Gathering Point: Cardiovascular Genetics with Community Heart and Vascular
- February 4, noon, Community Hospital East, Medical Staff Conference Room
- February 6, noon, Community Hospital South, Education Center
- February 10, noon, Community Healthplex Sports Club, Conference Room
- February 11, 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.
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.
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:
- 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.