GENERATIONS’ VOLUNTEERS RECEIVE 2019 GOLDEN HOOSIER AWARD: Generations would like to congratulate RSVP volunteers Phyllis Steward and Ethylgene Josh on their 2019 Golden Hoosier Award recognition. The Golden Hoosier Award is sponsored by the office of Lt. Governor Suzanne Couch in collaboration and partnership with the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration’s Division of Aging. The award was established to acknowledge and recognize outstanding seniors for their lifetime of service to their communities. Both women were nominated by Generations’ Patty Dreiman for their years of volunteer service. Congratulations, ladies. We are proud of you.

2019 TRAILBLAZER 5K: Generations’ annual Trailblazer 5K is on the horizon! This year’s event will take place on Aug. 10 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 Aug. 10 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.

VOLUNTEER COACHES NEEDED FOR FALL PREVENTION PROGRAM: Generations would like to expand our Matter of Balance (MOB) program! This nationally recognized evidence-based program’s goal is to reduce fear of falling, stop the fear of falling and increase activity levels among community-dwelling older adults. Studies show that one-half of the older adult population fear falling, one-third of older adults do fall and falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for this group. We need volunteers who would like to be trained to lead these classes in our community. Our service area includes Daviess, Dubois, Greene, Knox, Martin and Pike counties, and we provide Matter of Balance classes in all counties throughout the year. Generations is hosting a free one-day Matter of Balance Coaches’ Training in September for volunteers interested in teaching this evidence-based fall prevention program to older adults in our service area. The training will be conducted on July 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Vincennes University’s Zella Young Building, Room 305, 1019 N. Fourth St., Vincennes. Generations will provide materials for classes, supervision and program promotion. There is no selling involved. Seating is limited. For more information or to RSVP, contact Alma Kramer at 812-888-4527 or akramer@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.

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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