Living Longer, Living Better
Watch the video above to learn more about Chaplain Tim Nordstrom's ideas for dealing with the grief that can surround major life changes like retirement.
“Many people don’t want to face the changes that come with aging,” he says. “But you need to plan for the future.”
He suggests thinking about what you want to do if your health declines or you need to downsize, as well as at the end of your life. His words of wisdom: Don’t be afraid to discuss your preferences with your family.
Can't resist puppies
Puppies put a smile on just about everyone's face, right? Watch the video above to see the smiles when Carl and Peggy Backus make their weekly stop at Good Samaritan Society – Lake Forest Village in Denton, Texas.
Volunteers like Carl and Peggy visit our 200 locations in 24 states every day and bring joy to the lives of our residents.
Some of our volunteers play music for our residents. Others are good at games. Some just like to talk and spend time listening. It really doesn't matter what your skill set is. If you want to share your love and compassion, contact us.
Carl and Peggy both had parents who lived in a community like Good Samaritan Society – Lake Forest Village. They figured since their dogs bring them so much joy, why not share that joy with others?
Animals help unlock memories
It's a typical gray, late-fall day in Minnesota. It’s overcast, gloomy and cool. There’s a chance of snow in the forecast.
However, the campus of Good Samaritan Society – Windom is alive and warm with the arrival of Toby the therapy horse.
Yes, you heard that correctly. A therapy horse.
How much thought have you given to growing old?
A little? A lot?
Wherever you are, we have some tips to help you consider your financial future as you age.
When someone you love dies, the grief can feel overwhelming.
But there are ways you can cope — while both honoring the loss you feel and finding hope for your future.