A one-of-a-kind care facility in the Valley is getting a new building in order to help care for both children and senior citizens at the same time.
Generations Crossing broke ground on its new $2-million building Wednesday. Suzanne Obenshain, co-chair of the capital campaign for Generations Crossing, says the service they offer is good for both seniors and children alike.
"Seniors sometimes have depression, or are lethargic, and the interaction with kids in a bright environment will help motivate and stimulate them to interact and be more involved," says Obenshain.
Right now, Generations Crossing is an adult daycare facility that borrows kids from local daycares for its intergenerational programs, but it would like to be able to offer its own daycare service to parents.
"Parents really need quality childcare and we're going to bring quality childcare to our community with the new twist of the intergenerational programming," says Obenshain.
The group currently cares for 18 adults, but Obenshain says, once the new building is complete, those numbers may go up.
She says, "We will be able to bring up to 30 adults and 104 children under one roof to interact and do programming to benefit both generations."
The building plans to open this fall on the corner of Taylor Springs and Massanetta Springs Road.