Generations Crossing News

The Intern Perspective

As my time here at GC comes to a close, I’ve decided to take a small moment to reflect back. For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Katie McCombie and I’ve been working as a Marketing Intern at Generations Crossing since October. As a current JMU student studying Public Relations, I thought this would be excellent work experience for me. I was eager to get some hands-on, “real world” job training and join the GC team. I had no idea it would end up offering me so much more than that.

Small Moments with Big Impact

It’s no secret we’re always bustling at GC, with new activities planned daily for participants from age 6 weeks to 95 years old. However sometimes we hear a story about our program that stops us in our tracks, putting everything in perspective. We recently spoke to Miriam, a mother of one of our adult participants named Catherine. Catherine has a condition which limits her ability to communicate. Miriam told us a heartwarming story of how GC has impacted Catherine’s life, even outside of the center walls.

One of Our Finest

Generations Crossing has come a very long way since it opened in 2002. It all started in the basement of Parkview Mennonite Church with two nurses, one of them being Jeanne Troyer who we’re still fortunate to have on staff. Jeanne has transitioned with Generations Crossing through all of its changes; she sees her job more as a privilege rather than a task.

Caregivers Conversation - Part 2!

Generations Crossing and Sunnyside Retirement Community are back again to offer an interactive information session where caregivers can meet and socialize in a comfortable setting. Our guest speakers will host an educational workshop based on the feedback given in our Part 1 of the series, followed by time to socialize with other area caregivers. Light refreshments will be served. And of course, feel free to bring along friends! Please try to RSVP by March 20th by calling Generations Crossing at 540-434-4901.

Our Longest-Running Family

Generations Crossing is fortunate enough to consider everyone here an extended family. And perhaps no one represents this quite as well as the Howard clan, who have been with us since opening the childcare program in January 2009. April and Ron Howard enrolled their two-year-old daughter, Ally, in Generations Crossing before the new building had even opened its doors, becoming an integral part of getting our program underway. April says she believed in the vision Generations Crossing had, and decided to take a leap of faith.

Caregivers Conversation

Generations Crossing and Sunnyside Retirement Community are teaming up to bring you a fun, free networking event on February 10th! Community caregivers will have the chance to learn from our guest speakers about how to build effective communication with your loved ones, as well as socialize with fellow area caregivers over light refreshments. Additionally, loved ones are welcome to come along, as a fun activity will be planned with trained nursing staff. RSVP by February 6th!

In honor of this Veteran’s Day, Meet Generations Crossings’ veteran participant, Henry!

Henry C. Pfister Jr. was born in Mount Savage, Maryland on June 2, 1923. He graduated high school in 1941, going straight to work at an apprenticeship with the railroads. However it didn’t take long before Henry felt compelled to answer his nation’s call and join the Army to fight in World War II. He did his basic training at Fort Lee in Virginia, and then was off to Europe with Sigma Core for the U.S. Army. He stayed in Europe for three years working primarily as an Army machinist, going from England, to the Battle of Normandy in France, to Belgium, finally returning to the U.S.

October 2014 Childcare Newsletter

The October 2014 edition of the Generations Crossing Childcare Newsletter is now available.

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September 2014 Childcare Newsletter

The September 2014 edition of the Generations Crossing Childcare Newsletter is now available.

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August 2014 Childcare Newsletter

The August 2014 edition of the Generations Crossing Childcare Newsletter is now available.

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