Gathering Point: Staying fit as you age
- May 6, noon, Community Hospital South, Education Center
- May 10, noon, Community Healthplex, Conference Room
- May 11, noon, Community Pavilion Shadeland, Community Room
- May 18, 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.
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.
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:
- 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 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.
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.
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!