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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

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June 2017

Good Samaritan Southgate Care Centre Positive Approach to Care – Dementia Care Skills Training

June 24, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm MDT
Good Samaritan Southgate Care Centre, 4225-107 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T6J 2P1 Canada
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Join Good Samaritan Southgate Care Centre for a one day workshop on dementia care skills training. Friends, family, and volunteers are all invited! Learn to communicate differently and more effectively with Persons Living with Dementia from Angela King, Good Samaritan Chaplain and Certified Positive Approach to Care  (PAC™) Trainer. How do we remain in relationship with a changing brain? All PAC™ workshops teach participants HOW to respond to a person’s change in cognition and abilities in ways that are not....

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August 2017

Summer fun in the Sun

August 20, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT
Good Samaritan Village by the Station, 270 Hastings Avenue
Penticton, British Columbia V2A 2V6 Canada
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The volunteers of the Hastings Avenue Garden present their 2nd annual Harvest Party Sunday, August 20, 2017, from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Come out and celebrate our bountiful harvest and tour our newly expanded garden that has double the space and triple the amount of produce. There is something for everyone! Learn how to make salsa, try your hand at sketching, coffee can art, kid’s games, and much more! The garden is located on the north side of Good Samaritan Village....

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September 2017

Good Samaritan Southgate Care Centre Grandparents Day Carnival

September 9, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm MDT
Good Samaritan Southgate Care Centre, 4225-107 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T6J 2P1 Canada
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Free

Good Samaritan Southgate Care Centre is hosting a fun-filled carnival to celebrate Grandparents Day on September 9, 2017. Join us on the patio from 1:30-3:30 p.m. and help us celebrate the special Grandparents in our lives.

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Good Samaritan Mill Woods Centre Resident and Family BBQ

September 12, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm MDT
Good Samaritan Mill Woods Care Centre, 101 Youville Drive East,
Edmonton, Alberta T6L 7A4 Canada
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$12

Join us for burgers (beef, chicken, veggie), corn on the cob, caesar salad, ice cream drumsticks, and drinks. Residents are free and guests are $12! Tickets must be purchased in advance from the Recreation Therapy Staff. Don't delay. Space is limited!

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Fashion for a Cause – Grandparents Rock!

September 20, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm MDT
Good Samaritan Pembina Village, 5225 – 50 Street
Evansburg, Alberta T0E 0T0 Canada
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$5

Join us for a special fashion show where the residents are the stars! Tea and coffee will be served along with dessert. There will be two door prizes and clothing will be available to purchase after the show. Admission is $5 person and proceeds raised will go towards our recreation program.   Save

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October 2017

Good Samaritan Pastoral Care Visitors Workshop

October 20, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - October 21, 2017 @ 4:00 pm MDT
Trinity Lutheran Church, 10014 81 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 1W8 Canada
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$25

This 10hr workshop prepares and support The Good Samaritan Society's (GSS) Pastoral care visitors in their ministry and is open to all. October 20 (Friday, 6pm-9pm) and October 21 (Saturday, 9am-4pm) at Trinity Lutheran Church (10014 - 81 Avenue, Edmonton) Registration is $25 (covers workshop material, coffee and lunch) and is payable to The Good Samaritan Society by cash or cheque. Register with Chaplain Orlow Lund, Trinity Lutheran or the GSS Head Office. For more information contact Chaplain Orlow at 780.431.3603....

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August 2018

GSS/GSC Walking Challenge

August 7, 2018

  Sign Up. Walk. Win! The GSS/GSC Walking Challenge begins on August 7th and runs for 90 days! Sign up your team of eight today! Email wellnesscommittee@gss.org for details.

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September 2018

Edmonton Spirituality and Wholeness Workshop 2018

September 14, 2018 @ 8:15 am - 3:15 pm MDT
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 13 Brower Drive
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8H 1Y7 Canada
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$89 – $109

Suffering and Spirituality: Exploring Practices that Soften Suffering and Promote Healing Have you escaped suffering in your life? Do you know anyone who has? Suffering is not partial to any particular gender, race, or religion. Suffering spares no one and favours no one. Serious illness and loss invite deep suffering when our lives and relationships are changed forever. Deep suffering opens the door to spirituality as attempts are made to make sense of and to heal from suffering. Deep suffering....

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Kelowna Spirituality and Wholeness Workshop 2018

September 28, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 3:15 pm PDT
St. Charles Garnier Catholic Church, 3645 Benvoulin Road
Kelowna, British Columbia V1W 4M7 Canada
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$89 – $109

The Need for a Spiritual Revolution: Reducing Loneliness and Social Isolation in Residential Care Homes Many older adults are lonely and socially isolated. The New York Times recently warned of a loneliness epidemic and Britain's government appointed a new Minister for Loneliness to help address the health and social toll of loneliness. The need to belong is a fundamental spiritual need that is crucial to our well-being—it is associated with heart disease, depression and dementia. Loneliness also has an associated....

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October 2018

Lethbridge Spirituality and Wholeness Workshop 2018

October 1, 2018 @ 8:15 am - 3:15 pm MDT
Country Kitchen Catering (lower level of the Keg), 1715 Mayor Magrath Drive South
Lethbridge, AB Canada
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$89 – $109

The Need for a Spiritual Revolution: Reducing Loneliness and Social Isolation in Residential Care Homes Many older adults are lonely and socially isolated. The New York Times recently warned of a loneliness epidemic and Britain's government appointed a new Minister for Loneliness to help address the health and social toll of loneliness. The need to belong is a fundamental spiritual need that is crucial to our well-being—it is associated with heart disease, depression and dementia. Loneliness also has an associated....

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