Medicare Open Enrollment
With the seasons changing and cooling weather, we look forward to many fun, exciting holidays. However, you don’t want to overlook Medicare Open Enrollment during this time, as it could affect you for the entire year of 2021.

Each year from October 15 to December 7, Medicare allows members to compare Part D Prescription plans and switch to different companies or plans at 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/families are invited to schedule an appointment with our Accounting staff during the Open Enrollment period. Please call Aaron Mast (217-223-8717 ext. 4980) to schedule an appointment.

NOTE: Due to COVID-19 protocols, cottagers and family members of residents that would like to have an in-person plan comparison, must schedule an appointment (No walk-ins). Please park in the front parking lot and enter Business Office door (west of main entrance doors). Every person will need to wear a mask the entire visit (masks will NOT be provided) and will be screened prior to entering the building (including having temperature taken and symptom checks). No one will be allowed to visit any other part of the building and will be required to leave once their appointment is complete. We thank you for your cooperation!

Cottagers: As in the past, we will need you to bring your red, white, and blue Medicare card and a current list of medicines (or bottles).

Activity Calendar

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

Sunday, October 11
9:00   Worship Service – Channel 3
10:00 Salem EUCC Service – Channel 3
10:30 Our Redeemer Lutheran Church Service – Channel 3
11:30  Nature Walk Through – Channel 3

Monday, October 12
9:00   Devotions (Where’s the Chaplain?) – Channel 3
9:30   Mindful Meditations – Channel 3
11:00 Exercise – Channel 3 and Outside Main Dining Room
1:30   Rosary – Channel 3

Tuesday, October 13
9:00   Devotions (Where’s the Chaplain?) – Channel 3
9:30   Mindful Meditations – Channel 3
11:00 Exercise – Channel 3 and Outside Main Dining Room
1:00   Virtual Tour with Spambassadors – Channel 3

Wednesday, October 14
9:00   Devotions (Where’s the Chaplain?) – Channel 3
9:30   Mindful Meditations – Channel 3
9:45   Virtual Entertainment – Channel 3
11:00 Exercise – Channel 3 and Outside Main Dining Room

Thursday, October 15
9:00   Devotions (Where’s the Chaplain?) – Channel 3
9:30   Mindful Meditations – Channel 3
10:00 Catholic Mass – Channel 3
11:00 Exercise – Channel 3 and Outside Main Dining Room
1:00   Senior Learning Network, American Impressionism – Channel 3

Friday, October 16
9:00   Devotions (Where’s the Chaplain?) – Channel 3
9:30   Mindful Meditations – Channel 3
11:00 Exercise – Channel 3 and Outside Main Dining Room
1:30   Reading Corner – Channel 3

Saturday, October 17
8:30   Bingo/Exercise – Check posted sign for time
11:30 Exercise – Outside Main Dining Room Only
1:00   Bingo/Exercise – Check posted sign for time

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

Weekly Inspiration

“Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others; to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can.” – Dalai Lama

Scripture & Prayer Request

John 11:25-26
Jesus said to her, “I AM The Resurrection and The Life. Whoever believes in Me, though he die, yet shall he live, and every person who lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?”

THIS WEEK PRAY FOR:
Residents: Foose Center
Staff: Spiritual Caregivers – Chaplain Josh, visiting ministers, devotions leaders, musicians, communion ministers, and your churches and their priests, pastors, and leaders

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