Gathering Point: Decoding Nutritional Labels
- August 5, noon, Community Hospital South, Education Center
- August 9, noon, Community Healthplex, Conference Room
- August 10, noon, Community Pavilion Shadeland, Community Room
- August 17, noon, Community Hospital North, 7250 Professional Bldg, 3rd floor multi-service room
Bigger, better and lunch included thanks to our 2016 Gathering Point Sponsors: American Senior Communities, Golden Living, Miller’s, and Westminster Village. Gathering Point serves as a time where Touchpoint Members can relax and enjoy an afternoon of food, fellowship, fun and education. Gathering Point will provides lunch at the beginning of each social/educational event followed by the presentation of the month! Space is limited and registration is required to 24 hours in advance reserve your spot.
New to Medicare
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.
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. To ensure you will be screened, please arrive 30 minutes prior to the end of the screening time. Fasting for 10 hours is recommended for best total profile results. Please be sure to take all necessary medication and drink 8-16 ounces of water prior to the screening. Screening is FREE for hospital visitors only and is not a part of the employee medical benefits screening program.
Beef and Boards: Church Basement Ladies
The Lutheran ladies are back in the show that got this laugh-a-minute series cooking. Times are changing quickly in 1965 and they'll do all they can to keep things running smoothly below the house of God!
Bring your bridge partner for a day of fun, fellowship and food (partners cannot be assigned for attendees)! Lunch and snacks provided by American Senior Communities. All sorts of prizes will be awarded. Play and scoring regulated by Indianapolis Bridge Center.
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.
Chicago Cubs vs Milwaukee Brewers Game, Day Trip
- August 18, $60 per person, Chicago, IL
Join Touchpoint for an afternoon at the ball park for the great American tradition of baseball. Enjoy the afternoon at historic 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. Charter bus pick-up locations will be designated two weeks prior to departure date. Trip supported by Westminster Village North.
AARP Smart Driver
By attending the 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 other’ abilities via a “Personal Driving Capability Index.’
Five good reasons to take the AARP Smart Driver course 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 age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time.
- To get an 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.
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.
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 dementia. Topics covered include going to the doctor, deciding when to stop driving and making legal and financial plans.
Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body
Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Indiana. This program will help you develop better habits for living a healthy lifestyle. Studies have shown that proper brain and heart health can contribute to the possible risk reduction of diseases and can ultimately lead to a longer and healthier life.
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!
Medicaid 101: Planning for a Successful Retirement
- August 4, 3 p.m., Community Health Pavilion Shadeland, Community Room
- August 11, 9 a.m., Community Heart and Vascular Hospital, Conference Room AB
- August 17, 3 p.m., Community Healthplex, Conference Room
- August 23, 3 p.m., Community Hospital South, Education Center
When a loved one faces a health crisis, families are often put under a lot of stress with concerns about the quality and costs of the care they need. Luckily, there are programs, like Medicaid, available to help pay for the cost of care. Yet, Medicaid rules can be confusing and difficult to understand. This presentation provides guidance to families who may be facing a long term care crisis and need to know what benefits are available to them.