Gathering Point: Living with Joint Pain, the Options
Bigger, better, and lunch included thanks to our 2014 Gathering Point Sponsors: American Senior Communities, Miller’s Senior Living, Triology Health Services, Westminster Village North 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. This month, learn about options for joint pain from Community Health Network Joint Center physicians and coordinators.
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.
Come and learn about Medicare while having fun playing BINGO! It's free and prizes will be awarded. If you are new to Medicare or an experienced beneficiary, you'll learn something and enjoy yourself!
Alzheimer's Disease: Conversations about Dementia
When someone is showing signs of dementia, it’s time to talk. This program is designed to help you talk with your entire family, including the person with signs of dementia, about some challenging and often uncomfortable topics related to Alzheimer’s and dementia. Topics covered include going to the doctor, deciding when to stop driving and making legal and financial plans.
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 by 11:30 a.m. to secure a screening opportunity. The screening ends at 12 p.m. 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.
Day Trip: Chicago Cubs vs Milwaukee Brewers
Date: Thursday, August 14, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Cost: $65 per person
Location: Chicago's Wrigley Field
Join Touchpoint for an afternoon at the ball park for the great American tradition of baseball. Celebrate the 100th birthday of Wrigley Field by enjoying America’s favorite pastime watching the Chicago Cubs play the Milwaukee Brewers. Cost includes a reserved infield terrace seat on the first baseline, bus transportation, and $15 worth of vouchers for concessions. Pick up spots and full itinerary determined and mailed to participants three weeks prior to departure: will have one Anderson location and at one in Indianapolis. Return time is determinate on length of game.
Estate Planning: Where Will Your Assets Go?
Join us to map out what legal documents are needed and how a proper review and naming beneficiaries can help you accomplish your intentions with your money. Klynt Brummett, Chad Stevens and local estate planning attorney Jonathan Lamb will answer your questions. Avoid having the state of Indiana dictate how and when your assets will be distributed or who can make medical decisions for you when you are ill. Learn how to plan ahead instead of leaving your life’s work to chance.
Senior Access: Funeral Facts to Help Prepare
Please bring your questions and concerns for a panel discussion to help educate all of us on preparing for funerals. Refreshments will be served. To register, call 765-298-2533.
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 visit us at eCommunity.com/neurosciences or call 317-585-5437.
Cardiovascular Disease: Warning Signs and Symptoms
- August 20, 1 p.m., Holland Park, 1 Park Drive , Fishers IN
We’ve all heard that heart disease is the number one killer, but do you know why? And do you know your own risks and symptoms of heart disease? As many of us know, stress can wreak havoc on your health, especially your heart. Please join us, and bring a friend, family member or neighbor, for a special seminar on cardiovascular disease. Heart disease affects people differently, with signs and symptoms that go beyond typical chest pain. Don’t miss the chance to attend this seminar and learn:
- Risk factors for heart disease
- Signs and symptoms for heart disease
- How to manage stress for a healthier heart
- What heart screenings are available and are they right for you
You’ll walk away with great new ideas.
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.