Due to the increasing number of older individuals in our service area, coupled with limited and decreasing funds, Meals on Wheels is in great need of community support. For over 40 years, Generations has acted as a safety net to ensure that frail older adults have access to basic nutrition. We are, once again, asking for your help! Your donation could mean the difference to someone who could be facing the difficult decision between purchasing their medications or purchasing food. If you would like to donate, please contact Generation at 800-742-9002. Or you can mail donations to: Generations, P.O. Box 314, Vincennes, IN 47591. Please mark your donation specifically for Meals on Wheels. Thank you for your support!!
COME AND CELEBRATE NUTRITION AWARENESS MONTH WITH GENERATIONS: Please join us as we celebrate Nutrition Awareness Month. Generations will be traveling Greene County at the end of the month to provide you with valuable information! Presentations will be given on advance care planning, chair exercise demonstrations and Senior Medicare Patrol at each of our congregate meal sites. Information is geared toward those 60 years of age and up. Presentations are free and can be attended at any of these three locations:
March 20 at 10:30 a.m. at Glenburn Home in Linton
March 29 at 10:30 a.m. at The Jasonville Senior Center in Jasonville
March 30 at 12:15 p.m. at the Bloomfield Housing Authority in Bloomfield
MATTER OF BALANCE CLASSES TO BEGIN SOON: Generations will be accepting reservations for A Matter of Balance class that will be starting in April at The Jasonville Senior Center, 145 ½ Lawton, Jasonville, IN. The class consists of 8 weekly two-hour sessions beginning on Wednesday, March 29th and continuing every consecutive Wednesday through May 17. Class time will be from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. This program emphasizes practical strategies to manage falls. The classes will help you to view falls as controllable, set goals for increasing activity, make changes to reduce fall risks at home, and exercise to increase strength and balance. Class is FREE! Space is limited. For more information, or to reserve your spot, please contact Sandy Carpenter at 812-381-0441.
VOLUNTEER COACHES STILL NEEDED FOR FALL PREVENTION PROGRAM: Generations is looking to expand our Matter of Balance (MOB) program. This nationally recognized evidence-based program’s goal is to reduce fear of falling and increase activity levels & peer socialization among community-dwelling older adults. Matter of Balance classes are offered in each county of Generations’ six-county service area which includes the counties of Daviess, Dubois, Greene, Knox, Martin and Pike. Studies show that one-half of adults fear falling, one-third of adults do fall and falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for this group. We need volunteers who would like to be trained to lead these classes in our community. Each class is led by two trainers. Generations and their partners will provide materials for classes, supervision and program promotion. Lunch will also be provided. There is no selling involved. Due to the overwhelming response from those interested in the first training and limited seating, Generations will be scheduling another train-the-trainer event in near future. For more information, contact Alma Kramer at 812-888-4527 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
GENERATIONS MAGAZINE: The winter issue of Generations magazine is out. Our magazine is geared toward adults in pre-retirement and retirement years and promotes active aging and preventive health. It is published three times a year and is free to subscribers. All we need is your name and address. If you would like to receive future copies of the magazine, contact Brenda Hancock at 812-888-5146 or email@example.com.
Generations, Area 13 Agency on Aging & Disability, is a program of Vincennes University’s Community Services Division. Our agency connects individuals and caregivers to community resources and options for long-term care and in-home services. For more information, call 1-800-742-9002 or 812-888-5880 or visit our website at www.generationsnetwork.org.