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Good Samaritan Society – Hot Springs Village

121 Cortez Rd., Hot Springs Village, AR 71909
(501) 922-2000

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Good Samaritan Society – Hot Springs Village

Good Samaritan Society – Hot Springs Village

121 Cortez Rd.
Hot Springs Village, AR 71909


(501) 922-2000

(senior housing, assisted living, nursing home)

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Horace Shankweiler made a gutsy call as a bomber pilot during World War II that saved 10 lives after the D-Day invasion.

(Hot Springs Village, Arkansas) – Horace Shankweiler was a 24-year-old U.S. Air Force captain as World War II marched toward its turning point: the D-Day invasion.


He was a lead pilot who flew B-24 Liberator bombers out of Tibenham airfield in England for 27 missions over Europe.


But the 18th mission was almost Horace’s last.


Hit by German gunfire after bombing Nazi defenses in France, Horace managed to steer his B-24 back over the English Channel before crash-landing on an emergency airstrip near the White Cliffs of Dover. All 10 crew members survived.


“We got down, and I didn’t have any brakes and our hydraulic system was shot out, and the ship was full of holes,” says Horace, 94, a resident at Good Samaritan Society – Hot Springs Village. “Fortunately, nobody was hit, and I was very, very lucky.”


For his service, heroism, and role in liberating France, Horace received a Legion of Honor medal. France’s Consul General awarded it this summer during a ceremony in Texas with 35 other D-Day veterans.

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Tom Hasselstrom

(Hot Springs Village, Ark.) – The Good Samaritan Society – Hot Springs Village campus is pleased to announce our new transportation director, Tom Hasselstrom.


Tom brings with him a wealth of valuable experience stemming from positions with the U.S. Army during his 20-year career and subsequent civilian positions. He and his wife, Susan, moved to the Village just a little over a year ago from Portland, Oregon via St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. He has been working as a driver for the Good Samaritan Society since June 2013.


Tom is looking forward to expanding the transportation services provided by the Good Samaritan Society – Hot Springs Village campus and wants to remind all Village residents that we provide non-emergency medical and non-medical transportation to everyone who lives in the Village and surrounding area to destinations including Hot Springs, Benton and Little Rock.


For more information, you can contact Tom directly at (501) 915-2136 or by email at thassels@good-sam.com.

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(Hot Springs Village, Ar.) – If Susie Burns is anything, she’s persistent.


And because of her perseverance, the memory care unit where her mother and others live has a new lease on life.


Susie’s parents, Jake and Fae, were residents of Good Samaritan Society – Hot Springs Village when Fae’s memory began to fail. Fae was moved to the special memory care unit at Good Samaritan Society – Hot Springs Village, called Emmaus Road. She received frequent visits from Susie.


Right: Susie Burns (left) and Interim Administrator Kayla Dierks help tear away wallpaper from Emmaus Road

to make way for renovations.


Susie is more than a dedicated daughter; she is also a Heritage Club member and sits on the advisory board. She notices things, like outdated wallpaper, dim hallways, and a hodge podge of furniture in Emmaus Road. The rest of the center had recently been renovated. Why not the special care unit? It was a question she asked several times, and a project she wanted to financially support.

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