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PECANS FOR SALE FOR YOUR SPRING BAKING NEEDS

Generations’ Retired and Senior Volunteer Program still has pecans for sale! These pecans are fresh from Georgia from the most recent pecan crop. Prices are $10 per bag with your choice of either a 12 oz. bag of small pieces, or a 12 oz. bag of halves. Money raised from these sales support projects that benefit our local community such as Children’s Vision Screening, Little Elves Workshops, Love-A-Bears, Pet Pad Program, etc. Please contact Generations at 1-800-742-9002 to arrange purchase and pick up. We are located in the Zella Young Building on the campus of Vincennes University, 1019 N Fourth St., Vincennes. Please call the office when you arrive and a staff person will bring your pecans down to you. Thank you!

PURDUE EXTENSION TO OFFER MATTER OF BALANCE IN WASHINGTON

The Purdue Extension Educators will be hosting a weekly Matter of Balance class beginning on Thursday, May 13 running through Thursday, July 1 at the 4-H Fairgrounds Food Court, 4-H Way, Washington, IN 47501. The class consists of 8 weekly two-hour sessions and will be held each week from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This program emphasizes practical strategies to manage falls. The classes will help you to view falls as controllable, set goals for increasing activity, make changes to reduce fall risks at home, and exercise to increase strength and balance. Class is FREE! Space is limited. For more information, or to reserve your spot, please call Jennifer Stefancik at 812-254-8668.

LIVING A HEALTHY LIFE WITH CHRONIC CONDITIONS

According to the National Council on Aging, about 80% of older adults have at least one chronic disease, and 68% have at least two. Many adults with conditions such as arthritis, asthma, diabetes, lung disease, heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis, and others struggle to find ways to manage their condition. Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions will address issues faced by individuals dealing with chronic disease. Some of the topics discussed during the course of this program are: techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, isolation and poor sleep; decision-making skills to better deal with medication use and treatment options; exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility and endurance; pacing activity and rest; nutrition gaps; and action planning. Generations would like to schedule a workshop in the near future for interested individuals. If you are interested in learning more about this excellent program and possibly participating in this workshop, please contact Cathy Jones at 812-888-5159.

GENERATIONS OFFERS ONLINE RESOURCE – ACTIVE DAILY LIVING

Generations is excited to offer Active Daily Living, a FREE online health resource which can be accessed through the Generations website. Active Daily Living offers a variety of informational resources that support older adults and caregivers through interactive online tools and personalized content designed to maximize one’s ability to age in place. Users can browse the site for information on different aging and caregiving topics and can sign up to receive free monthly e-mails tailored to their own interests/needs. To access Active Daily Living, simply visit the Generations website at www.generationsnetwork.org and click on Active Daily Living on the home page.

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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