Geneva, NE: Sprouting Savings Habits

Two Heritage Crossings Assisted Living members had the time of their life when they assisted with the Fillmore Central’s FBLA American Enterprise Project – “Sprouting Saving Habits”. They shared their wisdom at a workshop in the library basement. Without a doubt, they captured the interest of the younger children, as well as the high school students when they related their lack of money to save when they were young. Darien Thomsen showed his hand-made toy that he himself made when he was growing up, which of course is the only way you could get toys, as there was no money to buy them. Evalyn Slepicka shared a little bank that Geneva State Bank gave out when she was little to encourage saving. Times were quite different then and we are so proud of the way in which our folks were able to stress the importance of being careful with your money and saving when you can.
It was an added honor for our elders when they were invited to attend the FBLA Banquet and were recognized for their contribution to the success of the program presented to the students. The “intergenerational aspect” of the project was acknowledged by two of the judges and it must have been very impressive, as the project won first place in the state competition. The three students pictured with Evalyn and Darien will be attending the National Competition in Baltimore in July. We were so proud for our residents for helping teach some valuable lessons to today’s youngsters!

Stewardship:  We will be responsible stewards of our resources to serve our residents, ensure the long-term financial stability of the company, reinvest in our people and facilities, and pursue growth opportunities.

Submitted By:

Rachel Chaney, Admissions/Marketing/PR Coordinator

Heritage Crossings, Geneva NE