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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 people choices as they age to live a better life with independence and dignity.
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.
Generations' Mission: "We offer people choices as they age to live a better life with independence and dignity."
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.
Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann presented LaDonna Lane of Vincennes with a prestigious Golden Hoosier Award during a ceremony May 30th at Fort Benjamin Harrison in Indianapolis. LaDonna was one of 19 individuals recognized for their community service and commitment to serving others. She was nominated by Knox County RSVP Director Patty Dreiman who praised her work with the Kids Read and Children's Vision Screening projects. LaDonna also serves on the RSVP Advisory Council assisting with volunteer recognition and medication safety workshops. She also gives her time to "Think Pink," a local American Cancer Society fundraiser.
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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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.
For 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.
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 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.
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