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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: Aging ears and hearing loss

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.

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.

Alzheimer’s Disease, Communications and Behaviors (2-part series)

Part 1: 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.

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.

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!

Alzheimer’s Disease: Healthy Habits for a Healthier You

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.

Planning Ahead: Who Will Be Your Voice?

Anna Howard, an attorney specializing in elder law, will speak about how to plan ahead so your wishes are carried out for you. She will discuss making a lifetime plan and the steps you can take with an elder law attorney.

Technology 101: Internet, from the basics to social media

Join us for an educational luncheon hosted at Westminster Village North where we will learn the basics of the internet and social media. Do you ever wonder the difference between Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other popular media websites? We will go over the differences, the best ways to navigate through the internet, and things to be alert to online to stay safe. Please bring your personal laptop if you would like to navigate along with the presenter; computers will not be provided for use.

Chicago Cubs vs Cincinnati Reds

  • July 22, $55 per person, Cincinnati, Ohio

Join Touchpoint for an afternoon at the ball park for the great American tradition of baseball at the Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati, OH, home of the 2015 MLB All Star Game. Enjoy America’s favorite pastime watching the Cincinnati Reds play the Chicago Cubs. Cost includes a field box seat on the third baseline, luxury coach bus transportation, and $10 worth of vouchers for concessions.

Healthy Cooking Demonstration

Come and get inspired to try a new recipe or two. We will feature healthy and fresh recipes inspired by the season, created by Community Hospital East’s Director of Food and Nutrition. We will have a cooking demonstration and taste recipes you can make at home.

Gathering Point: Immunizations and Seniors: What to Know, What to Ask

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.

Alzheimer’s Disease, Communications and Behaviors (2-part series)

Part 2: 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.

Veterans Benefits: What Is Available?

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 an important 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.

Amish Acres day trip: Arts & Crafts Festival, Anything Goes

  • August 6, $70 per person, Nappanee, IN

Join Touchpoint to visit beautiful Amish Acres in Northern Indiana. Tucked away in quiet Nappanee, Indiana, Amish Acres is a perfect blend of old world charm amidst the hustle and bustle of today. We will begin the afternoon with access to the 53rd annual Arts & Crafts Festival with almost 300 booths to visit. You will then enjoy a hearty home-cooked Amish lunch then at your leisure you can tour the grounds of a simpler time and enjoy some shopping for homemade goods in the Amish General Store.

Our afternoon will conclude with one of the greatest musicals in theater history. Cole Porter’s first-class musical comedy, Anything Goes, is sailing to the Joseph Stein stage. When the S.S. American heads out to sea, etiquette and convention get tossed out the portholes as two unlikely pairs set off on the course to true love…proving that sometimes destiny needs a little help from a crew of singing sailors, an exotic disguise and some good old-fashioned blackmail.

Cost includes luxury coach bus transportation, art festival admission, lunch and show admission.

Beef and Boards, Smoke on the Mountain: Homecoming

The lovable – and imperfect – Singing Sanders Family returns in the third installment of the popular comedy series. The story takes place in 1945, seven years since the Sanders Family first came to Mount Pleasant Baptist Church for a Saturday Night Sing. Rev. Mervin Oglethorpe has been called to preach in Texas and is giving his last service before he leaves with his wife June, who is eight months pregnant. Young Dennis Sanders will take over as the pastor at Mount Pleasant, but not before more hilarious and touching stories, and two dozen toe-tapping bluegrass gospel favorites.

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.

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.

Technology 101: Getting Smart about Your Smart Phone

Join us for an educational luncheon hosted at Westminster Village North where we will be getting smart about your smart phone. Have you ever wondered about all of the features and functions on smart phones today? Do you have questions about the app stores or want to know the best ways to utilize your smart phone? We will be covering the best ways to maximize and navigate your smart phone. Please bring your own smart phone to the session; phones will not be provided for use.

Contract Bridge Tournament

Sign in at 9 a.m. Play begins at 9:30 a.m. Lunch at 11:30 a.m. Play resumes at 1 p.m. until 3:30 p.m.

Bring your bridge partner for an afternoon of food, fun and fellowship for our contract bridge tournament. Brought to you by Community Touchpoint, American Senior Communities and regulated by the Indianapolis Bridge Center. Various prizes will be awarded throughout the day! (Partners cannot be assigned for players.)

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.

Gathering Point: Eating a Healthy, Balanced Diet

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.

Alzheimer’s Disease, Communications and Behaviors (2-part series)

This two-part series will cover effective communication strategies and understanding and responding to dementia-related behavior.

Part 1: 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.
Part 2: 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.

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.

A Fair to Remember | Register online

  • September 11, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., $8 per person, Indiana State Fairgrounds

Join Touchpoint and 100 of our favorite vendors for a full afternoon of health education, screenings, giveaways, gourmet buffet lunch and so much more! Don’t miss this sell-out event. Call 800-777-7775 to register today!

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!

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.

Healthy Cooking Demonstration

Come and get inspired to try a new recipe or two. We will feature healthy and fresh recipes inspired by the season, created by Community Hospital East’s Director of Food and Nutrition. We will have a cooking demonstration and taste recipes you can make at home.

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.

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.

Fall Lawn Care

Has your yard suffered from the past few dry summers? Does it need improvements or just maintenance? Proper planning and actions this fall will add great benefits to your lawn to help it survive the Indiana winter and for the whole year. Come learn about fertilizer, weeds, crab grass, aeration, and much more! Presented by Dick Huber, M.D. and Master Gardener.

Technology 101: Getting the Most Out of Your Tablet

Join us for an educational luncheon hosted at Westminster Village North where we will be getting the most out of your tablet. Have you ever wondered about all of the features and functions on tablets today? Do you have questions about the app stores or want to know the best ways to utilize your tablet? We will be covering the best ways to maximize and navigate your tablet. Please bring your own tablet to the session; tablets will not be provided for use.

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 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.

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

Consider getting a $99 low-dose lung screening at Community Heart and Vascular immediately following your heart scan. New guidelines recommend annual screening for adults ages 55-80 at high risk for lung cancer due to smoking history. Learn more (PDF).

Call 317-621-8575 to make an appointment or schedule a CT lung scan appointment online.

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