Area IV offers a variety of programs dedicated to helping members of the community have the highest quality of life possible. Below you will find a number of activities suitable for persons of any age or physical condition, as well as many articles containing useful advice for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
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Goin’ Like 60 Cable TV Program
By working with Comcast Cable and a couple of wonderful volunteers, Area IV is able to produce a program that airs “on demand” for viewers focusing on topics of interest to seniors. Past programs have focused on health issues, financial topics, recreational and fitness activities, as well as simply highlighted some neat places to visit in our community.
Senior Bus Trips
Thanks to a partnership with Hippensteel Funeral Service & Crematory and Mulberry Health and Retirement Community and The Cottages of Mulberry, the Agency is able to offer five affordable bus trips annually to visit various destinations that are within a day’s drive.
Each June, Area IV hosts nearly 500 individuals aged 55 and over for the Senior Games and its sister event, Golden Games (with area nursing facilities). The Games offer a variety of recreational events, and there is something for everyone.
Sunshine and Smiles
Sunshine & Smiles is an intergenerational play group. The group, facilitated by a volunteer, allows parents and their typically pre-school age children and nursing home residents to connect and interact. The group meets once a month and benefits all involved. As one resident at Rosewalk Village said, “This is the best day I’ve ever had.” These visits are especially meaningful to those residents whose family members are not able to visit very often. Children who don’t live near their grandparents or great-grandparents also benefit by getting to spend time with an older generation.
Wacky Wednesdays - Offered each 2nd Wednesday of the month, March through October, Wacky Wednesdays is a special opportunity for individuals aged 55 and over to go to a morning movie and enjoy a breakfast snack at a cost of just $1. Read More...
Chronic Disease Self Management Program
The Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) was developed by scholars and physicians at Stanford University’s Patient Education Research Center and Kaiser Permanente in 1996. The program is currently offered in all 50 United States, 19 foreign counties, and is available in 17 languages.
Coalition for Living Well After 50: Area IV is a member of the Coalition (along with many other community partners) in order to promote wellness in a variety of fun and informative ways.
The EnhanceFitness Program was designed specifically with older participants in mind. It is intended to promote a healthy, social lifestyle among mature adults. The exercises focus on the most important health aspects for mature adults such as balance and low-impact exercises.
Matter of Balance
Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. A Matter of Balance is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels.
Check Medication Interactions
Often, what looks like Alzheimer’s or dementia can be the result of medication interactions or other medical or psychiatric problems. The geriatric assessment is one of the best ways to determine what the actual problem is or is not.
The 27th Annual SENIOR GAMES will be held June 10-14, 2013 for seniors age 55+ living in Area IV-served counties. The deadline to register is June 3rd. See Activities/Wellness on this website for the registration form -- due by June 3rd.
Wacky Wednesdays at the Movies for Seniors will show "The Vow" on June 12. Breakfast snack at 9 a.m. and movie starts at 9:30 a.m. Bring a friend and enjoy the Fellowship & Fun!
Area IV provides weatherization services for Carroll, Clinton, Tippecanoe, and White Counties that can help cut down your utility bills and bring your house up to code.