This fall, nearly 1,000 retirees toured the GM Heritage Center, and it seemed every one of them could share a story, memory or little-known fact about General Motors, its plants, products or people.

A series of tours were hosted by GM Retiree Communications in part to show appreciation for the many years of dedicated service retirees gave to the company, and to remind retirees that they remain an important part of General Motors, according to Marsha Hall-Jenkins, who is responsible for GM retiree communications.

The Communications team also brought to the Heritage Center show room several new 2015 models and product experts to provide retirees an opportunity to see the new products and the new-vehicle technologies, ask questions and even learn about new model infotainment systems.

Past and Future: Retiree Open Houses offer both!

Throughout the year, GM Retiree Communications has sponsored several day-long open houses for GM Retirees at the GM Heritage Center. The open houses enable registered retirees the opportunity to view not only the historic cars they produced and loved, but also vehicles in their future.

Marsha Hall-Jenkins, who heads up GM Retiree Communications, said bringing in new products to the Heritage Center gives retirees an opportunity to view new vehicles they may consider purchasing. She ensures product experts are on hand to answer questions, and even to demonstrate those new technologies that can make life, and driving, so much easier.

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