REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR THE TRAILBLAZER 2020 RACE AT YOUR PACE

The Trailblazer 2020 Virtual Race at Your Pace will run through the month of September. The purpose of this event is to encourage physical activity in all age groups. Those who register will participate at their own pace and their activity will be reported to Generations at the end of September. The first 100 registrants over age 65 will receive free registration, which will include an event t-shirt. Participants under 65 will be charged a registration fee of $30 which includes an event t-shirt ($35 if you wish to receive a t-shirt and an event medal). Online registration will begin on Tuesday and run through Sept. 14; if you would prefer to register by phone, please contact Linda Yochum at 812-888-4854 or Cathy Jones at 812-888-5159. Watch for new information every day in September on our Generations’ Facebook page and on the Generations website www.generationsnetwork.org promoting healthy activities, places to exercise and other information to help you “race at your pace.”

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.

VINCENNES COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRY IN NEED OF VOLUNTEERS

The Vincennes Food Pantry is in need of volunteers. Food pantry volunteer duties include packing food boxes at 111 W. Lyndale Ave. in Vincennes and transporting them to Community United Methodist Church for distribution. Volunteers’ schedules are flexible. For more information, please contact Generations’ RSVP Director, Kim Fourman at 812-888-5879 or by e-mail at kfourman@vinu.edu.

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.

LONG TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN AVAILABLE

Did you know that the local ombudsman is available to advocate for residents of long-term care and residential facilities? The primary purpose of the ombudsman is to promote and protect the resident rights guaranteed to residents under federal and state law. During this time of nursing home and other facility visitation restrictions, please know that Long Term Care Ombudsman services are still available to residents. While ombudsmen are restricted from visiting facilities, you can still talk with the ombudsman in your area via telephone or e-mail at 800-742-9002, 812-888-5158 or acardinal@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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