About us

The Good Samaritan Society, a Lutheran Social Service Organization, is a not-for-profit, registered charity with over 65 years of experience providing specialized health and community care services in innovative and caring environments.

Corporate Office

8861 75 Street, Edmonton, AB

goodsaminfo@gss.org

1-780-431-3600

News

Volunteers – Thank you!

7 July, 2016
Volunteers – Thank you!

The Good Samaritan Society is fortunate to have committed volunteers that help us deliver on our Mission to provide Christian Hospitality to those in need or at risk. Thank you to all of our volunteers for the generous gift of your time and for always being there to extend a helping hand. You are truly invaluable....

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Board Chair Completes Directors Education Program

7 July, 2016
Board Chair Completes Directors Education Program

  Our very own Board Chair, Norman Thompson, has successfully completed the Directors Education Program (DEP) which is jointly developed by the Institute of Corporate Directors and the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.  The DEP is a highly interactive 12‐day program of round table discussions, real‐time case studies, and on‐point insights from leading governance experts. The....

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The Good Samaritan Society Receives Proclamation from Mayor Don Iveson for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day June 15, 2016

17 June, 2016
The Good Samaritan Society Receives Proclamation from Mayor Don Iveson for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day June 15, 2016

  On June 15, 2016, The Good Samaritan Society was the recipient of the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Proclamation from Mayor Don Iveson. As author Tia Walker once said, “To care for those who once cared for us is one of the highest honours.” At The Good Samaritan Society, we take that sentiment seriously, and....

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Duet Bike Program at Village by the Station in Penticton, BC

17 June, 2016
Duet Bike Program at Village by the Station in Penticton, BC

  Heartwarming special feature on duet bike program at our care home in Penticton, BC, Good Samaritan Village by the Station.  Click here to see video on YouTube.  If you are interested in volunteering at this care home, please call Jean at 250-490-4949.  We have volunteer opportunities at all of our care homes click here....

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The Good Samaritan Society partners with Christian Blind Mission (CBM) to support struggling hospitals in Africa, Asia and Latin America

8 June, 2016
The Good Samaritan Society partners with Christian Blind Mission (CBM) to support struggling hospitals in Africa, Asia and Latin America

Good Samaritan Hillside Village in Salmon Arm, British Columbia, has been partnering with the Christian Blind Mission (CBM) for the past 7 years. Over the course of that time, they have donated everything from old beds and mattresses to wheel chairs, canes, walkers and crutches. In April, Good Samaritan Hillside Village was recognized for their....

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Initiative to Curb Anti-psychotic Medication Use is Making a Difference for Residents and their Families at The Good Samaritan Society

4 June, 2016
Initiative to Curb Anti-psychotic Medication Use is Making a Difference for Residents and their Families at The Good Samaritan Society

The following testimonial is from Lisa, whose mother is a resident at The Good Samaritan Society Dr. Gerald Zetter Care Centre: “My mother Anne is 81 years old and is living with middle to late stage dementia. In the span of three months, she went from full independent living to her current state.  She was admitted....

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Initiative to curb antipsychotic medication use spurs improvement in resident care at The Good Samaritan Society

17 May, 2016
Initiative to curb antipsychotic medication use spurs improvement in resident care at The Good Samaritan Society

Edmonton – May 16, 2016 – A shift in care delivery at several Good Samaritan care homes has resulted in dramatic results for residents with dementia. The attitude and approach of staff changed regarding resident aggressive behaviours. As a result, the pilot unit went from 26% to 10% of its residents without an appropriate diagnosis....

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Volunteers Are the Roots of Strong Communities

11 April, 2016
Volunteers Are the Roots of Strong Communities

“A tree is known by its fruit..a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy and respect, reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.” Basil. Just like roots are essential for trees to bloom, volunteers are essential for The Good Samaritan society to boom! Resilient and strong, our volunteers....

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Our Chaplain, Vikki Marrs, wins the BC Care Award for the 2016 Innovation of the Year

9 March, 2016
Our Chaplain, Vikki Marrs, wins the BC Care Award for the 2016 Innovation of the Year

  The Good Samaritan Society is very proud of our Chaplain, Vikki Marrs, who recently won the BC Care Award for the 2016 Innovation of the Year for two of her unique innovations that she implemented at two of our care homes in Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Hillside Village and Pioneer Lodge. Her first innovation....

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