Crossroads House On Air

Listen locally for updates and announcements or Crossroads House events on WBTA and WCJW
Join us the second Tuesday of each month on WBTA's Main and Center with Chris Kalen to hear uplifting and compelling stories of comfort care in our community.
Click on the links below to listen live or on any of the previously recorded Main and Center programs

WBTA Main and Center September 2021

Wherever a beautiful soul has been, there is a trail of beautiful memories. Volunteer Sue Chiddy shares a heartfelt story of the time her Mother was a resident at Crossroads House, and how returning to our garden on April 2nd every year allows her to feel a special closeness to her Mom.

WBTA Main and Center August 2021

Helen Hulburt, a familiar face in the Byron-Bergen Central School District, and her family, have found a cause and make a difference together at the 21st Annual Van Hulburt Memorial Golf Tournament held in memory of Helen's husband, Van. In this installment, she shares how Van's legacy of helping others has carried forward into the next generation.

WBTA Main and Center July 2021

Having recently experienced the loss of a loved one, Julie Carasone decided that she wanted to bring comfort to those in their last days. Along with our Volunteer Coordinator, Emily Crawford, Julie discusses why living life wholeheartedly and using it to help others is a wonderful way to spend your time on this Earth.

WBTA Main and Center June 2021

Charlotte & Deanna Crawford talk about how Crossroads House impacted their lives during the passing of their beloved father/grandfather and the special place it continues to hold in both of their hearts.

WBTA Main and Center May 2021

Executive Director Jeff Allen announces an exciting new way in which the mission of Crossroads House is expanding in the community and shares a story about a recent road trip taken with a resident and his family.

WBTA Main and Center: Classy Chassy

Our broadcast on Main And Center featuring Kim Pangrazio discussing Classy Chassy's upcoming fundraiser in memory of her mother and why Crossroads House  is near and dear to her heart.

WBTA Main and Center April 2021

Join Diane Sia and Chris Kalin as they welcome their guest, Jackie Swinarski, on WBTA’s Main and Center program. Jackie shares stories about those who cared for her Mother while she was a resident at Crossroads House: having her hair professionally styled by Carol Grasso, enjoying the company of the volunteers, and how her Mother spent her last night.

WBTA Main and Center March 2021

Mother & daughter,  Cindy Lowder and Tara Johnson discuss their history as caregivers and Crossroads House volunteers.

WBTA Main and Center February 2021

Our founder, Kathy Panepento discusses her motivations for starting a comfort care home.

WBTA Main and Center January 2021

Our UB Masters Social Working Program Interns Sara and Jessica introduce themselves and discuss their interest in comfort care.

WBTA Main and Center December 2020

Resident Care Volunteers Jamie and Mickey Charters share their comfort care love story.

WBTA Main and Center October 2020

Join Deb Foley, Resident Care Volunteer as she shares her role as a doula and how it led to writing a book on her own experiences with grief and loss

WBTA Main and Center November 2020

Butch Ficarella joins his children Nick and Toni to share their memories of Connie and the family time at Crossroads House.  Out of their experience emerged a legacy project in the form of "Comfort Foods", a collection of recipes from Crossroads House staff, volunteers and the Ficarella family.

WBTA Main and Center September 2020

Denise Spadaccia shares about family time, memories made and legacies cemented while her mom Fran  was living at Crossroads House.

WBTA Main and Center August 2020

Elaine Page shares her life experiences and what led her to become a caregiver at Crossroads House.

WBTA Main and Center July 2020

Resident Care Volunteer Tom Staebell talks about the doula role in comfort care and resident Conrad Gifford shares his life and experiences living at Crossroads House.  Conrad passed away on September 14th 2020...on his 90th birthday.

WBTA Main and Center June 2020

Nicole Havens talks about the role of Staff Caregiver at Crossroads House and the assessment process as well as care given while Crossroads House was on pause.

WBTA Main and Center May 2020

Dan Kilker, President of Purple Pony Horsemanship, shares their mission and how they stood alongside Crossroads House during the pause.

WBTA Main and Center April 2020

Director of Development Diane Sia talks about pausing resident care and the Corona Convoy 2020

WBTA Main and Center  March 2020

Listen to Dr Mary Obear, Crossroads House Volunteer Medical Advisor, talk about the transitions from diagnosis to comfort care.

WBTA Main and Center February 2020

Executive Director Jeff Allen talks about his experiences leading up to joining Crossroads House.
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