FACT: People 65 years and older are at high risk of serious flu complications. People’s immune systems become weaker with age placing people 65 years and older at high risk of serious flu complications compared with young, healthy adults.
During most seasons, people 65 years and older bear the greatest burden of severe flu disease. Between about 70 percent and 85 percent of seasonal flu-related deaths in the United States occur among people 65 years and older. And people 65 and older account for between about 50 percent and 70 percent of the flu-related hospitalizations. An annual flu vaccine is the best way to reduce your risk of flu and its potentially serious consequences.
PECANS FOR SALE
Generations’ Retired and Senior Volunteer Program is, once again, selling pecans for all of your holiday baking needs! These pecans are fresh from Georgia from the most recent pecan crop. Prices are $10 per bag with your choice of either a 12 oz. bag of small pieces, or a 12 oz. bag of halves. Money raised from these sales support projects that benefit our local community such as Children’s Vision Screening, Little Elves Workshops, Love-A-Bears, Pet Pad Program, etc. To purchase pecans, please contact Generations at 1-800-742-9002 or come by our office on the 3rd floor of the Young Building at 1019 N. 4th St., Room 311.
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