Good Samaritan Society Offering a Taste of Senior Living with Progressive Supper

OTTUMWA — The Good Samaritan Society – Ottumwa is giving seniors 55 and older a chance to experience what senior living could look (and taste) like with the Good Samaritan Society with a progressive supper event.

On Friday, Nov. 16, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., guests will be served hors d’oeuvres and dessert in some available apartments, giving them the chance to tour the facilities. Guests will be served in the Lodge dining room at 1 Oak Ridge Road for the main course. The food will be prepared by the location’s expert chef as a preview of what the location has to offer for cuisine.

“We are trying to set ourselves apart with our food,” Pamela Wilson, Director, Campus Housing and Ancillary Services said. “Our chef makes homemade soups five times a week and introduces new menu items every month, keeping some favorites but ensuring that there is a wide variety.”

The event also gives guests a chance to meet current residents and hear their stories.

The Good Samaritan has been serving seniors in Ottumwa since 1954, originally providing services out of a former U.S. naval hospital. In 1971, the Society opened a new 126-bed facility. The Good Samaritan Society – Ottumwa campus now spans 75 acres, offering skilled nursing, inpatient and outpatient rehab, memory care, assisted living, senior living and senior living with services.
About the Good Samaritan Society: The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society is one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit organizations providing innovative senior care and services with approximately 240 locations nationwide. The Society offers Post-Acute, Skilled Nursing and Home- and Community-Based Services as well as Senior Living and Affordable Housing communities. Founded in 1922, the mission is to share God’s love in word and deed by providing shelter and supportive services to older persons and others in need, believing that “In Christ’s Love, Everyone Is Someone.”