Submitted by Maria Hudson, Marketing and Resource Development

National Nursing Home Week is a time to reflect on how long-term care centers, residents and staff members are a vital part of the community. The American Health Care Association established the week in 1967.
It is also time to celebrate and give thanks for those who live and work at the Good Samaritan Society-Auburn. Our staff and residents have established a community where people feel loved, valued and at peace. We are excited to show them our excitement and appreciation by hosting different events during the week.
Good Samaritan Society –Auburn plans during the week.
Monday, May 15, 2017-Kickoff event- Residents’ balloon launch at 9:30 a.m. and a performance by the Auburn High School Jazz Band at 2 p.m. in the main dining room. Staff will wear red, white, and blue to represent the “Spirit of America”.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017-Residents’ beach volleyball game at 10 a.m. and Becky Leininger Patriotic Songs sing along in the main dining room at 2 p.m. We will host a staff Olympics in the afternoon.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017-Our administrator Jeff Harvey will BBQ for the staff and residents. We also plan to serve the residents root beer floats.
Thursday, May 18, 2017-Melting Pot Tasteful traditions-The residents will be tasting foods from different ethnicities. The staff will have snow cones.
Friday, May 19, 2017-Merry Maker Tim Javorski will perform for our residents at 2 p.m. in our main dining room. The public is invited to this event.
Saturday, May 20, 2017-Cars and Coffee group from Brownville Cruise Nights will visit the Good Samaritan Society at 1 p.m.
“During National Nursing Home Week, we celebrate and give special thanks for those who work in and live in long-term care centers,” says Administrator Jeff Harvey “We also recognize the contributions from family members and community members. Their support goes a long way toward making our center a home for residents.”
The Good Samaritan Society-Auburn is part of The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society, the nation’s leading not-for-profit provider of senior care and services. The Good Samaritan Society’s mission is to share God’s love in word and deed. We serve our residents with compassion and understanding, believing that “In Christ’s Love, Everyone Is Someone.”