HEALTHY SENIOR DAY IN ODON: Join Generations as we participate in the Healthy Senior Day at the Odon Senior Center, 311 W. Park St, Odon, on Thursday, June 13 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Free health screenings will be conducted and there will be vendors on hand to provide you with health and wellness information. This event is sponsored by Senior and Family Services in partnership with the United Way of Daviess County. For more information on this event, you may contact the Senior Center at 812-636-4722.

WORLD ELDER ABUSE AWARENESS DAY IS JUNE 15TH: 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 #3: Caller ID is not always “correct.” Technology makes it possible for scammers to fake caller ID information. This means that the name and number that appear on the display may not be legitimate. If the person on the other end of the line asks you for money or personal information – HANG UP! If you believe that the call may be legitimate, politely decline providing the information and call back to a number that you know is genuine.

• Tip #4: Never pay upfront for a promise. Scammers are likely to tell you that you have won a prize but that you must first pay taxes/fees to receive it, or they may tell you that they can assist you with debt relief, credit and loan offers or mortgage assistance. Do not believe them! If you have questions or if this has happened to you and you need help, you can find out more at www.consumer.ftc.gov.

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 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.

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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