Gathering Point: Hypertension
- July 2, noon, Community Hospital East, Medical Staff Conference Room
- July 22, noon, Community Hospital South, Education Center
- July 9, noon, Community Hospital North, Multi-service rooms
- July 15, noon, Community Healthplex Sports Club, Conference Room
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.
Lifecare Planning: Finding, Funding & Finalizing Care
Choosing the right life care plan to provide for your own long-term care needs is essential as health care costs are on the rise and we are all living longer than ever before. Lisa Dillman will discuss how to preserve your assets and still be able to provide for your high quality care throughout your life as your care needs increase. Lisa has practiced law for 20 years and strives to help seniors and their families navigate this often confusing topic.
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.
Know Your Numbers!
- July 15, 9 a.m. to noon, Community Heart and Vascular Hospital, Lobby
- July 16, 9 a.m. to noon, Washington Park East Center, 10800 East Washington St.
- July 22, 9 a.m. to noon, Community Hospital North, Lobby
- July 23, 9 a.m. to noon, Broad Ripple Flanner and Buchanan, 1305 E Broad Ripple Ave
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.
Senior Access: Radiation Oncology
Please join us to hear Dr. Jennifer Zook, a new radiation oncologist at Community Hospital Anderson, speak about how she can help treat your disease and improve your recovery. Please bring your questions and enjoy our speaker. Refreshments will be served. To register, call 765-298-2533.
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!
Day Trip: One with the Fish
Date: Tuesday, July 22, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Cost: $60 per person
Location: Newport Aquarium
Join us for a relaxing afternoon experiencing the wonders of the deep seas. You will be able to tour the Newport Aquarium on your own visiting the shows, touch-pools, and endless tanks of sea life. Additional encounters or tours may be purchased at aquarium gate. Admission includes bus transportation, aquarium admission, and $10 in “Shark Bucks” to use for lunch at the onsite Sharkey’s Café. Price includes transportation, buffet lunch, and museum admission. Pick up spots and full itinerary determined and mailed to participants three weeks prior to departure, will have one Anderson location and at least two in Indianapolis.
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.
Joint Pain 101
Is knee or hip pain keeping you from activities you enjoy? Attend this free class about joint health, medical treatment options and hip and knee joint replacement surgery, taught by Community’s orthopedic team members. Registration is required. Call 800-777-7775 or visit eCommunity.com/jointcenter to register.
Senior Access: Senior Day at Madison County 4H Fair
- July 26, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Madison County 4H Fairgrounds, Alexandria
This fun event starts at 10 a.m. in the air conditioned 4-H building with health information, lunch and bingo ending about 1 p.m. Please call 765-298-2533 so we can prepare enough lunches for the day.
Day Trip: Beef and Boards - Church Basement Ladies
Date: Wednesday, July 30, 11:30 a.m.
Cost: $32 per person
Location: Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre, 9301 Michigan Rd, Indianapolis
A new show with familiar faces brings audiences back to the basement for A Mighty Fortress Is Our Basement, the latest offering in the hilarious and heartwarming Church Basement Ladies series. The year is 1960 and it means new high heels for confirmation, a food booth at the county fair and spontaneous driving lessons! This musical comedy was inspired by the books “Growing Up Lutheran” and “Those Lutheran Ladies” by Janet Letness Martin and Suzann Nelson. Music and lyrics by Drew Jansen; book by Greta Grosch.