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Generations’ Column for September 11, 2021
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KEEPING YOUR BONES STRONG TO PREVENT FALLS: Falls are a common reason for trips to the emergency room and for hospital stays among older adults. Many of these hospital visits are for fall-related fractures. You can help prevent fractures by keeping your bones strong. Having healthy bones won't prevent a fall, but if you fall, it might prevent breaking a hip or other bone, which may lead to a hospital or nursing home stay, disability, or even death. Getting enough calcium and vitamin D can help keep your bones strong. So can physical activity. Try to get at least 150 minutes per week of physical activity. Other ways to maintain bone health include quitting smoking and limiting alcohol use, which can decrease bone mass and increase the chance of fractures. Also, try to maintain a healthy weight. Being underweight increases the risk of bone loss and broken bones. Osteoporosis is a disease that makes bones weak and more likely to break. For people with osteoporosis, even a minor fall may be dangerous. Talk to your doctor about osteoporosis.
*National Institute on Aging – www.nia.nih.gov
A MATTER OF BALANCE CLASS TO BE HELD IN BICKNELL: A Matter of Balance is designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. Participants learn to set realistic goals to increase activity, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors, and learn simple exercises to increase strength and balance. Generations’ in partnership with Purdue Extension will be offering A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls at the Knox Co 4-H Fairgrounds (4-H Building), 11728 IN-67, Bicknell, IN 47512 beginning Friday, September 17th and continuing each Friday through November 5th. Classes will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. This 8-week program is offered free of charge, but pre-registration is required. Spots are limited and masks are required! A workbook will be provided and refreshments will be served. For more information, or to register, contact the Knox County Purdue Extension at 812-882-3509.
FARMERS MARKET VOUCHERS EXPANDED ELIGIBILITY - NOW AVAILABLE TO SENIORS OVER 55 WHO LIVE IN PUBLIC HOUSING: Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program 2021 - Vouchers are still available!
- Over 60 prior to June 1, 2021
- 55 YEARS OF AGE OR OVER WHO LIVE IN PUBLIC HOUSING AND MEET INCOME GUIDELINES
- Monthly income under $1,500
- Resident of Daviess, Dubois, Greene, Knox, Martin or Pike County
You may pick up applications at the Generations’ office, 1019 N. 4th St., Vincennes, IN or you can contact Alma Kramer at 812-888-4527 to have an application mailed to you. *Must provide ID and proof of income. First Come First Serve!!
*Available ONLY to individuals who have NOT YET received vouchers for this year.
LOOKING OUT FOR ONE ANOTHER: The recent increase in COVID-19 cases brings with it increased social isolation for some of the more vulnerable older adult population in our area and throughout the world! If you have a friend or neighbor who is socially isolated, please remember to reach out to them. One short phone call could make a world of difference in someone’s day! We are still all in this together – let’s look out for one another.
GENERATIONS MAGAZINE: 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
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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.
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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 credibility 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-742-9002.
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Please send all communications regarding the magazine to:Generations, c/o Brenda HancockP.O. Box 314Vincennes IN 47591
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Every Penny Counts
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.
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.