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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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.

 

 

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

Generations’ column for June 3, 2018

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’ TRAILBLAZER 5K SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY:  Do you own a local business?  We would love to have you as a sponsor for our 5K to be held on August 11th, 2018 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 akramer@vinu.edu.  You may also visit our website at www.generationsnetwork.org.

GENERATIONS’ ANGELWORX OPPORTUNITY:  Generations is looking for a part-time Volunteer Coordinator for our AngelWorx Program. If you are a "people-person" and enjoy coordinating projects and individuals, then our agency might be the perfect fit for you! Generations serves the six-county area of Daviess, Dubois, Greene, Knox, Martin and Pike.  Although the position will serve mainly Knox County, the service delivery area could vary. For more information, please visit www.vinu.edu.  The job posting is listed under the the employment tab under Human Resources.

 

DON’T MISS DINE WITH A DOC® IN JUNE: Senior Education Ministries, in partnership with Generations and Vincennes University, will be presenting Dine with a Doc® on June 6, 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 Healthcare Therapy Services, Inc. will be provided.  This month’s speaker will be Jennifer Collins, MS OTR/L with Healthcare Therapy Services, Inc.  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.  To RSVP for Dine with a Doc®, please call 1-877-223-6109.

 

WALK WITH A DOC AT GREGG PARK:  Walkers may meet each Saturday at Gregg Park at 9 a.m. Take a few minutes to learn about current health topics and then spend the rest of the hour enjoying a healthy walk and conversation with a doc!  Walk at your own pace and distance.  It’s a great way to get out, get active and enjoy good conversation.  Good Samaritan physicians will take turns as the walk leaders.  This is a free community event.

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:

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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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

Generations Beacon Article - May Generations Beacon Article - May

Noticing Memory Problems? What to Do Next

National Institute on Aging

 

We’ve all forgotten a name, where we put our keys, or if we locked the front door. It’s normal to forget things once in a while. But serious memory problems make it hard to do everyday things. Forgetting how to make change, use the telephone, or find your way home may be signs of a more serious memory problem.

For some older people, memory problems are a sign of mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s disease, or a related dementia. People who are worried about memory problems should see a doctor. Signs that it might be time to talk to a doctor include:

  • Asking the same questions over and over again
  • Getting lost in places a person knows well
  • Not being able to follow directions
  • Becoming more confused about time, people, and places
  • Not taking care of oneself—eating poorly, not bathing, or being unsafe

 

People with memory complaints should make a follow-up appointment to check their memory after 6 months to a year. They can ask a family member, friend, or the doctor’s office to remind them if they’re worried they’ll forget.

Tips for Dealing with Forgetfulness

People with some forgetfulness can use a variety of techniques that may help them stay healthy and deal with changes in their memory and mental skills. Here are some tips:

  • Learn a new skill.
  • Stay involved in activities that can help both the mind and body.
  • Volunteer in your community, at a school, or at your place of worship.
  • Spend time with friends and family.
  • Use memory tools such as big calendars, to-do lists, and notes to yourself.
  • Put your wallet or purse, keys, and glasses in the same place each day.
  • Get lots of rest.
  • Exercise and eat well.
  • Don’t drink a lot of alcohol.
  • Get help if you feel depressed for weeks at a time.