JUNE DINE WITH A DOC® - JUNE 5: Senior Education Ministries, in partnership with Generations and Vincennes University, will be presenting Dine with a Doc® on June 5th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Green Activities Center, 120 W. Harrison St., on the Vincennes University campus. The program is free to the public, and a free lunch will be provided by Good Samaritan Hospital. June’s speaker will be Dr. Scott A. Stine, MD who will be speaking on the topic of Getting the Most Out of Your Health Care Office Visit. This program provides the opportunity to fellowship with peers while receiving valuable information from our medical community. If you would like more information about Dine with a doc® you may visit www.dinewithadoc.com. Please RSVP by contacting Cathy Jones at 1-800-742-9002.

WORLD ELDER ABUSE AWARENESS DAY IS JUNE 15: According to the Administration for Community Living, each year, an estimated 5 million older adults are abused, neglected, or exploited. Older Americans lose an estimated $2.6 billion or more annually due to elder financial abuse and exploitation, funds that could be used to pay for basic needs such as housing, food, and medical care. Unfortunately, it occurs in every demographic and can happen to anyone—a family member, a neighbor, even you. It is estimated that only one in five of these crimes are discovered. All month, we will be providing tips on how YOU can avoid fraud:

• Tip #1: Many times, scammers pose as those that we know and trust. For this reason, you should never send money or give out personal information to unexpected requests – even if it comes in the form of text or e-mail that appears to be from someone known to you. Scammers have been known to pose as family members, government officials, charities or companies that you do business with. So give with caution!

• Tip #2: Do your research online. Search companies and products online to make sure that they are not associated with a scam. You can use keywords in your search like “scam,” “complaint,” or “review” to see if the company or product is legitimate. You can also search a phrase that describes questionable situations, such as “IRS call” in the event that you have received a call from someone claiming to be from the IRS. Doing your research can help you to avoid fraud.

2019 TRAILBLAZER 5K: Generations’ annual Trailblazer 5K is on the horizon! This year’s event will take place on August 10th, 2019 with a race route that includes the beautifully restored Kimmel Park along the banks of the Wabash. For more information on this event and to register, visit our website at www.generationsnetwork.org and click on the Trailblazer 5k tab.

GENERATIONS’ TRAILBLAZER 5K SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY: Do you own a local business? We would love to have you as a sponsor for our 5K to be held on August 10th, 2019 on the beautiful campus of Vincennes University. This is a fabulous way for you to get your business’ name “out there” while supporting your local Area Agency on Aging and Disability. Different sponsorship levels are available. For more information on how to become a sponsor, please contact Alma Kramer at 812-888-4527 or at akramer@vinu.edu. You may also visit our website at www.generationsnetwork.org and click on the Trailblazer 5k tab.

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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