Are you over 45 and looking for a way to serve your community? Generations' RSVP program offers a variety of volunteer opportunities, including, but not limited to, phoning isolated older adults, card writing, food pantry assistance, and working with the community's youth. If you would like more information on how you can become a RSVP volunteer, please contact Cathy Jones at 812-888-5159 or by email at cjone171@vinu.edu.

 

New website provides Hoosiers free expert mental health resources during COVID-19

The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration has launched a new website, BeWellIndiana.org, that provides Hoosiers with free mental health resources.  The site is designed to address the increase in anxiety, depression and other mental health issues caused by the pandemic, including both first-time issues as well as preexisting mental health concerns. 

Ombudsman Contact Information

 

Active Daily Living is a free personalized online experience designed to provide resources on topics that help seniors stay healthy, safe and independent.  Access health assessments, articles and videos on topics that are tailored to your unique needs.  Click here to see what Active Daily Living is all about!

The Alzheimer’s Association provides caregivers and families with comprehensive online resources and information Their professionally staffed 24/7 Helpline (1.800.272.3900) offers information and advice to more than 250,000 callers each year. 
Visit their website at:  www.alz.org

The Support Group for Caregivers of Loved Ones with Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementia meets the second Tuesday of each month at 4 p.m. at Central Church of Christ (Fellowship Hall), 1600 Forbes Road, Vincennes.  The meetings provide the latest information on Alzheimer's research and medications, help and encouragement from other caregivers and open but confidential discussions and a chance to be heard.  For more information, contact Roger Wright, Support Group Facilitator, at (812) 882-7963 or centralccc@gmail.com.

 

Welcome to Generations

Our Focus Is Simple: YOUR HEALTH & HAPPINESS

We provide information and services to older adults, individuals with disabilities of any age and their caregivers in Daviess, Dubois, Greene, Knox, Martin and Pike counties.

From nutrition to arranging the right in-home services, our job is to connect individuals with the right programs and services to help improve their quality of life. Generations is a program of Vincennes University’s Community Service Division.

OUR MISSION

To offer older adults, individuals with disabilities and caregivers options for a better quality of life.

 

Your contribution can help your friends and neighbors continue to live independently in their own homes.

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Magazine Promotes Successful Aging

 

Generations Magazine is a free publication especially for active and informed adults that made its debut in the fall of 1998. Promoting successful aging for individuals in pre-retirement and retirement years, the magazine provides helpful information on a wide array of topics including health and fitness, caregiving and legal issues, investment and financial advice, and light reading to educational opportunities available through many outreach efforts and programs. Featured guest writers bring additional expertise and credibility to the magazine’s professionalism and dedication to quality.

Generations Magazine is published 3 times a year and is sent to more than 5,000 subscribers. With advertiser support, we are able to provide the magazine free of charge to our readers.  To be added to our mailing list, email your name and address to Linda Yochum at lyochum@vinu.edu or call 1-800-742-9002.

Or, If you would like to download the digital version of the magazine, click on the button below.

  

Please send all communications regarding the magazine to:

Generations, c/o Brenda Hancock
P.O. Box 314
Vincennes IN 47591

For advertising information contact Brenda Hancock at (812) 888-5146 or bhancock@vinu.edu

Privacy Policy: Your personal information is for Generations' use only. We will not sell any of your data to a third party.

 

COVID-19 RESOURCE GUIDE

CLICK HERE TO LINK TO THE COVID-19 RESOURCE GUIDE FOR HOOSIERS LOOKING FOR ASSISTANCE

Don't Forget about the 2020 Census!!

Click here to link to 2020 Census online

Every Penny Counts

Every Penny Counts.

For as little as $25 a month, you can provide a family in need with the peace of mind that comes from owning their own Personal Emergency Response System. For $50, you can give a caregiver what he or she needs most: an afternoon out of the house with the help of our respite care program. And for less than that, you can provide our clients with Meals on Wheels gift certificates, transportation tokens, and even one-of-a-kind Teddy Bears. The point is, your contribution can help our friends and neighbors continue to live independently.

To help us meet our mission and financial challenges, we’ve established the "Looking to the Future" endowment through the Vincennes University Foundation. In addition, donations may also be made to Generations endowment through the Dubois County Community Foundation, Huntingburg Community Foundation and Greene County Community Foundation.

If you're interested in learning more about donating to Generations, you may click the donation button on home page of our website, or give us a call at 1-800-742-9002. You may also donate by mail.  Your tax-deductible gift to Generations may be mailed to:

GENERATIONS
1019 N. 4th Street P.O. Box 314 Vincennes, IN 47591

Generations is thankful for the financial support provided by United Way, Community Foundations and charitable businesses, organizations and individuals in our communities.

Generations’ Column for June 6, 2020

 

STAY CONNECTED WITH ONLINE SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS:  Alzheimer’s and Dementia Services of Northern Indiana will be hosting FREE online support group sessions the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month; there will be a session held at 10 a.m. and a session held at 2 p.m. on these days.  You may log-in on your computer, or you can call in from your telephone to participate.  There will be professionally trained group facilitators on hand to foster productive conversations.  For more information you may visit www.alzni.org. To register, you may contact (888)303-0180.

 

ONLINE PURCHASING NOW AVAILABLE FOR SNAP RECIPIENTS IN INDIANA

Beginning June 3rd, 2020, SNAP recipients in Indiana may use their Hoosier Works EBT cards to purchase groceries online for pickup or delivery at two approved retailers – Amazon and Walmart. SNAP participants are automatically eligible to participate in this program and do not need to apply. For details you may visit www.fssa.in.gov.

 

JUNE 15TH IS WORLD ELDER ABUSE AWARENESS DAY:  As we approach World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, it is important that we remember that there are things that WE can do to prevent abuse of some of our most vulnerable fellow human beings.  Together, we can make a difference. Here are some examples of how you can help:

  • Learn the signs of elder abuse and neglect and how we can collectively solve the issue.
  • Provide respite breaks for caregivers.
  • Prevent isolation. Call or visit our older loved ones and ask how they are doing regularly.
  • Contact a local Adult Protective Services or Long-Term Care Ombudsman to learn how to support their work helping older people and adults with disabilities who may be more at-risk.

 

WEBSITE PROVIDES HOOSIERS FREE EXPERT MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES   The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration has launched a new website, BeWellIndiana.org, that provides Hoosiers with free mental health resources. The site is designed to address the increase in anxiety, depression and other mental health issues caused by the pandemic, including both first-time issues as well as preexisting mental health concerns.

www.bewellindiana.org

 

GENERATIONS MAGAZINE:  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 bhancock@vinu.edu.

 

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