Generations’ RSVP (Retired Senior and Volunteer Program) volunteers are at it again.
The Happy Hoopers will be making wheelchair and walker caddies for homebound individuals served by Generations.
They are in need of durable, quality fabric donations that will hold up to use. If you can help, please drop off your fabric donations at the William T. Murphy Wellness Center, 531 W. Glenburn Rd., Linton, IN.
MAY DINE WITH A DOC IS MAY 1
Senior Education Ministries, in partnership with Generations and Vincennes University, will be presenting Dine with a Doc® on May 1st from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Green Activities Center, 120 W. Harrison St., Vincennes, IN, on the Vincennes University Campus. The program is free to the public, and a free lunch will be provided by Home Instead Senior Care. May’s speaker will be Kristy Kruger, OTD from ProRehab. This program provides the opportunity to fellowship with peers while receiving valuable information from our medical community. If you would like more information about Dine with a doc® you may visit www.dinewithadoc.com. Please RSVP by contacting Cathy Jones at 1-800-742-9002.
GENERATIONS TO OFFER CHRONIC DISEASE SELF-MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
According to the National Council on Aging, about 80% of older adults have at least one chronic disease, and 68% have at least two. Many adults with conditions such as arthritis, asthma, diabetes, lung disease, heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis, and others struggle to find ways to manage their condition. Generations will be offering a free 6-week course, Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions, beginning May 14th, 2019 from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Indiana Center for Applied Technology Building (ICAT), 1500 Chestnut St., Vincennes, IN. This program will address issues faced by individuals dealing with chronic disease. Some of the topics discussed during the course of this program are: techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, isolation and poor sleep; decision-making skills to better deal with medication use and treatment options; exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility and endurance; pacing activity and rest; nutrition gaps; and action planning. The program will begin on Tuesday, May 14th and will continue every Tuesday through June 18th. For more information, or to register, please contact Alma Kramer at 812-888-4527.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brenda is a Community Resource Coordinator with Generations, Area 13 Agency on Aging & Disability. She can be reached at 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.