To everyone:  Stay healthy; eat well; take a walk outside if you can (while practicing proper social distancing); count your blessings; be patient with those you love and who love you; take a deep breath; pray — and laugh a little!

  • Believe in yourself. If cauliflower can become pizza, you can do anything.
  • To all the folks hoarding toilet paper, I went to all the stores and purchased all the plungers and Drano. Check. Mate.
  • Activities at low risk for COVID-19: Walking your dog, playing with your dog, petting your dog, snuggling with your dog, asking your dog, “Who’s a good dog?” and adding a picture of your dog to your posts.
  • Haven’t you often asked yourself … What did ancient Romans do without toilet paper?
  • Day four of social distancing: Struck up a conversation with a spider today. Seems nice. He’s a web designer.
  • I believe we as a nation are going to come together over this thing. I’ve also decided it’s time to eat pasta.
  • “Where are we going, Pooh?” “Home, Piglet. We’re going home, because that’s the best thing to do right now.”
  • Kinda feeling like the Earth just sent us all to our rooms to think about what we’ve done.
  • Also highly contagious is kindness, patience, love, enthusiasm and a positive attitude. Don’t wait to catch it from others. Be the carrier.
  • They can close the bars—but happy hour will never be canceled.
  • Introverts: Check on your extroverted friends. They’re not OK.
    They have no idea how this works.
  • Reminder: 9 p.m. is the time to remove your day pajamas and put your night pajamas on.

Activity Calendar

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

Sunday, October 25
9:00   Worship Service – Channel 3 & Chapel
10:00 Salem Church Service – Channel 3
10:30 Our Redeemer Lutheran Church Service – Channel 3
2:00   Hocus Pocus – Channel 3 & Social Room

Monday, October 26
9:00   Devotions – Channel 3 & Chapel
9:30   Mindful Meditations – Channel 3
11:00 Exercise – Channel 3 & Social Room
1:30   Rosary – Channel 3 & Social Room

Tuesday, October 27
9:00   Devotions – Channel 3 & Chapel
9:30   Mindful Meditations – Channel 3
11:00 Exercise – Channel 3 & Social Room
1:00   Eleanor Roosevelt:  Partner in the Whitehouse – Channel 3 
2:00   Resident Council – TBD                                

Wednesday, October 28
9:00   Devotions – Channel 3 & Chapel
9:30   Mindful Meditations – Channel 3
11:00 Exercise – Channel 3 & Social Room

Thursday, October 29
9:00   Devotions – Channel 3 & Chapel
9:30   Mindful Meditations – Channel 3
10:00 Catholic Mass – Channel 3 & Social Room
11:00 Exercise – Channel 3 & Social Room
1:00   Eleanor Roosevelt:  Casting Her Own Shadow in the Post Whitehouse Years– Channel 3

Friday, October 30
9:00   Devotions – Channel 3 & Social Room
9:30   Mindful Meditations – Channel 3
11:00 Exercise – Channel 3 & Social Room
1:30   Reading Corner – Channel 3

Halloween Movies & Shenanigans watch posted signs for more info.

Saturday, October 31
8 – 11 Room to Room Cart – AB, EG, MC, SC
11:30 Exercise – Social Room Only
2:00   Bingo – Social Room – EL, SD, SG, SM

Activity Locations
With changing guidelines, the locations of Activities may also change.  Please watch posted signs for the Activity location.  Additionally, we will continue to offer Activities on Channel 3 in addition to the group whenever possible.

Painted Pumpkin Winners (Selected by Residents)
1st Place – Stephanie – Pikachu
2nd Place – Katie – Ice Cream Cone
3rd Place (Tie) – Sydney – Happy Fall & Erica – Popcorn
4th Place – Miriam – Witch

Pumpkin Quiz – Continued (Answers last quiz – Fruit, North America, Large Melon)

What celebration in October uses pumpkins as lanterns? ___________

There are blue pumpkins. True or False?

Why are pumpkins used for Halloween? ________________________

Weekly Inspiration

 “Every bit of lightness and laughter we can find during this crisis is worth sharing”

Prayer Request & Scripture

John 7:16-17
So Jesus answered them, “My teaching is not mine, but God’s, Him who sent me. If any person would truly desire to do His Will, he or she will come to realize whether my teaching is from God or if I am declaring things I made up on my own.”

Residents:   Sheltering Grove
And for:   Pray a prayer of praise and thanksgiving to GOD, Our Creator, Our Savior, Our Protector, Our Strength, Our Helper, Our Comforter, Our Counselor, Our Treasure, Our Friend. Praise God the Father, God the Son (Jesus Christ The Messiah), and God The Holy Spirit.

Good Samaritan Home of Quincy

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