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Generations’ Column for April 17, 2021

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION – SUPPORT GROUP FACILITATOR NEEDED:

Support Group Facilitators create a safe, open environment where people share their feelings, thoughts and experiences in a combined effort to better cope with and manage the shared problems of dementia.  The goal of Alzheimer’s Association support groups is to provide emotional, social and/or educational support to group members.  As facilitators, individuals may be responsible for general caregiver, adult children, spouse, gender-specific or language-specific groups.  Support Group Facilitators commit to a 1-year term delivering a monthly group.  Training includes the following:  application submission, background check & signature of confidentiality/conflict of interest forms, viewing 4 modules (online) that are approximately 1 hour each, and attending a 1-2 hour role specific facilitator training (which can also be completed online).  If you are interested in becoming an Alzheimer’s Association Support Group Facilitator, or would like more information, please contact Reilly Huelsmann, Program Manager, Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Indiana Chapter at (317)587-2207 or by e-mail at rhuelsmann@alz.org.

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION OFFERS FREE PUBLICATION:  Are you looking for additional information on Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementias?  The Alzheimer’s Association offers a free one-year subscription to its magazine, ALZ.  This publication shares information about the fight to end Alzheimer’s while also providing inspiration and offering tips on brain health.  For more information on how you can sign up to receive ALZ, either in print or digitally, visit www.alz.org/news/alz-magazine.

YOUR COMMUNITY NEEDS YOU!  Volunteers make a tremendous impact within their community!  April is National Volunteer Month, so what are you waiting for? Volunteering not only connects you to others while increasing self-confidence, combatting depression, and helping you to stay physically healthy, but studies have found that older adults who volunteer have a lower mortality rate than those who do not.  Limited mobility? Don’t worry!  There are plenty of volunteer activities that you can do right in the comfort of your own home.  Volunteering can bring fun and fulfillment to your life.  Generations would love to connect you to a volunteer project that is tailored to you.  Interested in becoming a Generations’ volunteer?  Contact Kim Fourman at 812-888-5879 or kfourman@vinu.edu.

TAX COUNSELING FOR THE ELDERLY – CHANGE IN HOURS: This program provides free assistance to low income, elderly and special needs taxpayers in filling out both the federal and state tax forms.  Volunteers are still scheduling appointments for the Community United Methodist Church site, 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 and Tues, 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. 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. 

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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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.

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P.O. Box 314
Vincennes IN 47591

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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.

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.