Good neighbors: reaching out to our local communities

At Genacross Lutheran Services, our mission to serve is not limited to those people who walk through our doors. We actively reach out to the local communities in which we operate to engage with our neighbors, build relationships, and provide assistance in a variety of ways. Following are just a few examples, including ways you, too, can share in our mission.

If your company, organization, school or church would like to partner with Genacross Lutheran Services Foundation, please contact us via email. All opportunities are evaluated based upon the mission of Genacross Lutheran Services.

  • Community Radio Program

    A Firm Foundation for Life, a weekly radio program hosted by Rick and Jackie Metz, invites medical, psychological, spiritual, financial, and other professionals to address a variety of topics related to aging, and maintaining and improving the quality of life for older adults. The Genacross Lutheran Services Foundation, along with other community organizations, sponsors the program as a community service and as a way for listeners to learn more about the services offered by Genacross Lutheran Services.

    Presented for over 20 years, the program can be heard locally on Saturdays from 8-10 a.m. on News Radio 1370 WSPD and 92.9 FM, and the program is streamed live on the WSPD website.  Also, the program is uploaded to the radio program’s Facebook page at approximately 10:30 a.m. each Saturday. 

    Listen to the following podcasts, which focus exclusively on Genacross programs and services:

    • COVID-19 Christmas at long-term care locations
      Guests: Marty Jan, Executive Director of Wolf Creek Campus, and Bethany Watkins, Activities Director, Wolf Creek Campus
      Original broadcast date: December 5, 2020. Click here to view video podcast. (Note: you may need to unmute or turn up the audio.)

     

    • COVID-19 virus response by Genacross Family & Youth Services
      Guests: Joel Haberland, Director of Family & Youth Operations; Rachel Holland, Supervisor of Clinical Services; and Laura Hasyn, Director of Compliance
      Original broadcast date: July 25, 2020. Click here to view video podcast. (Note: video will begin playing in approximately 40 seconds. Then, click on the screen to start the audio.)

     

    • COVID-19 virus response on Genacross long-term care campuses
      Guests: Marty Jan, Executive Director of Wolf Creek Campus, and Brenda Moosman, Regional Clinical Director
      Original broadcast date: May 30, 2020. Click here to view video podcast. (Note: you may need to turn up your volume.)

     

    • Genacross Family & Youth Services: Christmas traditions at group homes
      Guests: Michael Bowden, Supervisor of Genacross Maumee Youth Center; Rachel Buchhop, Supervisor of Anthony Wayne Treatment Facility; and Alisha Royster, Family & Agency Services Coordinator
      Original broadcast date: December 21, 2019.  Click here to view video podcast. Click here to listen to audio podcast. (Note: the Genacross portion of the audio broadcast begins about 33 minutes into the program. You may want to turn up your volume.)

     

    • Genacross Housing and Community Services: Senior Connect program
      Guest: Jackie Peterson, Director of Service Coordination
      Original broadcast date: August 31, 2019.  Click here to view video podcast. Click here to listen to audio podcast. (Note: the Genacross portion of the audio broadcast begins about 33 minutes into the program.)

     

    • Genacross Lutheran Services Foundation: Together we change lives
      Guest: Kathleen Lemmerbrock, Executive Director
      Original broadcast date: Oct. 27, 2018.  Click here to listen to audio podcast.

     

    • Genacross at Home: Programs and services providing home health care to clients of Genacross Lutheran Services
      Guests: Amanda Schroeder, Vice President of Home and Community Based Services, and Tanya Trapp, Director of Genacross at Home
      Original broadcast date: Aug. 11, 2018.  Click here to listen to audio podcast.

     

    • Genacross Family & Youth Services, recognized nationally for meeting the individual needs of youth
      Guests: Katie Zawisza, Executive Director; Tim Davis, Assistant Executive Director; and Aimee Kaminski, Executive Secretary
      Original broadcast date: May 5, 2018.  Click here to listen to audio podcast.

     

    • Holidays at Home: Holidays at a Genacross long-term care location
      Guests: Meg Stieber, Director of Management for Genacross Housing & Community Services, and Anne Biel, Administrative Assistant for Genacross Lutheran Services Foundation
      Original broadcast date: Dec. 9, 2017.  Click here to listen to audio podcast.

     

    • Genacross Lutheran Services’ philosophy and policies regarding long-term care
      Guests: Rick Marshall, President/CEO, and Denise Gannon, former Vice President of Post-Acutes Services
      Original broadcast date: May 13, 2017.  Click here to listen to audio podcast.
  • Partnering with Local Schools

    Genacross Lutheran Services Foundation partners with area schools to provide opportunities for students to serve in many of our communities. These programs not only benefit Genacross residents but also provide ways for students to engage with people of various generations, build self esteem, and live out their faith by serving others. If your school would like to partner with Genacross to offer a volunteer program for your students, please call us at 419.861.4965 .

  • Lawrence and Adele Youngbauer Scholarships

    Thanks to a generous gift from Lawrence and Adele Youngbauer, the Genacross Lutheran Services Foundation is able to annually award scholarships to four students who will be continuing their educations in the fields of human services, medicine, ministry or education. One senior from each of the following schools, located in areas where the Genacross Lutheran Services ministry has a presence, will be awarded a scholarship: Anthony Wayne, Clay, and Liberty Center high schools and Cardinal Stritch Catholic High School & Academy. Interested students should contact their school guidance counselors for more information.