Can You Spot the Differences?
Here are two photos of the same space. One was taken on February 28, 2020, and the other was taken on May 5, 2020. Can you spot the many differences? Go ahead and find as many differences as you can. Oh, by the way, there's no answer key. That's because we only want to point out three very important differences that are the most meaningful to us at Generations right now:
1. We're thrilled to have our Executive Director Doug Eschbach back with us after several month's leave of absence (he's pictured right in the middle of our latest "social distance" staff meeting circle).
2. There are a lot less people in the May 5th picture. We have to sit far apart from one another and wear masks. It's weird. It's taking a toll on the emotional well-being of all of us, and we know it's hard for you too.
3. Aside from the people sitting in the circle, the Community Room is empty in the May 5th picture. That's because we're preparing for work to get underway on our long-awaited renovations.
Read on for more information . . .
We can't wait to
see you in person!
But in the meantime, here's what we're up to.
When we last reached out, we stressed the importance of having a daily routine, and we shared some of the components we think are most important in a senior's routine. Specifically, we discussed (or lectured you) about physical activity. You should continue to incorporate physical activity into your daily routine. We've added some additional helpful exercise links below. In this newsletter, we want to discuss your emotional well-being.
Bucks Mont
Senior Golf League
Generations Participants again are invited to play golf this year at Twin Woods Golf Course in Hatfield. The season began on Monday, May 5 following Gov. Wolf’s lifting of the ban on golf courses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Details about the league and the registration form are available online at bucksmontgolf.com OR Call Twin Woods Golf Course to register:
215-822-9263.
The Importance of Exercise During Quarantine
Check out a helpful article discussing both facts about the spread of COVID-19 and the importance of exercise during quarantine by our friends from DeSales University. Click here to read the article and then be sure to try the custom exercise video the DeSales University Physical Therapy Doctoral Students made just for us! Thank you DeSales University for your continued partnership!
Stay Connected Using Video Conference Calls
We have some updates to our video conferencing tutorials using the popular apps FaceTime, Google, Skype and Zoom. We challenge you to watch the videos, and then get connected with each other. Thanks to our volunteer "techy," Tom for your assistance in teaching us "old dogs" some new tricks!


The Montgomery County Project HEARTH program (Helping Elderly Adults Remain in Their Homes) is up and running during this very stressful time. They hope to continue sending out volunteers to help with shopping, running errands, and yard work. Potential volunteers, as well as clients, should contact Aaron Shostak at 610-326-1610 ext 335 or email him at ashostak@fsmontco.org
Work On Our Renovation Project Is Underway
We're excited to announce that the remodeling of our Charles H. Allebach, Jr. Community Room is slated to begin in the days and weeks ahead. After hours of worrying about how and where to relocate the programs and events on our normally very full calendar, we currently have the unique circumstance of an empty room. Thanks to some creativity on the part of our renovation committee, we are moving forward with the remodeling activities that are currently permissible under Gov. Wolf's guidance.
How You Can Help
At this time, monetary donations to help us maximize our efforts for our Meals on Wheels clients are the best way to help. To donate by mail, send your check payable to Generations, with "Meals on Wheels" in the memo, to us at 259 N. Second St., Souderton, PA 18964. To donate online via Paypal, click on the button below.
If you are braving the grocery store during the pandemic, please consider a visit to Giant Food Store in Souderton to support Generations of Indian Valley/Senior Adult Activity Center. We will receive a $1 donation for every $2.50 reusable bag sold in JUNE at the Souderton Giant. If you're extra motivated, this store serves only customers who are age 60 and over first from 6:00 a.m - 7:00 a.m daily.
Anyway, What Are You Up To?
Send Us Your Stay at Home Photos or Stories!
We would love to start documenting what our Participants are doing while they have to stay at home. Have you learned something new? Are you enjoying a renewed relationship with your beloved spouse? Have you eaten more than your share of sweets and treats? Whether you are pursuing a hobby, getting stronger, or going crazy, we want to know. Send us a picture or reply to this email (even if you'd prefer not to include a picture) to let us know what you've been up to. Be sure to include your name and contact information.
You can also send a hard copy of a photo or letter to us at
259 N. Second St.,
Souderton, PA 18964
Click on the helpful links below for further resource information. . .
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