Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN

January 6, 2012

Senior news Jan. 6, 2012


Wii bowling contest

planned by students

The seventh- and eighth-grade members of the St. Malachy Junior Honor Society are planning a Wii bowling tournament from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 12 at the Hendricks County Senior Center in Danville.

The students wanted to offer a fun activity for senior citizens during the cold weather.

The event is free and there will be snacks and prizes for those who participate. To register, call 745-4303.


Breakfast Club

next set for Jan. 12

The Hatfield Family presents the Breakfast Club at 9 a.m. on the second Thursday of each month at the Hendricks County Senior Center, 1201 Sycamore Lane, Danville. The next meeting is 9 a.m. Jan. 12.

The Breakfast Club offers a continental style breakfast consisting of pastries, fruit, milk, fruit juices, and coffee and some surprises along the way. There is entertainment from month to month including gospel, bluegrass, and country music.

The Breakfast Club is an opportunity to get together with friends and family for fun and food.

The cost is a $5 donation at the door and then a freewill offering will be taken to support the event. Breakfast will be at 9 a.m. with music from 9:45 to 11 a.m.

Senior Services is funded in part by United Way of Central Indiana, CICOA Aging and In-Home Services, and donations of individuals, businesses, and community organizations.


Free screenings offered

during Health Matters

Hendricks Regional Health and Hendricks County Senior Services will offer senior citizens the opportunity to have their glucose and cholesterol checked free of charge during  2012.

Health Matters, which is highlighted by the free screenings, is a program that runs from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Jan. 20 and May 18 at the Hendricks County Senior Center, 1201 Sycamore Lane, Danville, directly behind Hendricks Regional Health.

Health Matters also features an opportunity for seniors to meet and learn about dozens of area businesses who offer products and services for seniors.


Speedway AARP

chapter to meet

The January meeting of the Speedway Chapter of AARP will be a pitch-in luncheon at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 8 in the Speedway United Methodist Church basement, 5065 W. 16th St.

Members with last names beginning with A through M are asked to bring a salad or vegetable. Those with last names beginning with the letters N through Z should bring a dessert to share.

The meal will be followed by financial advisor Diane Renforth speaking on the topic “Will Your Health Affect Your Wealth?” This talk will outline changes in long-term care and health care reform that affect senior citizens.

The business portion of the meeting will include election of officers for 2012.

Any current member of National AARP is welcome to join the Speedway chapter.

Current members are reminded that donations for the food pantry are always appreciated.


Series focuses on

stroke, heart attack

Hendricks County Senior Services and Hendricks Regional Health are co-sponsoring a joint speaker series that begins this month.

Health care professionals from HRH will discuss the signs and symptoms of heart attacks and stroke, heart disease prevention, diet, exercise, and the importance of cardiac rehabilitation at 11 a.m. Jan. 25 at the Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library.                         

HRH recently received its accreditation by the Society of Chest Pain Centers. As an accredited center, the staff can insure patients who come to their emergency room complaining of chest pain or discomfort are given the immediate treatments necessary to avoid as much heart damage as possible.

The program is free but reservations are requested and may be made by calling Hendricks County Senior Services at 745-4303.


Tax time help offered at

senior center, library

Trained tax counselors will be available at the Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library and the Hendricks County Senior Center in Danville to assist senior citizens with basic tax returns. The service will be offered through April 15.

Assistance is available from 9:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Mondays at the library; noon to 3 p.m. Wednesdays at the library; and 9 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Thursdays at the senior center.

Younger individuals with a lower income may also use this service.

All tax counseling services are by appointment and may be made by calling Hendricks County Senior Services at 745-4303.

The services is provided by a joint effort of the Internal Revenue Service, AARP, and Hendricks County Senior Services.


Vision loss support

group to meet Jan. 12

Hendricks County Senior Services offers a monthly support group for people suffering from vision loss, facilitated by Bosma Industries.

The group meets at 10:30 a.m. on the second Thursday of each month at the Hendricks County Senior Center, 1201 Sycamore Lane, Danville. The next meeting is 10:30 a.m. Jan. 12 at the senior center.

Meetings are free and open to all. They are designed for the sharing of personal experiences, information about new technology, and the opportunity to hear from guest speakers.

Transportation is available by calling 745-4303.

Those who would like to stay for lunch are asked to make a reservation at least 24 hours in advance and make a suggested donation of $2. To make reservations, call 745-4303.