Gathering Point: Parkinson’s Disease featuring Rock Steady Boxing
- April 3, noon, Community Hospital South, Education Center
- April 8, noon, Community Hospital North, 7250 Professional Bldg, 3rd floor multi-service room
- April 14, noon, Community Healthplex Sports Club, Conference Room
- April 15, noon, Community Hospital East, Medical Staff Conference Room
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 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.
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)
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. 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!
Reverse Mortgages, Get the Basics
Get the truth and facts about how a reverse mortgage works. Some of the common questions about reverse mortgages we will cover include: Can I leave my house to my children and still have a reverse mortgage? Does the bank take away from your house? What can you use the money for? Presented by SOFA, The Society for Financial Awareness.
Bring your Bridge partner for an afternoon of food, fun and fellowship for our inaugural 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.)
Beef and Boards: The Drowsy Chaperone
Date/time: April 29, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $32 per person (register by April 15 or until sold out)
Location: Beef and Boards, 9301 N Michigan Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268
Appealing to our innate desire to be entertained, The Drowsy Chaperone won five Tony Awards in 2006, including Best Original Score. A middle-aged musical theatre buff plays the record of his favorite musical, the (fictional) 1928 hit The Drowsy Chaperone, and the show comes to life – with two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theatre producer, gangsters posing as pastry chefs, an intoxicated chaperone and more! Music and lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison. Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar.
Rising Star Casino Day Trip
Date/time: April 30, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: $40 per person
Location: Rising Sun, Indiana
Try your luck for the afternoon at the Rising Star Casino in southeast Indiana. We will travel by motor coach to Rising Sun, Indiana to enjoy a full buffet for lunch. You will receive a $20 slot play credit to use on the casino floor as well as a $5 gift certificate to use in any of the casino shops. Lunch and transportation included in cost. Must bring photo ID to receive play credit. 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).
Senior Access: SHIP Update
John Williams from the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) office will share information on how to navigate through the process of obtaining Medicare coverage. Call 765-298-5131 to register.
Senior Access: A Fair for the Young at Heart
The fair will feature health screenings, vendors, healthy cooking demonstrations and a lunch buffet. Call 800-777-7775 to register for this event at Community Hospital Anderson.