From One Neighbor to Another
A big thank you to the neighbors in the cottages that are helping each other. It is very appreciated. -An Anonymous Cottager

COVID-19 Update
As a result of our facility-wide weekly testing, we have been informed that five of our employees tested positive for COVID-19 from the September 23 – September 25 round of testing.  These specific employees are now quarantined at home. All staff and residents will be tested this week to determine if exposure has occurred within the facility. Staff testing will continue on a weekly basis. At this time, the facility has entered into a full quarantine with residents quarantined to their individual rooms.

We continue to follow guidance from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Adams County Health Department. For any questions or concerns, please contact your loved one’s designated social service aide. Thank you for your understanding, prayers, and support during this time.

Admin Trivia Winners
Congratulations to Annette, Dottie, and Tammy C., for winning the Administration Trivia contest. Thank you to everyone that participated in the contest!

Activity Calendar

Activity Calendar
***All schedules are subject to suddenly change without notice***

Sunday, October 4
9:00   Worship Service – Channel 3
10:00 Salem EUCC Service – Channel 3
10:30 Our Redeemer Lutheran Church Service – Channel 3
11:30  50’s Music Extravaganza – Channel 3

Monday, October 5
9:00   Devotions by Rev. Tim White, Trinity UCC – Channel 3
9:30   Mindful Meditations – Channel 3
11:00 Exercise – Channel 3
1:30   Rosary – Channel 3

Tuesday, October 6
9:00   Devotions by Pastor Patty Johansen, Vermont Street UMC – Channel 3
9:30   Mindful Meditations – Channel 3
11:00 Exercise – Channel 3
1:00   Senior Learning Network, Animal Adaptations in the Yellowstone Ecosystem – Channel 3

Wednesday, October 7
9:00   Devotions by Pastor Brady White, LifePoint Church –Channel 3
9:30   Mindful Meditations – Channel 3
11:00 Exercise – Channel 3
2:00   QCT, She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms – Channel 3

Thursday, October 8
9:00   Devotions by Pastor Tony Metz, Luther Memorial – Channel 3
9:30   Mindful Meditations – Channel 3
10:00 Catholic Mass – Channel 3
11:00 Exercise – Channel 3
1:00   Senior Learning Network, Virtual Tour from the National Museum of the Pacific War – Channel 3

Friday, October 9
9:00   Devotions by Pastor Kyle Frink, Union UMC – Channel 3
9:30   Mindful Meditations – Channel 3
11:00 Exercise – Channel 3
1:30   Reading Corner – Channel 3

Saturday, October 10
8:30   Room to Room Cart – AB, EL, SG, SM
11:30 Exercise – Channel 3
1:00   Room to Room Cart – EG, MC, SC, SD

Additional activities will be held in each neighborhood. Check with your local Activity Aide for scheduling.

QCT She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms
She Kills Monsters:Virtual Realms is a dramatic comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games that pays homage to the geek and warrior within us all. The Virtual Realms edition has been adapted by the playwright for the virtual stage.

In this dramatic comedy, varsity cheerleader Agnes dives into her late sister Tilly’s Dungeons and Dragons game to learn more about a sibling she never really understood. Alongside Tilly’s gamer friends, Agnes battles her way through psychotic fairies, shape-shifting slime monsters and wisecracking demons, while juggling her own (equally treacherous) high-school social life.

Additional Mass Times
Catholic Mass is viewable at 7 am, 11 am, 6 pm, and 11 pm on Channel 49. A local mass for shut-ins is also available Sundays at 10:30 am on Channel 8.

Laugh of the Week
Why did the ghost go into the bar?

For the Boos!

Weekly Inspiration

“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, love like you’ll never be hurt, sing like there’s nobody listening, and live like it’s heaven on Earth.”
-William W. Purkey

Scripture & Prayer Request

Psalm: 90:12
“Teach us to number our days so that we may get a heart of wisdom.”

Residents: Eber Gardens
Staff: Social Services: Kayla, Kelsey, Melinda, Lucinda, Amy, Becky, Beth

Good Samaritan Home of Quincy

Previous News

The Patter February 5

COVID-19 Vaccine Registration for Cottagers Good Samaritan Home would like to extend a helping hand to any cottagers wanting to register for future COVID-19 vaccination dates in Quincy. As vaccination appointments become available, please call Kayla Hoerr, Director of Social Services, at 217-223-8717 ext 4205 to schedule an appointment for registration assistance. The Adams County…

In-Person Visit Guidelines

We are excited to announce that we have resumed in-person visits as of February 9th. However, the process will look different than previously. The following procedures will be implemented for in-person visits moving forward: To schedule a visit please contact the scheduler listed below that is taking care of the neighborhood your loved one currently…


Good Samaritan Home was notified that two of our employees and one resident tested positive for COVID-19. Neighborhoods throughout the facility will be entering into different quarantine statuses based on their exposure levels. We stand by our commitment to the health and safety of our residents and staff. We continue to take precautions, which includes:…