Living Longer, Living Better

Living longer is both a goal and a reality for many people these days. But we all know that living better is just as important as living longer. Make longer living better living by staying connected to your community, being mindful of your physical and emotional health, and engaging your mind in positive, productive tasks each day.

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Taking Care of Me

A grandmother realizes that making healthy choices has implications for her entire family.

Diner operator Tammy Kronz says resident volunteers help her pass savings on to customers. "They may not be speed demons," says Tammy of her volunteers, "but because of the fact that they work for nothing — they work for tips only — it helps keep the prices down. “

Volunteers Serve Up Friendship at Diner

This old-fashioned diner is open to anyone who needs a home cooked meal. The best part is that the employees are all volunteers.

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Volunteer Lisa Alden playing a game with the senior citizens of the Good Samaritan Society

Lisa Alden: Volunteer Superhero

Residents and employees consider this special volunteer a hero for her energetic optimism.

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A view of the Conestoga huts.

This Retirement Community Offers A Haven for the Homeless

A unique partnership created a practical alternative for those in need of housing.

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"I can relate to what others are going through and understand their pains and struggles," says George Rosch. "In the end, I just want to inspire people and lift their spirits up.”

A New Road, A Second Chance at Life

After a life-changing injury that ended his career, George Rosch found a new purpose.

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Actress, singer and animal rights activist Doris Day

At 96, Doris Day Is a Passionate Advocate for Animals

After beloved entertainer Doris Day enjoyed success as a singer and an actress, she stepped out of the spotlight and turned her attention to animal rights activism.

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Painting can ease stress

Creativity Goes a Long Way to Lower Stress

Research shows that just 45 minutes of creative work lowers cortisol, an insidious stress hormone.

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A smiling woman volunteers for a local charity

5 Ways Volunteering Is Good for You

The benefits you provide to others when you volunteer for a good cause are not hard to see, but you may not have stopped to realize the ways you benefit from helping others.

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At 75, Soren was one of the oldest people to have thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail

A Grueling Thru-Hike on the Appalachian Trail Reacquainted Him with God

As a child, he dreamed of walking the length of the Appalachian Trail, but at 75, was he up to the challenge?

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Positive attitude

Can Positive Thinking Keep Your Heart Healthy?

New research suggests there is a connection between optimism and recovery from certain heart conditions.

Kathy recognizes herself in many of the young adults she has helped.

How a Retiree Found New Purpose Helping Homeless Young Adults

She thought she and her husband were retiring to enjoy the good life. The life she found is better than she imagined.

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Staff-to-Staff Mentoring Yields Powerful Results

Staff-to-Staff Mentoring Yields Powerful Results

Employees at Good Samaritan enjoy professional growth with enouragement and advice from mentors.

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A senior citizen woman reads to one of the preschoolers.

Senior Mentors Make A Positive Impact on Children

 These seniors make a difference in children's lives and find joy in their new friendships.

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A group of enthusiastic senior citizens doing weight training.

These Wellness Ambassadors Make Going to the Gym Worthwhile

Gym jitters no more! Stay healthy and build friendships at the gym with these resident volunteers who encourage a proactive lifestyle.

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