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.


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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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.

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

Generations’ column for July 22, 2018


DINE WITH A DOC® PROGRAM SCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 1ST: Senior Education Ministries, in partnership with Generations and Vincennes University, will be presenting Dine with a Doc® on August 1st, 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 Home Instead Senior Care will be provided. This month’s speaker will be Connie Wilson, Cardiac Rehab/Sleep Technologist with Daviess Community 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.


INSPECTOR GENERAL OF SOCIAL SECURITY WARNS ABOUT SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION (SSA) IMPERSONATION SCHEMES:  In one case, an automated recording states the person’s Social Security number (SSN) “has been suspended for suspicion of illegal activity,” and the person should contact a provided phone number immediately to resolve the issue.  The call concludes by stating if the person does not contact the provided phone number, the person’s assets will be frozen until the alleged issue is resolved.  In another case, a caller claims to be from “SSA headquarters” and waits for the person to provide personal information, such as an SSN, address, and date of birth.  Avoid providing information such as your SSN or bank account numbers to unknown persons over the phone or internet unless you are certain of who is receiving it.  SSA employees occasionally contact citizens by telephone for customer-service purposes.  In only a few limited special situations, usually already known to the citizen, an SSA employee may request the citizen confirm personal information over the phone.  If a person receives a suspicious call from someone alleging to be from SSA, citizens should report that information to the OIG at 1-800-269-0271 or online via https://oig.ssa.gov/report. Questions about any communication—email, letter, text or phone call—that claims to be from SSA or the OIG, should be directed to your local Social Security office, or call Social Security’s toll-free customer service number at 1-800-772-1213, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, to verify its legitimacy.  (Those who are deaf or hard-of-hearing can call Social Security’s TTY number at 1-800-325-0778.)


VOLUNTEER NEEDED AT THE INDIANA MILITARY MUSEUM:  The Indiana Military Museum requests volunteers to help greet visitors, give tours, as docents etc.  You don't have to be a history buff and you may pick your own day and time.  This is a fun volunteer opportunity.  For detailed information contact the Museum at 812-882-1941.


2018 TRAILBLAZER 5K:  Generations’ annual Trailblazer 5K is on the horizon!  This year’s event will take place on August 11th, 2018 with a new race route that includes the beautiful and newly restored Kimmel Park along the banks of the Wabash.  For more information on this event and to register, visit our website at www.generationsnetwork.org and click on the Trailblazer 5k tab.


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.

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.

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Trailblazer 5k Results - 2018


TIME                   NAME

19.30                  Nathan Watson

21.10                  Tim Courtney

21.58                  Brandon Tully

22.35                  Evan Holscher

23.19                  Andrea Holscher

23.24                  Jacob Ringenberg

24.35                  Destiny Hernandez

24.58                  Rickie Barrett

25.13                  Jonathon Wagner

26.20                  Junior Tuell

26.53                  Angie Downey

26.59                  Monty G Degenhardt

27.17                  Brenda Sims

27.36                  Greg Ber

28.10                  Amy Decker

29.27                  Sam Strange

30.24                  Brian Thompson

30.56                  Mike Thompson

31.00                  Barbara Huey

31.07                  Carmen Horton

31.15                  Cole Dunbar

31.39                  Adam Schotter

32.12                  Lisa Spivey

32.22                  Jenny Thompson

33.30                  Briana Crutchfield

34.48                  David Tucker

35.14                  Mallory Stanczak

36.30                  Autumn Greene

37.09                  Toni Murrell

37.39                  James J. Marchino

37.55                  Melissa McFall

38.02                  Jessica Whipkey

38.34                  Betsy Marchino

39.08                  Lelani Wittwer

41.13                  Sandy Thompson

42.38                  Wesley Allen

42.52                  Hailey Wellington

43.00                  Ashley Hampton

44.21                  Don Spivey

46.21                  Chelsea Holscher

46.49                  Dee Sanders

50.30                  Vanessa Purdom

52.42                  Donna Beaman

52.42                  Mary Harrell

52.43                  Nicole Robbins

52.44                  Stacey Kahre

53.32                  Jennifer Hadlock

53.33                  Kelly Hugunin

53.33                  Logan Kermicle

53.33                  Lorrie Green Abel

53.33                  Amanda Strosnider

53.33                  Melissa Dicken

53.33                  Kim Clevy

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