Indiana Fit & 50 Senior Regional Games

Generations' Senior Games returning in 2017!


AngelWorx Volunteer Program

Providing a wide variety of volunteer opportunities for all ages.


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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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Trailblazer 5K Run

Thanks to all who supported our 2015 Trailblazer 5K. Mark your calendars for our sixth annual 5K on August 27, 2016.


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.

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."

Older American Month

Announcements

Free Program on Advanced Care Planning

In observance of National Healthcare Decisions Day, Knox County Public Library and Generations are sponsoring a free program to help you learn how to plan ahead for your medical care in case you cannot make your wishes known.  The program will be held Thursday, April 14th at 2 p.m. at the library, 502 N. 7th St. Guest speaker will be Cindi Holloway, RN, Generations Senior Care Specialist.  For more information, call Judy Kratzner at 812-886-4380.

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.

Generations Magazine

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Generations Magazine Winter 2014

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Spotlight

Meals on Wheels Appeal

Roger Junkin, U.S.Air Force veteran and Meals on Wheels driver, delivers a meal to Cyrilla Hammers.

"Roger Junkin, U.S.Air Force veteran and Meals on Wheels driver, delivers a meal to Cyrilla Hammers."

Generations’ Meals on Wheels program has acted as a safety net for over 40 years providing basic nutrition and care checks that enable them to remain at home all year and enjoy the holiday season. But we need your help!
•    Nutrition funding has been cut drastically.
•    The elderly population is the largest in history, many living below the poverty level.
•    1 out of 9 people in our community have food insecurities.

You can make a difference, right here, where you live, for your neighbors! Any amount is appreciated and your gift stays here and helps to ensure that no homebound senior has to go on a wait list for meals.

Please mail your tax-deductible donation today to Generations, P.O. Box 314, Vincennes, IN 47591.  Thank you.

Generations Strategic Plan

Thanks to all our partners who shared feedback on our Strategic Plan. 

ADRC

Aging and Disability Resource Center

Click the link below to download the Intake & Referral Form

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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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