Gathering Point: Stop Hiding and Start Healing Visible Veins
- April 2, noon, Community Hospital East, Medical Staff Conference Room
- April 4, noon, Community Hospital South, Education Center
- April 9, noon, Community Hospital North, Multi-service rooms (3rd floor)
- April 15, noon, Community Healthplex Sports Club, Conference Room
Bigger, better, and lunch included thanks to our 2014 Gathering Point Sponsors: American Senior Communities, Miller’s Senior Living, Triology Health Services, Westminster Village North 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.
This month, vascular surgeon Dr. Dennis Jacobs from Community Heart and Vascular will discuss varicose veins and treatment. Vascular surgery specializes in treating the blood vessels of the body, with the exception of the vessels of the heart. Our surgeons work to restore blood flow to an area of the body after trauma, disease or other conditions that damage the blood vessels.
Alzheimer’s Disease: The Basics
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer's Disease. This program is designed to educate attendees about the difference between normal memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease. Risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease, the diagnostic process and the changes that the brain goes through as Alzheimer’s progresses are just some of the topics covered in the program.
Sprucing Up Your Lawn for Spring
Has your yard suffered from the past few dry summers? Does it need improvements or just maintenance? Proper planning and actions this spring will add great benefits to your lawn for the whole year. Come learn about fertilizer, weeds, crab grass, aeration, and much more! Presented by Master Gardener Dick Huber, M.D.
Veteran’s Benefits: Untapped Resources
Carlotta Katra, accredited agent with VA & 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.
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.
Joint Pain 101
Is knee or hip pain keeping you from activities you enjoy? Attend this free class about joint health, medical treatment options and hip and knee joint replacement surgery. Registration is required. Call 800-777-7775 or visit eCommunity.com/jointcenter to register.
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 visit us at eCommunity.com/neurosciences or call 317-585-5437.
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!
Age of Champions, Movie Screening
Date: April 22, 2014
Time: 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Refreshments: Snacks provided by Flanner and Buchanan
Location: Flanner and Buchanan Washington Park East, 10612 E Washington St, Indianapolis, IN
Join Community Touchpoint, Westminster Village, and Flanner and Buchanan for this inspirational film. The characters in Age of Champions have discovered the secrets to living a vibrant life into your 80s, 90s and 100s. Through their stories, you’ll learn how to:
- Be healthy, happy, and fit to 100 and beyond
- Encourage seniors in your family to become more active
- Stay positive through an illness or loss of a loved one
- Share your ideas about aging, health, and fitness with your friends and family
Age of Champions is the award-winning PBS documentary following five competitors who sprint, leap, and swim for gold at the National Senior Olympics. You’ll meet a 100-year-old tennis champion, 86-year-old pole vaulter, and rough-and-tumble basketball grandmothers as they triumph over the limitations of age. The Washington Post called the film "infectiously inspiring" and theater audiences across the country have fallen in love with its light-hearted take on growing older. It’s a powerful story to share with the whole family and get inspired to be healthier, happier, and more active.
Day Trip: Lucky Horses
Date: April 24, 2014
Cost: $45 per person
Location: Horseshoe Casino, Elizabeth, IN
Join Community Touchpoint as we try our luck at Horseshoe Casino and visit the true lucky horses from the Kentucky Derby. We will begin our afternoon enjoying the newly renovated “The Spread Buffet” at the Legendary Horseshoe Casino in Southern Indiana. You will then have time to try your luck on the over 2,000 slots or table games in the casino. We will then venture over the river to experience the Kentucky Derby Museum just in time to get in the true spirit of the Kentucky Derby Race. Price includes transportation, buffet lunch, and museum admission.