Area IV serves eight counties in Indiana with dozens of helpful, educational, and fun programs. Many of our activities and programs are specialized to serve the needs of a specific county. Below you will find the programs for Fountain County.
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Affordable Housing Development
Through the Area IV Development Corporation, community economic development and affordable housing projects are provided that benefit low to moderate income persons, older adults (age 55 +), physically and mentally disabled persons, homeless persons and special needs populations who reside in mid-northwestern Indiana. We are committed to seek out and provide housing that improves the local economy and overall quality of life for our target populations.
Care Coordination Across Generations
Sara Moore, Area IV’s Care Coordinator Across Generations, is available to help you through the sometimes overwhelming process of finding and coordinating resources for the aging person.
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.
Congregate Meal Site Listing
Area IV provides nutrition services to many counties. This table shows each county's contact centers and hours of operation. Click below to find out which centers are closest to you.
See the full list or download the PDF.
Congregate Meal Sites per County
Congregate sites are located at Senior Centers and other community sites in our eight-county area. Theses offer a hot mid-day meal during weekdays to any person over age 60. There is no cost as this is a Title III program, although participants are encouraged to donate what they can. The philosophy is based on the Older Americans Act which intends to improve the nutrition and health of older adults.
Click your county below to find the congregate sites near you.
Equipment Loan Program
Wheelchairs, walkers, canes, etc. available for borrowing at no cost to client. Availability is dependent on donations received (donations are accepted).
Family Caregiver Program
Are you providing care and assistance for a spouse, relative, friend or grandchild (or other relative child)? Do you have questions or problems for which you need information? Are you feeling overwhelmed by the responsibilities and wonder if there is help available?
Grandparent/Relatives Raising Children
Grandparents/relatives who are raising children have special issues related to their situation. Area IV offers several programs for educating these parental figures and helping them raise children that are not their own.
Home Delivered Meals
As you age, your dietary needs change. So does your mobility. If you have trouble getting the nutrition you require, Area IV, with the help of a registered dietitian, can meet your changing health needs and bring meals to your door if neccessary.
Information and Assistance
Information and Assistance – your first stop for information about care options, resources, and procedures for helping yourself or a disabled or aging loved one remain independent. It provides referrals to appropriate agencies and services and offers family consultations and personal needs assessments. Assessments and referrals are done for Medicaid Waiver and CHOICE in-home services and home-delivered meals.
Protect Yourself from Identity Theft #1
Don’t carry your Social Security card in your wallet or purse or other documents that contain your Social Security number unless you need them. If your driver’s license contains you Social Security number, ask your local BMV to have it removed.
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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 offers five affordable bus trips annually to visit various destinations that are within a day’s drive? Travel to fun places such as Conner Prairie, the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, Boggstown Inn Cabaret, or Brown County/Nashville, IN.