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.
Gathering Point: Driving Today, Rules of the Road and Technology Updates
- March 4, noon, Community Hospital East, Medical Staff Conference Room
- March 6, noon, Community Hospital South, Education Center
- March 10, noon, Community Healthplex Sports Club, Conference Room
- March 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: Kidney Health
In recognition of National Kidney Month, Dr. Rachel Robinson with Renal Associates of Central Indiana will be the guest speaker. Dr. Robinson specializes in internal medicine and nephrology. Learn how to improve kidney health. Call 765-298-5131 to register.
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.
Beef and Boards: Crazy for You
Date/time: March 18, 11:30 a.m.
Cost: $32 per person (register by March 11)
Location: Beef and Boards, 9301 N Michigan Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268
Winner of three Tony Awards and based on the 1930 musical Girl Crazy, the story centers around Bobby Child, who is sent to Nevada to foreclose on a theatre owned by the family business. But when he falls in love with the local postmistress, he devises a plan to save the theater. Songs include “I’ve Got Rhythm,” “Someone to Watch Over Me” and “They Can’t Take That Away From Me.” Book by Ken Ludwig with music by George Gershwin and lyrics by Ira Gershwin.
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.
New to Medicare? Where to Start
What is Part A? Parts B, C, and D? What happens if I don't want Medicare? How do I sign up? Getting ready to retire and learning about your insurance options can be overwhelming. If you are getting ready to use Medicare for insurance, there is a lot to learn and many decisions to make. This session will give you the information you need to get started planning and clear up confusion about how Medicare works. In this informational session, SHIP, the State Health Insurance Assistance Program, will help guide you on where to start in the Medicare process.
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.