Lutheran Good Samaritan Society Marks 85 Years

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The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society marks an important milestone this year, as it celebrates 85 years of providing care and services to the elderly and other people in need.

The Society, founded by the Rev. August "Dad" Hoeger, was incorporated on Sept. 29, 1922, and opened its first home March 1, 1923, in Arthur, N.D.

Over the years, the Society has grown from serving a handful of residents to being the nation's largest not-for-profit provider of senior care and services.

It has broadened the scope of its services to include senior living apartments, twin homes, home health care, including telehealth, assisted living centers, hospice care, child day care and specialized units for people with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia.

Good Samaritan Society-Majestic Rim is part of the Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society and offers one- and two-bedroom apartments designed for active seniors during their retirement years. For details, call Stacey Zimmerman, (928) 474-3912.

The Society is a Christian not-for-profit organization that owns and operates more than 240 long-term health care centers and retirement living centers.

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