Medicare Updates for 2016
- November 2, 6 to 8 p.m., Community Hospital North, 7250 Professional Bldg, 3rd floor multi-service room
- November 5, 2 to 4 p.m., Community Hospital East, Bradley Boardroom
- November 12, 10 a.m. to noon, Community Healthplex, Conference Room
- November 17, 2 to 4 p.m., Community Hospital South, Education Center
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.
Gathering Point: Normal Aging vs. Alzheimer's Disease
- November 6, noon, Community Hospital South, Education Center
- November 10, noon, Community Healthplex, Conference Room
- November 11, noon, Community Hospital North, 7250 Professional Bldg, 3rd floor multi-service room
- November 18, 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.
Family and Senior Health Fair
This free health fair has a variety of screenings and health information for the entire family! From hearing, diabetes, foot health and joint health to vision, balance testing and grip strength, it’s all available at no charge to you! Certain screenings are on a limited availability, so arrive early at this Community Touchpoint event, in partnership with American Senior Communities and WTHR.
Veterans Benefits: What Is Available?
Carlotta Katra, accredited agent with VA and eldercare consultant, will help you understand all the benefits you have available as a veteran and how they play a critical role in your long-term care plan. Learn about pensions available to wartime veterans and their spouses as well as compensation claims available to Vietnam veterans.
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.
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.
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.
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.