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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.
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: "To offer older adults, individuals with disabilities and caregivers options for a better quality of life."
Helen Seirp of Old National Bank (right) presents a check for $66,400 to Generations Executive Director Laura Holscher for the Meals on Wheels program.
Thank you to all our generous donors:
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"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.
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.
The Dubois County Public Health Partnership’s 7th annual program on September 13th at the Huntingburg Event Center in Huntingburg, will offer information and inspiration for adults and caregivers to improve their physical, mental and social fitness.
Local cardiologist, Dr. William E. Lehmkuhler, will present a program on heart health including the benefits of medication and supplements. Other speakers include Amy Gehlhausen with Qualicare will speak on “Programming Your Personal GPS”. Martha Rasche, a local journalist, will present “For Your Children’s Children: Your Story Lives On” and Jodi Richardson from Memorial Hospital will speak on “Depression is Not a Normal Part of Growing Older”. Pat Evans, the much requested motivational speaker, will speak on “The Wisdom and Intelligence of the Heart – So Much More Than a Pump”. An exercise demonstration will be provided by Kaci Wehr of Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center.
Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. The day will feature speakers, a vendor fair, lunch and door prizes. Registration is $10 and must be made in advance by calling the Older Americans Center by September 7th at 812-482-4455.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.