Good Samaritan Society Celebrates Its Founding

The Good Samaritan Society – Auburn is joining Good Samaritan Society locations across the nation in celebrating the founding of The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society.
The Good Samaritan Society was incorporated on Sept. 29, 1922, and opened its first home in Arthur, N.D., on March 1, 1923. Over the years, the Society has grown from serving a handful of residents to being the nation’s largest not-for-profit provider of care and services for seniors.
The Good Samaritan Society – Auburn plans The Founder’s Day service project to commemorate Founder’s Day on July 20 and 21, 2017. This project is a community-centered service project that benefits persons in the community who may be at risk of falls. Their project this year is to purchase reachers/night lights and clamp-on tub rails for seniors living at home or at a senior community. It is a wonderful way to turn the celebration outwards to support the seniors living outside of the walls of the Good Samaritan Society.
“We are currently in the process of identifying the service project recipients,” said Maria Hudson, Marketing/Resource Development Coordinator. “We have received a $1,000 Founder’s Day Service grant from our National Campus and we will use those funds to purchase the supplies, provide a free breakfast for the recipients and volunteers, and t-shirts. We are also very blessed to be collaborating with different organizations this year including Community Health Partnership, Auburn Christian Church, Auburn High School FBLA, PSC Black Student Union and various youth groups in the community.”
The Founder’s Day service project will be a two day event, starting with a free breakfast provided by the Auburn Senior Center at 8 a.m. on Thursday, July 20, 2017, followed by a 30 minute Fall Prevention Program presented by SE Home Health Care PTA Rhonda Boeckman. On Friday, July 21, 2017, volunteers will visit the homes of the recipients and drop off the home safety supplies and conduct a short home safety assessment checklist. Last year 32 seniors were served in Nemaha County and the goal this year is to reach 40 people. If you know any persons over the age of 65 who would benefit from the Founder’s Day service project, please contact Maria Hudson at 402-274-6172 or e-mail atmbuitrag@good-sam.com.
“On Founder’s Day we honor our organization’s rich history, but we also honor and celebrate with our staff members and the people we serve,” says Jeff Harvey, the administrator at Good Samaritan Society – Auburn.
The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society is a not-for-profit organization that owns and operates more than 240 long-term care centers, health care agencies and retirement living centers across the country. The Society’s mission is to share God’s love in word and deed by providing shelter and supportive services to older persons and others in need, believing that “In Christ’s Love, Everyone Is Someone.”

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