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Seniors

VNA "Senior Moments" Free Presentation - Coping with Grief and Loss

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. VNA-BLUE

  • September 14 at 10:30 a.m. at Merrillville Senior Center at Merrillville High School. (276 E. 68th Place)
  • September 17 at 12:15 p.m. at Village Park Enrichment Center at Banta. (605 Beech St., Valparaiso)
  • September 24 at 2:00 p.m. at Jamestown Apartments Community Center. (Virginia Park Drive, Valparaiso)
  • September 28 at 12:00 noon at Linden House in Hobart. (360 West 61st Street, behind St. Mary's Hospital) Participants will receive a free gift and a healthy snack. "Senior Moments" is a monthly lecture series designed for seniors who take an active role in their own health care. Topics will change monthly. For more information and to RSVP, please contact the Visiting Nurse Association at 219-531-8073.

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Rittenhouse Senior Living Featured in Chicago Tribune

Rittenhouse Senior Living was recently featured in the Chicago Tribune. Here is an excerpt from the article:Rittenhouse-Logo

Myth: Senior communities are too expensive.

Mythbuster: Rittenhouse Senior Living has three locations in Northwest Indiana: Valparaiso, Michigan City and Portage (opening this fall) featuring independent and assisted living. Independent living starts at approximately $1,500 a month; $2,000 a month for assisted living and $3,000 if memory care is required. There are no entrance fees. "Our prices are all-inclusive, with meals, utilities, rent, etc.,"says Katie Csobaji, senior vice president of sales and marketing. "It's probably the same price as living in a house." At Bowes Creek, the active adult townhomes start in the low $200,000s the single-family homes in the mid-$200,000s. Monthly association dues are $210 for townhomes and $121 for single-family homes. That includes maintenance, snow removal, and a private active adult clubhouse with a pool, tennis courts and organized activities.

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Porter Health System's Senior Circle Program Presents "Cholesterol- The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly"

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.” The program will be held from 12:15 to 1 pm, on Thursday, Aug. 26, at Banta’s Village Park Enrichment Center, 605 Beech St., Valparaiso. Senior_Circle_Logo_porter

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 committed to enriching the lives of adults age 50 and better. Annual membership offers a generous selection of valuable discounts, activities and events, a chapter newsletter, national publication subscription, in-hospital privileges and much more.

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Porter Health System’s Senior Circle Program Presents Bone Density Screening

To better understand the relationship between bone density and osteoporosis, Porter Health System’s Senior Circle Program will offer a Bone Density Screening by Porter’s Community Care Nurse Steve Beach, RN, BSN. The screening will be held from 10 to 11:30 am, on Monday, August 16, at Bonner Senior Center, 5800 Lexington Ave., Portage. Senior_Circle_Logo_porter

Beach will discuss ways of preventing and treating osteoporosis. A free heel bone density screening will also be included. Participants must be able to remove their socks for the screening.

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 events, a chapter newsletter, national publication subscription, in-hospital privileges and much more.

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Taltree Offers Special Deals to Seniors Age 50+

The Taltree Tuesday program allows visitors age 50 and better to receive a free pass good for Tuesdays from April 1 - Oct. 31, 2010. taltreelogo

Tuesday YOGA takes place in the Meyer Pavilion from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. from June 29 - Aug. 31, 2010. This gentle Yoga class is suitable for beginners and seniors, with emphasis on stretching and breathing techniques. No experience necessary. Instructor: Suzanne Chick, Certified Yoga Teacher accepts “love donations” as class fee.

Healthy Activities - Enjoy Taltree with friends and participate in fun and healthy activities thanks to a partnership with Porter and Porter County Aging & Community Service, Taltree will host two special events in August.

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VNA "Senior Moments" Free Presentation- Letting Go Of Your Worries

The Visiting Nurse Association of Porter County will present "Letting Go Of Your Worries" at locations in Lake and Porter Counties in August. This informational program will provide attendees with an increased knowledge of how to control the worry and anxiety that senior citizens experience. This will enable them to recognize when they need to consult their healthcare provider in order to prevent medical complications. The importance of a healthy lifestyle and seeking healthcare assistance when appropriate will be emphasized as it relates to worry and anxiety. VNA-BLUE

  • August 5 at 10:30 a.m. at Merrillville Senior Center at Merrillville High School. (276 E. 68th Place)
  • August 12 at 12:15 p.m. at Village Park Enrichment Center at Banta. (605 Beech St., Valparaiso)
  • August 17 at 3:00 p.m. at Linden House in Hobart. (360 West 61st Street, behind St. Mary's Hospital)
  • August 20 at 2:00 p.m. at Jamestown Apartments Community Center. (Virginia Park Drive, Valparaiso)

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Porter Health System’s Senior Circle Program Presents “Know Your Numbers”

Do you understand what your blood pressure numbers mean? If not, you’re not alone. Join Family Physician Sujittra Niyakorn, MD, for Porter Health System’s Senior Circle educational seminar entitled, “Know Your Numbers” to learn about hypertension and how lifestyle changes can improve your blood pressure. Senior_Circle_Logo_porterThe program will be held from 10 to 11:30 am, on Monday, July 19, at Bonner Senior Center, 5800 Lexington Ave., Portage.

According to Niyakorn, blood pressure tends to rise with age and it’s crucial people know what their blood pressure is. “If the pressure is too high, life-threatening complications can develop,” she explained.

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