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Generations’ Column for February 27, 2021

HOOSIERS AGE 55 AND OLDER ARE NOW ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE THE COVID-19 VACCINE:  Hoosiers age 55 and older have been selected to be among the ­first to receive the COVID-19 vaccine because they are at a higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19. The vaccine provides another level of protection to keep them and loved ones safe. Visit ourshot.in.gov to find a vaccination site near you. If an individual does not have access to a computer, call 211 to register. *information provided by Family and Social Services Administration

PECANS FOR SALE:  Generations' Retired and Senior Volunteer Program still has pecans for sale!  We have definitely had some great baking weather this month, so get your pecans while we still have them. 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.  Please contact Generations at 1-800-742-9002 to arrange purchase and pick up.  We are located in the Zella Young Building on the campus of Vincennes University, 1019 N 4th St., Vincennes, IN.  Please call the office when you arrive and a staff person will bring your pecans down to you. Thank you!

TAX COUNSELING FOR THE ELDERLY:  Generations is once again providing Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) in Knox County.  This program provides free assistance to low income, elderly and special needs taxpayers in filling out both the federal and state tax forms.  Volunteers will be available to complete tax forms beginning February 2, 2021.  Due to COVID-19, the location has changed to Community United Methodist Church, 1548 S. Hart Street Rd, Vincennes, IN.  This is an APPOINTMENT ONLY site.  Please call 812-888-5880 to schedule your appointment or contact us by e-mail at generationstce@gmail.com.  Hours are Mon - Thurs, 9 am to 2 pm with a break at noon for lunch.  For taxpayers who are not comfortable with a face-to-face appointment, drop-off appointments will be available.  For the protection of our volunteers and other taxpayers, masks will be required by all.  If you have a temperature (temperatures will be checked upon arrival) or are not feeling well, please don’t come to the site - we can reschedule.   Items required at the time of appointments are:  photo ID, Social Security card for yourself and dependents, all tax forms, a copy of last year’s taxes, property tax statement for homeowners, landlord’s name and address for renters AND this year, we will need to verify if you received the first and second stimulus checks and the amounts received.  For direct deposit of tax refunds, you will need your banks routing number and account number.  The Knox County TCE Coordinator is Linda Yochum.

GENERATIONS TO OFFER ONLINE CHRONIC DISEASE SELF-MANAGEMENT PROGRAM:  According to the National Council on Aging, about 80% of older adults have at least one chronic disease, and 68% have at least two. 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. Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions 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.  Generations would like to schedule a workshop in the near future for interested individuals.  If you are interested in learning more about this excellent program and possibly participating in this workshop, please contact Cathy Jones at 812-888-5159.

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

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.

 

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.

 

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Did you miss the Vincennes PBS television special, ELDER ABUSE, NEGLECT AND THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Watch it here!  This special includes segments from Generations, Adult Protective Services, and more!

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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.