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Back to School at Cedar Lake Village

Wednesday, August 14 2019 2:50 PM
Categorized In Cedar Lake Village News
Cedar Lake Village residents and staff raised over $1,000 in cash, checks, change, gift cards and school supplies. School supplies were purchased and students residing at Salvation Army came to Cedar Lake Village and did their school shopping. Each student got to pick out the… Read Article

Helping others hear after personal hearing loss

Tuesday, August 13 2019 12:03 PM
Categorized In Cedar Lake Village News
Mary stands in the Cedar Lake Village Worship and Life Center. This story is part of a series presented by the Good Samaritan Society addressing hearing loss and its effects on well-being. When Mary Miller-Cook experienced a system that sends sound from microp… Read Article

Rita Tague wins Good Samaritan Society Way Regional Caregiver Award

Tuesday, July 16 2019 4:50 PM
Categorized In Cedar Lake Village News
Congratulations to Rita Tague, a CMA at Cedar Lake Village, for winning the Good Samaritan Society Way Regional Caregiver Award! Rita was selected from all nominees among the region of Kansas, Texas and Arkansas. "Rita is everything you want in a caregiver and more. She is ki… Read Article

Making friends in our later years

Tuesday, May 28 2019 1:50 PM
Categorized In Relationships
Billie Sakel (right) and her friends Lenus and Sarah Weisheit harvest vegetables from the garden areas at Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper, Indiana. As we age, our relationships with others become more and more important. Studies have shown that loneli… Read Article

Extended stay nursing care now available at Hoeger House

Wednesday, January 30 2019 10:05 PM
Categorized In Cedar Lake Village News
Introducing a new service. From a name you trust. Since 2006, Hoeger House has been a part of the community. Serving our patients' needs has always been our top priority. That’s why we’re excited to introduce extended stay nursing care to the variety of services ava… Read Article

Founder's Day Service Project

Tuesday, October 10 2017 11:15 PM
Categorized In Cedar Lake Village News
Founder’s Day is a meaningful celebration of God’s blessing on the Good Samaritan Society every year, but this year we turned 95 years old! Here in Olathe, we didn’t open until 1951, but we love to celebrate Founder’s Day. Every year we reach out to seni… Read Article

Tour de France - Biking for a Cause

Tuesday, August 8 2017 9:52 PM
Categorized In Cedar Lake Village News
While the official Tour de France was taking place, Cedar Lake Village hosted our own "Tour de France" on July 14. This race was in effort to raise money to purchase bicycles for children in need in Olathe. Residents, staff and community members committed to biking for 15 min… Read Article

February Artist Showcase: Cedar Lake Village Quilters

Saturday, February 18 2017 5:49 AM
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 o… Read Article

Making memories in dementia care

Tuesday, February 14 2017 1:15 AM
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 Samarita… Read Article

7 ways to connect with your grandkids

Friday, February 3 2017 10:34 PM
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 me… Read Article

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

Tuesday, January 17 2017 4:40 AM
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 Ce… Read Article

4 ways to grow in your faith

Friday, October 14 2016 10:14 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 bette… Read Article

4 scams that target seniors

Tuesday, October 11 2016 10:02 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… Read Article

You can give residents the gift of independence

Tuesday, August 30 2016 2:56 AM
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 li… Read Article

Cedar Lake Village Thanks Local Police Officers

Friday, August 12 2016 2:08 AM
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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 appreciat… Read Article

The Sew and Sews at Cedar Lake Village

Friday, August 12 2016 1:21 AM
Categorized In Cedar Lake Village News
Our CLV group, the Sew & Sews led by residents John and Dee Thomas, use their talents to help meet the practical, daily needs of others. This group truly demonstrates how to share comfort and compassion with those in need. Thank you to our Sew & Sews for all they are doi… Read Article

The Resident Handbook

Tuesday, August 9 2016 8:40 PM
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The following poem was written by one of our very own resident poets, Beverly Rigler. She wrote about the resident handbook which is a reference guide for all of our residents, in particular, our new residents to help them become acquainted with our services and amenities when… Read Article

Diabetes can impact your brain, not just your blood

Thursday, April 7 2016 3:23 AM
Categorized In Well-being
  The statistics are alarming. Twenty-five percent of people over age 60 have diabetes. Many people think of diabetes as a disease that primarily affects the blood, but studies have shown that seniors with diabetes may experience greater cognitive … Read Article

Is caring for a loved one stressful? Try these 10 tips

Monday, March 28 2016 9:04 PM
Categorized In Well-being
A stroke. An accident. A debilitating disease. There are many reasons why people become the primary caregivers for their loved ones. And while becoming a caregiver is not a role that any of us hopes for, it’s a role that many have taken on. But that role can come w… Read Article

Four things to consider as you look for senior housing

Wednesday, February 3 2016 1:26 AM
Categorized In Senior Care & Services
Whether it’s because of retirement, or an empty nest, or a desire for something new, making the move to a senior living community is an exciting change. As you begin your search for a senior living community to call home, here are four important things to consider: … Read Article