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Taking care of the caregiver: Tips to avoid burnout

Thursday, September 3 2015 1:50 PM
Categorized In Relationships
More than 25 percent of adults in the United States provided care for a chronically ill, disabled or aging family member or friend during the past year. If you are one of these caregivers, you know that burnout can be a critical issue.   Staying healthy yourself — physically, mentally and emotionally — is vital. Try to find the right balance of providing care for a loved one and yourself during this time.   There is no immunity from stress, and your… Read Article

Six fun ideas for children and older adults to do together

Thursday, May 22 2014 5:38 PM
Categorized In Relationships
 Great things happen when the young and the young-at-heart come together.   Children are an important part of the Good Samaritan Society as we value the abundant joy and life they bring to our campuses. Special reading days, pen pal programs, infant rocking programs, craft projects, holiday parties and even puppet shows help create a fun space for residents and children to play together. Not only do they find they love their time together, they have a lot to gain… Read Article

Five ways to make Mother’s Day shopping easier

Sunday, May 4 2014 5:30 PM
Categorized In Relationships
When it comes to gifts, moms often say, “You shouldn’t have,” or “Homemade is best.” This Mother’s Day is no exception.   When Mom or Grandma reaches a certain age, finding the perfect gift might be a bit more challenging. So, listen to her advice on gifts: don’t give things, or if you must give some THING, make it yourself.   Here are five useful ways to give of yourself this Mother’s Day.   Make a visit.&… Read Article

Granny’s treasures: Stories from her rocking chair

Saturday, May 3 2014 5:28 PM
Categorized In Relationships
Growing up, I spent many weekends at my maternal grandmother’s house. My grandfather died when I was 9, and I started staying with Grandma to keep her company.   Grandma Mabel was a fun-spirited lady who was known to go sledding with us in the winter and racing down the hills with us in the summer. She was full of life and always said with a smile, “You have to be a bit ornery.” I loved going to her house and spending time with her.   One… Read Article

Serving our community builds new connections

Wednesday, April 23 2014 5:23 PM
Categorized In Relationships
Helping others in need and serving the greater community — whether local, statewide, national or international — are the goals of the Good Samaritan Society’s Social Accountability grant program.   Each year since the program began in 2010, the Society has awarded $100,000 in grants to its centers nationwide. Grants are awarded to projects that best meet the program’s core goals; once allocated, the funds are used by recipients in developing th… Read Article

Long-lasting love secrets revealed: Residents share ...

Monday, February 3 2014 11:43 AM
Categorized In Relationships
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends.– (1 Corinthians 13:4–8, ESV)   What’s the secret to a long-lasting marriage?   Find out from these happily married couples who live… Read Article

6 tips for better communication with senior loved ones

Thursday, January 30 2014 11:42 AM
Categorized In Relationships
“Don’t tell me you understand how I feel. You can’t understand how it is to be old. When you are old, nobody listens to you.”   Sound familiar? Newly admitted residents frequently view staff members and even family with anxiety. Often, they are experiencing the sadness of losing another part of their independence.   Added challenges include new faces, new names and new schedules in an unfamiliar environment. Coupled with the possibility … Read Article

Simple ways to pay it forward

Monday, January 27 2014 11:42 AM
Categorized In Relationships
What are some of the things we could do to make others’ lives better, happier or more hopeful? Sometimes, it’s the little efforts that end up making a big difference in a person’s day.   Spread some cheer. Smile at others, even those you don’t know. It’s amazing what a smile, even from a complete stranger, can do for a person’s mood.   Be patient. When you and another arrive at a checkout or a parking spot at the same time, g… Read Article