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A mature woman leans forward from a chair, grabbing her toes to stretch her ankle.

A Matter of Balance: What goes into fall prevention?

Courses teach seniors how to manage falls and increase activity levels
Mick Garry Mick Garry 10 min read
Aromatherapy essential oil with lavender, seashells and towels on a fresh clean countertop.

Aromatherapy enhances well-being of seniors

Good Samaritan Society location offers essential oils for mood, daily routines
Aubrey Gilbert Aubrey Gilbert 5 min read
A Good Samaritan Society assisted living resident hugs her husband over his shoulders in their new apartment.

Moving into assisted living during the pandemic

Diane Nichols safely moved parents to Good Samaritan Society community
Mick Garry Mick Garry 5 min read
An American flag flies outside the white-trimmed brick nursing home where Kelsey Mergen is the administrator.

Virus fighter: Long-term care admin leads infection control

Kelsey Mergen, administrator at Good Samaritan Society, is a health care hero
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 9 min read

COVID-19 Q&A: Visitors matter to long-term care residents

DeeAndra Sandgren says Good Samaritan Society allows safe visits
Simon Floss Simon Floss 6 min read
Senior woman smiles down at a photo album in her lap.

Caring for a loved one with dementia during a pandemic

Good Samaritan Society staff have ways to keep care consistent in time of change
Aubrey Gilbert Aubrey Gilbert 5 min read
Elementary school kids with backpacks running into school, back view. Social accountability grants at Good Samaritan provided backpacks to kids in three states.

Good Samaritan Society grants represent community needs

More than $18,000 in Social Accountability Grants help schoolchildren to seniors
Mick Garry Mick Garry 5 min read
A mature man walks his dog down the sidewalk in a historic neighborhood.

How do you know when it’s time to seek senior services?

Good Samaritan Society offers services in senior living, home health, therapy
Simon Floss Simon Floss 9 min read
Closeup of a senior man's hands with a tape measure, marking a piece of wood with a pencil.

4 health benefits of working with your hands

Hands-on activities help promote your physical and mental health
Erin Mairose Erin Mairose 4 min read
A Good Samaritan Society provider and Sanford Health News host sit in a living room.

Good Samaritan Society: Keep up with therapy and rehab

"Don't let a health concern turn into a health crisis," rehab director says
Simon Floss Simon Floss 5 min read