Good Samaritan Society Celebrates 90th anniversary
The Good Samaritan Society – communities of Brainerd and Pine River is joining Good Samaritan Society locations across the nation in celebrating the 90th anniversary of The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society.
The Good Samaritan Society, founded by the Rev. August “Dad” Hoeger, was incorporated Sept. 29, 1922, and opened its first home, a six-room rented house, on 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 providers of senior care and services.
“The Rev. August Hoeger championed new concepts of care and administration that have since been established in long-term care centers nationwide,” said Executive Director Mike Deuth. “This legacy of growth and innovation has continued to characterize the work we do at our lakes area Good Samaritan Society campuses.”
The Good Samaritan Society – communities of Brainerd and Pine River plans a Pie Social and Silent Auction at the Brainerd – Bethany campus on Sept. 27 from 2–3:30 p.m. to commemorate Founder’s Day.
The Good Samaritan Society – communities of Brainerd and Pine River is part of The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society, a not-for-profit organization that owns and operates more than 240 long-term care centers and retirement living centers across the country. The Good Samaritan Society’s 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.”