Outdoor Visits

We are excited to announce that we have resumed outdoor visits as of September 3rd. However, the process looks different than previously announced in July. The following procedures will be implemented for outdoor visits moving forward:

  1. Only one neighborhood will be receiving outdoor visits per day during the week.
  2. Up to three residents from that specific neighborhood will be scheduled per day, with families arriving at different times throughout the day to avoid contact.
  3. Our staff will be contacting families to set up an outdoor visit with your loved one. Due to the structure of the new outdoor visit guidelines, we will not be accepting phone calls for visits.
  4. Only two family members will be allowed to visit during the scheduled time. Please do not bring more than two people to your scheduled visit.

The visits are scheduled at random for each neighborhood, and please know that it may be some time before we contact you for a visit due to the volume of residents we care for. We are committed to keeping our residents safe, therefore we are not permitting families to schedule visits at random. Outdoor visits for McReynolds Center will not be scheduled at this time because it is a transitional quarantine unit.

For more information on guidelines during the visit, please click the ‘COVID-19 Updates’ tab on our website, www.gshq.org.

Activity Calendar

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

Sunday, September 6
9:00   Worship Service – Channel 3
10:00 Salem EUCC Service – Channel 3
10:30 Our Redeemer Lutheran Church Service – Channel 3
11:30  National Wildlife Day – Channel 3

Monday, September 7
9:00   Devotions (Where’s the Chaplain?) – Channel 3
9:30   Mindful Meditations – Channel 3
11:30 Exercise – Channel 3
1:30   Rosary – Channel 3

Tuesday, September 8
9:00   Devotions (Where’s the Chaplain?) – Channel 3
9:30   Mindful Meditations – Channel 3
11:30 Exercise – Channel 3
1:00   Senior Learning Network, John Sutter & the Gold Rush- Channel 3

Wednesday, September 9
9:00   Devotions by Pastor Jason Sommerfeldt at Central Baptist – Channel 3
9:30   Mindful Meditations – Channel 3
10:00 Virtual Entertainment – Channel 3
11:30 Exercise – Channel 3
1:00   Virtual Café Sing-a-Long – Channel 3

Thursday, September 10
9:00   Devotions (Where’s the Chaplain?) – Channel 3
9:30   Mindful Meditations – Channel 3
10:00 Catholic Mass – Channel 3
11:30 Exercise – Channel 3
1:00   Senior Learning Network, The Outrageous Times of Molly Brown – Channel 3

Friday, September 11
9:00   Devotions (Where’s the Chaplain?) – Channel 3
9:30   Mindful Meditations – Channel 3
11:30 Exercise – Channel 3
1:30   Reading Corner – Channel 3

Saturday, September 12
8:30   Room to Room Cart – SC, EG, MC, SD
11:30 Exercise – Outside Main Dining Room Only
1:00   Room to Room Cart – SM, SG, AB, EL

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

Virtual Entertainment
The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America shares weekly virtual programs. These programs vary and can include topics such as nature programs, fun exercise programs, and music programs. Their schedules are not released until Sundays, so stay tuned for more information posted on signs within your neighborhood!

Reading Corner
Beginning Friday, September 11th at 1:30 pm, we present The Reading Corner. A new Volunteer, Kennidy, will read to us from Lewis Caroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. She will read for one hour every other Friday. On the alternating Friday, Chaplain Josh will read from the book The Insanity of God by Nik Ripken.   

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
How do you fix a broken pumpkin?
With a pumpkin patch!

Weekly Inspiration

“Well done is better than well said.” – Benjamin Franklin

Scripture & Prayer Request

Proverbs 16:24

“Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.”

Proverbs 15:1

“A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger”

THIS WEEK PRAY FOR:
Residents: Sunny Dale
Staff: Dietary

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