TERRE HAUTE —
Event on ‘Living with Alzheimer’s’
The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter will be hosting a free three-part series on “Living with Alzheimer’s: For the Middle Stage Caregiver” from 6-8 p.m. May 22 and May 29, at Vigo County Public Library.
There is no fee to attend the sessions but registration is requested by contacting the Greater Indiana Chapter’s 24/7 helpline at 1-800-272-3900. The Vigo County library is at 1 Library Square in downtown Terre Haute.
The program will discuss the symptoms and care needs associated with the middle-stage of Alzheimer’s and learn about the relationship changes that occur in the middle-stage.
Ways to maximize safety, prepare for emergencies and access respite care will be discussed as well as effective ways to provide personal care and manage challenging behaviors.
Participants will also have a chance to hear from those directly affected and learn what they need to know and plan for and what can be done at each point along the way.
Long-term care workshop at AAA
AAA Insurance will host a long-term care workshop at 7 p.m. Monday in the AAA Hoosier Motor Club Terre Haute office at 1400 S. Third St.
Participants in the workshop will learn about risks and costs associated with long-term care as well as what programs such as Medicare and Medicaid actually cover. Attendees will also learn about the types of insurance are available to them and how to determine whether or not they can afford to self-insure.
Long-term care encompasses a variety of services and offerings to help meet an individual’s health and/or personal care needs over an extended period of time. The majority of long-term care actually involves non-skilled personal care assistance for daily activities such as bathing, dressing, eating and in-home mobility.
The Terre Haute event is free to AAA members age 40 and older but seating is limited and advance reservations are required. To register, visit www.aaa.com/longtermcare or call (317) 923-1500, ext. 370.
Essence of Red offers free CPR training
The local Essence of Red is to sponsor free American Red Cross Adult CPR training from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday and from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 26.
This is free and open to the public.
There is a maximum of 10 participants for each class. The training will be conducted at the Training Room at Hamilton Center, Inc. at 620 Eight Ave., in Terre Haute. To enroll or for more information call (812) 478-7126.
“The Essence of Red is excited to offer this to the community by increasing the number of people in our community prepared to respond to a cardiac emergency,” said Lisa Pepperworth, The Essence of Red chairperson. “We plan to sponsor additional Red Cross CPR training three more times this year.”
May is ALS Awareness Month
May is ALS Awareness Month, and many Indiana restaurants are participating in a Dine to Donate program during through May 31. A percentage of proceeds will go to the ALS Association Indiana Chapter in its effort to fight Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Patrons must inform the server they are there to support the ALS Association.
In Terre Haute people may support the association by visiting Chili's or either an Applebee’s location.
For more information on the ALS Association Indiana Chapter visit www.alsaindiana.org or www.facebook.com/alsaindiana.
Rise and Shine Dine With a Doc set
Rise and Shine Dine With a Doc is scheduled from 8-10 a.m. Friday at the Wabash Senior Citizen’s Center at 300 S. Fifth St. in Terre Haute.
This month’s guest will be UAP Clinic specialist Dominic DiPierro. DiPierro received his degree from Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine. He completed his residency at The Jewish Hospital of Cincinnati and was fellowship trained at the Illizaroz Center for Restorative Traumatology and Orthopaedics. DiPierro is board qualified in foot surgery and reconstructive rearfoot and ankle surgery.
Veterans in attendance will be recognized for their service and dedication to the country followed by the Pledge of Allegiance to start off the program. There will be various heath care providers present to share information about their services and provide door prizes.
Reservations are requested and can be made by calling (812) 232-3245 or (812) 232-7575. For more information, call Senior Education Ministries, Inc. at (812) 230-7772 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rise and Shine Dine With a Doc is a free event that welcomes the local senior public to hear an educational topic while enjoying a complimentary breakfast. Participants do not need to be members of the Senior Center.
Organizers prepare for triathlon
Lincoln Trail College and Crawford Memorial Hospital are currently planning the Crawford County Triathlon to be conducted this spring.
A 175-meter swim will kick off the event at 8 a.m. May 26 in LTC pool in Robinson. It will be followed by a 12-mile bicycle ride and a 3-mile run. The competition is limited to 150 swimmers who will compete in the following male and female age groups: 18 to 28, 29 to 39, 40 to 50, 51 to 59, and 60 and older. Participants may compete individually or as a team.
Triathlon participant packet distribution and body marking will be from 4-6 p.m. May 25 in the LTC cafeteria. Check-in will be from 6:30-7:30 a.m. race day, May 26, in the LTC cafeteria.
Individual entry fee is $60. Team entries are $85. Entry forms — available by calling (618) 544-8657, ext. 1130 or visiting www.crawfordcountytriathlon.com — may be sent to Lincoln Trail College, Attention: Erica Bunten, 11220 State Hwy 1, Robinson, IL 62454.
Prospective volunteers and sponsors may also find information on the web site and by “liking” Crawford County Triathlon on Facebook.
Event for Alzheimer’s Association planned
Vera Bradley handbags will be given to 20 bingo winners during Springhill Village’s Vera Bradley Bingo, a fundraising event that will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.
The games will be on May 15 at Springhill Village, 1001 E. Springhill Drive. Doors will open at 5 p.m. with bingo games starting at 6 p.m. Players will make a $20 donation to the Alzheimer’s Association to receive bingo cards. A raffle and door prizes are other highlights of the evening. The event will be limited to 60 players.
To reserve a spot, purchase tickets at Springhill Village. For more information, call Robin Collins at (812) 299-6300.
Learn to boost your energy at program
Discover three ways to boost your energy by joining holistic health coach Larry Wetnight at 10:30 a.m. CST on Saturday in the Hangar room at the Paris YMCA.
The free workshop should leave participants feeling energized and provide them with the knowledge for a new and improved lifestyle. Explore why a morning ritual could be the reason a person is tired, why cravings can actually help a person have more energy, and how doing what a person’s parents told them as a kid can help them get more energy now.
These three steps will be explored through stories of real life experiences, exercises with other participants, tips from an expert, and a Q&A to conclude the workshop.
Participants will receive a step-by-step action plan. To sign up email larry@major
wellness.net or call (812) 208-8433.
‘Be The Match’ donor event set
PCH/FMC, in partnership with Community Blood Services of Illinois, will host a “Be The Match” event Thursday to identify bone marrow donors. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the FMC parking lot.
The donation process will involve a simple mouth swab and minimal paperwork. Donors must be ages 18 to 60 and meet medical guidelines. A drive-through lunch will be available starting at 11 a.m. for $5, or $4 if you register as a donor. Attendees will have the option of choosing a hamburger or hotdog with chips, cookie, and a drink. All proceeds will be donated to “Be The Match.”
For more information, call Leighsa Cornwell at (217) 465-2606, Ext. 228.