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February Artist Showcase: Cedar Lake Village Quilters

Friday, February 17 2017 5:49 PM
Categorized In Cedar Lake Village News
February's Cedar Lake Village Artist Showcase features these talented quilters! Residents and staff previewed the quilts and then all joined together to listen to Donna Frenzl speak about the history of quilting in America. Thank you to the Good Samaritan Society - Communities of Olathe board members for their help in making sure the quilts arrived safely from their homes to our Worship and Life Center!   Helen Condron displays her quilts. She refers to the one on t… Read Article

Making memories in dementia care

Monday, February 13 2017 1:15 PM
Categorized In Cedar Lake Village News
Good Samaritan Society employee Sam Vongchantha has found that spending time in the kitchen with memory care assisted living residents can lead to great connections.   It's not every day that over-baked brownies lead to a bonding experience.   But for Good Samaritan Society employee Sam Vongchantha and the memory care assisted living residents she was baking with, the crispy dish cooked up great cheer and camaraderie.   "We were bak… Read Article

7 ways to connect with your grandkids

Friday, February 3 2017 10:34 AM
Categorized In Cedar Lake Village News
  You can be so much more to your grandchildren than just candy givers, toy buyers and kid spoilers. You can be a helping hand to your children when they need it, and a trusted listening ear for your grandkids. Building a strong relationship with your grandchildren can keep you mentally and socially engaged — which could help fight depression and memory loss.   Here are seven ways you can spend meaningful time with your grandchildren: &nbs… Read Article

A constant in memory care assisted living: A family’s love [video]

Monday, January 16 2017 4:40 PM
Categorized In Cedar Lake Village News
Chase Rykman, left, and his uncle, OJ, swap stories and fun times inside the truck OJ's former students renovated for Cedar Lake Village's courtyard designed for memory care assisted living residents.   Janet Simpson knows a thing or two about family life at Cedar Lake Village.   In 2004, her mother moved to an assisted living apartment on campus. She had survived a stroke and was beginning to exhibit signs of dementia.   Years… Read Article

4 ways to grow in your faith

Friday, October 14 2016 12:14 PM
Categorized In Faith
  As people of faith, it’s important to nurture our spiritual side. But many of us tend to get comfortable doing the same type of faith practice year after year.   Theologian Richard Foster suggests that we learn to love God and our neighbors better through activities that strengthen our intellect, our emotions, our relationships and our service.   If we think about expanding the variety of ways we experience and grow in our … Read Article

4 scams that target seniors

Tuesday, October 11 2016 12:02 PM
Categorized In Cedar Lake Village News
  Here are four common types of fraud that prey on senior citizens, and what you can do to protect yourself and your loved ones.   1. The imposter   This scam starts with a phone call or email. The scammer poses as a family member, friend, business or government official.   They ask you to wire money immediately — using a service such as MoneyGram or Western Union — to cover expenses such as a lien, a fine, outstanding deb… Read Article

You can give residents the gift of independence

Monday, August 29 2016 4:56 PM
Categorized In Cedar Lake Village News
We need your help to purchase buses for our residents.     When a bus means more than a ride   Driving around town, they might look like regular transportation buses. But to the residents of Good Samaritan Society – Communities of Olathe, they’re a lifeline. Many residents on our campuses no longer drive, but they still have places they need and want to get to.   So when our two 15-year-old buses recently began showing their age… Read Article

Cedar Lake Village Thanks Local Police Officers

Thursday, August 11 2016 4:08 PM
Categorized In Cedar Lake Village News
We are proud of our men and women in blue and thank them for their service! Seen below is Senior Living Manager, Tracey Torola, presenting Olathe Police Sargeant Bryan Hill a packet of thank you notes from both residents and staff of Cedar Lake Village expressing their appreciation. Also shown, is resident Charles Townley showing Sgt. Hill a book about the past sheriffs of Johnson County. We pray that all police officers everywhere are safe and respected by those they serve.… Read Article