Marcie's Books, Parkinson's Club

Book for Daddy

My Daddy has Parkinson's.  It is slowly taking away everything.  His eyesight is failing.  His walking has become very difficult...he uses a walker always, and will probably need to use a wheelchair in the near future.  He has difficulty completing basic tasks of daily living.  In the evenings even his thinking fails him, and he
Inspirations, Parkinson's Club

Driving a Tractor, Daddy?

If you follow the Gentog Facebook page, you know that we've been having a great time this week on a special project.  We have been interviewing each Gentog senior, asking the question "What was your favorite job?" and we've asked each child "What do you want to be when you grow up?"  We write the
Parkinson's Club

PD Club – Parkinson’s and Falling

Gentog Parkinson's Club:  We are not doctors, and we don’t claim to be experts on Parkinson’s Disease.  But we live with the disease day in and day out, and we have a few observations we’d like to share with the world. Falling is a fact of life for me.  This disease makes me weaker than I
Parkinson's Club

Gentog Parkinson’s Club

We now have a Parkinson's Club at Gentog.  This is specifically for people with PD that attend our program.  We spend a couple of days a week at Gentog, giving us a place to be and giving our spouses some time for themselves.  Since we're already here and participating in games and exercise and visiting,

TriMet Drivers Rock!

I tell all new clients that our TriMet Lift service is awesome...that it's convenient and safe and a great way to get their loved one to our program. I also always mention that the drivers are wonderful, we see many of them daily, and I'm impressed with their level of service every day. Today, one of
Marcie's Books

Bring Back the Fun – A Note From Helen

Finding the fun with people with dementia? Impossible, you think? Not so fast, buster! My granddaughter has recently written a book about just that. She probably thinks those ideas are all hers...but they aren't. I've taught her to have fun all of her life. She used to call me her fun grandma. Think it was the
Intergenerational Activities

Halloween Intergenerational Craft Project

When we sit down to do artwork or a craft with our seniors, we don't always know what we'll end up with!  Our end products are not always perfect...but our mantra is "It's not about the product, it's about the process".  We're OK if the end product isn't beautiful, as long as we had fun
Gentog History

Gentog’s First Post

We've been open for 28 months now.  There are so many stories to tell.  Funny stories.  Sad stories.  Heartwarming tales from our intergenerational activities.  So how best to tell them? I guess it's time to jump into the world of blogging.  People who are interested can read.  Murt and I can share our stories.  Perhaps we'll