May is Older Americans Month
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.
"To offer older adults, individuals with disabilities and caregivers options for a better quality of life."
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.
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.
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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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
Would you like to contribute but do not want to participate? Why not be a phantom runner? Click HERE for phantom runner registration. You will receive a Trailblazer 5K t-shirt as well as a goody bag!!
If you are interested in sponsoring the Trailblazer 5K, please click HERE for more information.
You may also register online at www.trailblazer5K.com
Generations’ column for May 21, 2017
UPCOMING EYE HEALTH PRESENTATION: Concerned about eye health? Struggle with a chronic eye disease? Join us at the Knox County Public Library at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 8th, 2017. Dr. Jericho Quick from InSight of the Wabash will be our guest speaker. A short presentation will also be given by Generations staff about their services. Presentation is FREE and open to the public.
AGE OUT LOUD: May is Older Americans Month and this year’s theme is Age Out Loud!! How can you do this, you may ask? Here’s just one idea: Share your wisdom! Your story could change someone’s life! You’ve done lots of living and have amazing insight that should be shared. Buy an inexpensive journal, or just use a notebook that you have lying around the house. Jot down whatever your heart desires. For you, it may be writing about your life experiences. Maybe you have come across quotes throughout your life that have inspired you – jot them down; a favorite joke – jot it down; an inspirational story – jot it down. Once you fill your journal, maybe you would like to give it to someone, or maybe you would prefer to store it away to be found by someone at a later time. The important thing is to share your wisdom and your personality – your legacy!! Believe me, there will be people who are very glad that you did! Find out more about Older American’s Month by visiting www.oam.acl.gov.
2017 TRAILBLAZER 5K: Generations’ annual Trailblazer 5K is coming up on August 12th, 2017. Held on the beautiful campus of Vincennes University’s Vincennes Campus. For more information on this event and how to register, visit www.trailblazer5k.com or you can visit the Generations website at www.generationsnetwork.org.
GENERATIONS’ TRAILBLAZER 5K SPONSORS NEEDED: Do you own a local business? We would love to have you as a sponsor for our 5K to be held on August 12th, 2017 on the beautiful campus of Vincennes University. This is a fabulous way for you to get your business’ name “out there” while supporting your local Area Agency on Aging and Disability. Different sponsorship levels are available. For more information on how to become a sponsor, please contact Alma Kramer at 812-888-4527 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GENERATIONS MAGAZINE: The spring issue of Generations magazine is out! 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 email@example.com.
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.
Ask SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Programs)
Q: Medicare can be confusing. I often have questions. Are there any websites that can help?
A: The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) is an important resource for all Medicare beneficiaries. SHIP is a free and impartial counseling program provided by the Indiana Department of Insurance for Medicare beneficiaries in Indiana.
There are several other websites that may help you as well.
- Check your enrollment
- Compare Medicare Health Plans and/or Part D Drug Plans
- Enroll in a Medicare Plan
- Find the most recent Medicare & You handbook
- Search for Healthcare Providers, Durable Medical Equipment Providers, Long Term Care Hospitals, Nursing Homes, and other providers
- And much more.
- Search and review your Medicare claims and Medicare Summary Notices
- Keep track of your healthcare plans, prescription drugs, and supplemental insurance all in one place.
Indiana Association of Area Agencies on Aging www.iaaaa.org/
- AAAs deliver home and community-based services to older adults and people with disabilities of any age and their caregivers.
- Find a comprehensive list of resources relevant to older adults and people with disabilities living in Indiana.
Social Security Administration (SSA) www.socialsecurity.gov
- Apply online for retirement benefits
- Get or replace a Social Security card
- Apply online for Medicare
- Apply for Extra Help with Medicare prescription drug costs
- And much more
National Council on Aging http://www.ncoa.org/
Get matched with programs that may help you pay for medications, health care, food, utilities, and other information geared toward seniors.
Healthcare Marketplace http://www.healthcare.gov/
Purchase insurance plans (typically not for Medicare beneficiaries)
Indiana Family and Social Services www.in.gov/fssa
- Check your eligibility for Medicaid
- Learn more about assistance with Medicare costs
- Apply for the Medicare Savings Program and other information and resources for affording personal care.
Have questions about Medicare, call SHIP at 1-800-452-4800, 1-866-846-0139 TDD or online at www.medicare.in.gov.