Monday, January 21, 2008


Fayette County World Gym employees delivered car loads of gifts for the children who live at the Home for Children/Children's Village at Christian City. World Gym members and employees from all three locations came together to make the holidays special by choosing children to sponsor from an angel tree.
Located in Union City, Christian City has been providing loving homes to abandoned and abused children on their campus for over forty years. Sponsorships and financial support are needed year round.To find out more about Christian City and how you can make a donation, become a volunteer or Sponsor A Child, please call 770-703-2636 or access


Christian City President and CEO Robert Crutchfield announced today the appointment of Mr. Terry Thompkins as Executive Vice President for Senior Operations at Christian City.
"Mr. Thompkins brings a wide range of expertise and experience to Christian City. I am impressed with Terry's record of success in the senior services industry and feel certain that Christian City will flourish with the addition of Mr. Thompkins to our staff," Mr. Crutchfield stated.
Terry is a graduate of the University of Central Florida with a degree in Business Management. He received his Master of Divinity from Emory University, Candler School of Theology, and is an Ordained Methodist Minister. He holds a license as a Nursing Home Administrator in the states of Georgia and Oklahoma as well as being a certified Retirement Home Professional through the American Association of Homes and Services for The Aging.
Terry served as Executive Director of Wesley Woods, Inc from 1995-2005, and has worked in the Services and Housing for the Aging field for over 15 years. Active in the community, he has been a member of numerous Boards of Directors including YMCA of Newnan, Georgia Association of Homes and Services for the Aging, The Keith Brooking Children's Foundation and the United Way.
Mr. Thompkins comments, "Christian City has a long and strong heritage of meeting the needs of those we serve in an outstanding fashion. I am honored to serve the residents and employees in this tremendous ministry and look forward to the future with great hope and expectations."
Conveniently located in Union City, just minutes from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, Christian City is home to over 1,000 seniors and operates with a staff of more than 400 employees and 200 volunteers. Christian City boasts a vibrant retirement community including life-lease patio homes, options for independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing and rehabilitative care, apartments for those on limited income and facilities for those who suffer from Alzheimer's disease.
As a nonprofit organization, Christian City also cares for abandoned and abused children on campus through their Home For Children/Children's Village, and will soon launch a new program offering residential care for the developmentally disabled. For more information call 770-703-2636 or access

Monday, January 14, 2008


Christian City, a nonprofit, nondenominational organization serving less fortunate and neglected children as well as seniors, the elderly and the infirm, is calling on the community for financial donations, gift cards, and pantry items. The following is a list of needs for the Home for Children/Children's Village:

Batteries (AA, AAA, C, D)
Paper towels, plates and napkins
Boxed Drinks (100% Juice)
Canned Fruit
Boxed Dinners
Peanut Butter, Jelly
Toilet Paper and facial tissue
Laundry Detergent – powdered or liquid
Soaps (hand or bar)
Cleaning Supplies
Canned Fruit
Crackers, chips, snack cakes (individually wrapped)
Gift cards to local stores such as Wal Mart, Target, Kroger, Ingles

Christian City, located in Union City, relies on community support to continue to meet the needs of the children in their care. To make a donation, sponsor a child, become a volunteer or for more information on the Home for Children and the new Children's Village under construction, please contact Phil Kouns, Chief Operating Officer of Children's Services at 770-703-2641 or access

Thursday, January 03, 2008


By Barbara Foster, Christian City - NHA, Professional Counselor

Many seniors look forward to the holidays only to feel let down when the celebration is over. For no known reason as the new year approaches, depression increases, especially in older adults. Depression affects nearly 3-5% of the population at any one given time, and there is a 20% chance of having an episode of clinical depression at some point in one’s life. However, it can be successfully treated more than 80% of the time with medication, counseling and/or life style changes.

Symptoms of clinical depression include:

• A sad mood most of the day, nearly every day
• Significant weight loss and/or weight gain or decrease/increase in appetite
• Trouble sleeping (either too much or too little)
• Feelings of restlessness
• Fatigue or loss of energy
• Problems with concentration or decision making
• Recurring thoughts of death or thoughts of suicide

Christian City is the perfect place for those prone to feeling let down after the holidays. They offer a professional, loving staff who monitor for signs of depression and make sure residents get the attention they need. Keeping seniors engaged is an important factor in maintaining good mental health. Morning exercise classes, three nutritious meals taken with friends, water aerobics in the heated pool, an ice cream shoppe, library, and numerous planned social occasions keep residents active and happy. Seniors can make new friends and be a part of a vibrant community.

Located on a beautifully wooded campus in Union City, Christian City has a long history of offering excellent retirement opportunities, assisted living, nursing and Alzheimer’s disease care. Call our admissions department today for more information or to set up a free tour at 770-703-2600. You can access our website at In the new year, come to Christian City….your place for life!