Generations of Indian Valley is currently closed.  We are responding to emails and voice mails.  If you have a question or concern, and especially if you need assistance with basic needs, please contact us at 215-723-5841 or info@generationsofiv.org. 

Meals on Wheels clients will continue to receive large deliveries on Mondays and Thursdays.  

Drive-Through Take-Out Meal service is offered Wednesdays and Fridays from 11:45am-12:15pm.  Reservations are required.  Click here for full details, then scroll down the page. 

Virtual Program Offerings are now being offered!  Click here for full details, then scroll down the page. 

Click on the COVID-19 Emergency Updates button below for a list of resources and helpful information, then scroll down the page.  

 

COVID-19 Emergency Updates


Brain, Brain, Don't Go Away

Each week, our staff counts out various shelf stable foods to help feed our Meals on Wheels clients. Sometimes we chat or listen to music just to break the monotony. Those of us with a wild side like to set up the applesauce cups in layers of even rows and columns. Then we test ourselves to see if we can multiply and add the amounts together correctly without using a calculator.  Wild side, indeed. . .

Ah. . . yes, the work looks different these days for many of us. Still, we’re all thankful to have any work, and heck, if making rows of applesauce cups is the one thing we have control over right now then by golly, we’re gonna do it! On a positive note, our continued work allows for continued brain exercise!

Our brains need to be cared for just like any other part of the body. So, what are you doing to train your brain while staying at home? Let’s see if you can answer these riddles:

1). You have to break me before you can use me. What am I?
2). I am tall when I’m young and short when I’m old. What am I? (See answers below).

If you’re not a riddler, try engaging in one of the 13 brain exercises that have been proven most helpful in boosting memory, focus, and concentration. (See list below). You can see below for a list of fantastic free brain game links. Now, keep that brain sane till we meet again!

Best Brain Boosters 
from healthline.com:
1. Doing A Jigsaw Puzzle
2. Playing A Card Game
3. Building Your Vocabulary
4. Learning A New Dance Routine
5. Using Multiple Senses
6. Learning A New Skill
7. Teaching Someone Else A New Skill
8. Listening To Or Playing Music
9. Taking A New Walk Route
10. Meditating
11. Learning A New Language
12. Practicing Tai Chi
13. Focusing On Another Person

Click here for some great brain game websites vetted by our friends from DeSales University, Dr. Stephen Carp and Dr. Julie Skrzat. 

Looking for the answers to our riddles? 
1). An Egg
2). A Candle