Independent living at Good Samaritan Society is an upgrade

Senior residents playing balloon volleyball at Good Samaritan Society - Sioux Falls Village in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

The Good Samaritan Society is ready to help you enjoy a life that’s maintenance-free. Independent living options at the Society bring services that fit the unique needs of older adults.

Gaining more freedom

Gone are the long afternoons spent on yard work and home repairs. Those activities can be costly and a potential health risk.

Independent living provides everything residents need to live a healthy lifestyle within a friendly environment that allows more time to do the things they want to do.

“The services we provide allows for our residents to focus on those things that bring them the most joy. With that added benefit of being supported by a group of peers that often share similar interests and goals,” says Shane Knutson, director of operations for senior living at the Good Samaritan Society.

Liz Stadem lives at The Lodge at Good Samaritan Society – Prairie Creek in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She loves meeting her friends for devotions at the chapel down the hallway.

“I love to come here to be with the others to worship and thank God for a new day,” Liz says.

Chaplains at many Society locations provide daily devotions to promote spiritual growth and encouragement.

Keeping residents active

The Society strives to provide activities, classes and outings that help keep residents active.

Jennifer Batesel, manager of assisted living at Good Samaritan Society – Mountain Home in Arkansas, says her residents have fun working together in small groups.

“We are drumming! Beating to the tune with noodles, drum sticks and fly swatters on big old ball drums,” Jennifer says.

It’s just one of the many activities taking place in the Mountain Home wellness center.

“They have a blast and let the music and small group atmosphere lead them into staying active and limber,” Jennifer says

Residents at Good Samaritan Society – Denton Village in Denton, Texas, participate in workout classes. They’re also able to expand their minds with noncredit courses through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes.

“Wellness is fundamental to maximizing our life experiences. We take pride in providing activities and services that promote wellness in our residents,” Shane says.

The Society also provides more basic services like meals and housekeeping to keep residents healthy.

Transportation in and around communities can open new doors, giving residents more choices.

“I think the real beauty of living in our senior living communities are the opportunities to use our services as a means to more freedom and independence,” Shane says.

Improving quality of life alongside Sanford Health

Thanks to the Good Samaritan Society’s affiliation with Sanford Health, our staff members have access to the latest educational training and resources to improve the quality of life and well-being of residents.

Because Sanford Health is one of the largest rural health systems in the U.S., the partnership brings an integrated approach to health care, ensuring residents are supported physically, emotionally and spiritually.

To learn more, find a Good Samaritan Society community near you.

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