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Community Touchpoint

Clinical and social programs for life after 55

Join Touchpoint! Call 800-777-7775.

Community Touchpoint program for seniors

Calendar of events

To register for a Touchpoint class or event, you may click here to register online or call 800-777-7775. The registration deadline for all classes is noon one day prior to the class unless otherwise noted. All events are FREE unless otherwise noted. If you have suggestions for classes or events please send us an e-mail.

Gathering Point: Cardiovascular Genetics with Community Heart and Vascular

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.

Senior Access: Vascular Health

Dr. Jeffrey Weinberger, vascular surgeon with Community Heart and Vascular, will share information on deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a condition characterized by a blood clot in one of the deep veins. Dr. Weinberger will share what DVT is, how to treat it and most importantly, how to prevent it from happening to you. Call 765-298-5131 to register.

Know Your Numbers

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.

Caregiving, Resources and Help Available

Individuals who care for an elderly or disabled family member know the challenges and stressors they feel on a daily basis. Successful caregiving is a balance between accessing key services for your family member as well as effective stress reduction and management of your own needs. Touchpoint's Caregiver Resource Seminar is designed to support caregivers in increasing their knowledge and understanding about local resources and services available to them in addition to increasing personal awareness about their own needs. Join us for this informational session led by one of Community Touchpoint’s own social workers, Todd Waggoner.

Medicare 101

Nearing age 65, buried in mailings from insurance companies, and totally confused by Medicare A, B, C, and D? Trying to help your aging parents reduce Medicare costs but don't understand Medigap or Medicare Advantage? A SHIP representative will explain the A, B, C, and D's of Medicare, how to enroll, coverage and costs, and important questions to ask. SHIP is Medicare's free and unbiased official counseling and information service. SHIP counselors are available most weekdays at Community Hospitals. This is an informative educational session. Take home handouts and materials will be provided. Bring your questions!

Alzheimer's Disease: Basics

The Basics is a program designed to educate attendees about the difference between normal memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease. Risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease, the diagnostic process and the changes that the brain goes through as Alzheimer’s progresses are just some of the topics covered in the program.

Living with Alzheimer's: Middle Stage Caretaking

During the three part middle-stage program, caregivers will learn the symptoms and care needs associated with the middle stage of Alzheimer's and learn about the relationship changes that occur in the middle stage. Ways to maximize safety, prepare for emergencies, and access respite care will be discussed as well as effective ways to provide personal care and manage challenging behaviors.

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:

  1. To learn defensive driving techniques, new traffic laws, rules of the road, and much more.
  2. To find out how to adjust your driving to to age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time.
  3. To get and insurance discount (auto insurance companies in most states provide a multi-year discount to graduates; please consult your insurance agent).
  4. You don't have to take a test.
  5. Millions of people have taken advantage of this valuable course.

Living with Alzheimer's: Middle Stage Caretaking

During the three part middle-stage program, caregivers will learn the symptoms and care needs associated with the middle stage of Alzheimer's and learn about the relationship changes that occur in the middle stage. Ways to maximize safety, prepare for emergencies, and access respite care will be discussed as well as effective ways to provide personal care and manage challenging behaviors.

Gathering Point: Driving Today, Rules of the Road and Technology Updates

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.

Senior Access: Kidney Health

In recognition of National Kidney Month, Dr. Rachel Robinson with Renal Associates of Central Indiana will be the guest speaker. Dr. Robinson specializes in internal medicine and nephrology. Learn how to improve kidney health. Call 765-298-5131 to register.

Caregiving, Resources and Help Available

Individuals who care for an elderly or disabled family member know the challenges and stressors they feel on a daily basis. Successful caregiving is a balance between accessing key services for your family member as well as effective stress reduction and management of your own needs. Touchpoint's Caregiver Resource Seminar is designed to support caregivers in increasing their knowledge and understanding about local resources and services available to them in addition to increasing personal awareness about their own needs. Join us for this informational session led by one of Community Touchpoint’s own social workers, Todd Waggoner.

Beef and Boards: Crazy for You
Date/time: March 18, 11:30 a.m.
Cost: $32 per person (register by March 11)
Location: Beef and Boards, 9301 N Michigan Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268

Winner of three Tony Awards and based on the 1930 musical Girl Crazy, the story centers around Bobby Child, who is sent to Nevada to foreclose on a theatre owned by the family business. But when he falls in love with the local postmistress, he devises a plan to save the theater. Songs include “I’ve Got Rhythm,” “Someone to Watch Over Me” and “They Can’t Take That Away From Me.” Book by Ken Ludwig with music by George Gershwin and lyrics by Ira Gershwin.

Know Your Numbers

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.

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.

Alzheimer's Disease: Know the 10 Signs

This program provides attendees with an understanding of the difference between age-related memory loss and Alzheimer’s and what to do if they or someone they know has signs of the disease. Attendees will view video footage of real people who are living with the early stages of dementia and their families addressing fears and myths associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

In-Touch grief support groups

Loss of a loved one is life changing and can be debilitating physically, emotionally, and spiritually. This seminar provides a discussion of the grief response, some suggestions of ways to handle grief, and an understanding of when professional help should be sought. Suggestions for the bereaved as well as family and friends of the bereaved are given. A list of community resources will be provided. Call 800-404-4852 for available dates, times and location or visit the website.

Bariatric (surgical) weight loss seminars

Bariatric services offers free monthly surgical weight loss information seminars for individuals interested in learning more about bariatric surgery. This class reviews the anatomy of the surgery, the diet plan, and the lifestyle changes that are to be expected after surgery. It is also a forum for individuals to ask questions about bariatric surgery. The sessions are presented by bariatric team members. Registration is required for these free information sessions. Locations available in north and south Indianapolis and Noblesville. Visit eCommunity.com/bariatric to choose a location today!

Tai chi

Tai chi is the most practiced form of exercise in the world. Originally developed in ancient China for self-defense, it has evolved into a graceful form of exercise used for stress reduction and a variety of other health conditions. Referred to by the Harvard Medical School as "medication in motion," tai chi provides research supported healing and support for those with arthritis, heart disease, high blood pressure, sleeplessness, fibromyalgia, and back and spinal problems, as well as reduces stress and increases strength, mobility, balance and endurance. But don't let the gentle moves fool you; thirty minutes of tai chi burns the same amount of calories as thirty minutes of brisk walking.

Community Health Network's BodyZone fitness centers offers this six-week class to the general public. Cost per person varies for the six-week sessions. For class offerings and to register, call 765-325-2940 or email vmwessler@gmail.com. View current classes >>

Community Care Alert

Touchpoint is pleased to announce COMMUNITY CARE ALERT, our new personal emergency response program, featuring a choice of digital, cellular, or mobile alert systems tailored to meet your individual needs. With free, professional installation and no long-term contracts, COMMUNITY CARE ALERT offers peace of mind at a price you can afford, starting at just $30 per month. State-of-the-art fall detectors and medication dispensers are also available. For more information or to order, call 855-874-8560.

Heart scan

This test will most benefit those over 40 who smoke, have high blood pressure, are diabetic, are obese, have high or borderline cholesterol, and/or have a family history of heart disease. The heart scan takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. The heart scan is a non-invasive procedure and completely painless. You take the test comfortably and get the results fast. You will receive a copy of the initial report at the time of your visit. A final report will be provided to your primary physician after an over read by a radiologist. You will also receive a phone consult with a health counselor to interpret the radiologist over read results. Learn more >>

Heart scans cost just $49 each. Please contact us with any questions at 317-621-8575 or 317-355-5371. Please note: If you have previously had open heart surgery, bypass surgery or stents, the heart scan test should not be taken. Schedule a heart scan online today!

Lung CT screening

Consider getting a $99 low-dose lung screening at Community Heart and Vascular immediately following your heart scan. New guidelines recommend annual screening for adults ages 55-80 at high risk for lung cancer due to smoking history. Learn more (PDF).

Call 317-621-8575 to make an appointment or schedule a CT lung scan appointment online.

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Health and wellness shopping

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  • FigLeaf Boutique
  • Jasmine gift shop