ARE YOU A CAREGIVER? DO YOU KNOW A CAREGIVER?
Come join Generations on Nov. 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Green Activities Center on the campus of Vincennes University for our Caregiver Connection event. This is a day designed specifically for family caregivers (or those who care for friends, neighbors, etc). Our keynote speaker will be Deborah Day Laxson, author of The Gray Zone: When Life Support No Longer Supports Life. The Alzheimer’s Association will provide caregiving information, and CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions will speak on a new Indiana initiative – Dementia Friends Indiana. A free lunch will be provided, and vendors will be available to provide valuable information. The first 100 people to register will receive a free copy of Ms. Laxson’s book on the day of the event. Seating is limited, so register today. You may register online on our website at www.generationsnetwork.org or by calling 812-888-4854. For more information on this event, or if you are a vendor who is interested in attending, please contact Cindi Holloway at 812-888-4267 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OCTOBER IS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS MONTH
Domestic violence in later life occurs when a person uses power and control to inflict physical, sexual, emotional, or financial injury or harm upon an older adult with whom they have an ongoing relationship. The problem occurs in all communities, and affects people of all ethnic, cultural, racial, economic, and religious backgrounds. Although most victims are female, men can be harmed, too. Most domestic violence programs were designed for younger women; however, around the country more and more agencies offer specialized services for older women. Most also offer some services and referrals for male victims. The National Domestic Violence Hotline (1-800-799-SAFE) website (www.ndvh.org/) provides a search tool for finding local contact information.