Don and Joe

My name is Josephine. My husband Don & I moved into Samaritas in June of 2014. We were both in good health  but well into our 80s, and we knew the time would be coming when we would need permanent plans. We heard about Samaritas and came for a tour. After that, we decided this is where we wanted to be. I just loved it.

We wanted to be some place where we were settled and knew people, so if something happened to one of us, we were not alone. In September of 2016, Don’s health turned for the worst and he passed away. We had talked about this. I have all kinds of support here. Many people still talk about Don and what a great guy he was. 

It is a comfort to me that people here in my Samaritas community still think about Don.

There are many wonderful activities. I enjoy the service projects, especially when we crochet items and pack lunches for the homeless.

I also attend exercise class three mornings a week and yoga twice a week, which I love.

"You're never alone. Someone is here 24 -7. I feel safe and secure when I go to bed at night. My daughters also feel very comfortable knowing that there is someone looking after me. They don't have to worry. It is a real peace of mind for them. I can't say enough. I just love it here!" - Josephine


All Samaritas Events

«April 2019»

Kalamazoo Foster Care Orientation

Join us to learn more about becoming a foster parent! A 2-3 hour orientation will give you all you need to take the next steps! RSVP to Patty Nikolich, at 269-270-7150 or Our office address is 4341 S. Westnedge Ave. Suite 2000, Kalamazoo, MI 49008.

Troy Foster Care Orientation

Provide a safe and loving home to children by becoming a foster parent with Samaritas. Register for orientation by contacting Renee Yancy at (313) 269-7895 or All orientations are held at the Samaritas Troy Office: 2170 E. Big Beaver Rd. Ste. B , Troy, MI 48083 (We are...

Foster Parent Respite Date

On May 4th,  we will be planting flowers in small pots for children to take home, playing games and doing outside activities if the weather is nice! Snacks will be provided. 1545 Keystone Ave Lansing, MI Please contact Kayla Polzin for more infomration.