Medicare Updates for 2016
As another year comes to a close, 2016 open enrollment for Medicare revs up! You may begin asking yourself, “What will my part A and B deductible be next year?” “How do I know if I am picking the right choice for prescription drug coverage?” “What are the new screenings covered by Medicare this year?” This is your opportunity to come learn the changes to Medicare for 2016 and more during open enrollment. Don’t miss this valuable class! Pharmacists and representatives from Indiana SHIP will be in attendance to answer your questions.
Alzheimer’s Disease: Communications
Communication is more than just talking and listening; it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.
Gathering Point: Holiday Celebration and BINGO
- December 4, noon, Community Hospital South, Education Center
- December 8, noon, Community Healthplex, Conference Room
- December 9, noon, Community Hospital North, 7250 Professional Bldg, 3rd floor multi-service room
- December 16, noon, Community Pavilion Shadeland, 2040 N. Shadeland Ave., Community 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.
Healthy Cooking Demonstration
Come and get inspired to try a new recipe or two! We will feature healthy and fresh recipes inspired by the season, created by Community Heart and Vascular's chefs. We will have a cooking demonstration and tasting of recipes you can make at home.
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.
Alzheimer’s Disease: Behaviors
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.
Healthy Cooking Demonstration
Come and get inspired to try a new recipe or two! We will feature healthy and fresh recipes inspired by the season, created by Community Hospital East's chefs. We will have a cooking demonstration and tasting of recipes you can make at home.
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.
Financial Planning 101: Social Security Explained
Presented by SOFA, The Society for Financial Awareness. Join us to learn all about Social Security, including:
- The types of benefits you are eligible to receive.
- The difference between full retirement age and delayed retirement.
- How to file for benefits.
- Retirement planning strategies and annuity type distinction.