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Events, milestones and celebrations occur every day within the Good Samaritan Society. Here, you can read
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Apr 13, 2016


(Robbinsdale, Minnesota) – June Sack sometimes feels lonely as she recovers from a broken leg at Good Samaritan Society – Specialty Care Community.


But a visit from Sophie, a Golden Retriever, always puts a smile on June’s face and lifts her spirits.


“When she walks into the room, she just brings some joy,” June says as she pets Sophie during a recent visit.

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Feb 17, 2016

Pastor Gordon Braun's sense of humor inspired a sign left outside his twin home at Good Samaritan Society – Moscow Village.


(Moscow, Idaho) – Pastor Gordon Braun awoke one morning to find a special message from his son.


Pastor Gordon’s son, David, knows how appreciated his father is by residents and staff at both Fairview Village Estates and Good Samaritan Society – Moscow Village.

When residents talk about Pastor Gordon, they chuckle over how he makes them smile during Bible studies and devotions.

"He leads memorials and prayers at special meals, but he is a standup comedian of sorts," says Tammie Poe, sales director at Moscow Village. “He makes us all laugh with his fun church humor.”

"What amazes me is that (David has) never shown any artistic ability before. It was a great way to start the new year."

– Pastor Gordon Braun



So, David decided to let his dad know how much he is appreciated and loved by his family, as well as the staff and residents of both Moscow communities.

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Jan 26, 2016

(Kissimmee, Florida) – Faith is important to Charlotte Young. So when she moved to Good Samaritan Society – Kissimmee Village, she was delighted with how many spiritual opportunities the campus offers.


“I am an active member of the Good Samaritan Community Church on campus,” Charlotte says, “and I attend a weekly Bible study.”


Charlotte Young (right) prays with fellow Kissimmee Village residents Judy Grames and Carol Nordstrom.

She was also one of 130 people who attended the campus’ annual women’s prayer breakfast a few weeks ago.


The event, open to the entire Kissimmee Village community, gives residents and staff members a chance to gather to pray for each other and for national and global issues. The keynote speaker was Julie Anderson, wife of Kissimmee's Healthcare Center administrator, Ben Anderson.


“There were people who asked for prayer for family and friends, some made requests for our country, for the staff of Kissimmee Village, for the upcoming presidential election — all these things are important,” Charlotte says.


“There were people present who needed prayers for the same things, but never would have voiced their need. Every prayer request, and then some, were prayed for by the women at the breakfast.”


The event was a beautiful reflection of one of Charlotte’s favorite Bible verses, Philippians 4:6–7, “Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”


The opportunity to pray with a large group was very powerful, Charlotte says. It’s one of the many reasons she’s thankful to call Kissimmee Village home.


Kissimmee Village is a great place to live,” Charlotte says. “And most of all, it has the most friendly people around anywhere.”


Click here to learn more about the many activities and groups available at Kissimmee Village.

Center news highlights

Jan 13, 2016


(Nisswa, Minnesota) – At the Good Samaritan Society, we provide our hospice patients with treatments that fit their unique needs.


One of those treatments, aromatherapy, uses fragrant concentrated plant oils to positively affect mood or health. Similar to other integrative therapies, aromatherapy is intended to enhance and complement traditional medicine — never to replace it.


The aroma these oils provide is believed to stimulate brain function. When applied to the body, they can also be absorbed through the skin and travel through the bloodstream, providing a number of benefits for the patient.


Essential oils can help by:

  • Enhancing quality of life
  • Improving mood
  • Facilitating emotional release
  • Easing pain and anxiety
  • Promoting a peaceful passing
  • Controlling odors

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Jan 04, 2016



(Mountain Lake, Minnesota) — Sue Larson says her personal caregiving experience helps her to better relate to others looking for help with loved ones. For the past five years, she has been the housing manager at Good Samaritan Society – Mountain Lake assisted living.


“In my situation, my husband had multiple health issues for well over 40 years. And in the past two, he really declined to the point he needed dialysis. I think even to just get him set up with the dialysis really took its toll on me personally,” Sue says.

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