Build*A*Basket

Thanks to all those who participated in our sixth annual Build*A*Basket project. 630 baskets filled with everyday necessities were donated making it possible for us to give a basket to every Generations' client.


Trailblazer 5K Run

"Thanks to all who supported our 2014 Trailblazer 5K. Mark your calendars for our fifth annual event on August 15, 2015."


Tax Counseling for the Elderly

Visit the Tax Counseling for the Elderly page to download the TCE Site Schedule that is available now.


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Arbor Day Volunteers

Opportunities at over 81 stations and programs keep volunteers busy all year round.


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AngelWorx

Residents of Amber Manor learn a new song with first graders at Petersburg Elementary.


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Meals on Wheels

Thanks to Meals on Wheels, hundreds of older adults and individuals with disabilities receive the nutrition they need, when they need it.


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Our Focus Is Simple: YOUR HEALTH & HAPPINESS

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. Our mission is to offer older adults, individuals with disabilities and caregivers options for a better quality of life.

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.

Call: (812) 888-5880

Toll Free: (800) 742-9002

Fax: (812) 888-4568

generations@vinu.edu

Generations' Mission: "To offer older adults, individuals with disabilities and caregivers options for a better quality of life."

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Alzheimer's Care Grants available

Home Instead Senior Care's Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Relief Grant program delivers much-needed help to families throughout the U.S. and Canada. All you have to do to be considered for a grant is fill out a grant application to be considered for a grant.

Protect Yourself from Elder Abuse

Each year, hundreds of thousands of older persons are abused, neglected, and exploited. In addition, elders throughout the United States lose an estimated $2.6 billion or more annually due to elder financial abuse and exploitation, funds that could have been used to pay for basic needs such as housing, food, and medical care. Unfortunately, no one is immune to abuse, neglect, and exploitation. It occurs in every demographic, and can happen to anyone—a family member, a neighbor, even you. Yet it is estimated that only about one in five of those crimes are ever discovered.  The National Center on Elder Abuse has put together a two-page document with tips on how to protect yourself.

Fall Prevention 

Falls are the main reason why older people lose their independence.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has put together this informational brochure, "Stay Independent," that includes an easy checklist for assessing your risk for falling.

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Generations Magazine Winter 2014

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Spotlight

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed a copy of House Bill 1391 at LifeSpan Resources in New Albany on August 6.  Among other things, the bill provides for four AAA’s in Indiana to serve as pilot agencies for the implementation of the Community Living Program (CLP) under the CHOICE program. Generations Area 13 Agency on Aging & Disability is one of the four agencies selected to serve as a pilot agency.  Generations Executive Director Laura Holscher was present for the bill signing. Also selected as pilot agencies were LifeSpan Resources, Area 14 AAA,  Thrive-Alliance, Area 11 AAA, and LifeStream Services, Inc., Area 6 AAA.  Pictured, from left, are Laura Holscher, Gov. Mike Pence, Jenny Hamilton of LifeStream Services, and Mark Lindenlaub of Thrive-Alliance.

Generations Strategic Plan

In 2013, Generations commissioned a community assessment survey and used those results, as well as input from employees, consumers and vendors, to formulate our strategic direction and plan for 2015-2018.  We now invite the public to review and comment in preparation of our Area Plan's submission to the State due May 2015.  Please share your feedback by Friday, April 10th.  Thank you.

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logo.gifFor more information on the Eldercare Locator or programs or services for older adults and caregivers visit http://www.eldercare.gov or call 1-800-677-1116.

Help for Family Caregivers?

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:  http://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.

The Conversation Project

It’s not easy to talk about how you want the end of your life to be. But it’s one of the most important conversations you can have with your loved ones.  The Conversation Project is dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care. Visit their website at http://theconversationproject.org/ to find the help you need to get your thoughts together and then have the conversation.

Caregiver SOS

Caregiver SOS by WellMed Charitable Foundation centers offer complimentary programs designed to support family caregivers in their care‐giving role, including one-on‐one assistance, education, wellness activities and more.  Visit their website at http://caregiversos.org for more information.  Be sure to sign up for their free monthly e‐newsletter that offers a wealth of caregiver information, resources and a schedule of their free caregiver webinars.

 

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