Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN

March 15, 2013

Support groups 3-15-13


CNHI

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Vision loss group

to meet March 21

Hendricks County Senior Services will be hosting its monthly Vision Loss Support Group at 10:30 a.m. on the third Thursday of each month at the Hendricks County Senior Center. The next meeting is at 10:30 a.m. March 21. 

This month’s speaker, Maggie Ansty, regional librarian at the Indiana State Library, will discuss the Talking Book and Braille Library.

The library provides digital audio books, large print books, and books in Braille to Indiana residents who are unable to read regular print, because of a visual or a physical disability. Ansty will be bringing applications to those who are interested in the program, which is free of charge.

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

Transportation is available by calling Senior Services at 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 for lunch is $2 for seniors ages 60 or older and their spouses.

No reservations are required to participate in the support group and membership in the senior center is not required. All meetings are confidential, free of charge, and open to baby boomers and senior citizens.

For more information on this support group, call Senior Services. 

The Hendricks County Senior Center is at 1201 Sycamore Lane, Danville.

 

Stroke group to

meet March 19

Hendricks County Senior Services (HCSS) will host its monthly support group for persons who have had a stroke, their caregivers, and anyone else who is interested. The support group will meet from 10:30 a.m. to noon March 19 at the Hendricks County Senior Center.

The group is facilitated by Donna Martin, caregiver to a stroke survivor.

The support group is open to baby boomers and senior citizens. Meetings are confidential and free of charge.

The warning signs of a stroke include 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; or sudden severe headache with no known cause. 

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

Transportation is available by calling Senior Services at 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.

For more information on this support group, call Senior Services. 

The Hendricks County Senior Center is at 1201 Sycamore Lane, Danville.

 

Caregivers meeting

held at senior center

Hendricks County Senior Services offers a monthly Caregiver Support Group designed specifically for people who are caring for a loved one or friend. The group will meet at 4:30 p.m. March 19 at the Hendricks County Senior Center, 1201 Sycamore Lane, Danville.

Rachel Gerrish from Franciscan Visiting Nurse Service at St. Francis will be presenting on “Navigating Healthcare: how to communicate with your doctor.”

HCSS offers this monthly support group to assist and support people who are caring for a loved one, regardless of diagnosis. No reservations are required to participate and membership in the senior center is not required. 

All meetings are confidential, free of charge, and open to baby boomers and senior citizens.

For more information on this support group, call Hendricks County Senior Services at 745-4303.