VOLUNTEER COACHES NEEDED FOR FALL PREVENTION PROGRAM: Generations is seeking volunteers to be trained to facilitate a fall prevention program for older adults. A Matter of Balance is a nationally recognized, evidence-based fall prevention program. This program is designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. The Matter of Balance Coaches Training will be held on Tuesday, February 15th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Vincennes University’s Green Activities Center, 120 W Harrison St., Vincennes, IN. The class is free and materials will be provided. For more information on what it means to be a Matter of Balance coach and/or to register for the training, please contact Alma Kramer at 812-888-4527. Seating is limited.
VOLUNTEER COACHES NEEDED FOR CHRONIC DISEASE SELF-MANAGEMENT PROGRAM: Generations is seeking volunteers to be trained to facilitate a chronic disease self-management program for individuals living with chronic health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, respiratory disease, arthritis, etc. Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions is an evidence-based program that was developed by Stanford University and has been showing results for over 30 years. The Living a Health Life with Chronic Conditions Coaches Training will be held at Vincennes University March 7th-10th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. For more information on becoming a coach or to register, please contact Cathy Jones at 812-888-5159.
HOW CAN YOU MAKE SELF-CARE FOR YOUR HEART EASIER? The trick is to plan ahead. Build heart-healthy activities into your daily self-care routine. Schedule things that are both good for you and important to you. You might want to set aside time to:
• Cook delicious, heart-healthy recipes. Choose some from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s delicious heart-healthy eating website.
• Go for a bike ride, take an online exercise class, or have a family dance party.
• Make that doctor’s appointment you’ve been putting off. Many providers now offer telehealth appointments to make accessing care easier.
• Organize your medications.
Throughout the month of February, we will be sharing Self-Care Tips for Heart Health from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, www.hearttruth.gov.
RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE: The nation’s blood supply is at crisis level. The Red Cross needs your help! During the month of February, donors will receive a $10 Amazon gift card via email for their blood donation. Daviess County blood drive locations and dates:
• February 18th, 2022 – Harvest Community Fellowship – 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
• February 24th, 2022 – Free Methodist Church – 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Make your appointment today by visiting www.redcrossblood.org and search by zip code.
GENERATIONS MAGAZINE: Our magazine is geared toward adults in pre-retirement and retirement years and promotes active aging and preventive health. It is published three times a year and is free to subscribers. All we need is your name and address. If you would like to receive future copies of the magazine, contact Brenda Hancock at 812-888-5146 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Generations, Area 13 Agency on Aging & Disability, is a program of Vincennes University’s Community Services Division. Our agency connects individuals and caregivers to community resources and options for long-term care and in-home services. For more information, call 1-800-742-9002 or 812-888-5880 or visit our website at www.generationsnetwork.org