To better understand the difference between age-related memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease, Porter Health System’s Senior Circle Program will present an educational seminar, entitled “Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters.” The program will be held from Noon to 1 pm, on Thursday, Nov. 11, at Banta’s Village Park Enrichment Center, 605 Beech St., Valparaiso.
This program will teach you what to do if someone you know has signs of Alzheimer’s disease. Attendees will view video footage of real people who are living with the early stages of dementia while their families address the fears and myths associated with Alzheimer’s....
If you are a veteran, or the surviving spouse of a veteran, from World War II, the Korean Conflict, or the Vietnam War AND you are a resident of Rittenhouse Senior Living, you may qualify for the Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefit.
This is one of the lesser known benefits that people who work with senior citizens call a “well-kept secret”. If a veteran, or surviving spouse, qualifies, he or she may receive an amount up to $1,949 per month.
On November 11, 2010, Jeff McBride, who is a Professional Member of the American Association for Wartime...
In honor of National Osteoporosis Day, Porter Health System’s Senior Circle Program will present an educational seminar entitled, “Stand Tall for Bone Health,” by Natalie Eddy, FNP. The program will be held from 12:15 to 1 pm, on Thursday, Oct. 28, at Banta’s Village Park Enrichment Center, 605 Beech St., Valparaiso.
Eddy will discuss the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of spinal fractures. A free heel bone density screening will be available. Participants must be able to remove their socks for the screening.
This year’s forum will include presentations about health, personal safety, laugh yoga and finance. Michelle Myer from the Indiana Attorney General’s office will provide an in-depth program on how to protect yourself from identity theft. The forum is free and a boxed lunch will be provided to attendees. Seating is limited. Call 219-477-3125 to reserve a seat.
Join Podiatrist Mark Bruell, DPM, as he presents a talk on foot health followed by a free foot screening during Porter Health System’s Senior Circle Program, “Get Off on the Right Foot.” The program will be held from 3 to 4 pm, on Thursday, Sept. 23, at Banta’s Village Park Enrichment Center, 605 Beech St., Valparaiso.
“Health problems such as arthritis, diabetes, nerve issues, and circulatory problems often show up in the feet first,” said Bruell. “It is really important for seniors to check their feet regularly and see a podiatrist or their primary care physician if they’re experiencing anything...
Do you ever wonder what your cholesterol numbers really mean? If so, this program is for you. Porter Health System’s Senior Circle Program will present an educational seminar, entitled “Cholesterol – The Good, The Bad and The Ugly” from 10 to 11:30 am, on Monday, Sept. 20, at Bonner Senior Center, 5800 Lexington Ave., Portage.
As part of the program, participants will receive a free total cholesterol/HDL screening followed by a discussion of what those numbers mean.
Porter’s Senior Circle is part of a nationwide organization...
Senior Y members, spend one hour per week playing Wii Bowling and meet new friends. Sign up with a friend, or we can pair you up with a partner. Don't know how to play Wii Bowling? Don't worry…we will spend the first week or so just practicing. Program runs for 10 Fridays, excluding Thanksgiving week, beginning Sept. 17. Teams will begin bowling at 10:00 a.m. and continue every hour, on the hour, depending on number of teams. Register online at www.valpoymca.org or at the Y Courtesy Desk. The Valparaiso Family YMCA is located at 1201 Cumberland Crossing Drive.
To educate our 50-plus population about the dangers of prostate cancer, Porter Health System’s Senior Circle Program will present an educational seminar entitled, “Important News about Prostate Cancer” by Urologist Adam Perlmutter, DO. The program will begin at 6:30 pm, on Monday, Sept. 13, at the Portage YMCA, 3100 Willowcreek Road, Portage.
Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in men and usually doesn’t cause symptoms in the early stages. Dr. Perlmutter will discuss the latest treatments for this disease.
To learn how to creatively incorporate the daily recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables into your diet, join Porter’s registered dietitian Jill Kilhefner, RD, CD, as Porter Health System’s Senior Circle Program presents “Getting Your 5-A-Day.” The program will begin at 2 pm, on Tuesday, Aug. 31 at Taltree Arboretum and roundtrip transportation by bus is available for $2 per person. The bus will leave Porter’s Education & Rehabilitation Campus, 1401 Calumet Ave., Valparaiso, at 1:30 pm.
During the presentation, Kilhefner will uncover creative and delicious ways to increase the fruits and vegetables in your diet....
Porter Health System’s Senior Circle Program will present “Shoulder Pain & Injuries” by Orthopedic Surgeon Anthony Levenda, MD. The program will be held at 6:30 pm, on Monday, Aug. 30, at the Portage YMCA, 3100 Willowcreek Road, Portage.
Dr. Levenda will discuss the treatment options for chronic conditions and injuries to the shoulder.
Porter’s Senior Circle is part of a nationwide organization committed to enriching the lives of adults age 50 and better. Annual membership offers a generous selection of valuable discounts, activities and...
The Visiting Nurse Association of Porter County will present "Coping with Grief and Loss" at locations in Lake and Porter Counties in September. This informational program will provide attendees with an increased knowledge of how to cope with the different types of losses that occur as they age. This will enable them to recognize when their grief has become something they need to consult their healthcare provider about. The importance of a healthy lifestyle and seeking healthcare assistance when appropriate will be emphasized as it relates to grief and loss.
- September 14 at 10:30 a.m. at Merrillville Senior Center at Merrillville High School. (276 E. 68th Place)