Looking for something to do on these long winter days? Would you like to make someone’s day a little brighter?
Generations’ Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is looking for volunteers to assist with phone care checks to our home-delivered meal clients. This provides, not only a care check on the individual, but also offers some socialization to these individuals who otherwise might not speak to anyone at all that day.
It is a great way to make someone feel special! If you’re interested, or for more information, please contact Cathy Jones at 812-888-5159, or toll-free at 1-800-742-9002.
UPCOMING NOVEMBER DINE WITH A DOC
Generations is partnering with Senior Education Ministries, Inc. to present Dine with a Doc® on Wednesday, February 7th 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, IN. MiracleEar will be presenting at this event. 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 MiracleEar. An RSVP is required so that we can have an accurate lunch count. Seating is limited so you must RSVP to 1-877-223-6109 in order to secure your spot. You may visit www.dinewithadoc.com for more information.
FITNESS CENTERS AREN’T JUST FOR “KIDS”
If you’re new to exercise, you might be reluctant to join a fitness center or exercise program at your local senior center. You may have not-so-fond memories of high school gym class. Or you may think that the fast pace and large numbers of people might be too much. Here are a few tips to help you feel more comfortable.
Look and Listen
• Ask for a tour of the center and the exercise equipment.
• Talk with other members your age about their experience and how comfortable they feel at the center.
• Talk with the staff about their experience working with older adults.
• Ask if they offer special help for new exercisers or people who’ve never exercised in a fitness center before.
• Check Out the Programs and Classes
• Does the center offer classes for seniors or classes just for women or just for men?
• Does the center offer classes in the middle of the day, when things will be less crowded and busy?
• Are there half-hour as well as hour-long classes or programs?
• Does the center offer a variety of classes so that you can try out new exercises?
Other Tips to Help You Feel Comfortable
• Go to the center with a friend.
• Don’t pay attention to what others are doing. Focus on your own workout and have fun.
• Don’t worry about wearing the latest fitness fashion. Wear comfortable clothes that allow you to move.
*Information courtesy of the National Institute on Aging.
GENERATIONS IS LOOKING
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.