News & Views from Campus: October 27-November 2, 2019

STACY ARROWSMITH, DIRECTOR OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES WRITES…

   My name is Stacy Arrowsmith, and I am the Director of Environmental Services here at Good Samaritan Home.  I have worked at Good Sam for over 17 years. 

   Some of the primary functions of my job include ensuring appropriate staffing, quality staff performance, ordering needed supplies, and recommending equipment purchases to administration.  As the Director of Environmental Services, I want to assure that the Home is maintained in a clean, visually pleasing campus for our residents, staff and visitors.

   We have both part-time and full-time employees in the environmental services department.  The day shift laundry workers working from 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. are: Donna Helmick, Annette Lewis and Monica Lewis.  Our day shift housekeepers working from 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. are: Lisa Haught, Joyce Johnson, Robert Knuffman, Josh Lunt, Shelia Miller, Steve Miller, Diane Moore, Carlatta Rice, Cory Shannon, and Chris Smith.  We have a few housekeepers that work 11:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. and they are: Linda Barry, Barb Campbell and Lisa Starr. Our night shift laundry workers working from 10:30 p.m. – 7:00 a.m. are: Taylor Gilker, Regina Hudson and Amanda Moulton.  A few of our employees working from 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. help with both housekeeping and laundry on certain days and they are: Megan Parada-Olivares, Lill Harvey and Sam Huckstep.  

   The next time you see any of our Environmental Services Staff, please let them know what a great job they do to keep our facility looking good! It takes a TEAM to keep it clean!!!

Activities Calendar

Sunday, Oct. 27
  9:00 am: Worship Service: Chaplain Josh Vahle, Chapel
  2:00 pm: Halloween Game, Eber Gardens

Monday, Oct 28
  9:00 am: Devotions: Pastor Sheila White, Chapel
  9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
  1:30 pm: Rosary, Chapel
  6:00 pm: GSH Annual Meeting, Social Room

Tuesday, Oct 29
9:00 am: Devotions: Chaplain Josh Vahle, Chapel
  9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Bartley Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
2:00 pm: Resident Council, Social Room
  2:45 pm: Bingo, Town Hall
  6:30 pm: York St. Jazz Orchestra, Social Room

Wednesday, Oct 30
  9:00 am: County Market Shopping**
  9:00 am: Devotions: Chaplain Josh Vahle, 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: Frank & Loreea Brown, Social Room

Thursday, Oct 31
  9:00 am: Devotions:  Pastor Bruce Rice, Chapel
  9:30 am: Coffee Hour, Bartley Room
10:00 am: Catholic Mass, Chapel
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
  2:00 pm: Halloween S’mores Party, Speckhart Pavilion
  4:00 pm: Trick-or-Treating, All Areas

Friday, Nov 1
  9:00 am: Devotions: Chaplain Josh Vahle, Chapel
  9:30 am: Towel Folding, Social Room
11:30 am: Exercise, Social Room
  2:45 pm: Bingo, Social Room

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

** 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.

  Celebrate Halloween with a yummy S’more! We plan on being in the Speckhart Pavilion from 2-3 pm Thursday, October 31st.  Costumes are encouraged, but not required.  In case of inclement weather, we will be in the Social Room.

  Trick-or-TreatingThere will be candy available at the front desk and all the nursing stations for trick-or-treaters.  This will be handed out in the afternoon and evening on Halloween.

Fall Back 2019   Currently, the majority of the United States begins Daylight Savings at exactly 2:00 am on the 2nd Sunday in March. Daylight Savings then reverts to Standard Time on the 1st Sunday in November. Like most things in life, the practice of Daylight Savings has both its advocates and critics.

Prayer Request & Scripture
  Our Scripture of the Week is Matthew 6:35 Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said: “Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all.”

 This week we are praying for residents in Foose Center and Staff Administrators Chuck, Dave and the Board of Directors.

Weekly Inspiration
Challenges are what make life interesting.  Overcoming them is what makes them meaningful.

Cakes for EAF Soup Supper
COTTAGERS – Any cottager interested in baking a cake for our Soup Supper, it would be greatly appreciated.  You may bring your baked good(s) to the front desk on the morning of       WEDNESDAY, November 13, 2019.

  Just a reminder that the Soup Supper is from 4-7 p.m. in the Good Samaritan Home Social Room.

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