Notices for Cottagers

COVID-19 Vaccination Registration
Good Samaritan Home would like to extend a helping hand to any cottagers wanting to register for future COVID-19 vaccination dates in Quincy. As vaccination appointments become available, please call Kayla Hoerr, Director of Social Services, at 217-223-8717 ext 4205 to schedule an appointment for registration assistance. The Adams County Health Department asks that a Driver’s License, showing proof of age and residence, be available.

Freezing Temperature Notice
As the weather continues to remain in the freezing temperatures, please remember to occasionally check your pipes and take steps to prevent them from freezing. Ways to help prevent your pipes from freezing include:

  • Open kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing
  • Keep your thermostat consistent and set to the same temperature throughout the day and night (above 55° Fahrenheit)

Signs of a frozen pipe include: frost being visibly seen on the pipe, lack of flowing water (or receiving only a trickle of water) when a faucet is turned on, and strange smells coming from a faucet or drain. If you notice your pipes have frozen, please put in a work order with maintenance immediately.

Activity Calendar

Sunday, February 14
9:00   Worship Service – Channel 3
10:00 Salem EUCC Service – Channel 3
10:30 Our Redeemer Lutheran Church Service – Channel 3
12:00 Special Resident and Photos from Families Valentine’s Day playlist – Channel 3

Monday, February 15
9:00   Devotions – Channel 3
9:30   Mindful Meditations – Channel 3
10:00 Nature Monday: Quogue Wildlife Refuge – Channel 3
11:00 Exercise –Channel 3
1:30   Rosary – Channel 3
2:00   Timeless Trivia: Hail to the Chiefs – Channel 3

Tuesday, February 16
All Day – Paczki Day (check your local neighborhood for more times and information)
9:00   Devotions – Channel 3
9:30   Mindful Meditations – Channel 3
10:00 Chair Yoga – Channel 3
11:00 Exercise – Channel 3
1:00   Pullman Porters: Unsung Heroes, Former Slaves, Labor Organizers, Middle Class Citizens; Civil Rights Activists – Channel 3

Wednesday, February 17
9:00   Ash Wednesday Service– Channel 3
9:30   Mindful Meditations – Channel 3
10:00 Carol Burnett – Channel 3
11:00 Exercise – Channel 3
2:00   Flame & Embers – Channel 3
3:00   Salem EUCC Ash Wednesday Service – Channel 3

Thursday, February 18
9:00   Devotions – Channel 3
9:30   Mindful Meditations – Channel 3
10:00 Catholic Mass – Channel 3
10:30 Joe Chi – Channel 3
11:00 Exercise – Channel 3
1:30   Sentimental Reflections: Winter  – Channel 3
2:00   Disco Funk Chair Fitness with Jackie – Channel 3

Friday, February 19
9:00   Devotions –Channel 3
9:30   Mindful Meditations – Channel 3
10:00 Art Appreciation: Williamstown, Massachusetts– Channel 3
11:00 Exercise – Channel 3
1:30   Chair Yoga with Stacey – Channel 3
2:00   Chaplain Josh’s Random Playlist – Channel 3

Saturday, February 20
8:30   Room to Room Cart – AB, EL, SG, SM
11:00 Exercise – Channel 3
1:00   Room to Room Cart –MC, SC, SD

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

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

Paczki Day
The sweet holiday of Paczki Day takes place the day before Ash Wednesday. The Polish tradition of indulging in fried dough filled with jams, custards or other sweet surprises dates back to the Middle Ages.

A PUNCH-kee or POONCH-key or POOCH-key is traditionally a round Polish pastry filled with fruit and coated in sugar. Those who would be fasting during Lent needed to empty the pantry; this Polish pastry was an ideal way to use up what was in the larder. More modern versions fill the paczki with custard or cream and even cover the outside with a glaze and sprinkles.

Laugh of the Week
What’s the best form of lazy exercise?
Diddly-squats.

Weekly Inspiration

“Things work out best for those who make the best of How things work out.” – John Wooden

Scripture & Prayer Request

Psalm 91:1-7
“He who dwells in the shelter of The Most High will abide in The Shadow of The Almighty…He will cover you with His Feathers, and under His Wings you will find refuge; His Faithfulness will be a Protective Shield…You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the disease that stalks in darkness, nor the pestilence that ravages at noon.”

THIS WEEK PRAY FOR:
Residents: Anna Brown
Staff: Maintenance

Good Samaritan Home of Quincy

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