GENERATIONS IS HERE FOR YOU!

In this ever changing situation, we are determined to continue to carry out our mission to offer older adults, individuals with disabilities and caregivers options for a better quality of life. We are here to take your calls, listen to your needs and to connect you to the information and resources that will help. Even though life looks very different for most of us right now, Generations will continue to be here for you. Call us at 1-800-742-9002 or visit our website at www.generationsnetwork.org. We WILL get through this — together!

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 email.

Toll-free 800-742-9002

Direct Line: 812-888-5158

MAKE SURE THAT YOU ARE COUNTED: RESPOND TO THE 2020 CENSUS

The 2020 Census will determine congressional representation, inform hundreds of billions in federal funding every year, and provide data that will impact communities for the next decade. By now you should have received your 2020 Census forms. You have three options for responding:

By phone

By mail

Everyone counts, so be sure to respond today!

IMPORTANT SCAM INFORMATION FROM THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION

The FTC is getting a lot of reports about fraudulent calls, texts, and emails coming from people pretending to be from the Social Security Administration, IRS, Census, USCIS and the FDIC. These fake government messages might say that you’re approved for money, can get quick relief payments, or get cash grants due to the Coronavirus. Scammers might also promise you small business loans, or send a (phishing) alert that a check is ready to be picked up. These are all scams, and none of those messages come from a government agency. If you respond to these calls or messages, they might ask you for money, personal information, or both. Don’t give it. And remember that the surest sign of a scam is anyone who asks you to send cash, pay with a gift card, wire money, or pay with cryptocurrency. Stay on top of all types of imposter scams by visiting ftc.gov/imposters, and sign up for the FTC’s Consumer Alerts to get the latest on all kinds of scams.

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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