In celebration of National Family Caregiver Month, Generations is sponsoring a free program for family caregivers.
The Caregiver Connection event is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 1 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Vincennes University’s Beckes Student Union - Fort Sackville Room, 1101 N. 2nd St, Vincennes. A free lunch will be provided, as well as free blood pressure checks and pulse ox readings and exercise demonstrations from our Matter of Balance classes.
Topics will include:
• Caregiver services & supports offered through the Veterans Administration
• Geriatric Nutrition Concerns
• Advance Care Planning
• Caregiver Advocacy and Resources
• Medicare Fraud and Responsibilities of POA
• PLUS, several area businesses and agencies will be on hand to speak to you about your specific caregiving needs.
If you would like to attend, please RSVP by calling Linda Yochum at 812-888-5880 or at 1-800-742-9002 by October 25, 2017.
Vendors welcome. If your business/agency is interested in renting a display table at this event, the cost is $25. Interested vendors may contact Cindi Holloway at 812-888-4267 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
ADULT/CHILD BOWL AT CREOLE LANES
Generations, a program of Vincennes University, in partnership with Creole Lanes, is hosting an adult/child bowing event at Creole Lanes, 812 Old Wheatland Rd, Vincennes, from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24.
This Grand Bowl event is part of Generations’ Fit & 50+ schedule of events designed to help adults stay active along with the children in their lives. The cost is only $10 for two games of bowling for both adult and child (this cost includes shoe rental).
If you would like to bring more than one child, the cost per additional child will be $5. This is a great opportunity to spend an evening of fun with family for very little cost to you.
There will be cash prize giveaways, as well.
All ages welcome, as long as it is an adult/child combo.
MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENT COMING OCT. 15
Generations is now taking appointments for SHIP (State Health Insurance Plan) counseling to assist you in choosing your best option for your Medicare supplement.
The best supplemental plan for you could change from year to year depending on your health, medications, etc. Do not assume that the plan that you have always had is the best for you. Let us help you take a look at all of your options, and then you decide which plan that you want to go with.
If you are interested in scheduling an appointment with one of our SHIP counselors, please call us at 1-800-742-9002.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES IN GREENE COUNTY
Looking for a way to give back to your community? Do you enjoy helping other? Would you like to meet new people? The new RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) grant is underway and Generations is looking for volunteers.
Volunteer stations are available throughout Greene County and Generations would love to connect you with a volunteer activity that you would enjoy! If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact Sara Vaughn at 812-384-6957, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also contact Sara through the Volunteer Center of Greene County page (www.facebook.com/volunteercenterofgreenecounty).
UPCOMING NOVEMBER DINE WITH A DOC
Generations is partnering with Senior Education Ministries, Inc. to present Dine with a Doc on Wednesday, Nov. 1 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Beckes Student Union food court on the Vincennes University campus, 1002 N. 1st St., Vincennes.
Good Samaritan Hospital’s Dr. Jane Bridges, Diabetes specialist, will be the guest speaker. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions, fellowship with others and win door prizes. This is a free event, and the public is encouraged to attend. A free lunch will be provided, courtesy of Home Instead Senior Care.
An RSVP is required so that we can have an accurate lunch count. You may visit www.dinewithadoc.com for more information. To RSVP please call 1-877-223-6109.
The latest issue of Generations magazine will be here any day! 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.