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Singles' Interaction, Inc. July 2018 Newsletter

Posted June 18, 2018

Newsletter: July 2018 Singles Interaction

If you are 21 years of age or better and single, divorced, widow or widower, Singles' Interaction invites you to join them on Friday nights. Come to the Eagles Lodge, 75 South 12th Street, Richmond (membership not required) and meet other single people in the Richmond area.

Come, socialize, dance, and enjoy yourself!

Wayne County Senior Farmers' Market Vouchers to be Distributed

Posted June 18, 2018

Vouchers for the Wayne County Senior Farmers' Market will be available through LifeStream Services during a special sign-up session on Wednesday, June 27 from 11am to 7pm, or until supplies last, at the Wayne County 4H Fair located at 861 Salisbury Rd., Richmond, IN 47374. Vouchers are provided by the state at limited quantities, so please plan to arrive early.

Wayne County residents over the age of 60 can redeem vouchers for fresh produce at the Richmond Farmers' Market located at 47 N. 6th St., Richmond on Saturday from 8am to 12pm or Tuesday from 4pm to 7pm.

The vouchers are worth $20 and can be used through October 20. Eligible items include beans, peppers, tomatoes, apples, and other fresh fruits and vegetables.

To be eligible to receive vouchers (Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program checks), the recipient must be at least 60 years of age or older, or a qualified person with disabilities. A picture ID with date of birth will be required to verify age. To review state guidelines for a qualified person with disabilities, please visit www.lifestreaminc.org/nutrition-wellness or call 800-589-1121.

Recipients must also meet the income guidelines, which are based on 185 percent of the Federal Poverty Income Guidelines. For income limits, please contact LifeStream Services by calling 800-589-1121 or visit www.lifestreaminc.org/nutrition-wellness.

For more information on Senior Farmers' Market voucher distribution, please contact Dana Pierce, Nutrition Administrator, by calling 765.759.3359 or email dpierce@lifestreaminc.org.

Get your farmers' market vouchers and stick around for more activities from LifeStream and local organizations as Senior Day is celebrated at the Wayne County 4H Fair from 11am to 7pm. A variety of activities will be available at the LifeStream tent throughout the day including live music, chair volleyball, bingo, lunch, and more. For more information on Senior Day activities please contact Beth Evans, Director of Community Services, by calling 765.405.3001 or email bevans@lifestreaminc.org.

LifeStream is an Area Agency on Aging that works to improve the quality of life for people at risk of losing their independence. LifeStream serves over 23,000 seniors and people with disabilities throughout 12 counties in Indiana including Blackford, Delaware, Fayette, Franklin, Grant, Henry, Jay, Madison, Randolph, Rush, Union, and Wayne. Programs and services include care management, transportation, in-home care, Senior Cafes, home-delivered meals, guardianships, caregiver support, home modifications, information and assistance, volunteer opportunities and more. For more about the organization call (800) 589-1121 or visit online at www.lifestreaminc.org and follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/lifestreamservices.

Senior Adult Ministry June Meeting

Posted June 18, 2018

Grab your golf club and try for a hole-in-one! Join the Senior Adult Ministry for Classic Putt-Putt Golf at 3 pm on Tuesday, June 26, at Putt-Putt Fun Center, 410 Commerce Road, Richmond, Indiana. There is no charge but please bring snacks to share.

In case of rain, an alternate date will be announced.

If you are 50 years old or older, please join us as new members are always welcome. Senior Adult Ministry is an active group of seniors open to all regardless of religious affiliation. The group meets monthly; future meetings will include a summer picnic, musical programs and a presentation about butterflies.

The group is guided by Pastor Judi Marshall, Clara Bulmer and Beverly Kirby. These three women actively share their gifts of ministry, hospitality and creativity in planning and organizing the meetings. For further information, call 765.962.4357.

Wayne County 4H Blood Drive

Posted June 18, 2018

Raise Your Sleeve and get a State Fair Ticket (while supplies last)

Tuesday June 26 | 4:00PM – 9:00PM

Click here to sign up: https://www.donorpoint.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/120217

Thank you for your support!

  • The donation process takes less than an hour. APPOINTMENTS MATTER! Schedule by clicking the link or emailing jbarrett@indianablood.org
  • It is recommended that donors have a light snack before donating.
  • Photo ID is required.
  • DO NOT SELF DEFER! Many updates to tattoo/piercings, travel, medications, etc.

Not sure if you are eligible to donate? Email jbarrett@indianablood.org.

Indiana Blood Center must see 550 individuals each and every day to ensure hospital patients near and far have more tomorrows and brighter futures.

More questions? Feel free to contact: Jennifer Barrett.

Reid Health Community Benefit Awards More than $155,000 in Grants

Posted June 18, 2018

5-year total reaches nearly $176 million for area programs

The Reid Health Community Benefit program recently awarded $155,075 in grants to programs designed to improve mental health and fight substance abuse in the first grant cycle of 2018.

Grants, along with other specific outreach and requirements to meet the system's not-for-profit status, have put almost $176 million back into the community in the last five years. A committee of Reid Health's governing board reviews grant requests. The grants are awarded as part of the health system's efforts as a mission-driven, not-for-profit organization.

To review the grants, CLICK HERE

Community benefit is the basis of the tax-exempt status of not-for-profit hospitals. Community benefit is defined as programs or activities that improve access to health services, enhance public health, advance increased general knowledge, and/or relieve the burden of government to improve health. In 2010, the Affordable Care Act added new requirements for tax-exempt hospitals in the areas of community health needs assessment (CHNA), implementation strategy, billing and collections and reporting. In 2014 the IRS issued final rules implementing these requirements. The goals of these provisions are to ensure that tax-exempt hospitals are meeting the health needs of their communities and to ensure greater transparency and accountability.

In addition to grants, the Reid Health Community Benefit sponsors various programs focused on community health. In the area of access to care, Reid Health Community Benefit initiated a dental clinic focused on serving those with little or no dental coverage. Community benefit funds support Claim Aid to assist individuals in applying for health insurance plans or Reid's financial assistance when necessary. Access to care also includes the shortfall of the cost of care rendered to those who have Medicaid coverage. Reid has continued to support community health clinics, such as Siloam Clinic and Hope Center with processing of lab services and providing supplies necessary for operations.

To address substance abuse and mental health needs, Reid has provided Narcan kits and training to first responders to prevent death from opioid overdose, containers to dispose of needles for police departments, and participated in efforts to reduce the incidence of babies being born addicted to drugs. Along with many other community agencies' support, Reid has been involved in the efforts of the community group focused on the "Heroin is Here" initiative designed to increase awareness of drug abuse and its devastating effects.

Reid has supported programs addressing physical activity, nutrition and weight such as athletic training services to community schools, community screenings, cooking classes, health fairs, support groups, Reid Healthier Wellness club and provided support for many health education events.

LifeStream's Inaugural Wayne County Golf Outing Set for June 28

Posted June 14, 2018

Event to raise funds to help seniors and people with disabilities remain independent in East Central Indiana

LifeStream Services invites the public to attend the Inaugural LifeStream Golf Outing on Thursday, June 28 at the Elks Lodge & Country Club in Richmond. Join LifeStream for a day of golfing and making a difference in the lives of older adults in the community. The LifeStream Golf Outing will include a variety of activities including Beat the Pro, Putting Contest, a $10,000 Hole-In-One, and other chances to win cash prizes.

The event will begin with registration at 11am, followed by lunch at noon, and shot gun start at 1pm. Registration as an individual or a team is open through Monday, June 25. The golfing fee is $75 for an individual or $280 for a foursome. Those interested may register online by visiting www.lifestreaminc.org/golfouting2018 or contact Hannah Downham, Public Relations Officer, by calling 765-759-3363 or email hdownham@lifestreaminc.org.

The event proceeds go directly to fulfilling LifeStream's mission of improving the quality of life for people at risk of losing their independence. LifeStream does this through providing a number of programs and services including transportation, in-home care management, home-delivered meals, and much more for over 24,000 seniors and people with disabilities in twelve counties throughout East Central Indiana.

Thank you to the Wayne County Golf Outing sponsors including All Pest Exterminating, Comfort Keepers, Edward Jones, Flatrock River Lodge, GEO Group, Golden Living Center – Golden Rule, Guardian Medical Monitoring, Office 360, Reid Health Alliance Medicare, Stateline Medical Equipment, The Leland Legacy, The Moliner Family, and more!

Sponsorship is available through June 24. For more information on how to sponsor please visit www.lifestreaminc.org/golfouting2018 or contact LifeStream by calling 765-759-3363 or email hdownham@lifestreaminc.org.

LifeStream is an Area Agency on Aging that works to improve the quality of life for people at risk of losing their independence. LifeStream serves over 23,000 seniors and people with disabilities throughout 12 counties in Indiana including Blackford, Delaware, Fayette, Franklin, Grant, Henry, Jay, Madison, Randolph, Rush, Union, and Wayne. Programs and services include care management, transportation, in-home care, Senior Cafes, home-delivered meals, guardianships, caregiver support, home modifications, information and assistance, volunteer opportunities and more. For more about the organization call (800) 589-1121 or visit online at www.lifestreaminc.org and follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/lifestreamservices.

I-70 Lane Restriction for Patching

Posted June 14, 2018

Supplied Photo: INDOT Traffic Image

NDOT is scheduled to close the right lane on I-70 eastbound from mile marker 148 to 150 to complete pavement patching.

Exit 149A and the on ramp from US 35 north will remain open. Exit 149B and the on ramp from US 35 south will close.

The closure is anticipated for Friday, June 15 at 9 p.m. to Monday, June 18 at 6 a.m.

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Learn about highway work zones and other traffic alerts at indot.carsprogram.org, 1-800-261-ROAD (7623) or 511 from a mobile phone.

8th Annual Bob Rosa Memorial Car Show Scheduled for July 26th

Posted June 14, 2018

Poster: Bob Rosa Memorial Car Show

Do you love vintage cars and cookouts? The 8th Annual Bob Rosa Memorial Car Show has both and is totally FREE and open to the public!

Don't miss the 8th Annual Bob Rosa Memorial Car Show on Thursday, July 26th from 4:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club on 1717 South L Street in Richmond, Indiana.

Have a beautiful vintage car, truck or motorcycle to show off? Call Brad Marshall at 765.962.6922.

For more information, visit www.bgcrichmond.org/car-show.

United Way President Amber Willeford Taking New Job in Ohio; Interim President Announced

Posted June 14, 2018

United Way of Whitewater Valley President Amber Willeford has accepted a new position at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She will remain with the United Way until the end of June.

Willeford has been with the United Way since March 2014 when she was hired as Director of Resource Development. She became President in September 2015 and established a foundation for the organization's H.U.G. Initiative (Hand Up Guidance), which is focusing efforts around those in the Whitewater Valley who are walking a financial tightrope.

"The Board of Directors certainly has mixed emotions with the news of Amber leaving," said United Way Board Chairman Aman Bakshi. "While we are excited for her opportunity for growth, her dedication and efforts to creating lasting change in our community has not gone unnoticed. We wish her the best on her new adventure."

A search for a new president is underway. Paul Stanley, a former United Way Board Member, has been appointed Interim President until the most qualified candidate is identified.

The United Way Board of Directors is committed to ensuring leadership stability and continuity of the United Way of Whitewater Valley as well as to our community," Bakshi said. "We are confident in the skills of Paul Stanley to lead us during this time of transition."

Main Street Closure for Water Main Work

Posted June 14, 2018

Supplied Photo: Traffic Viewed from Above

INDOT contractor Gradex will close Main Street east of Eighth Street to complete water main work. The west side of the intersection will be unrestricted during work.

The closure will take place on or around Monday, June 18 and will reopen Main Street on Wednesday, June 20, weather permitting.

Stay informed

Follow @INDOTEast on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Subscribe to receive text and email alerts about INDOT projects and services at alerts.indot.in.gov.

Learn about highway work zones and other traffic alerts at indot.carsprogram.org, 1-800-261-ROAD (7623) or 511 from a mobile phone.

Earlham Pursuing National Credential for Excellence in Community Engagement

Posted June 14, 2018

Earlham College is pursuing a national credential to signal the effectiveness of its commitment to community engagement with its neighbors in Richmond, nationally and globally.

The College will apply for the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching Classification for Community Engagement in 2019. The application process involves data collection and documentation of important aspects of institutional mission, identity and commitments.

"Earlham has a long history of living out our mission through community service and involvement, but the Carnegie Foundation provides us with an opportunity for external validation that our contributions are truly making a difference," Earlham President Alan Price says. "It is time to rededicate ourselves to this noble ideal while also reflecting on our curriculum, co-curriculum, infrastructure, community partnerships, and culture."

Price has appointed a 14-member committee to carry out this work and submit the application on behalf of the College. Applications are due in April 2019 with recipients being announced in January 2020.

Earlham's committee will, among other things:

  • Collect data and documentation of Earlham's mission, identity, commitments and practices that provide evidence of the College's institutional involvement with community engagement;
  • Put in place systems for ongoing data collection and documentation of community engagement activities;
  • Identify specific areas for quality improvement related to community engagement; and Identify specific areas for improvement related to the student experience of community engagement.
  • Earlham is recognized as one of the nation's top institutions for its commitment to the social good.
The College's students, faculty and staff contribute around 20,000 of hours of community service every year across the world as coordinated by Center for Career and Community Engagement.

Earlham's Bonner Scholars Program, one of 21 college programs supported by an endowment from the Corella and Bertram F. Bonner Foundation of Princeton, N.J., awards scholarships to 15 students annually who have a passion for serving others. Charles Davis '18, a Bonner Scholar who served the Boys and Girls Clubs of Wayne County for the last three years, was named that organization's Volunteer of the Year for 2018.

Service and community-based research are integrated into a growing number of courses as part of the College's EPIC program as well as the EPIC Advantage, the offer of a funded internship, project or research experience for every student. As part of a growing partnership with Richmond's Department of Parks and Recreation during the last two academic years, seniors studying topics related to environmental sustainability have pursued community improvement projects that have resulted in funding for new playgrounds and revitalized overlooked public spaces.

 

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