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Today’s Front Line Hero: The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society

September 10, 2020


 By Caitlyn Gudmundsen, Senior Manager of Program Development and Outreach 

Today’s Front Line Hero is the Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society, whose seniors are having fun recreating their favorite album covers.

The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society provides high quality senior services including home healthcare, rehab/skilled care, and senior living. It has locations in 24 states across the country, including Denton Village in Denton, TX, with a continuum of care and a 27-acre campus.

The staff at Denton Village had a great idea for a fun project with the residents – they recreated their favorite album covers! The seniors dressed up to look like the musician of their choice, including Madonna, Kelly Clarkson, and Janice Joplin. The staff photographed the seniors, and photo shopped their images to look like they were on the album cover. The seniors and community members loved it!

The Good Samaritan Society locations across the country are also safely and creatively celebrating birthdays and milestones. A resident at Scandia Village in Sister Bay, WI celebrated his 90th birthday with an outdoor concert that all the residents enjoyed from a safe distance. A Valley Vista resident in Wamego, KS celebrated her 110th birthday with a giant cake and a bagpipe player performing outside her window. The staff at Longs Creek Village in Auburn, NE helped a couple celebrate their 72nd wedding anniversary with a private celebration, flowers, and a delicious meal with chocolate cake.

Thank you to the Good Samaritan Society staff around the country who are going the extra mile to put smiles on seniors’ faces!