KNOX COUNTY RED CROSS DISASTER ACTION TEAM (DAT) SERVICE ASSOCIATE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Help your neighbor in their greatest time of need! Every day people are forced from their home due to disasters. Single and multi-family fires account for 90% of disaster responses. Compassionate and committed Disaster Action Team volunteers respond day and night to meet the immediate needs of their neighbors. If you are looking for an opportunity to turn your compassion into action, join the Disaster Action Team! To learn more, visit redcross.org/dat or contact your local office by email at RedCrossRecruits@RedCross.org or call the Red Cross Volunteer Line at 812-454-6149.

STAY CONNECTED WITH ONLINE SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS: Alzheimer’s and Dementia Services of Northern Indiana will be hosting free online support group sessions the first and third Thursdays of each month; there will be a session held at 10 a.m. and a session held at 2 p.m. on these days. You may log-in on your computer, or you can call in from your telephone to participate. There will be professionally trained group facilitators on hand to foster productive conversations. For more information you may visit www.alzni.org. To register, you may contact 888-303-0180.

GENERATIONS IS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS: Are you over 45 and looking for a way to serve your community? Generations’ RSVP program offers a variety of volunteer opportunities, including, but not limited to, phoning isolated older adults, card writing, food pantry assistance, and working with the community’s youth. If you would like more information on how you can become a RSVP volunteer, please contact Cathy Jones at 812-888-5159 or by email at cjone171@vinu.edu.

WEBSITE PROVIDES HOOSIERS FREE EXPERT MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES: The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration has launched a new website, BeWellIndiana.org, that provides Hoosiers with free mental health resources. The site is designed to address the increase in anxiety, depression and other mental health issues caused by the pandemic, including both first-time issues as well as preexisting mental health concerns.

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 bhancock@vinu.edu.

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.

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