Parents are the custodians of our future. As such, we want to give them as much help as we can. At Area IV we know that time is often tight, especially for working parents, and we want you and your child to have as many opportunities as possible. Take advantage of these programs to help make your life, and your child's life, the best it can be.
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All Community Transportation programs are open to public based on available seating, and are wheelchair accessible. They are all-volunteer public transportation programs and can be used for all kind of personal business as often as needed. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There are even some prescheduled trips!
This is a donation-based program. Your generous donation will go towards the gas costs plus help pay for a new vehicle when it is time to replace the existing one.
Click the link below to find out which programs operate in your area
See the Community Transportation FAQ
Head Start Preschool
Make your child's transition into conventional schooling as gentle and natural as possible by getting him or her started in Head Start Preschool.
Head Start Private Pay Option
All children have the opportunity to participate in the Head Start program, even those whose parents do not meet the Head Start income guidelines.
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.
Wellness and Prevention Contact
Wellness and Prevention Coordinator
Area IV Agency on Aging
Caregiver Tips & Advice #8
Wondering where to start? - Evaluate both your short-term and long-term needs as a caregiver. Start by listing those things you might need help with now and in the future. For example, a short-term need might be to move your mother’s bed downstairs. A long-term need might be transportation to get your father to the doctor once a month. Next, make a list of all the informal supports (family members, friends and neighbors) and how each person can help. Repeat this process for formal supports such as home care agencies and transportation services. It is important to set a time frame for any action that needs to be taken. Having a plan for both formal and informal supports and implementing that plan will greatly reduce your stress as a caregiver.
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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!
People who live in Carroll, Clinton, Tippecanoe, or White Counties and are buying a house can take a Homebuyer Class, offered year-round, to help them learn the steps involved in purchasing a home.