News & Views from Campus: June 23-29, 2019

Written by: Judy Graham, Interim CFO/Associate Administrator

I am back! For those of you who don’t know me, I was the CFO/Associate Administrator of Good Samaritan Home for 28 years when I retired in December of 2016. Good Sam has always had a special place in my heart. I am so happy to be back and see so many of you—residents, employees, board members, family members, and so many others who are a part of our GSH Family. I have been overwhelmed with the warm welcome from our residents and staff. I have had more hugs in my first few days back than I have had in the past month! It is a great feeling to be back home with all of you!

I was asked to come back temporarily to help as we transition to a new CFO/Associate Administrator. I will be working closely with the accounting staff and Administrator Mike Duffy, as well as the rest of the GSH community. 

I plan to be here through the end of September on a part-time basis. If you are trying to reach me, the front receptionist will always know if I am in the building or not. I want to invite all of you to come by my office or call me if there is anything I can do to assist you. I can be reached at 217-223-8717 ext. 4976 and I will be in the office next to Mike Duffy. 

God has blessed us with a wonderful home for all of our residents that we have the privilege to work in! I feel honored to be back and to be a closer part of each of your lives!

Activities Calendar

Sunday, June 23
9:00 am: Worship Service: Rev. Mike Duffy, Chapel
2:00 pm: Count Your Popsicles, Social Room
We’re serving popsicles while we play a fun game!

Monday, June 24
9:00 am: Devotions: Cathedral of Worship, Chapel
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:30 pm: Rosary, Chapel
6:30 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Tuesday, June 25
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Patty Johansen, Chapel
9:30 am: County Market Shopping**
9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Bartley Room
10:00 am: Sing-a-long, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
12:30 pm: YMCA Day Camp, Social Room
1:00 pm: Placematters, Town Hall
2:00 pm: Resident Council, Social Room
2:45 pm: Bingo, Town Hall
6:30 pm: Pie Party, Social Room
Your family is invited to come out and have some pie with us! Who doesn’t love pie?

Wednesday, June 26
9:00 am: Devotions, Chapel
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
1:30 pm: Chair Yoga, Social Room
2:00 pm: Musicians Frank & Lorea Brown, Social Room

Thursday, June 27
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
2:00 pm: Joe Chi, Social Room
2:45 pm: Blackjack with Rick Thomas, Social Room

Friday, June 28
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Steve Disseler, Chapel
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
10:00 am: Men’s Group, Board Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:45 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Saturday, June 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 & Scripture

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

Our Scripture of the Week is Psalm 16:1-6 (The Message): “Keep me safe, O God; I’ve run for dear life to you. I say to God, ‘Be my Lord!’ Without you, nothing makes sense… My choice is you, God, first and only. And now I find I’m your choice!”

Weekly Inspiration

Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good together that overwhelm the world. – Desmond Tutu

Pie Party

Instead of our summer cookouts for family, we are doing a special Pie Party, on Tuesday at 6:30 pm in the Social Room! Your family is welcome to come and share everyone’s favorite summer dessert! We can’t wait to see you there!

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