Tips for Seniors & Those Who Care for Seniors
Health Tips for Easing Arthritis Pain and Stiffness at Work
Sitting at a desk and working at a computer all day can be painful for those suffering with arthritis. The Arthritis Foundation offers these suggestions to make work less painful.
If your chair lacks lumbar support, use a rolled-up towel or small pillow to provide better support for your lower back.
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Should You Be Concerned About Your Loved One?
If your parent or elderly loved one has been acting out of character, it could be a sign that they need advanced care services — or, it could be nothing. Before you get worried, get informed. Here are the specific changes you should watch for:
Check with the family physician or other health professional to find the help they may need.
Resources for Grandparents – activities, ideas and tips for grandparents interacting with or raising grandchildren
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Senior Resource Guide of Southern Indiana- sponsored by SWIRCA & More with USI
Having Fun & Building Relationships with Grandchildren
Posey County Council on Aging (PCCA)- 611 W. 8th St, Mt Vernon - 812-838-4656 or 1-800-915-1919
Van Transportation Service
The PCCA van is available to all Posey County seniors for transportation to doctor appointments, shopping and various activities. The van is Medicaid approved, wheelchair accessible and air-conditioned. Please call at least 24 hours in advance to one of these numbers: 812-838-4656 or 812-838-4584.
Call your local Senior Center to register one day in advance. New Harmony - serving Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday - Nancy @ 812-205-5798. Poseyville serving on Wednesday - Karen @ 812-874-2307. Mt. Vernon serving on Wednesday - call Joyce @ 812-838-4656.
The exercise class meets at the center in Mt. Vernon every Tuesday and Thursday at 9:00 a.m. If you care to exercise at your own pace, the center offers a wide range of equipment. The program is free and equipment is available for use any weekday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Medicare Options Counseling
A SWIRCA Options Counselor will be available at the Posey County Council on Aging in Mt. Vernon every 2nd & 4th Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. Counselors can look at a person's needs and go over the options that may be available to them. The session is FREE. Counselors can help with government services, Medicare, Medicare Part D, Medicaid, nutrition, Social Security, nursing homes, Veteran's Administration, housing, and more.
If you are interested in playing bridge and having a good time with friends, join the Bridge Club.
Clabber tournaments are scheduled regularly. See below for the schedule at sites around the county. Call for details. If you don' know how to play clabber, join the group that is learning each Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the Center in Mt. Vernon. Refreshments are served.
Resources for Seniors– activities, events and information for our important senior citizens
PCCA Senior Events Schedules
New Harmony Senior Center– 607 Main St., New Harmony – 812-838-4656
Poseyville Senior Center – 60 N Church St, Poseyville – 812-874-2307
Mt. Vernon Senior Center – 611 W. 8th St, Mt Vernon – 812-838-4656
CONNECTING FAMILIES TO RESOURCES
Family Matters of Posey County