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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: Parkinson’s Disease featuring Rock Steady Boxing

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.

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.

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.

Alzheimer’s Disease, Communications and Behaviors (2 Part Series)

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. 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.

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, 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!

Reverse Mortgages, Get the Basics

Get the truth and facts about how a reverse mortgage works. Some of the common questions about reverse mortgages we will cover include: Can I leave my house to my children and still have a reverse mortgage? Does the bank take away from your house? What can you use the money for? Presented by SOFA, The Society for Financial Awareness.

Bridge Tournament

Bring your Bridge partner for an afternoon of food, fun and fellowship for our inaugural Contract Bridge Tournament. Brought to you by Community Touchpoint, American Senior Communities and regulated by the Indianapolis Bridge Center. Various prizes will be awarded throughout the day! (Partners cannot be assigned for players.)

Beef and Boards: The Drowsy Chaperone
Date/time: April 29, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $32 per person (register by April 15 or until sold out)
Location: Beef and Boards, 9301 N Michigan Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268

Appealing to our innate desire to be entertained, The Drowsy Chaperone won five Tony Awards in 2006, including Best Original Score. A middle-aged musical theatre buff plays the record of his favorite musical, the (fictional) 1928 hit The Drowsy Chaperone, and the show comes to life – with two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, gangsters posing as pastry chefs, an intoxicated chaperone and more! Music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison. Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar.

Rising Star Casino Day Trip
Date/time: April 30, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: $40 per person
Location: Rising Sun, Indiana

Try your luck for the afternoon at the Rising Star Casino in southeast Indiana. We will travel by motor coach to Rising Sun, Indiana to enjoy a full buffet for lunch. You will receive a $20 slot play credit to use on the casino floor as well as a $5 gift certificate to use in any of the casino shops. Lunch and transportation included in cost. Must bring photo ID to receive play credit. 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).

Senior Access: SHIP Update

John Williams from the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) office will share information on how to navigate through the process of obtaining Medicare coverage. Call 765-298-5131 to register.

Senior Access: A Fair for the Young at Heart

The fair will feature health screenings, vendors, healthy cooking demonstrations and a lunch buffet. Call 800-777-7775 to register for this event at Community Hospital Anderson.

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

  • Home Health Medical online store for medical supplies and equipment
  • Wellspring Pharmacy
  • FigLeaf Boutique
  • Jasmine gift shop