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.
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 we are committed to the safety and well being of our residents. Kim Campbell, Senior Director of Operations, accepted the proclamation on behalf of The Good Samaritan Society.
“Not only do we want our residents to be provided with the highest level of quality care and accommodations, but they deserve to live free from fear and abuse.” said Kim Campbell during her acceptance speech. She went on to say “The Good Samaritan Society is committed to working towards eliminating Elder Abuse not only in our own care homes, but in the communities we serve.”
Through our Seniors’ Clinic and CHOICE programs here in Edmonton, our representation on the Elder Abuse Consultation Team, our Social Workers who are adept at community response, and our policy dedicated to raising awareness and preventing elder abuse through staff education, we are committed to making a difference.