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

Generations’ Column for October 1, 2022

DINE WITH A DOC® - October 5, 2022:  Senior Education Ministries, in partnership with Generations and Vincennes University, will be presenting Dine with a Doc® on Wednesday, October 5, 2022 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Vincennes University’s Governor’s Hall – Trailblazer Room, 20 W Indianapolis Ave, Vincennes, IN. The program is free to the public, and a free lunch will be sponsored by Caregiver Homes.  This month’s speaker will be ProRehab’s Megan Brames, PT, DPT.  In addition, Melanie Garland from the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) will speak briefly on the Medicare Saving Program and SHIP information will be available at a SHIP resource table.  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.  To RSVP for Dine with a Doc®, please contact Cathy Jones at 812-888-5159 or by email at catherine.jones@vinu.edu. 

SAVE THE DATE – STACK THE DECK AGAINST SCAMS, FRAUD AND ELDER ABUSE – NOVEMBER 16, 2022: Generations will be hosting its elder justice event, Stack the Deck Against Scams, Fraud and Elder Abuse on Wednesday, November 16th, 2022 at the Green Activities Center, 120 W. Harrison St., Vincennes, IN on the Vincennes University Campus from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Join us for an afternoon of information on how to avoid financial exploitation, signs of elder abuse and how to report it and information on current scams that affect our local area.  This event is FREE and a FREE lunch will be provided; however, seating is limited and registration is required.  This event is made possible through funding from the Knox County Community Foundation.  Registration will begin on October 15th, 2022.  Online registration link and event information will be posted to our website at generationsnetwork.org as well as to our Facebook page. Stay tuned…

GENERATIONS TO OFFER LIVING A HEALTHY LIFE WITH CHRONIC CONDITIONS IN OCTOBER: Generations will be offering a free 6-week course, Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions, every Thursday beginning October 6th through November 11th, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Generations (Zella Young Building – 3rd Floor), 1019 N. 4th St., Vincennes, IN.  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.  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.  This program is FREE and a FREE lunch will be provided, but you must register, as seating is limited.  For more information, or to register, please contact Cathy Jones at 812-888-5159 or by e-mail at catherine.jones@vinu.edu.

MATTER OF BALANCE CLASS TO BE HELD IN BICKNELL: A Matter of Balance is designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. Participants learn to set realistic goals to increase activity, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors, and learn simple exercises to increase strength and balance.  A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls will be offered at the Knox County 4-H Fairgrounds, 11728 IN-67, Bicknell, IN every Tuesday beginning October 4th, 2022 through November 22nd, 2022. Classes will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. This 8-week program is offered free of charge, but pre-registration is required. Spots are limited! A workbook will be provided and refreshments will be served.  For more information, or to register, contact Rita Wampler at 812-899-0465. 

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

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.

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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.

 

Build A Basket

This holiday season, Generations is sponsoring its 14th annual Build-A-Basket project to help provide for the basic needs of Generations’ clients while bringing them some holiday cheer. If you would like to participate by providing a basket, you may register your basket online by clicking the link below, or you may contact Alma Kramer at 812-888-4527 or akramer@vinu.edu. And, as always, thank you for helping us to spread joy to our homebound clients this holiday season!

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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.

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