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Celebrating National Homecare Month


Mon, Nov 24th, 2014
Posted in Preston Health & Wellness

Good Samaritan Society Home Care of Preston is happy to be celebrating in the month of November not only National Homecare month, but also the ongoing 20 year celebration of their existence. This service which was somewhat unique in 1994 is more the norm in 2014. People are living longer and staying in their own home longer with the help of our services. Those services include: skilled nursing, physical, occupational, and speech therapy, home health aides, telehealth, automated medication dispensers and personal emergency response systems. With all these tools, services can be tailored to meet individual needs. Good Samaritan Society Home Care is Medicare certified, Medicaid licensed, as well as accepting many forms of insurance, VA benefits and private payment. Often people don’t realize that even though the agency is located in Preston services span east to Houston and Southern Winona counties, southern Olmsted and west to Mower, Freeborn and Worth and Mitchell counties in Iowa.

Several staff, including two home health aides and three nurses, have 15 plus years of experience with the agency. Our dedicated staff are the reason for the 20 years of success that Good Samaritan Society Homecare has experienced. The Good Samaritan Society is one of the largest not-for-profit providers of senior care services in the U.S. Services include skilled nursing, senior living communities and homecare agencies. The corporation knows that Homecare is a key factor in meeting needs of the aging seniors and works to stay on top of the latest technology. Seniors are becoming more mobile so the use of touch screen telehealth, and go-safe emergency response systems providing fall detection at home and away from home for those on the go.

Homecare for southern Minnesota and Northern Iowa is located at 200 St Paul Street in Preston, Minn. For more information on the Good Samaritan Home Care program and services, visit www.good-sam.com or call (507) 765-2700.

Summer food program for kids

Fri, Jun 6th, 2014
Posted in Preston Health & Wellness

With summer here, it’s time to think about keeping children healthy while school is out. Fillmore Central Schools will be providing free meals for children this summer! Free meals for children will be served at the elementary school in Preston o ..... 
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Preston, Peterson chosen for prime bicycling event

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, Jan 31st, 2014
Posted in Preston Health & Wellness

Two Fillmore County towns, eagerly awaiting news, received confirmation last week that they had been chosen as a part of a four-day, four-community bicycling event. Bicycling Around Minnesota (BAM), an eight-year tour organization, set up the event, ..... 
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Fillmore County launches new free discount prescription savings program

Fri, Apr 12th, 2013
Posted in Preston Health & Wellness

Preston, MN – Fillmore County is pleased to join the Coast2Coast Rx Card program. The new Coast2Coast Rx card will allow all County residents, regardless of income, age, or health status to participate in the program and save on the cost of thei ..... 
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A ribbon cutting

Fri, Dec 14th, 2012
Posted in Preston Health & Wellness

A ribbon cutting and open house was held at Traditions of Preston on Friday, December 7, and members of the Preston Area Chamber of Commerce were there to help celebrate. Front row from left to right are Scott Springer, resident Violet Olson, Andrea ..... 
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Free car seat and booster seat check event

Fri, Oct 12th, 2012
Posted in Preston Health & Wellness

Extra seat belt enforcement activities will be taking place from October 12-26. The Minnesota Primary Seat Belt law requires drivers and all passengers to be buckled up or in the correct child restraint or booster seat. Children in Minnesota must ri ..... 
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An active senior, an active citizen

Mon, Jul 23rd, 2012
Posted in Preston Health & Wellness

Muriel Hanson of Preston, Minn. is a woman on the go. She is involved in many activities, both socially and through volunteering. When asked her age, Muriel said she is 79, and then added, “Can I be that old?!” Looking at her schedule, you would ..... 
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