News & Views from Campus: November 10-November 16, 2019


  The Social Service Department at GSH is made up of one Social Service Director, one Assistant Social Service Director, and six Social Services Aides (SSA). A few of our responsibilities include: making sure residents are adjusting after admission into the building, completing advanced directives as needed, setting up any services they may need (including library visits, ancillary visits, and at times transportation arrangements), participation in interdisciplinary assessments, meeting with residents and family as needed for emotional support, lost and found, and most rewarding – discharge planning. The list could go on for days as Social Services work with all departments to make sure all residents’ needs are met. Our Social Services Department include:

    Kayla Hoerr is the Social Service Director and has been with GSH for one year. She oversees the Social Service Department. Kayla graduated from Western Illinois University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology.

    Melinda Meyer is the SSA for Eastbrook Lane and Sheltering Grove. She has been with GSH for 24 years, working in both SS and Activities. Melinda has a Bachelor’s Degree in English

    Heather Fox is the SSA for Anna Brown Vista and Stevenson Manor. She has been with GSH for 2 years, first starting in housekeeping, and them moving to SS.

    Kelsey Bennett is the Assistant Social Service Director. She is also the SSA for Sunny Dale, and the discharge planner for McReynolds Center and Eber Medicare. She has been with GSH for 15 years, working activities and in the dietary department before moving to SS eight years ago. Kelsey graduated from Quincy University with a Bachelor’s Degree in History.

    Lucinda Smith is the SSA for Southern Court. She has been with GSH for 30 years, first working in housekeeping then moving to SS.

    Helen Rogerson is the SSA for Foose Center. She was looking for a career change when she came to GSH and is loving every minute of being a SSA.

    Amy Laughlin-Liesen is the SSA for McReynolds Center. She also assists with Eber Medicare. Amy has been with GSH for one years. She graduated from Western Illinois University with a degree in African American Studies.

   Rebecca (Becky) Rossiter is the SSA for Eber Gardens. She graduated from Robert Morris College as a Medical Office Assistant. Becky worked as a unit secretary in the emergency department at St. Mary Hospital. She then worked at Blue Cross Blue Shield for 16 years before she came to GSH.

Activities Calendar

Sunday, Nov 10
  9:00 am: Worship Service: Chaplain Josh Vahle, Chapel
  2:00 pm: Table Games, Eastbrook

Monday, Nov 11
  9:00 am: Devotions: Chaplain Josh Vahle, Chapel
  9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
  1:30 pm: Rosary, Chapel
  6:30 pm: Bingo with LifePoint Church

Tuesday, Nov 12
  9:00 am: Devotions: Rev Nancy Wilson, Chapel
  9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Bartley Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
  1:00 pm: Placematters, Town Hall
  2:45 pm: Bingo, Town Hall
  6:30 pm: Roll Double, Social Room

Wednesday, Nov 13
  9:00 am: Hy-Vee Shopping   **
  9:00 am: Devotions: Rev Jason Sommerfeldt, Chapel
  9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
  1:00 pm: Pony Tail Canasta, Knapheide Room
  1:15 pm: Digital Disciples, Board Room
  1:30 pm: Dominoes, Bartley Room
  2:00 pm: Dennis Benjamin, Social Room
  2:45 pm: Blessed Sacrament Builder’s Club, Town Hall
  4:00 pm: EAF Soup Supper, Social Room

Thursday, Nov 14
  9:00 am: Devotions:  Chaplain Josh Vahle, Chapel
  9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Bartley Room
10:00 am: Catholic Mass, Chapel
10:30 am: Mystery Meal Outing
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
  2:00 pm:  Hymn Sing with Linda, Social Room

Friday, Nov 15
  9:00 am: Devotions: Pastor Kyle Frink, Chapel
  9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
10:00 am: Senior Learning Network, Social Room
10:30 am: Mystery Meal Outing
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
  2:45 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Saturday, Nov 16
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
  2:00 pm: 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.

Builder’s Club
  Students from Blessed Sacrament School Builders Club will be here Wednesday, November 13th at 2:45 pm in Town Hall.  They are bringing a fun craft to work on and then we will play games!

Senior Learning Network
  Explore the adventurous culture of the West during the time of the trappers, traders and trailblazers.  This is brought to us by the Buffalo Bill Center of the West on Friday, November 15th at 10:00 am in the Social Room.
Next Up:  Truman and the Berlin Airlift on Monday, November 18th.

Weekly Inspiration

   Believe in yourself!  Have faith in your abilities!  Without a humble, but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.  ~Norman Vincent Peale

Birthday Celebration

  Norm Ward will be Celebrating his 90th Birthday on Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm in the GSH Social Room.  Please share a special memory on the memory board at his celebration. Your presence is all that is needed, no gifts please.   If you wish to mail him a card, please mail it to:  2130 Harrison Street, Eastbrook Lane Room 341, Quincy, IL 62301.

Prayer Request & Scripture


Luke 11:13

“If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will The Heavenly Father give The Holy Spirit to those who are asking Him!” 



   Residents:  Sheltering Grove

   Staff:  BEAUTY SHOP  AND GENERAL STORE Linda, Nancy, Emily; Nancy, Ann, Sara, Stephanie, Jessica

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