Welcome to Generations


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.

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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 creditability 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.


Generations Beacon Article - July

Sun Safety

National Institute on Aging


There are many ways to be physically active outdoors —swimming, gardening, walking, dancing, or playing tennis. No matter which activity you choose, be sure to play it safe in the sun! The National Institute on Aging has the following tips to keep your skin healthy:

  • Limit your time in the sun. Try to stay out of the sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when the sun’s rays are the strongest. Don’t be fooled by cloudy skies. The sun’s rays pass through clouds. You also can get sunburned if you’re in the water, so be careful when in a pool, lake, or the ocean.
  • Use sunscreen. Put sunscreen on 15-30 minutes before you go outside. Use a sunscreen with an SPF (sun protective factor) number of 15 or higher. It’s best to choose sunscreens with “broad spectrum” on the label. “Water resistant” sunscreen stays on your skin even if you get wet or sweat a lot, but it isn’t waterproof.
  • Reapply sunscreen. You’ll need to reapply your sunscreen about every 2 hours, and you’ll need to put it on more often if you’re swimming, sweating, or rubbing your skin with a towel. Pay special attention to your face, nose, ears, and shoulders.
  • Wear protective clothing. A hat with a wide brim can shade your neck, ears, eyes, and head. Look for sunglasses that block 99 to 100 percent of the sun’s rays. If you have to be in the sun, wear a lightweight, long-sleeved shirt and long pants.
  • Drink plenty of liquids, especially if it’s hot outside. Water and fruit juices are good options. Avoid caffeine and alcohol.


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

New Medicare Cards

United Way

Generations’ column for August 26, 2018

DON’T MISS DINE WITH A DOC® ON SEPTEMBER 5TH: Senior Education Ministries, in partnership with Generations and Vincennes University, will be presenting Dine with a Doc® on September 5th, 2018 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Beckes Student Union Food Court, 1101 N. 2nd St, on the Vincennes University Campus. The program is free to the public, and a free lunch sponsored by Williams Bros. Health Care Pharmacy will be provided. This month’s speaker will be General Surgeon, Dr. Lindsey Fleshman, MD with Good Samaritan 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.


MATTER OF BALANCE CLASS TO BEGIN IN SEPTEMBER:  Generations is accepting reservations for A Matter of Balance class that will be starting on September 10th at Good Samaritan Hospital in the Cancer Pavilion, 520 S. 7th St., Vincennes, IN.  The class consists of 8 weekly two-hour sessions beginning on Monday September 10th and continuing every consecutive Monday through October 29th.  This program emphasizes practical strategies to manage falls.  The classes will help you to view falls as controllable, set goals for increasing activity, make changes to reduce fall risks at home, and exercise to increase strength and balance.  Class is FREE!  Space is limited.   For more information, or to reserve your spot, please contact Mary Pargin at 812-885-3793.


VOLUNTEER COACHES NEEDED FOR FALL PREVENTION PROGRAM:  Generations is looking to expand our Matter of Balance (MOB) program.  This nationally recognized evidence-based program’s goal is to reduce fear of falling, stop the fear of falling and increase activity levels among community-dwelling older adults.  Studies show that one-half of the older adult population fear falling, one-third of older adults do fall and falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for this group.  We need volunteers who would like to be trained to lead these classes in our community.  Generations is hosting a free one-day Matter of Balance Coaches’ Training in September for volunteers interested in teaching this evidence-based fall prevention program to older adults in this area.  The training will be conducted on September 12, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Vincennes University’s Beckes Student Union, 1101 N. 2nd St., Vincennes, IN – Room 222.  Generations and their partners will provide materials for classes, supervision and program promotion. There is no selling involved.  Seating is limited.  For more information or to RSVP, contact Alma Kramer at 812-888-4527 or akramer@vinu.edu.


KNOX COUNTY UNITED WAY KICK OFF EVENT SCHEDULED FOR NEXT WEEK:  United Way of Knox County will kick off its 62nd Annual Campaign Thursday, August 30, 2018 at 1972, 711 Old Wheatland Rd, Vincennes, IN 47591.  Come on out and join the United Way along with Generations and other partner agencies.  There will be lots of great information and door prizes!!


FALL INTO GOOD HEALTH - PURDUE EXTENSION TO OFFER PROGRAM TO PROMOTE FITNESS IN OLDER ADULTS:  Do you have concerns with falling?  Would you like to feel stronger?  Would you like to have more endurance?  Or improve your flexibility and balance?  September is Go4Life month!  Join Tonya Short with Purdue Extension as she helps you to explore simple and practical ways to stay physically active to promote strength and independence.  This program will be taking place at Bettye J. McCormick Senior Center, 2009 Prospect Ave, Vincennes, IN on September 7th, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.  For more information contact Tonya Short, Health and Human Sciences Extension Educator at 812-882-3509 or short43@purdue.edu.


GENERATIONS MAGAZINE:  The summer issue will be coming soon!  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.

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.

Thank You!

Thank you to Good Samaritan Society - Northwood Retirement Community for their generous donation of $1,500 to the Meals on Wheels program. We could not do what we do without community support!



Upcoming Matter of Balance Classes


If you are interested in attending a Matter of Balance class in the future and you live in, or near our six-county service area, please contact Alma Kramer at (812)888-4527.  If enough interest is generated in an area, we will do our best to set up a class in that area.




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.