Family Caregivers, Parkinson's Club

Missing My Mom

It's been 2 weeks since my mama left this earth. The last 14 days have been a whirlwind of making arrangements for her memorial and burial, of rearranging the house just enough for Dad's comfort without losing her personal touches, of being with family.   The first part of life without Mom is behind me. Now I
Family Caregivers, Marcie's Books, Newberg Graphic Articles

Reminisce With Me

I recently wrote an article for the Newberg Graphic Insiders Column called Reminisce With Me.  It offers suggestions on how to spend quality time with someone you love that lives with dementia. Some of my favorite memories with my Gram were times that we sat together and looked through photos on my iPad.  Sometimes they were
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,
Gentog History, Gentog Seniors, Inspirations

Bob Jones – My Inspiration

[caption id="attachment_92" align="alignnone" width="300"] Is there a treasure in that pocket, Grandpa Bob?[/caption] Before Gentog opened it's doors it was a dream.  It took several months of planning to figure out what kind of business Murt and I would build.  We knew we wanted to do it, but it was scary to leave the security of
Family Caregivers, Gram Helen's Story

Gram’s First Gentog Days

The first few days with Gram at my house were not as easy as I thought they'd be.  The plan was that Gram would stay with me during the week and attend Gentog.  Perfect solution.  She's an elderly woman with dementia and an injury that needs healing...I own an adult daycare.  What could be more
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