News & Views from Campus: October 13-19, 2019

From the desk of………Chuck Newton, Administrator/CEO
Since coming to Good Samaritan in late September, I thought it was time to introduce myself and tell a little bit about my family and me.  My name is Chuck Newton, and I am the new CEO/Administrator here at Good Samaritan Home.  I have over 25 years of leadership experience in CCRC management in senior living.  A graduate of The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration, I have achieved proven results in program development and management, strategic planning, resident and staff satisfaction, community relations, and project coordination. I have been instrumental in repositioning communities to better serve today’s seniors as well as achieving a CMS 5 star rating for high-quality healthcare services. I led communities to a financially strong position with ongoing financial viability of operations, and the management of large endowment reserves while managing the multi-million dollar annual operating budgets.  During my career, I have also served as cabinet chair, board member and board chair for Leading-Age Illinois, an association of over 500 non-profit senior living organizations in the state.  Married for over 36 years, my wife, Lea, and I presently live in Western Springs, Illinois.  We have two children, Stephany and Samuel, a son-in-law Tyler and one-year-old grandson Charlie.  Hobbies include hiking and working on a 1967 MGB once owned by my father for 10 years and now me for the last 35 years.  I very much look forward to serving you here at Good Samaritan and continuing its Christian mission and values.  Please feel free to stop by my office at any time to talk.

Meet & Greet

Please join us on Thursday, October 24th from 2-4pm in the Social Room to welcome our new Administrator & CEO, Chuck Newton.

Activities Calendar

Sunday, Oct. 13
9:00 am: Worship Service: Chaplain Josh Vahle, Chapel
2:00 pm: Garbage Cards, Sunny Dale

Monday, Oct 14
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: Happy Fall Ya’ll! Bingo with LifePoint Church, Social Room

Tuesday, Oct 15
All Day – Popcorn Day
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Tony Metz (Luther Memorial Church), Chapel
9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Bartley Room
10:00 am: Music by 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
6:30 pm: Bowling Dice, Social Room

Wednesday, Oct 16
9:00 am: Hy-Vee Shopping**
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Carol Stufflebeam (Union UMC), 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
2:00 pm: Flame & Embers, Social Room

Thursday, Oct. 17
9:00 am: Devotions: Rev. Keela Neumann (First Christian Church), Chapel
9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Bartley Room
10:00 am: Catholic Mass, Chapel
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room

Friday, Oct. 18
9:00 am: Devotions: Pastor. Joshua Hall (Faith Presbyterian Church), Chapel
9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:00 pm: Volunteer Voices, Eber Gardens
2:45 pm: Bingo, Social Room

Saturday, Oct. 19
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:00 pm: Saturday 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.

Prayer Request & Scripture

This week we are praying for the residents & employees on Eastbrook Lane.

Our Scripture of the Week is Galatians 5:22. “The fruit of The Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, gentleness, and self-control.

Weekly Inspiration

You have to be at your strongest when you are at your weakest.

~Unknown

Cherry Lane Estates

Cherry Lane Estates meeting is Wednesday, October 16th at 8:45 a.m. in the North Dining Room.

Cottager Flu Shots

Cottager Flu shots will be in the Knapheide Family Room (the room with the fireplace) on October 18th from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Please bring your Medicare Number or Card with you. If you could, please wear a short sleeved shirt.

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