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Good Samaritan Society - Home Care celebrates 20 years of service


By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Jul 11th, 2014
Posted in Preston Features

While some retirees venture off to the warm, dryer climates of Arizona and other parts of the south and west for their golden years, many find that they can only feel right at home here in the Midwest, specifically southern Minnesota and northern Iowa.

However, no matter where one goes, there’s no question that as our wisdom continues grow as we age, so can our dependability on others. Dependability on others comes in different arrangements, whether moving to a care facility, assisted living center and today many even include having the option of staying right at home.

Good Samaritan Society - Home Care located in Preston, Minn. is celebrating 20 years of making at-home life possible for many of the area’s residents. Good Samaritan began providing assistance in 1994 when home care services weren’t widely established.

“In those days there was not a lot of support for home care,” said Vickie Lynch, Director of Home Health for Good Samaritan.

Even so, Lynch and others at Good Samaritan knew that the need was there for home health services. Good Samaritan Society Administrator Doug Aretz helped pioneer home care services beginning with a man who had been placed in the nursing home but wanted to return home.

“He [Aretz] was the one who started the agency and had the vision to provide care for people going home from our facility,” Lynch said.

The Good Samaritan Society - Home Care is a Medicare- and Medicaid-certified agency that also accepts many forms of insurance and private payment. The Good Samaritan Society extends its service area far beyond Fillmore County, serving Olmsted, Winona, Freeborn, Mower, and Houston counties in Minnesota and Worth and Mitchell counties in Iowa. Lynch stated that clients range in number from between 80 to 100.

The Good Samaritan Society is part of one of the largest not-for-profit providers of senior care and services. It owns and operates more than 240 care centers, senior living communities and home care agencies.

While Preston’s home care program began in 1994, the Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society was founded in 1922.

A wide array of services are available through the Good Samaritan Society:

Telehealth. The Good Samaritan Society allows for health care delivery from a distance, allowing patrons to see, hear and talk to nursing staff though various telec .....
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POET team members share experiences from Kenya

Mon, Jul 7th, 2014
Posted in Preston Features

This summer a group of POET team members traveled to Kenya, Africa to help build a dorm for the Traveller’s Oasis Girls School. Michele Anderson, Quality Manager at POET Biorefining, Preston and a resident of Saint Charles participated in this mis ..... 
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Preston Dairy and Farm Association breaks ground on expansion

By Mitchell Walbridge

Fri, Jun 13th, 2014
Posted in Preston Features

Groundbreaking on the Preston Dairy and Farm expansion outside of Preston took place Wednesday, June 11, 2014 with Preston Area Chamber of Commerce members, Preston Mayor Curt Reicks, Preston Chamber of Commerce President Sarah Wangen and EDA Direct ..... 
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Preston, home of The Driftless Fly Fishing Co.

Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in Preston Features

This is no fish tale. There is a new business in Preston, Minn. that may reel you in hook, line, and sinker. Well hook and line anyway. No sinkers involved here. If you, a friend or family member loves to fly fish or have always wanted to learn n ..... 
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B&B Olympic Bowl spruces up with remodel

Fri, Apr 11th, 2014
Posted in Preston Features

Walk into B&B Olympic Bowl in Preston, Minn. and you will be bowled over by the new look. The restaurant side of the business has been through a transformation from floor to ceiling. Paul and Shelly Hanson purchased B&B Olympic Bowl in September ..... 
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Preston’s “DMC” is the SMSVC

Fri, Mar 28th, 2014
Posted in Preston Features

As the greater Rochester area celebrates the establishment of the state-supported Destination Medical Center, aptly coined the DMC, the greater Preston area recognizes the Southeastern Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery (SMSVC) as an economic engine ..... 
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Tienter-Ertl couple to celebrate true small town wedding

By Angie Rodenburg

Fri, Jan 10th, 2014
Posted in Preston Features

As many people from small towns know it can be difficult to find love in a community where you are related to almost everyone--and if you find someone you’re not related to you just might want to confirm with grandma. Lucky for bride-to-be Grace T ..... 
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Preston Red Kettle Campaign helps county

Fri, Jan 3rd, 2014
Posted in Preston Features

The Salvation Army of Fillmore County held one of its Red Kettle Campaigns on Friday, December 20, 2013 in Preston, Minn., which is a very important fundraising event for the Salvation Army in Fillmore County as it collects a large portion of the en ..... 
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Find your Serenity Within in Preston

Fri, Jan 3rd, 2014
Posted in Preston Features

A new business has opened in Preston, Minn. where area residents can go for a relaxing massage that can be beneficial to their health and well-being. Nancy Back has opened Serenity Within, which is located at 133 Fillmore Street W., Suite 4, in dow ..... 
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