People with some forgetfulness can use a variety of techniques that may help them stay healthy and deal with changes in their memory and mental skills. Here are some tips:
• Learn a new skill.
• Stay involved in activities that can help both the mind and body.
• Volunteer in your community, at a school, or at your place of worship.
• Spend time with friends and family.
• Use memory tools such as big calendars, to-do lists, and notes to yourself.
• Put your wallet or purse, keys, and glasses in the same place each day.
• Get lots of rest.
• Exercise and eat well.
• Don’t drink a lot of alcohol.
• Get help if you feel depressed for weeks at a time.
OVER 55 AND LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO?
Would you like to make someone’s day a little brighter? Generations’ Retired and 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.
SAY “NO” TO MEDICARE SCAMS
New Medicare Cards will be mailed to beneficiaries beginning in April 2018 through April 2019. Meanwhile, scammers are calling people saying they’re from Medicare and they need to confirm your number. Don’t give out any personal information. Indiana Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) has information on how to protect yourself. Contact us to learn more at 317-205-9201
GENERATIONS MAGAZINE: The spring issue of Generations magazine is here. 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.
Brenda is a Community Resource Coordinator with Generations, Area 13 Agency on Aging & Disability. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.