The Patter

News & Views from Campus: October 21-27, 2018

Written by: Aaron Mast, Patient Accounts

With the seasons changing and cooling weather, we look forward to many fun holidays and events. However, you don’t want to overlook Medicare Open Enrollment during this time, as it could affect you for the entire year of 2019.

Each year from October 15 to December 7, Medicare allows members to compare Part D Prescription Plans and switch to different companies or plans with no penalty. It is a good idea to compare prescription plans to determine the plan that gives you “the biggest bang for your buck.”

Things to consider include: monthly premium, deductibles, copays for medicines, pharmacy network status, among others. You also need to consider how you want to pay for the insurance plan; you may choose to have the plan billed to you monthly or have the amount deducted from your Social Security Benefit.

Good Samaritan is happy to help its residents and cottagers with researching and enrolling in Part D Plans. Residents and families are invited to schedule an appointment with our Accounting Staff during the Open Enrollment Period. To schedule an appointment or for more information, please contact Aaron Mast at ext. 4980 or

Please note: Cottagers will need to bring a list of medicines (or bottles) and red, white, and blue Medicare Card.

Activities Calendar

Sunday, Oct. 21
9:00 am: Worship Service: Rev. Mike Duffy, Chapel
2:00 pm: Steve Buckman, Social Room

Monday, Oct. 22
9:00 am: Devotions: Evangelist Sheila White, Chapel
10:00 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:15 pm: Wal-mart Shopping**
1:30 pm: Rosary, Chapel
2:15 pm: Chair Yoga, Social Room
6:00 pm: Annual Meeting, Social Room

Tuesday, Oct. 23
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Patty Johansen, Chapel
9:00 am: County Market Shopping**
9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Board Room
10:00 am: Sing-a-long
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
1:00 pm: Placematters, Town Hall
2:45 pm: Bingo, Town Hall
6:30 pm: Table Games with the Apostolic Christian Youth Group, Social room

Wednesday, Oct. 24
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Matt Hunt, Chapel
9:00 am: Hy-Vee Shopping**
10:00 am: Senior Learning Network: Typical day at Hearst Castle, Social Room
10:00 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: Nehemiah Missions presents: Frank & Loreea Brown, Social Room

Thursday, Oct. 25
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Mike Duffy, Chapel
9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Board Room
10:00 am: Men’s Group, Board Room
10:00 am: Catholic Mass, Chapel
10:30 am: Lunch Outing to LaGrange**
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room

Friday, Oct.26
9:00 am: Devotions: Chaplain James Riley, Chapel
10:00 am: Senior Learning Network: History of Glore Psychiatric Museum, Social Room
10:00 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:00 pm: Joe Chi, Social Room
2:45 pm: Bingo, Town Hall
6:00 pm: Mamma Mia! Dance Class, Social Room

Saturday, Oct.27
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.

Golden Games
Wednesday, November 7, we will participate in the Golden Games at the Quincy Senior Center. Everyone will play games during the morning and enjoy lunch before returning home. If you are interested in going, please call Activities at 223-8717 ext. 4227. There is no cost for this outing.

Prayer Request & Scripture

This week we are praying for the residents in Eastbrook Lane and our Accounting Staff.

Our Scripture of the Week is Amos 5:14: “Seek good, not evil, that you may live. Then the Lord God Almighty will be with you, just as you say he is.”

Weekly Inspiration

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is” – Albert Einstein

Save the date: Soup Supper

The Employee Assistance Fund will be holding a Soup Supper Fundraiser on November 7 from 4 to 7 pm. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for children and can be purchased in advance from the Front Desk. If you would like to donate a dessert for the event, please contact Missy Loos at ext. 4296!

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