Serving the North Iowa Area Since 1946

Senior Smorgasbord

Each Sunday, Good Shepherd sponsors a Senior Smorgasbord for seniors age 62 and older and their invited guests.

The smorgasbord is held in the John Linden Chapel at Good Shepherd after worship services are complete. A hot, homemade nutritious meal is served that includes a variety of meat, vegetables, salads, fruits, relishes, breads, and desserts.

This popular smorgasbord has been in existence since the mid 1980’s and has served hundreds of thousands of meals.

Time: Serving Begins at 11:45 and continues until 12:30

Location: Good Shepherd’s John Linden Chapel

Cost: $8.00 for seniors 62 and older, $10.00 for invited guests and visitors



Senior Smorgasbord

Please come and join us for a wonderful experience of food and friends.

Telephone Reassurance: A Free community Service Program for Senior Citizens

You and your family can have peace of mind when you join Telephone Reassurance

The telephone reassurance program is made available to help senior citizens remain independent in their own home or apartment longer.  At a specific time each day, 7 days a week, an operator will call the subscriber or the subscriber may choose to call in to report they are all right.  If the person has not called in at the designated time, someone on our staff will call them.  If there is still no answer to our repeated calls, someone designated by the caller will be sent to check on the subscriber.


Who may register?
You may register for yourself or a family member.  Our staff will take your confidential application.  You may also click on the link below to print and mail an application to Good Shepherd at: 302 2nd St NE, Mason City, IA 50401


What is the cost?
There is no charge for this valuable service.


What if I am away?
In the event your are not going to be home or are out of town a few days or weeks, simply call and let the staff know when you are leaving and for how long.

The Telephone Reassurance program is cost-free to all participants.  The program operates entirely on donations and is subsidized through Good Shepherd.  We invite your support of this tax-deductible program.

If you wish to contribute, please mail contributions to:
Telephone Reassurance Program c/o
Good Shepherd Health Center
302 2nd St NE
Mason City, IA 50401

For additional information, please call Good Shepherd at (641) 424-1740 or toll-free (800) 392-6638