Come join Generations on November 14th, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Green Activities Center on the campus of Vincennes University for our Caregiver Connection event! This is a day designed specifically for family caregivers (or those who care for friends, neighbors, etc). Our keynote speaker will be Deborah Day Laxson, author of The Gray Zone: When Life Support No Longer Supports Life. The Alzheimer’s Association will provide caregiving information, and CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions will speak on a new Indiana initiative – Dementia Friends Indiana. A free lunch will be provided, and vendors will be available to provide valuable information. The first 100 people to register will receive a free copy of Ms. Laxson’s book on the day of the event. Seating is limited, so register TODAY! You may register online on our website at www.generationsnetwork.org or by calling 812-888-4854. For more information on this event, or if you are a vendor who is interested in attending, please contact Cindi Holloway at 812-888-4267 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DINE WITH A DOC - NOV. 6
Senior Education Ministries, in partnership with Generations and Vincennes University, will be presenting Dine with a Doc® on November 6th 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 Kindred Hospice. November’s speaker will be Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Marcus Thorne, MD from Daviess Community Hospital. 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.
QUESTIONS ABOUT MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENT?
When’s the Medicare Open Enrollment Period?
Every year, Medicare’s open enrollment period is October 15 - December 7.
What’s the Medicare Open Enrollment Period?
Medicare health and drug plans can make changes each year—things like cost, coverage, and what providers and pharmacies are in their networks. October 15 to December 7 is when all people with Medicare can change their Medicare health plans and prescription drug coverage for the following year to better meet their needs.
How do people know if they need to change plans?
People in a Medicare health or prescription drug plan should always review the materials their plans send them, like the “Evidence of Coverage” (EOC) and “Annual Notice of Change” (ANOC). If their plans are changing, they should make sure their plans will still meet their needs for the following year. If they’re satisfied that their current plans will meet their needs for next year and it’s still being offered, they don’t need to do anything.
When can people get information about next year’s Medicare plans?
Information for next year’s plans will be available beginning in October.
Where can people find Medicare plan information or compare plans?
1-800-MEDICARE or Medicare.gov.
Generations is now taking appointments for SHIP (State Health Insurance Plan) counseling to assist you in choosing your best option for your Medicare prescription drug plan. The best 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.
IT IS TIME AGAIN
This holiday season, Generations is sponsoring its 11th annual Build*A*Basket project to help provide for the basic needs of Generations’ clients while bringing them some holiday cheer. Generations serves older adults in Daviess, Dubois, Greene, Knox, Martin and Pike counties. These individuals are on fixed incomes and often cannot afford the everyday necessities that many of us take for granted. This project is open to schools, churches, businesses and individuals. Just purchase a laundry basket or tote and fill it with items such as dish soap, deodorant, toothpaste, etc. Many individuals also decorate their baskets to make them more festive. A list of suggested basket items, as well as list of drop-off sites is available on the Generations’ website at www.generationsnetwork.org and on the Generations’ Facebook page. You may register your basket online by following the link on the website or Facebook post. Baskets must be completed and dropped off no later than December 13th. Generations’ staff and volunteers will deliver the gift baskets. For questions, or to register your basket by phone, please contact Alma Kramer at 812-888-4527, toll-free at 1-800-742-9002, or by e-mail at email@example.com.
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.
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