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

Good Samaritan Home Dining Experience

Written by: Sarah Riggs, Director of Food Services

Serving an average of 1,200 meals per day to residents, family members, cottagers, guests, and staff might send most of us into a tailspin. Add to that, working hours from 4:30 am to 8:30 pm, seven days a week, 365 days a year, and you get a pretty full plate.

One of the strengths of Good Samaritan Home has always been our Dietary Department. Special attention is given to offering tasty, nutritious foods that are prepared efficiently and served under sanitary conditions at appropriate temperatures. Emphasis is placed on accommodating resident’s likes and dislikes while taking their special dietary needs and cultural backgrounds into consideration.

Good Samaritan residents are offered liberalized diets in any of seven neighborhood dining rooms or the main dining room with buffet-style dining and flexible hours (two hours spans for all meals) and open seating. Each buffet consists of three entrée choices, vegetables, starch, salad bar, and dessert. 

Printed resident meal tickets include their name, diet concerns, dining location, their choices from that meal’s menu according to their diet, and any “special” items requested. Menus and diets are reviewed by a consultant Dietitian from Blessing Hospital twice a week, and Good Samaritan’s major food vendor, Kohl Wholesale fills food selection and special requests regularly.

The Dietary Department employs 32 full-time and 27 part-time employees. The employees strive to make the meals and dining experience at Good Samaritan home something that residents enjoy and where they can always be comfortable.

Activities Calendar

Sunday, March 17
9:00 am: Worship Service: Chaplain James Riley, Chapel
2:00 pm: Pianist Steve Buckman, Social Room

Monday, March 18
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
2:30 pm: Senior Learning Network: Brown vs. Board of Education, Social Room
6:30 pm: Quincy Kennel Club Therapy Dogs, Social Room

Tuesday, March 19 – 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 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

Wednesday, March 20
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: Musicians Flame & Embers, Social Room
6:45 pm: Quincy Community Theatre Outing**

Thursday, March 21
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Mike Duffy, Chapel
9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Knapheide Room
10:00 am: Catholic Mass, Chapel
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:15 pm: Aldi’s Shopping**
2:00 pm: Joe Chi, Social Room
6:30 pm: York Street Jazz Orchestra, Social Room

Friday, March 22
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Steve Disseler, Chapel
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:00 pm: Pete & Vaneva at the Piano, Social Room
Accomplished pianists Pete Guither & Vaneva Bodoh, son and daughter of Francis & Katharine Guither provide a one-hour program of beautiful arrangements of classic standards and inspirational favorites.

Saturday, March 23
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 & 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, the third week of Lent, is Psalm 32:3-4: “When I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long. For day and night your hand was heavy on me; my strength was sapped as in the heat of summer. Then I acknowledged my sin to you and did not cover up my iniquity. I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord.” And you forgave the guilt of my sin.”

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