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Touchpoint calendar of events

To register for a 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.

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 3 weeks prior to departure, will have one Anderson location and at least 2 in Indianapolis.

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.

Day Trip: Chicago Cubs vs Milwaukee Brewers
Date: Thursday, August 14, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Cost: $65 per person
Location: Chicago's Wrigley Field

Join Touchpoint for an afternoon at the ball park for the great American tradition of baseball. Celebrate the 100th birthday of Wrigley Field by enjoying America’s favorite pastime watching the Chicago Cubs play the Milwaukee Brewers. Cost includes a reserved infield terrace seat on the first baseline, bus transportation, and $15 worth of vouchers for concessions. Pick up spots and full itinerary determined and mailed to participants three weeks prior to departure: will have one Anderson location and at one in Indianapolis. Return time is determinate on length of game.

Gathering Point: Hypertension

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.

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, 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.

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.

Medicare BINGO

Come and learn about Medicare while having fun playing BINGO! It's free and prizes will be awarded. If you are new to Medicare or an experienced beneficiary, you'll learn something and enjoy yourself!

Alzheimer's Disease: Conversations about Dementia

When someone is showing signs of dementia, it’s time to talk. This program is designed to help you talk with your entire family, including the person with signs of dementia, about some challenging and often uncomfortable topics related to Alzheimer’s and dementia. Topics covered include going to the doctor, deciding when to stop driving and making legal and financial plans.

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.

Day Trip: Chicago Cubs vs Milwaukee Brewers
Date: Thursday, August 14, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Cost: $65 per person
Location: Chicago's Wrigley Field

Join Touchpoint for an afternoon at the ball park for the great American tradition of baseball. Celebrate the 100th birthday of Wrigley Field by enjoying America’s favorite pastime watching the Chicago Cubs play the Milwaukee Brewers. Cost includes a reserved infield terrace seat on the first baseline, bus transportation, and $15 worth of vouchers for concessions. Pick up spots and full itinerary determined and mailed to participants three weeks prior to departure: will have one Anderson location and at one in Indianapolis. Return time is determinate on length of game.

Estate Planning: Where Will Your Assets Go?

Join us to map out what legal documents are needed and how a proper review and naming beneficiaries can help you accomplish your intentions with your money. Klynt Brummett, Chad Stevens and local estate planning attorney Jonathan Lamb will answer your questions. Avoid having the state of Indiana dictate how and when your assets will be distributed or who can make medical decisions for you when you are ill. Learn how to plan ahead instead of leaving your life’s work to chance.

Senior Access: Funeral Facts to Help Prepare

Please bring your questions and concerns for a panel discussion to help educate all of us on preparing for funerals. Refreshments will be served. To register, call 765-298-2533.

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.

Cardiovascular Disease: Warning Signs and Symptoms

  • August 20, 1 p.m., Holland Park, 1 Park Drive , Fishers IN

We’ve all heard that heart disease is the number one killer, but do you know why? And do you know your own risks and symptoms of heart disease? As many of us know, stress can wreak havoc on your health, especially your heart. Please join us, and bring a friend, family member or neighbor, for a special seminar on cardiovascular disease. Heart disease affects people differently, with signs and symptoms that go beyond typical chest pain. Don’t miss the chance to attend this seminar and learn:

  • Risk factors for heart disease
  • Signs and symptoms for heart disease
  • How to manage stress for a healthier heart
  • What heart screenings are available and are they right for you

You’ll walk away with great new ideas.

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:

  1. To learn defensive driving techniques, new traffic laws, rules of the road, and much more.
  2. To find out how to adjust your driving to to age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time.
  3. To get and insurance discount (auto insurance companies in most states provide a multi-year discount to graduates; please consult your insurance agent).
  4. You don't have to take a test.
  5. Millions of people have taken advantage of this valuable course.

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.

Proud sponsors

  • Indiana Fever
  • Indianapolis Indians
  • Indiana Pacers
  • Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing
  • Indy Eleven
  • Indy Fuel

Health and wellness shopping

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