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Events, milestones and celebrations occur every day within the Good Samaritan Society. Here, you can read
all corporate news, Society news, center news or center news highlights.


Corporate news

May 04, 2016


Click on the video above to see how the send-a-note service brightens one resident's days.

 

It always feels good to know someone cares.

 

You can help our residents feel loved by sending a note to someone who lives here. Send a birthday greeting, holiday greeting, get-well wish or thinking-of-you message to your favorite resident using our FREE send-a-note feature.

 

You don’t even need a stamp! Just complete the form below, and we’ll print it out and deliver it to your loved one.

 

If you don’t know a resident’s name but would still like to send a note, type “any resident” in the name of resident field, and we’ll make sure your message is delivered to someone who would love to receive a note. Please allow 48 hours for your message to be delivered.


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Corporate news

Apr 28, 2016



Jennette Wasmund visits her husband, Fred, who has Huntington's disease and lives at Good Samaritan Society – Specialty Care Community in Robbinsdale, Minn.

 

(Robbinsdale, Minnesota) – The stress and guilt of caring for her husband, Fred, convinced Jennette Wasmund she needed to seek help – for both of them.


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Corporate news

Apr 27, 2016


There are 43 million American families caring for a vulnerable older adult or a person with a disability.

 

Yet few of the political parties acknowledge this large and growing part of our population — but you can help change that.

 

The Family Caregiver Platform Project (FCPP) is working with 14 national partner organizations, including the Good Samaritan Society, in a non-partisan effort to marshal the power of family caregivers across the United States.


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Corporate news

Apr 18, 2016


 

 

(Mountain Lake, Minnesota) – George and Lori Puentes were living happily in northern Minnesota, where life goes from fishing to hunting to ice fishing.

 

But their lifestyle came to an abrupt end in October 2013 when Lori went to her hometown of Mountain Lake to visit her parents, Irma and Richard Lohrenz.

 

“I noticed that there were some drastic changes in my mother's behavior, her memory and her moods,” Lori says.

 

“When I left, I said to Dad, ‘If you need us to move down here to help, we can.’ And he said, ‘No, no it’ll be fine.’ We got a phone call probably about two weeks later. It was Dad. We moved down about a month after that,” Lori says.


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Corporate news

Apr 15, 2016


By 2030, the number of seniors in America will double from 35 million to 70 million.

 

Meanwhile, the number of people able to provide assistance to them will drop.

 

The Good Samaritan Society and the Family Caregiver Platform Project are sounding the alarm about this looming caregiver shortage.

 

The Family Caregiver Platform Project is nonpartisan and dedicated to including caregiving issues in as many state political party platforms as possible.

 

Many people like you already know the difficulties of caregiving.

 

With your help, you can encourage policymakers to improve state and federal support for caregivers.


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