Sunday, June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
WHAT IS ELDER ABUSE?
Elder abuse refers to intentional or negligent acts by a caregiver or "trusted" individual that causes (or potentially causes) harm to a vulnerable elder.
WHO IS AT RISK?
Elder abuse can occur anywhere: in the home, in nursing homes or other institutions. It affects seniors across all socioeconomic groups, cultures, and races.
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I SUSPECT ELDER ABUSE?
Report your concerns. In cases of immediate danger, call 911. Otherwise, contact Eldercare Locator at 1-800-677-1116.
For more information on Elder Abuse, go to:
or call the ADRC at 715-346-1401.
Free Smoke Alarms Available
Did you know children and seniors are at twice the risk of dying or being injured in a house fire? However, with a properly operating smoke alarm, the chances of surviving a fire improve by nearly 50%.
Thanks to the efforts of the Stevens Point Fire Department, the Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) has a limited supply of smoke alarms available to be installed in the homes of seniors or adults with disabilities who don't have them.
If your home is lacking a smoke alarm(s) or if the alarm(s) isn't working properly, please give Portage County RSVP a call at 715-346-1401 and let us know how we can assist you. Volunteers are available to help install an alarm or check existing alarms to ensure they're working properly and you are protected. The Fire Department provided the ADRC with extra 9-volt batteries, so we can also assist with battery changes if needed.
Stop at the reception desk or call (715) 346-1401 for more information about any of these classes or events.
Fun & Fit
Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:00-10:45 am
This fitness program led by Santha Bickford will help increase flexibility and strength through a series of slow, deliberate exercises combining sitting and standing. $1.50 per class, punch card of 10 for $15
Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:30-9:30 am
This moderate exercise-to-music class is lots of fun and is led by Romel Cooney. $1.50 per class, punch card of 10 for $15.00
Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program
Tuesdays & Thursdays 11:00-11:45 am
This class is for people who have arthritis or mobility limitations and is taught by certified instructors. Donation.
Every 2nd & 4th Friday 1:30-3:30 pm
Wii bowling offers fitness, fun, a full range of motion and low impact exercise and an opportunity to meet new people. If you can swing your arm, you can Wii Bowl. No partner or previous bowling experience required. Free.
Monday through Friday 7:30-8:30 am
Tuesday & Thursday 3-4 pm
Walk your way to better health at Lincoln Center. Walkers are welcome to use the multipurpose and/or dining rooms to start out their mornings with a healthy group walk.
Fee to join $2.00.
Foot Care Clinic
1st, 3rd & 4th Thursday of the Month
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
This is a routine toenail cutting service at Lincoln Center provided by Aspirus VNA Extended Care, Inc. Cost $25.00
15-Minute Chair Massage
2nd and 4th Tuesday of the Month
The Stress Relief Team offers this service. Chair massage consists of massage to relax the muscles of the upper body, neck, shoulders, arms and hands. Cost $12.00
Blood Pressure Screening
2nd Thursday of month 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Volunteer retired nurses will check your blood pressure and provide information on control of hypertension. Reservations are not required. Donations accepted.
Thursdays 9:30-11:30 am
Students work on their own projects. Beginners or knitters of any skill level are welcome. Leaders will help with problem-solving, reading patterns and other knitting questions.
First Friday 10:30-12 pm
Resuming in the Spring, 2014
Join this group for the enjoyment of reading one-act plays or act one of three-act plays followed by informal discussion. Cost $5.00
Basic Computer Training
How much computer experience do you have? Maybe you've never used one (or only a few times) but never consistently enough to feel really comfortable with the technology. These classes with an Instructor from Citizens Employment and Training are small - no more than four people. You'll start at the most basic level and work at your own pace, learning how to use the mouse and keyboard, get on the Internet
and do email.
2nd Monday of month 10:00 am-12:00 PM
This game is played in teams with three dice. Beginners welcome and no partner necessary.
Choose from a variety of card games. See any of the group coordinators for more information.
*Bridge Mondays 1 p.m. Lorraine Osowski
*Cribbage Wednesday 9 a.m. Norm Swenson
*Pinochle Wednesdays 1 pm Delores Morford
*Duplicate Bridge Fri. 1 p.m. Ceil Stauss
Mondays 1:00-4:00 pm
New players are always welcome to join the weekly Scrabble group. Coordinated by Helene Meyer.
Every Friday of the month 12:00 pm
Every Friday following lunch. 2nd Friday of each month Lincoln Center dining site celebrates participants' birthdays with lunch, cake followed by Bingo. Reservations are necessary for lunch.
Happy Steppers Square & Round Dancing
Thursdays 1-2 pm (round), 2-4 pm (square)
New members are welcome-the first two lessons are free and you don't need a partner to join. Information call Bernie Coulthurst 715 824-3245.
Monday through Friday 8-4 pm
Lincoln Center's game room has open pool almost all the time. On any given day you might find from two to six regulars who tend to show up starting about 11:30. We're always looking for more shooters. If your game's a bit rusty, we'll supply the coaching and if you're a shark, come on down and teach us a thing or two. Eight ball dominates the play, we like other games too.
Support Groups offer a helping hand for people coping with physical limitations or the care of a family member. There are discussions, problem-solving ideas, information and updates on research and adaptive aids.
*Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group 2nd Tuesday of the month 5-6:30 pm
*Family Caregiver Support Group last Wednesday of the month 4-6:30 pm
*Parkinson's Support Group 4th Tuesday of the month 1 pm.
*Visually Impaired Persons Support Group 2nd Wednesday of the month 1
Lincoln Center Trips
Call reception at 715-346-1401 for more information
Resistance Chair Exercise
3rd Monday, 10:30-11:30 am
Resistance chair exercise allows you to do a full body workout from a safe and comfortable seated position. Lincoln Center has two resistance chairs and different instructional DVDs to use. Chairs are available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.