Good Samaritan Society Las Cruces Village - Nonprofit of the Month March 2015

Mar 23rd, 2015

Good Samaritan Society – Las Cruces Village



Since 1979, Good Samaritan Society – Las Cruces Village and its staff has worked to provide housing and care to area seniors.
To create an environment where people are loved, valued and at peace.


Good Samaritan Society – Las Cruces Village provides a continuum of housing and care services to seniors, including housing with services apartments, assisted living, short-term rehabilitation care, long-term nursing care, memory care, outpatient physical and occupational therapy and home health services.

Key goals:

To serve our residents and the community utilizing the following eight traits of the Good Samaritan Way: Compassion, honesty, perseverance, joy, humility, acceptance, courage and love.


The Good Samaritan Society was founded in 1922 by Rev. August Hoeger. The Good Samaritan – Las Cruces Village opened its doors in 1979. Upon opening, the facility included independent apartments and a skilled nursing center. Through the years, Las Cruces Village has added additional apartments, assisted living, a memory care unit, a social center and home health services.

Key people to know:

Guy Matson, Executive Director Micah Herold, HCC Administrator Julie Maager, Senior Living Manager Penney McClarin, Director of Resource Development and Marketing Events and activities: Founders Day Project – Annual event helping seniors stay safely in their homes. In 2014, volunteers from Good Samaritan Society – Las Cruces Village went to three homes and installed grab bars, ramps, railings, raised toilets and other improvements to enable residents to stay safely in their homes. All improvements were accomplished with donated funds.

Mission Trip – Good Samaritan operates a senior center in Columbia. This center provides recreation, safety and meals to the seniors in the community. Other services provided are blood pressure checks, monitoring of sugar levels, education on writing and simple math. Each year, at least one employee from the Las Cruces Village travels to Columbia to assist at this facility. This year’s trip entails assisting in building huts and improving existing homes in the community.

Well Being Wednesday – A program for Good Samaritan residents and community members that teaches about the six dimensions of well-being: physical, mental, emotional, vocational, social and spiritual well-being. iPad Project – A program to alleviate senior isolation by bringing the knowledge of email, face time, Skype and social media to our seniors. Annual Garage Sale – Items donated by residents and community are sold once a year in an annual garage sale (this year’s funds to benefit the iPad project).

Continued support and donations of food and clothing to Mesilla Valley Community of Hope

Future plans:

A second continuum of care campus on the northeast side of town and continued participation in community outreach.