopping**
1:30 pm: Coloring Guild, Sheltering Grove
2:00 pm: Hymn Sing with Linda, Social Room

Friday, Feb. 22
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Steve Disseler, Chapel
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:00 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:45 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Saturday, Feb. 23
11:00 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:00 pm: Bingo, Town Hall

** 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 Physical Therapy staff.

Our Scripture of the Week is Zechariah 4:6: “This is God’s Message…: ‘You can’t force these things. They only come about through my Spirit,’ says God-of-the-Angel-Armies.”

Weekly Inspiration

“Work like you don’t need money, love like you’ve never been hurt, and dance like no one is watching.” – Randall Leighton

Save the Date

Mark your calendars! Our Annual Pancake and Sausage Breakfast will be held on Saturday, March 9. Look for more information in next week’s Patter!

Birthday Celebration for Isabelle Hillerts

The Family of Isabelle Hillerts will be having an Open House in celebration of Isabelle’s 90th Birthday in the Social Room on Sunday, Feb. 17 from 1 to 3 pm. The family requests no gifts, just your presence.

The Patter Feb. 3

The Patter

News & Views from Campus: February 3-9, 2019

Hidden Heroes
By: Mike Duffy, Administrator/CEO

Through the extreme we’ve had in January, I’ve been reminded of our staff’s dedication, service, and teamwork. Through the bad weather, our team came together on their own, not under the direction of their supervisors, to make sure the needs of our residents were met.

Chaplain James Riley spent hours driving staff to and from work during the first snowstorm. Our maintenance staff worked diligently around the clock to make sure our streets, driveways, and parking lots were cleared. Maintenance Director Jerry Manton stayed here overnight through the extreme cold to make sure our boilers continued to work properly. Diane Ames and Anna Lord, our weekend and evening nursing supervisors, tirelessly made calls to coordinate staff to make sure they were coming to work. Staffing Coordinator Tonya Ervin did her best to prepare in advance and leave detailed information to cover call-ins. Our dietary department took it upon themselves to get each other to work during the extreme snow. Tammy Sheets, a cook also showed her appreciation to staff by buying sodas for everyone out of her own pocket.

Countless staff came prepared for the weather and stayed in empty rooms here at the Home, to make sure people shifts were covered. This list is not exhaustive, but I wanted to take time to thank and honor those who contribute to a culture we should be proud of. Our staff is committed to the work they do and rose up during a difficult time to get the job done. Good Samaritan Home is truly blessed to have people who care!

Activities Calendar

Sunday, Feb. 3
9:00 am: Worship Service: Chaplain James Riley, Chapel
2:00 pm: Football Candy Dice Game, Southern Court

Monday, Feb. 4
9:00 am: Devotions: The Crossing, 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, Feb. 5
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Henry Pratt, Chapel
9:30 am: County Market Shopping**
9:30 am: Odin & Ranger Visit, Social Room
Newfoundland dogs, Odin and Ranger come for a visit, accompanied by 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: Tenzi Dice Game, Social Room

Wednesday, Feb. 6
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Gayle Pope, Chapel
9:00 am: Hy-vee Shopping**
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:00 pm: Foose Sing-a-long, Social Room
1:00 pm: Pony Tail Canasta, Knapheide Room
1:30 pm: Dominoes, Bartley Room
2:30 pm: Chair Yoga, Social Room

Thursday, Feb. 7
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Mike Duffy, Chapel
10:00 am: Catholic Mass, Chapel
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:15 pm: Aldi’s Shopping**
1:30 pm: Coloring Guild, Sheltering Grove
2:00 pm: Hymn Sing with Linda, Social Room
6:30 pm: Valentine Bingo with LifePoint Church, Social Room

Friday, Feb. 8
9:00 am: Devotions: Chaplain James Riley, Chapel
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:00 pm: Volunteer Voices, Eber Gardens
2:45 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Saturday, Feb. 9
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 and Scripture

This week we are praying for the residents in Stevenson Manor and for the Nursing Staff.

Our Scripture of the Week is Zephaniah 3:17: “Your God is present among you, a strong Warrior there to save you. Happy to have you back, he’ll calm you with his love and delight you with his songs.”

Weekly Inspiration

“There’s nothing that can help you understand your beliefs more than trying to explain them to an inquisitive child.” – Frank A. Clark

Birthday Celebration for Judith Fisher

The Family of Judith Fisher will be having an Open House in celebration of Judith’s 95th Birthday in the Social Room on Sunday, Feb. 3 from 1 to 4 pm. The family requests no gifts, just your presence.

The Patter Jan. 27

The Patter

News & Views from Campus: January 27-February 2, 2019

Furniture Auction
By: Missy Loos, Director of Human Resources

Good Samaritan Home was founded on the principle that those in need would receive care. Anyone walking through our halls can see that carried out every single day by our employees and volunteers. This caring nature does not just benefit our residents.

The Employee Assistance Fund (EAF) was set up by staff members that wanted to share their concern for each other. The EAF is a program designed to help financially support employees 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, payroll deductions, and fundraisers.

The EAF Committee is currently hosting a Furniture Silent Auction Fundraiser. Items are located in lower level, in the hallways surrounding the Town Hall.

All are welcome to bid on items. Bidding is now open and will continue until Friday, Feb. 1 at 11 am. The highest bidder receives the item. You do not need to be present when bidding ends to win. If you are the highest bidder, we will contact you later in the day on Friday. All items need to be paid for and picked up by Monday, Feb. 4.

Activities Calendar

Sunday, Jan. 27
9:00 am: Worship Service: Rev. Mike Duffy, Chapel
2:00 pm: Tea Party, Southern Court
Celebrate National Tea Month!

Monday, Jan. 28
9:00 am: Devotions: Evangelist Sheila White, Chapel
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:00 pm: Blessed Sacrament 3rd Graders, Social Room
Blessed Sacrament will come to spend some time with us as they kick off National Catholic Schools Week!
1:30 pm: Rosary, Chapel
2:15 pm: Chair Yoga, Social Room
6:30 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Tuesday, Jan. 29
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Patty Johansen, Chapel
9:30 am: County Market Shopping**
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:00 pm: Resident Council, Social Room
2:45 pm: Bingo, Town Hall
6:30 pm: Crazy Eights, Social Room

Wednesday, Jan. 30
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Keela Neumann, 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
2:00 pm: Soup Extravaganza, Social Room
It’s National Soup Month! Enjoy a sampling of different soups made by surprise chefs!

Thursday, Jan. 31
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Mike Duffy, Chapel
10:00 am: Catholic Mass, Chapel
10:30 am: Lunch Outing to Bistro 104 in LaGrange**
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:30 pm: Coloring Guild, Sheltering Grove

Friday, Feb. 1
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Steve Disseler, Chapel
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:45 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Saturday, Feb. 2
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room2:00 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 Southern Court and for the Nursing Administrators.

Our Scripture of the Week is Habakkuk 3:19 (MSG): “I’m singing joyful praise to God. I’m turning cartwheels of joy to my Savior God. Counting on God’s Rule to prevail, I take heart and gain strength. I run like a deer. I feel like I’m king of the mountain!”

Lost & Found Day

Social Services will be hosting a Lost and Found Day in the Town Hall on Wednesday, Jan. 30 from 9 am to noon. If you are missing something, you might be able to reclaim it at this event. All items left unclaimed will be donated after the event.

Birthday Celebration for Judith Fisher

The Family of Judith Fisher will be having an Open House in celebration of Judith’s 95th Birthday in the Social Room on Sunday, Feb. 3 from 1 to 4 pm. The family requests no gifts, just your presence.

The Patter Jan. 20

The Patter

News & Views from Campus: January 20-26, 2019

Brain Fitness
By: Sally Hodgson, Director of Activities

Take care of that brain! Research shows that it is essential to exercise your mind to keep your brain fit. Several apps are available on your smartphone or tablet for brain fitness and dementia prevention. Some of the most popular are Lumosity App, CogniFit Brain Fitness, and Personal Zen. Playing this game adds real-time data into Alzheimer’s research.

Nutrition is also vital to brain fitness. A healthy diet is a critical part of having not just a healthy body, but also a healthy brain. Walnuts, dark chocolate, salmon, and avocado have essential nutrients.

Learning new things is equally important. Learn a new style of cooking, try yoga, attend a lecture, or learn a new instrument. At Good Samaritan, we partner with the Senior Learning Network Generations program. We’ve been to the FDR Presidential library, Glacier Bay Alaska, the Hearst mansion, the Smithsonian and more without ever leaving the Home.

Recent research suggests that being physically active is just as crucial for brain fitness. There are several opportunities at GSH. Monday through Saturday, there is an exercise group in the Social Room at 11:30 am. These exercises include both standing and sitting reps, although you may sit for all of them if you wish. Fridays at 2 pm, Joe leads us in Chair Chi in the Social Room. This is a seated class. Mondays at 2:15 pm in the Social Room, Joe teaches a seated Yoga class. Each neighborhood offers at least one physically active activity on weekdays. Get moving and exercise that brain today!

Activities Calendar

Sunday, Jan. 20
9:00 am: Worship Service: Chaplain James Riley, Chapel
2:00 pm: Pianist Steve Buckman, Social Room
3:00 pm: Reception for Dean Bauch, Social Room

Monday, Jan. 21
9:00 am: Devotions: Madison Park Christian Church, 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
2:15 pm: Chair Yoga, Social Room
3:00 pm: Javaux Music School Program, Social Room
6:30 pm: Quincy Kennel Club Therapy Dogs, Social Room

Tuesday, Jan. 22
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Tony Metz, Chapel
9:30 am: County Market Shopping**
10:00 am: Sing-a-long, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:00 pm: Placematters, Town Hall
2:45 pm: Bingo, Town Hall
6:30 pm: Moonlight Games with Apostolic Christian Church Youth Group, Social Room

Wednesday, Jan. 23
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Matt Hunt, 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

Thursday, Jan. 24
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Mike Duffy, Chapel
10:00 am: Catholic Mass, Chapel
10:00 am: Men’s Group, Board Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
12:45 pm: Aldi’s Shopping**
1:30 pm: Coloring Guild, Sheltering Grove

Friday, Jan. 25
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Steve Disseler, Chapel
9:30 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, Jan.26
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 and Scripture

This week we are praying for the residents in Sheltering Grove and we praise God.

Our Scripture of the Week is Psalm 133:01 (MSG): “How wonderful, how beautiful, when brothers and sisters get along!”

Weekly Inspiration

“To see what is right and not do it is a lack of courage.” – Confucious

Celebration for Dean Bauch

Everyone is invited to join us for a celebration of Dean Bauch, a beloved member of our community for many years, who will be moving to Minnesota very soon. A reception and Card Shower will be held on Sunday, January 20 from 3 to 5 pm in the Social Room. No gifts please.

The Patter Jan. 13

The Patter

News & Views from Campus: January 13-19, 2019

Preventing Scams & Fraud

Statistics show that seniors are the most highly targeted and the most likely to become victims of fraud or other financial scams. The most common type of seniors scams are:

Medicare: Fraudsters pose as Medicare representatives to get seniors to give their personal information, including their Medicare ID number. The use this to bill Medicare for fraudulent services.

Grandparent Scam: Phone scammers pretend to be a close family member, like a grandchild and say they are in trouble and need money. They ask the senior to wire them money and in some cases, not to tell anyone else about the situation.

Charities: Scammers try to solicit money by posing as a fake charity, especially after natural disasters.

Sweepstakes/lotteries: This scheme involves contacting victim and informing them they won a prize of some sort. Scammers send a fake check to deposit, and ask for money through a wire transfer for fees or taxes. The victim realizes long after that the check doesn’t clear.

Stay diligent against scammers. Remember, if an offer seems to good to be true, it probably is. And though it may feel wrong to be suspicious of a charitable organization or a family member’s request for money, it’s always in your best interest to verify the identity and legitimacy first. Always confirm who you’re sharing your personal information with or providing money to before you go through with it.

Activities Calendar

Sunday, Jan. 13
9:00 am: Worship Service: Rev. Mike Duffy, Chapel
2:00 pm: Mixed Games, Southern Court

Monday, Jan. 14
9:00 am: Devotions: The Crossing, 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
2:15 pm: Chair Yoga, Social Room
6:30 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Tuesday, Jan. 15 – Popcorn Day!
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Kyle Frink, Chapel
9:30 am: County Market Shopping**
10:00 am: Country & Gospel 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, Chapel
2:45 pm: Bingo, Town Hall
6:30 pm: Yolf, Social Room

Wednesday, Jan. 16
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Carol Stufflebeam, 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
2:00 pm: Musicians Flame & Embers, Social Room

Thursday, Jan. 17
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**
1:30 pm: Coloring Guild, Sheltering Grove

Friday, Jan. 18
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Steve Disseler, Chapel
9:30 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, Jan.19
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 McReynolds Center and all the Volunteers.

Our Scripture of the Week is Matthew 5:43-46 (MSG): “You’re familiar with the old written law, ‘Love your friend,’ and its unwritten companion, ‘Hate your enemy.’ I’m challenging that. I’m telling you to love your enemies. Let them bring out the best in you, not the worst. When someone gives you a hard time, respond with the energies of prayer, for then you are working out of your true selves, your God-created selves. This is what God does. He gives his best—the sun to warm and the rain to nourish—to everyone, regardless: the good and bad, the nice and nasty.

Weekly Inspiration

“There are no mistakes, only opportunities.” – Tina Fey

The Patter Jan. 6

The Patter

News & Views from Campus: January 6-12, 2019

Avoiding Cold and Flu Season

Cold and flu season is here. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers several tips on how to avoid getting sick.

Avoid close contact. Avoid close contact with people who are sick. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.

Stay home (or in your room) if you are sick. If possible, stay home from work, activities, and errands when you are sick. This will help prevent spreading your illness to others.

Cover your mouth and nose. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick. Flu and other serious respiratory illnesses, are spread by cough, sneezing, or unclean hands.

Clean your hands. Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches his or her eyes, nose, or mouth.

Practice other good health habits. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.

Activities Calendar

Sunday, Jan. 6
9:00 am: Worship Service: Chaplain James Riley, Chapel
2:00 pm: Drumming Circle, Social Room

Monday, Jan. 7
9:00 am: Devotions: The Crossing, Chapel
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
10:00 am: Discover the Giant Sequoias, Social Room
Ranger Jenny will be our guide as we learn about the history of these magnificent trees through the lens of conservation, and their relationship to the rest of the forest.
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, Jan. 8
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Henry Pratt, Chapel
9:30 am: County Market Shopping**
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:00 pm: Placematters, Town Hall
2:45 pm: Bingo, Town Hall

Wednesday, Jan. 9
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Jason Sommerfeldt, 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
2:00 pm: Musician Dennis Benjamin, Social Room
6:30 pm: Craft Night with LifePoint Church, Social Room

Thursday, Jan. 10
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Mike Duffy, Chapel
10:00 am: Catholic Mass, Chapel
10:30 am: Mystery Meal: Join us for a fun lunch outing at a surprise destination!**
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:30 pm: Coloring Guild, Sheltering Grove
2:00 pm: Hymn Sing with Linda, Social Room

Friday, Jan. 11
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Steve Disseler, Chapel
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
10:30 am: Mystery Meal: Join us for a fun lunch outing at a surprise destination!**
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:00 pm: Joe Chi, Social Room
2:45 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Saturday, Jan.12
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 and Scripture

This week we are praying for the residents in the Foose Center and the Spiritual Care staff, ministers, and ministries.

Our Scripture of the Week is Hebrews 1:1-3 (MSG): “Going through a long line of prophets, God has been addressing our ancestors in different ways for centuries. Recently he spoke to us directly through his Son. By his Son, God created the world in the beginning, and it will all belong to the Son at the end. This Son perfectly mirrors God, and is stamped with God’s nature. He holds everything together by what he says—powerful words!”

Weekly Inspiration

“Unity is strength… when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.” — Mattie Stepanek

The Patter Dec. 30

The Patter

News & Views from Campus: December 30, 2018 – January 5, 2019

New Year’s Resolutions for Seniors

The new year is a new opportunity to refocus on your goals. From health and wellness to family to-do’s, making goals and sticking to them will help support a bright future. Here are some New Year Resolution ideas for a big impact in 2019!

Eat more fruits and vegetables: No matter your age, fruits and vegetables are part of a healthy diet. The USDA’s Choose My Plate program states all adults should eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables a day. Choose produce, rich in vitamins and minerals, in a variety of colors to ensure you get plenty of different nutrients. Dark leafy greens, bright citrus and red berries are just a few tasty examples.

Stay physically active: No matter how many years young you are, it’s important to stay physically active. Mild to moderate physical activity with minimal impact can do wonders for the body and mind. Join us for our daily exercise classes!

Stay mentally active: Your mental health is just as important as your physical health, so make time to give your brain a workout, too. Reading, crossword puzzles and Sudoku are simple activities that can be done virtually anywhere.

Stay socially active: Research shows that social connection improves quality of life, but it can be harder to stay socially active as you age. This year, make your relationships a priority. Set up a weekly time to chat or have dinner with family members or friends (or other residents).

Activities Calendar

Sunday, Dec. 30
9:00 am: Worship Service: Rev. Harry Wentzel, Chapel
2:00 pm: Noodle Ball, Eber Gardens

Monday, Dec. 31 – New Year’s Eve
9:00 am: Devotions: The Crossing, 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, Jan. 1 – New Year’s Day
9:00 am: Devotions: Chaplain James Riley, Chapel
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:30 pm: One Country Gent, Social Room

Wednesday, Jan. 2
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Gayle Pope, Chapel
9:00 am: Hy-vee Shopping**
10:00 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Rockin’ Thru the Decades at Cheerful Home: We will go see the winter program at Cheerful Home!**
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

Thursday, Jan. 3
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

Friday, Jan. 4
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, Jan. 5
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 Eber Gardens and the Social Services staff.

Our Scripture of the Week is Isaiah 43:16-19: “This is what the Lord says…: ‘Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.’”

Weekly Inspiration

“There is nothing on earth more to be prized than true friendship.” – Thomas Aquinas

The Patter Dec. 23

The Patter

News & Views from Campus: December 23-29, 2018

O Come, All Ye Faithful

O come, all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant
O come ye, O come ye to Bethlehem.
Come and behold Him, born the King of angels.
O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him
O come, let us adore Him, Christ the Lord.

Yea, Lord, we greet Thee, born this happy morning.
Jesus, to Thee be all glory given.
Word of the Father, now in flesh appearing.
O come, let us adore Him, O come, let us adore Him
O come, let us adore Him, Christ the Lord.

Activities Calendar

Sunday, Dec. 23
9:00 am: Worship Service: Chaplain James Riley, Chapel
2:00 pm: Movie: Christmas with the Kranks, Social Room

Monday, Dec. 24 – Christmas Eve
9:00 am: Devotions: Evangelist Sheila White, Chapel
9:30 am: YMCA Kids Caroling, Foose Center
10:00 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Christmas Eve Buffet
2:00 pm: Christmas Eve Service, Chapel

Tuesday, Dec. 25 – Christmas
9:00 am: Devotions: Chaplain James Riley, Chapel
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
6:00 pm: Jones Family Singers, Social Room

Wednesday, Dec. 26
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
1:30 pm: Frank & Loreaa Brown presented by Nehemiah Missions, Social Room

Thursday, Dec. 27
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Mike Duffy, Chapel
10:00 am: Men’s Group, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
6:30 pm: Count Your Snowmen, Social Room

Friday, Dec. 28
9:00 am: Devotions: Chaplain James Riley, 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. 29
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 Eastbrook Lane and the Receptionists and Secretaries.

Our Scripture of the Week is Luke 2:10-14: “But the angel said to the shepherds, ‘Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.’ Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.’”

Weekly Inspiration

“Don’t let yesterday use up too much of today.” – Will Rogers

Accounting Window

The Accounting Window will be closed on Christmas Day, December 25th, and New Year’s Day, January 1st. Please plan accordingly.

The Patter Dec. 16

The Patter

News & Views from Campus: December 16-22

As the end of the year approaches and we take a moment to reflect on another year, we want to say THANK YOU for your continued support! Our work wouldn’t be possible without our active community. This year we recognized our heroes and were reminded just how plentiful they are. We are currently collecting donations for our end of the year fund drive. If you would like to make a donation, please contact Development Director Burgundy Ramsey.

In 2019, we want to remain an integral part of the community by expanding what we do well, and embracing change to improve where we can. Exciting things are on the horizon for us.

This is a busy time with extra holiday activities, entertainment, and outings. As Christmas quickly approaches, we want to remind you of our Christmas Eve Lunch Buffet on December 24. Cottagers and family members are welcome to attend. Reservations can be made at the front desk. While not required, they do help us have an idea of how many to expect and are greatly appreciated. This meal is free for residents and cottagers, and $15 for guests.

Activities Calendar

Sunday, Dec. 16
9:00 am: Worship Service: Rev. Mike Duffy Chapel
2:00 pm: Pianist Steve Buckman, Social Room
3:00 pm: Christmas Invasion Karaoke with Rich Wagy & friends, Social Room

Monday, Dec. 17
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
2:15 pm: Chair Yoga, Chapel
6:30 pm: Quincy Kennel Club Therapy Dogs, Social Room

Tuesday, Dec. 18 – Popcorn Day!
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Tony Metz, Chapel
9:30 am: County Market Shopping**
10:00 am: Country & gospel music by guitarist & vocalists Marvin Cook, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:30 pm: St. James, Our Redeemer & Luther Church of St. John Communion, Chapel
2:00 pm: Resident Council, Social Room
2:45 pm: Bingo, Town Hall
6:00 pm: Christmas Light Tour**
6:00 pm: Quincy Country Steppers Carolers, Social Room

Wednesday, Dec. 19
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Carol Stufflebeam, Chapel
9:00 am: Hy-vee Shopping**
10:00 am: Jeff Urbin from the FDR Presidential Library & Museum uses music, humor, and story telling to explaining how FDR celebrated Christmas with this program through the Senior Learning Network, 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
2:00 pm: Flame & Embers, Social Room
6:00 pm: Christmas Game Night led by Lifepoint Church, Social Room

Thursday, Dec. 20
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**
1:30 pm: Coloring Guild, Sheltering Grove
2:00 pm: Hymn Sing with Linda, Social Room

Friday, Dec. 21
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Matt Hunt, Chapel
10:00 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:00 pm: Joe Chi, Social Room
3:30 pm: The Girl Scouts from Troops 5095 & 5694 host a fun afternoon, Social Room

Saturday, Dec. 22
10:00 am: Cindy Vancil Dancers, Social Room
12:30 pm: Quincy Community Theatre Carolers, 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 Anna Brown Vista and the Maintenance staff.

Our Scripture of the Week is John 1:14: “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.”

Weekly Inspiration

“There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.” — Thomas Aquinas

Placematters

The holidays are the perfect time of year to purchase a homemade placemat to give to your loved ones. Each placemat is $1 donation.