SEPTEMBER DINE WITH A DOC® - SEPTEMBER 4TH: Senior Education Ministries, in partnership with Generations and Vincennes University, will be presenting Dine with a Doc® on September 4th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Green Activities Center, 120 W. Harrison St., Vincennes, IN, on the Vincennes University Campus. The program is free to the public, and a free lunch will be provided by BridgePointe Health Campus. September’s speaker will be Dr. Jane M. Bridges, diabetologist and medical director at the Welch Diabetes Center - Good Samaritan Hospital. 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.

FACTS ABOUT SCAMS INVOLVING SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS/BENEFITS:

Per the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, scams involving your Social Security number and benefits are on the rise. Need facts? Here they are:

• Government employees will not threaten to take away benefits or ask for money or personal information to protect your Social Security card or benefits.

• Scammers can fake your caller ID. So don’t be fooled if the call seems to be from the Social Security Administration’s real phone number (800)772-1213 or the Social Security Administration Inspector General’s Fraud Hotline number.

• If a caller asks for your Social Security number, bank account number or credit card information, hang up.

Report suspected scams to the Social Security Administration Inspector General at (800)269-0271 or oig.ssa.gov/report. Visit IdentityTheft.gov/SSA for more tips.

VOLUNTEER COACHES NEEDED FOR FALL PREVENTION PROGRAM –TRAINING DATE RESCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 21st: 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 Wednesday, AUGUST 21st, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Vincennes University’s Zella Young Building, Room 305, 1019 N. 4th St., Vincennes, IN. 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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