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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Medicare Open Enrollment – October 15th through December 7th
Generations Can Help
Every year, Medicare’s open enrollment period is October 15th - December 7th. Medicare health and drug plans can make changes each year—things like cost, coverage, and what providers and pharmacies are in their networks. October 15th to December 7th is when all individuals who receive Medicare can change their Medicare health plans and prescription drug coverage for the following year to better meet his/her needs. Generations is now taking appointments for SHIP (State Health Insurance Plan) counseling to assist you in choosing the best option for your Medicare supplement. The best supplemental plan for you could change from year to year depending on your health, medications, etc. Do not assume that the plan that you have always had is the best for you. Let us help you take a look at all of your options, and then YOU decide which plan that fits your needs. If you are interested in scheduling an appointment with one of our SHIP counselors, please call us at 1-800-742-9002. This is a FREE service provided by Generations.
Generations’ column for November 12, 2017
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, and 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.
PECANS FOR SALE: Generations' Retired and Senior Volunteer Program is, once again, selling pecans for all of your holiday baking needs! These pecans are fresh from Georgia from the most recent pecan crop. Prices are $10 per bag with your choice of either a 16 oz. bag of small pieces, or a 12 oz. bag of halves. Money raised from these sales support projects that benefit our local community such as Children's Vision Screening, Little Elves Workshops,
Love-A-Bears, Pet Pad Program, etc. To purchase pecans, please contact Patti Dreiman at 1-800-742-9002 or come by our office on the 3rd floor of the Young Building at 1019 N. 4th St., Room 311.
BUILD*A*BASKET: This holiday season, Generations is sponsoring its 9th annual Build*A*Basket project to help provide for the basic needs of Generations’ clients while bringing them some holiday cheer. Generations serves older adults in Daviess, Dubois, Greene, Knox, Martin and Pike counties. These older adults are on fixed incomes and often cannot afford the everyday necessities that many of us take for granted. A total of 782 baskets were turned in last year and delivered to individuals in need. This project is open to schools, churches, businesses and individuals and involves purchasing a plastic laundry basket and filling it with items such as dish soap, deodorant and toothpaste. Some individuals decorate their baskets to make them more festive. Baskets must be completed by December 16th. Participants will be given a drop off location prior to that date. Generations’ Staff and volunteers will deliver the gift baskets to the clients. To register for the project and to receive a complete list of basket items, contact Alma Kramer by calling 800-742-9002 or 812-888-4527 or emailing email@example.com.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Next meeting date is Tuesday, November 14th and the special topic will be Helping Children Understand Alzheimer’s Disease.
UPCOMING DECEMBER DINE WITH A DOC®: Generations is partnering with Senior Education Ministries, Inc. to present Dine with a Doc® on Wednesday, December 6th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m at the Beckes Student Union food court on the Vincennes University campus, 1002 N. 1st St., Vincennes, IN. Good Samaritan Hospital’s Dr. Rakesh Kumar, Board Certified in Internal Medicine Nephrology, will be the guest speaker. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions, fellowship with others and win door prizes. This is a FREE event, and the public is encouraged to attend. A FREE lunch will be provided, courtesy of Oak Village Healthcare. An RSVP is required so that we can have an accurate lunch count. You may visit www.dinewithadoc.com for more information. To RSVP please call 1-877-223-6109.
MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENT IS UNDERWAY: Generations is now taking appointments for SHIP (State Health Insurance Plan) counseling to assist you in choosing your best option for your Medicare supplement. The best supplemental plan for you could change from year to year depending on your health, medications, etc. Do not assume that the plan that you have always had is the best for you. Let us help you take a look at all of your options, and then YOU decide which plan that you want to go with. This is a FREE service provided by Generations. If you are interested in scheduling an appointment with one of our SHIP counselors, please call us at 1-800-742-9002.
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.
Thank you to our AMAZING volunteers from KCARC today for United Way of Knox County's Day of Caring. They helped cut strips for and stuff pet beds that will be donated to the pet port for animals that are awaiting adoption.
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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.
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Please send all communications regarding the magazine to:Generations, c/o Brenda Hancock P.O. Box 314 Vincennes IN 47591
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Generations would like to thank The Villages at OakRidge for their generous donation to our Meals on Wheels program. Their fundraiser, Independence from Hunger raised over $1,600 for Meals on Wheels!
Generations' volunteers gathered at Community United Methodist Church in Vincennes to prepare care packages/kits for Hurricane Irma victims in Florida. 62 kits were assembled and delivered to Evansville for transport to Florida.
Children's Vision Screening volunteers were busy at the Civitan Center this morning. To date, over 1,200 children, ages 3-6 are scheduled to be tested for Ambylopia (lazy eye) and Stereopsis (depth perception).
Generations volunteers are working hard today making stockings for Good Samaritan Hospital's December baby deliveries. If you are interested in becoming a Knox County Generations volunteer, please contact Patty Dreiman at 812-888-5879, or by e-mail at email@example.com.
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.