Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN

June 8, 2012

Senior news June 9, 2012


Stroke support

group to meet

Hendricks County Senior Services will host its monthly support group for persons who have had a stroke, their caregivers, and anyone else who is interested.

The group is facilitated by Donna Martin, caregiver to a stroke survivor. The next meeting is 10:30 a.m. June 19 at the Hendricks County Senior Center in Danville.

Warning signs of a stroke are sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm, or leg, especially on one side of the body; sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding; sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes; sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance, or coordination; sudden severe headache with no known cause. A stroke is an emergency situation and health experts advise calling 9-1-1 at the first sign.

For more information about strokes, visit the website at www.strokeassociation.org.

To arrange for transportation to the support group meeting or to stay for lunch at noon, call 745-4303. Lunch is offered for a suggested $2 donation for those who are age 60 and older and their spouses.

Hendricks County Senior Services is at 1201 Sycamore Lane, Danville.


The Hearth offers

concert series

The Hearth at Prestwick will hold its Third Tuesday “Courtyard Soiree” in an outdoor venue each month this summer through September.

All in the community are invited to the free concerts on the third Tuesday of each month, which will begin with dinner served buffet-style at 6:30 p.m. Guests may bring a lawn chair and sit in the courtyard to enjoy the dinner provided, along with musical entertainment beginning at 7 p.m.

Entertainment is scheduled as follows:

- June 19 — Gary Daniels will “Shake, Rattle and Roll” with favorites from the ‘50s and ‘60s;

- July 17 — Susan Boots will sing the great American standards of Porter, Gershwin, and Sinatra;

- Aug. 21 — Tom Wright will croon “Radio Nights” in his velvety baritone voice; and

- Sept. 18 — Gary Vidito changes the tempo with folk songs of James Taylor, John Denver, and Peter, Paul & Mary.

Reservations are required and may be made now, for June 19, and after the first of each month for the others by calling 745-2766.

The Hearth at Prestwick is a senior community offering independent and assisted living as well as a secured memory care section. It is at 182 S. C.R. 550 E., west of Avon, just 1.5 miles west of State Road 267 on U.S. 36.


Baker Funeral Service

to hold free seminar

Hendricks County Senior Services and Baker Funeral Service will present a program titled “Protect Your Family by Educating Yourself” at 6:30 p.m. June 25 at Plainfield United Methodist Church.

Sharon Severy, activities coordinator at Hendricks County Senior Services, will provide information on the services available to Hendricks County seniors through Hendricks County Senior Services. 

Matt Hunt, from Hunt & Sons Memorials, will discuss ways to create a lasting memorial in a variety of designs, finishes, and techniques.

Cyndi Cooke, family service advisor with Baker Funeral Services, will discuss protecting your family by educating yourself. She will share ideas on personalization, letting the family know the plan, and funeral cost protection.

The program is free and open to the public. Complimentary refreshments will be available. Participants are asked to make a reservation by calling 745-4303 by June 22.


Vision loss group

meets at center

Hendricks County Senior Services offers a monthly support group for people suffering from vision loss, facilitated by Betty Sullivan at accessABILITY Services. The group meets at 10:30 a.m. on the second Thursday of each month at the Hendricks County Senior Center. The next meeting is June 14.

Meetings are free and open to all. The session should be of benefit to those who have dealt with loss of vision for a period of time as well as those who are just now experiencing the condition.

The meetings are designed for the sharing of personal experiences, information about new technology, and the opportunity to hear from guest speakers.

Sullivan will discuss ways to achieve the highest level of independence.

Transportation is available through Hendricks County Senior Services by calling 745-4303.  Those who would like to stay for lunch following the meeting are asked to call the senior center at least 24 hours in advance. A suggested donation is $2 for seniors ages 60 or older and their spouses.

New participants are always welcome and membership in the senior center is not required.