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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Getting Enough Fluids

National Institute on Aging

 

It’s important for your body to have plenty of fluids each day. Water helps you digest your food, absorb nutrients, and then get rid of the unused waste.

 

With age, some people may lose their sense of thirst. To further complicate matters, some medicines might make it even more important to have plenty of fluids.

 

Drinking enough fluids every day also is essential. Check with your doctor, however, if you’ve been told to limit how much you drink.

 

Try these tips for getting enough fluids:

  • Try to add liquids throughout the day.
  • Take sips from a glass of water, milk, or juice between bites during meals.
  • Have a cup of low-fat soup as an afternoon snack.
  • Drink a full glass of water if you need to take a pill.
  • Have a glass of water before you exercise or go outside to garden or walk, especially on a hot day.
  • Remember, water is a good way to add fluids to your daily routine without adding calories.
  • Drink fat-free or low-fat milk, or other drinks without added sugars.
  • If you drink alcoholic beverages, do so sensibly and in moderation. That means up to one drink per day for women and up to two drinks for men.
  • Don’t stop drinking liquids if you have a urinary control problem. Talk with your doctor about treatment.

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.

 

Generations’ column for May 6, 2018

MAY IS OLDER AMERICANS MONTH:  Every May, the Administration on Aging, part of the Administration for Community Living, leads our nation's observance of Older American's Month. The 2018 theme, Engage at Every Age, emphasizes that you are never too old (or young) to take part in activities that can enrich your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. It also celebrates the many ways in which older adults make a difference in our communities.  Participating in activities that promote mental and physical wellness, offering your wisdom and experience to the next generation, seeking the mentorship of someone with more life experience than you—those are just a few examples of what being engaged can mean. No matter where you are in your life, there is no better time than now to start. We hope you will join in and Engage at Every Age!  For more information on Older Americans Month, visit www.oam.acl.gov.

 

ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP MEETING: The Knox County Support Group for Caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease (or 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 next meeting will take place on Tuesday, May 8th, 2018 at 4:00 p.m.  The special topic will be: Taking Care of the Caregiver.  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.

 

RETIRED & SENIOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM WANTS YOU!  Would you like to make someone's day a little brighter?   Generations' Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is looking for volunteers to assist with phone care checks to our home delivered meal clients.  This provides, not only a care-check on the individual, but also offers some socialization to these individuals who otherwise might not speak to anyone at all that day.  It is a great way to make someone feel special!  If you’re interested, or for more information, please contact Cathy Jones at 812-888-5159, or toll-free at 1-800-742-9002.

 

SAY “NO” TO MEDICARE SCAMS:  New Medicare Cards will be mailed to beneficiaries beginning in April 2018 through April 2019. Meanwhile, scammers are calling people saying they’re from Medicare and they need to confirm your number. Don’t give out any personal information! Indiana Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) has information on how to protect yourself. Contact us to learn more at 317-205-9201.

GENERATIONS MAGAZINE:  The spring issue of Generations magazine is here!  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.

 

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 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.

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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.

 

Happy Administrative Professional's Day to these lovely ladies who keep us all going!  We don't know what we would do without you!

Pictured from left to right: Alma Kramer, Linda Yochum, Sherry Doll and Susan Boyles

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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