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Ombudsman Day - October 8, 2020
Governor Eric Holcomb proclaimed October 8, 2020 as Ombudsman Day. Generations would like to recognize our very own Long-Term Care Ombudsman, Ann Cardinal for her 19 years of service. The primary purpose of an Ombudsman is to promote and protect the long-term care residents' rights guaranteed under federal and state law. Ann has been an invaluable asset, not only to our agency, but to countless long-term care facility residents and their families. Thank you, Ann for the amazing and selfless work that you do for others each and every day!
Generations’ Column for October 10th, 2020
INDIANA GOVERNOR DECLARES OCTOBER 8TH, 2020 OMBUDSMAN DAY: Governor Eric Holcomb proclaimed October 8, 2020 as Ombudsman Day. Generations would like to recognize our very own Long-Term Care Ombudsman, Ann Cardinal for her 19 years of service. The primary purpose of an Ombudsman is to promote and protect the resident rights guaranteed to residents under federal and state law. Ann has been an invaluable asset, not only to our agency, but to countless long-term care facility residents and their families. Thank you, Ann for the amazing and selfless work that you do for others each and every day!
ELDER ABUSE TELEVISION SPECIAL TO AIR ON VINCENNES PBS: Generations, in partnership with QSource and the Daviess County Community Foundation will present the Special Television Event, Elder Abuse, Neglect & the Opioid Epidemic: What You Need to Know on Saturday, October 24th at 7 p.m. EST on local Vincennes PBS, WVUT. The program will include expert information from Adult Protective Services, domestic violence advocates, the medical community, the Indiana Attorney General’s office, and Generations, Area 13 Agency on Aging & Disability. A livestream of the event will be available on PBS.org/livestream or on demand at VincennesPBS.org. Audio of the program will also air on Blazer WVUB 91.1 on Sunday October 25th at 8am. For more information on where you can watch, visit www.vincennespbs.org.
EASY “NO-SQUEEZE” SHAMPOO DISPENSER TIP FROM ACTIVE DAILY LIVING: If it is hard for you to hold and squeeze a shampoo bottle, put the shampoo in another bottle. You can re-use hand soap dispensers. Fill the empty soap bottle with shampoo. Then, simply push down to dispense the shampoo! No holding or squeezing required at all. If you found this quick tip helpful and would like to access more tips like this, please visit the Generations website at www.generationsnetwork.org and click on the Active Daily Living link on the home page. Active Daily Living offers FREE, personalized advice to enhance health, independence and aging in place. Here you can access videos, articles and resources that are tailored to your needs on a variety of topics that focus on older adults and caregivers.
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 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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.
To offer older adults, individuals with disabilities and caregivers options for a better quality of life.
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!
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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 email@example.com or call 1-800-742-9002.
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Please send all communications regarding the magazine to:Generations, c/o Brenda Hancock P.O. Box 314 Vincennes IN 47591
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This holiday season, Generations is sponsoring its 12th 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 older adults are on fixed incomes and often cannot afford the everyday necessities that many of us take for granted.
If you would like to donate a filled basket, please register your basket by clicking here, or you may call the office to register a basket at 1-800-742-9002. Thank you for continuing to make this program a success year after year. We could not do it without your help!
For more information, questions or to schedule basket pick-up, please contact Alma Kramer at 812-888-4527 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
COVID-19 RESOURCE GUIDE
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.
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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:
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.