Gathering Point: Immunizations and Seniors: What to Know, What to Ask
- August 7, noon, Community Hospital South, Education Center
- August 5, noon, Community Hospital East, Medical Staff Conference Room
- August 11, noon, Community Healthplex, Conference Room
- August 12, noon, Community Hospital North, 7250 Professional Bldg, 3rd floor multi-service room
Bigger, better, and lunch included thanks to our 2015 Gathering Point Sponsors: American Senior Communities, Miller’s Senior Living, Triology Health Services, Kindred Healthcare and CarDon & Associates. Gathering Point serves as a time where Touchpoint Members can relax and enjoy an afternoon of food, fellowship, fun and education. This monthly event is open to Touchpoint members, hospital volunteers, hospital auxiliary board members and others interested in meeting new people. Gathering Point will now provide lunch at the beginning of each social/educational event followed by the presentation of the month! Space is limited and registration two days prior to event is now required to reserve your spot.
Alzheimer’s Disease, Communications and Behaviors (2-part series)
Part 2: Behavior is a powerful form of communication and is one of the primary ways for people with dementia to communicate their needs and feelings as the ability to use language is lost. However, some behaviors can present real challenges for caregivers to manage. Join us to learn to decode behavioral messages, identify common behavior triggers, and learn strategies to help intervene with some of the most common behavioral challenges of Alzheimer’s disease.
Veterans Benefits: What Is Available?
- August 11, 9 a.m., Community Heart and Vascular Hospital, Conference Room AB
- August 20, 2 p.m., Community Hospital East, Medical Staff Conference Room
- August 26, 10 a.m., Community Healthplex, Conference Room
- August 27, 2 p.m., Community Hospital South, Education Center
Carlotta Katra, accredited agent with VA and eldercare consultant, will help you understand all the benefits you have available as a veteran and how they play an important role in your long-term care plan. Learn about pensions available to wartime veterans and their spouses as well as compensation claims available to Vietnam veterans.
Amish Acres day trip: Arts & Crafts Festival, Anything Goes
- August 6, $70 per person, Nappanee, IN
Join Touchpoint to visit beautiful Amish Acres in Northern Indiana. Tucked away in quiet Nappanee, Indiana, Amish Acres is a perfect blend of old world charm amidst the hustle and bustle of today. We will begin the afternoon with access to the 53rd annual Arts & Crafts Festival with almost 300 booths to visit. You will then enjoy a hearty home-cooked Amish lunch then at your leisure you can tour the grounds of a simpler time and enjoy some shopping for homemade goods in the Amish General Store.
Our afternoon will conclude with one of the greatest musicals in theater history. Cole Porter’s first-class musical comedy, Anything Goes, is sailing to the Joseph Stein stage. When the S.S. American heads out to sea, etiquette and convention get tossed out the portholes as two unlikely pairs set off on the course to true love…proving that sometimes destiny needs a little help from a crew of singing sailors, an exotic disguise and some good old-fashioned blackmail.
Cost includes luxury coach bus transportation, art festival admission, lunch and show admission.
Beef and Boards, Smoke on the Mountain: Homecoming
The lovable – and imperfect – Singing Sanders Family returns in the third installment of the popular comedy series. The story takes place in 1945, seven years since the Sanders Family first came to Mount Pleasant Baptist Church for a Saturday Night Sing. Rev. Mervin Oglethorpe has been called to preach in Texas and is giving his last service before he leaves with his wife June, who is eight months pregnant. Young Dennis Sanders will take over as the pastor at Mount Pleasant, but not before more hilarious and touching stories, and two dozen toe-tapping bluegrass gospel favorites.
Planning Ahead: Who Will Be Your Voice?
Anna Howard, an attorney specializing in elder law, will speak about how to plan ahead so your wishes are carried out for you. She will discuss making a lifetime plan and the steps you can take with an elder law attorney.
AARP Smart Driver Course
Cost: $15 for AARP members; $20 for non-members (please bring payment day of class)
Class participants will get answers to today’s driving challenges, such as:
- How to compensate for changes in vision, hearing and reaction time;
- How to handle problem situations such as left turns, right-of way, freeway traffic, trucks and blind spots;
- What to do if confronted by an aggressive driver;
- When to use a cell phone;
- How medication may affect driving;
- How to properly use anti-lock brakes, air bags and safety belts; and
- How to assess one’s own and others’ abilities via a "Personal Driving Capability Index."
Five good reasons to take the AARP Driver Safety Program through Community Health Network:
- To learn defensive driving techniques, new traffic laws, rules of the road, and much more.
- To find out how to adjust your driving to to age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time.
- To get and insurance discount (auto insurance companies in most states provide a multi-year discount to graduates; please consult your insurance agent).
- You don't have to take a test.
- Millions of people have taken advantage of this valuable course.
New to Medicare? Where to Start
What is Part A? Parts B, C, and D? What happens if I don't want Medicare? How do I sign up? Getting ready to retire and learning about your insurance options can be overwhelming. If you are getting ready to use Medicare for insurance, there is a lot to learn and many decisions to make. This session will give you the information you need to get started planning and clear up confusion about how Medicare works. In this informational session, SHIP, the State Health Insurance Assistance Program, will help guide you on where to start in the Medicare process.
Technology 101: Getting Smart about Your Smart Phone
Join us for an educational luncheon hosted at Westminster Village North where we will be getting smart about your smart phone. Have you ever wondered about all of the features and functions on smart phones today? Do you have questions about the app stores or want to know the best ways to utilize your smart phone? We will be covering the best ways to maximize and navigate your smart phone. Please bring your own smart phone to the session; phones will not be provided for use.
Contract Bridge Tournament
Sign in at 9 a.m. Play begins at 9:30 a.m. Lunch at 11:30 a.m. Play resumes at 1 p.m. until 3:30 p.m.
Bring your bridge partner for an afternoon of food, fun and fellowship for our contract bridge tournament. Brought to you by Community Touchpoint, American Senior Communities and regulated by the Indianapolis Bridge Center. Various prizes will be awarded throughout the day! (Partners cannot be assigned for players.)
Know Your Numbers
- August 4, 9 a.m. to noon, Community Heart and Vascular Hospital, Lobby
- August 11, 9 a.m. to noon, Community Hospital East, Lobby
- August 20, 9 a.m. to noon, Community Hospital South, Lobby
- August 27, 10 a.m. to noon, Community Howard Regional Health, 3500 S. Lafountain, Kokomo
Community Heart and Vascular Hospital presents Know Your Numbers for heart health. Knowing you heart health numbers will help you and your doctor determine your risks for heart disease. The Know Your Numbers screening includes total lipid profile (total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglyceride and TC/HDL ratio), glucose, height, weight, and blood pressure. Your screening results will be ready in about 15 minutes. All is free! Walk-ins welcome; registration not needed. To ensure that you will be screened, you must arrive a half hour before screening time ends. Fasting for 10 hours with nothing but water is recommended for best total profile results. Screening is FREE for hospital visitors only and is not a part of the employee medical benefits screening program.
Stroke Support Group
Are you or a loved one a stroke survivor? Would you like to meet others who have gone through experiences similar to yours? Join us every month for guest speakers, discussion on various topics, and making new friends! Spouses/Family members welcome. No child care provided. For more information call 317-585-5437.