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Sep 19, 2014

Zach Severson (right) says resident Mary Smith is "pretty good" at bean bag toss. Watch the video below to learn more about his work volunteering at Good Samaritan Society – Canton.


(Canton, South Dakota) – Zach Severson is still in high school, but he understands the importance of giving his time in service to others.


"It's good to get to know the residents and maybe hear their story," he says. "We're helping the community and it just feels like the right thing to do."


Click the video to watch Zach work and play with resident Mary Smith.



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Sep 15, 2014

Founder’s Day Service Project Task force Chairman Jim Crawford (far right) conducts a home safety assessment for Bob and Beverly Smith.

(Hot Springs Village, AR) – When seniors John and Mary Johnson (not their real names) count their blessings, they count batteries.


Specifically, the batteries in their smoke detectors installed by volunteers from Good Samaritan Society – Hot Springs Village. The Johnsons were part of the Founder’s Day Service Project, a nationwide project of The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society.


“We were so surprised and grateful when people from Good Sam came over,” Mary Johnson says. “We knew Good Samaritan was different, but we never dreamed they would offer us this kind of assistance.”

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Sep 09, 2014

(Holstein, Iowa) – This year's Glow Run was another example of the community support provided for Good Samaritan Society – Holstein. More than 150 participants helped raise funds needed to purchase electric beds to improve residents' lives. Click the video below to watch the story from the 2014 run.



Click here to learn more about ways you can help the Good Samaritan Society at a center near you.

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Aug 21, 2014

(Robbinsdale, Minnesota) – Residents and staff members at Good Samaritan Society – Specialty Care Community played a critical role in the recent production of a series of videos for the Huntington’s Disease Society of America.


Crew members from New York tapped the resources in our nationally recognized Huntington's care community to help them teach others about HD. The multi-video series will be available from HDSA.


As the project began, the Good Samaritan Society captured some of the stories behind the scenes.
To learn more, watch the video below.


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Aug 13, 2014


(Waconia, Minn.) – Life sometimes can seem like a series of losses and transitions. In the last several months, I’ve come to a better understanding of the feelings of grief many of our seniors have at this stage in their lives.


I know now how difficult it is to lose the people and lifestyle you love. I also know that we simply have to let go of the things we can’t control.


My question is this: How do you let go of your daughter who is moving more than 1,500 miles, after your mom died just eight months ago?

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