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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: Staying fit as you age

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.

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: Guys and Dolls

Join us at Beef and Boards for the production of Guys and Dolls. Odds are you'll like this five-time Tony Award winner! Dodging authorities, gambler Nathan Detroit tries to set up a big craps game with his buddy, Sky Masterson, but their plans go awry when romance is in the cards! Fee includes lunch buffet and admission ticket.

Veterans' Benefits

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.

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.

Alzheimer’s Disease: Effective Communication Strategies

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.

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.

AARP Smart Driver Course

  • May 19, 1 to 5 p.m.
    Cost: $15 for AARP members; $20 for non-members
    Location: Community Hospital North, 7250 Professional Building, 3rd-floor multi-service room

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
  • How to assess one’s own and other’ abilities via a “Personal Driving Capability Index.’

Five reasons to take the AARP smart driver course:

  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 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.

Alzheimer’s Disease: Understanding and Responding to Dementia-Related Behavior

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!

Gathering Point: BINGO

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.

Bridge Tournament

  • June 7, 9 a.m. check-in; 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Community Hospital North, 7250 Professional Building, 3rd-floor multi-service room

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.

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.

Financial 101: Planning for a Successful Retirement

Join us for an educational seminar presented by SOFA, The Society for Financial Awareness. We will be covering strategies for a sustainable income in retirement. Some of the strategies that will be discussed include establishing retirement goals, estimating retirement income, tax advantaged savings vehicles and investment considerations.

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.

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.

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!

Disney’s The Lion King, Broadway series musical, day trip

  • June 30, $90, Dayton, OH

We will enjoy a full lunch at the Spaghetti Warehouse in downtown Dayton. After lunch we will visit the historic Victoria Theatre to see the Broadway Series production of Disney’s The Lion King. This will truly be a memorable afternoon to enjoy the winner of six Tony Awards, including best musical. Transportation, lunch and show fare are included. Charter bus pick-up locations will be designated two weeks prior to departure date. Trip supported by Westminster Village North.

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.

Joint pain

Experiencing joint pain? Call 800-777-7775 to find out about the next free joint pain dinner seminar, where you can learn more about options for joint pain relief from orthopedic experts. Visit eCommunity.com/jointcenter for more.

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's COMMUNITY CARE ALERT is a personal emergency response program that features 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

A low-dose CT lung screening shows the lung tissue in high diagnostic detail to help you understand your risk for lung cancer. USPSTF guidelines and Medicare eligibility criteria recommend annual lung screenings for individuals ages 55 to 77 with a tobacco smoking history of at least 30 pack years. Your doctor must determine if you are eligible and order the CT scan before you can be screened. Learn more >>

Call 317-355-4680 or toll free 877-298-8177 to make an appointment.

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