Healthy activities reopen for Good Samaritan Society residents

SIOUX FALLS, S.D., – Independent living at Good Samaritan Society - Prairie Creek is back to normal: from allowing guests, to residents being able to do activities with each other through special clubs. Now, these aren’t new to the residents, but after not having access for over a year due to the pandemic, they feel like a breath of fresh air.

Volleyball is a real hit for the residents staying at independent living in the Good Samaritan Society’s Prairie Creek Lodge.

“There’s a lot of laughter and a lot of kidding one another,” Ken Newell said.

Newell has been staying with them for 14 years, and he plays as often as he can. “It’s helped me to keep more active, and more sharp, and keep my coordination up,” Newell said.

Volleyball club recently came back after being closed down due to the pandemic. Now that things have returned to normal, activities are spiking.

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