Good Sam assisted living holds July celebration -Good Samaritan Society, Miller 7-31-13

Posted July 31, 2013 at 12:00 am

Good Sam assisted living holds July celebration

Miller First Baptist Church was in charge of the July 21 worship service. Pastor Kent Atkinson led singing and introduced Pastor Joseph Raleigh, First Baptist Church’s new pastor. Pastor Raleigh read scripture (I John 2:28-29) and gave a message on God’s faithfulness. Gertrude Pautsch played piano for the singing portion of the service.


Good Samaritan Society, Miller

Small group residents played UNO Monday afternoon, and then had cookies and fresh veggies during coffee time.

Helping with Bingo Tuesday afternoon were Dorothy Engelmann, Kay Fawcett, Carolyn Johnsen, Violet Moncur, Maylou Oakley, LaVonne Puffer, Doris Schultz, Charlotte Taylor and Janice Wilbur.

Following Bingo, Dorothy Wangsness was honored with birthday cake (from her daughter, Harriet Chipman), for her 100th birthday. Dorothy received a Mayoral Proclamation from Mayor Ron Blachford, and was also presented with a South Dakota Century Club certificate from KELO-land. We love you, Dorothy, and hope you had a happy birthday.

Agnes Kolda led Rosary Wednesday morning.

Jim Crackel read a devotion during Bible study time Wednesday afternoon. He read scripture (Romans 3:23-24) and talked about how God invites us to come to Him through repentance and the redemption He offers us in Christ Jesus. Gertrude Pautsch played piano for singing during the Bible study session.

Card games were played Wednesday evening.

Hand In Hand Daycare children came Thursday morning and had fun making clay creations.

Thursday afternoon, guest reader Audrey Oligmueller read the book, “True Story of the Three Little Pigs” by A. Wolf.

We celebrated the birthday of one of our residents Thursday afternoon, with ice cream bars provided by her daughter.

Scrabble games were played Thursday evening.

Residents helped bake oatmeal raisin ball cookies and bread during baking time Friday morning. They enjoyed eating the cookies during outdoor time on the front patio Friday afternoon. The bread was served for breakfast Saturday morning.

The annual assisted living July celebration, under the direction of Gayle Schied, was held Saturday at 5:30 p.m. in the dining room of the Good Samaritan Society-Miller assisted living area. Forty residents and their families attended. Our former ombudsman, Bonnie Sheridan, and her husband Jim also attended.

The menu consisted of succulent grilled pork loin, grilled bacon-wrapped asparagus, fiesta homemade potato salad, romaine lettuce salad with strawberry vinaigrette dressing, fresh garden vegetables, seven-grain honey wheat bread, honey butter, deviled eggs with roasted red pepper and garlic seasoning or salad supreme seasoning, 4th of July dessert parfait, frozen fruit punch and Columbian gourmet coffee. It was a wonderful evening of delicious food and great fellowship.