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Porter Health System’s Senior Circle Program Presents “Lighten Up for the New Year: How to Create Healthier Meals”


PorterLogonewLearn how to lighten up your favorite recipes during Porter Health System’s Senior Circle program, “Lighten Up for the New Year: How to Create Healthier Meals.” The program will begin at 10 am, on Friday, Jan. 7, at Porter’s Education & Rehabilitation Campus, 1401 Calumet Ave., Valparaiso.

During the presentation, Porter’s registered dietitian, Jill Kilhefner, RD, CD, will discuss how to modify some of your favorite recipes to reduce the fat and calories, while keeping all of the flavor and appeal.

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Porter Health System’s Senior Circle Program Presents “Personal Safety Tips”


Senior_Circle_Logo_porterLearn how to better protect yourself and increase awareness of your surroundings during Porter Health System’s Senior Circle Program’s presentation, “Personal Safety Tips,” by Adam Depew, martial arts instructor and trainer. The program will be held from Noon to 1 pm, on Thursday, Dec. 9, at Banta’s Village Park Enrichment Center, 605 Beech St., Valparaiso.

Depew will present a lively discussion and demonstration on personal safety and offer seniors tips that they can incorporate into their daily lives. A blood pressure screening will immediately follow the presentation.

Porter Health System’s Senior Circle Program Presents “Christmas Cookie Decorating”


Learn tips and techniques for creating beautifully decorated Christmas cookies during Porter Health System’s Senior Circle program, “Christmas Cookie Decorating.” The program will begin at 1 pm, on Tuesday, Dec. 7, at Porter’s Education and Rehabilitation Campus, 1401 Calumet Ave., Valparaiso. Senior_Circle_Logo_porter

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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Senior Circle November 2010 Newsletter


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Seniors at Added Risk for Dehydration

"I feel shaky and nervous,” says 78-year old Carolyn to her daughter as they wait for Carolyn’s scheduled CT scan. Carolyn has been fasting since the evening before. Her daughter thinks her mother is only anxious about the test. Yet, when it’s time for Carolyn’s scan, the technician struggles to find a vein. Carolyn is dehydrated. “Dehydration can happen quickly in older adults and the effects can...

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Porter Health System’s Senior Circle Program Presents “Aging Safely at Home”


Are you caring for a loved one in-home and worried about keeping them safe? If so, join Porter Health System’s Senior Circle Program for an educational seminar entitled “Aging Safely at Home.” The program will begin at 11 am, on Monday, Nov. 22, at Bonner Senior Center, 5800 Lexington Ave., Portage. Senior_Circle_Logo_porter

During the presentation, participants will learn more about caring for a loved one with dementia in their home and how to effectively evaluate their environment to ensure total safety at home.

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Porter Health System’s Senior Circle Program Presents “Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease: The Basics”


Learn more about typical aging versus problematic memory changes at Porter Health System’s upcoming Senior Circle program, “Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease: The Basics.” The free presentation will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, on Tuesday, Nov. 16, at Porter’s Education and Rehabilitation Campus, 1401 Calumet Ave., Valparaiso. A soup and salad dinner will also be provided. Senior_Circle_Logo_porter

The presentation will include the basic information everyone needs to know about memory loss issues. Descriptions of the various causes of dementia and an overview of how Alzheimer’s affects the brain, including its causes, risk factors...

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Porter Health System’s Senior Circle Program Presents “Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters”


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. Senior_Circle_Logo_porter

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....

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Veterans’ Benefits Seminar at Rittenhouse Senior Living of Valparaiso


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. Rittenhouse-Logo

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...

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Porter Health System’s Senior Circle Program Presents “Stand Tall for Bone Health”


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. Senior_Circle_Logo_porter

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.

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Porter County Triad Hosts Fall Forum


On Thursday, October 14th, from 8:30 to 12:30, Porter County Triad will host its annual Fall Forum at the Hebron Senior Center located at 611 N. Main St., Hebron. PCTRIADLogo

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.

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Porter Health System’s Senior Circle Program Presents “Get Off on the Right Foot”


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. Senior_Circle_Logo_porter

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...

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