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

Safe Outings

Written by: Sally Hodgson, Activities Director

Good Samaritan Home is concerned about your safety. Every precaution is taken to ensure resident safety at the Home and on outings. Behind the scenes, much happens before, during and after outings.

Before going to a restaurant, for example, we visit and assess environmental hazards. Not all establishments have precisely the same handicapped accessibility. Entrances, exits, floor surfaces, and restrooms are examined.  

Weather probably has the most significant impact on outings. Residents are transported in heated/cooled vehicles but are at risk of the elements if that vehicle should break down in traffic.

Outings are posted at the receptionist desk on Friday mornings (when they come out in The Patter). Residents must be signed up to go on the outing. Outings are filled in a first come, first served basis. The nature of the outing and the needs of those attending directly influence the number of staff members that accompany residents. Before leaving, nursing staff must be notified of who is going. 

We gladly do all of this work so that those that go have a good time. It is a privilege and a pleasure.  We look forward to outings as much as you do.  If you haven’t signed up for an outing with us, try it, you might like it!

Activities Calendar

Sunday, April 14
9:00 am: Worship Service: Rev. Mike Duffy, Chapel
2:00 pm: Put & Take Spring Flower Game, Anna Brown Vista

Monday, April 15
9:00 am: Devotions: Madison Park Christian Church, Chapel
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
10:00 am: Senior Learning Network- Politics of Migration in Europe, 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, April 16 – Popcorn Day!
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Tony Metz, Chapel
9:30 am: County Market Shopping**
9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Knapheide Room
10:00 am: Country & gospel music by guitarist & vocalist Marvin Cook, Social Room
10:30 am: Fuji Lunch Outing**
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:30 pm: St. James, Our Redeemer & the Lutheran Church of St. John Communion, Chapel
3:00 pm: Bingo with Health Occupation Students, Social Room
6:30 pm: Easter Craft, Sheltering Grove

Wednesday, April 17
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Carol Stufflebeam, Chapel
9:00 am: Hy-vee Shopping**
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
9:45 am: Lenten Bible Study, Chapel
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, Social Room
2:00 pm: Flame & Embers, Social Room

Thursday, April 18
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Mike Duffy, Chapel
9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Bartley 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
2:00 pm: Maundy Thursday Service, Chapel

Friday, April 19
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Steve Disseler, Chapel
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:00 pm: Good Friday Service, Chapel

Saturday, April 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 Stevenson Manor and for the Development and Human Resources staff. 

Our Scripture of the Week, the seventh and final week of Lent, is Psalm 143:8-10: “Tell me in the morning about your love, because I trust you. Show me what I should do, because my prayers go up to you. Lord, save me from my enemies; I hide in you. Teach me to do what you want, because you are my God. Let your good Spirit lead me on level ground.”

Holy Week Services

You are invited to attend Good Samaritan Home’s Holy Week services in the Wee Kirk Chapel. Maundy Thursday services will be held on April 18th at 2pm. Good Friday services are on April 19th at 2pm. Easter services will be held April 21st at 9am. Wherever you celebrate and worship this week, may God bless your remembrance of the meaning of Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection.

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