Newsletters

Spring 2017 (Volume 13, Issue 1)

  • Revised Nursing Home Rules – Safe from Congressional Review
  • FAQ
  • Springtime in Indiana – by Judith Mangum
  • Upcoming Events

Special Community Edition: Winter 2016

  • Gift Ideas for the Holidays
  • Preventing Loss and Theft of Personal Items

Winter 2016 (Volume 12, Issue 3)

  • “Thank You” to Sponsors of the 2016 Dance the Night Away Twist or Treat
  • Upcoming Events
  • Winter And All It Brings – by Judith Mangum
  • Loss and Theft of Personal Items
  • Michelle’s Message – Looking Back

Fall 2016 (Volume 12, Issue 2)

  • Problem Solving Within Your Home – Take Concerns to Supervisors
  • How Your Home Can Assist You With Voting
  • Leaves, Pumpkins, Apples and Thanksgiving – by Judith Mangum
  • Michelle’s Message – Voicing Complaints Without Retaliation

Spring 2016 (Volume 12, Issue 1)

  • Problem Solving Within Your Home – Voice Concerns
  • Transfer and Discharge Rights – Eviction
  • Michelle’s Message – Money Follows the Person
  • Springtime and Life – by Judith Mangum

Winter 2015 (Volume 11, Issue 3)

  • “Thank You” to Sponsors of the 2015 Dance the Night Away Masquerade Ball
  • Upcoming Events
  • Christmas in Long-Term Care – by Judith Mangum
  • Loss and Theft of Personal Items
  • Michelle’s Message

Summer 2015 (Volume 11, Issue 2)

  • Quotes from Maggie Kuhn
  • What’s In a Word? – Culture Change
  • Summers Long Ago – by Judith Mangum
  • Speak Up! – Taking an Active Role in Your Life

Spring 2015 (Volume 11, Issue 1)

  • Your Right to Self-Determination
  • You Want to Move Out? – Money Follows the Person
  • Michelle’s Message – Resident Council Meetings
  • Welcome Spring – by Judith Mangum

Winter 2014 (Volume 10, Issue 3)

  • “Thank You” to Sponsors of the 2014 Dance the Night Away Masquerade Ball
  • Christmas of Long Ago – by Judith Mangum, Resident
  • Loss and Theft of Personal Items
  • Michelle’s Message – The Role of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman

Summer 2014 (Volume 10, Issue 2)

  • Quality of Life
  • Dance the Night Away Masquerade Ball – October 24, 2014
  • What I Did While Growing Up in the Summer – by Judith Mangum
  • Problem Solving Within Your Home – Talk With the Survey Inspectors

Spring 2014 (Volume 10, Issue 1)

  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Dance the Night Away Masquerade Ball – October 24, 2014
  • Holiday Card Campaign Review
  • Springtime in Indiana – by Judith Mangum
  • Problem Solving Within Your Home – Contact the ISDH

Winter 2013 (Volume 9, Issue 3)

  • Thank You to Sponsors of the 2013 Dance the Night Away Masquerade Ball
  • Culture Change Movement-Person Directed Care
  • Always a Season for Giving – by Judith Mangum, Resident
  • Loss and Theft of Personal Items
  • Gift Ideas for the Holidays

Fall 2013 (Volume 9, Issue 2)

  • Michelle’s Message-Happy Thanksgiving
  • Happy Halloween – Jokes!
  • Resident Rights from the Inside – by Judith Mangum
  • Problem Solving within Your Home-Contact the Long-Term Care Ombudsman
  • Dance the Night Away Masquerade Ball – October 25, 2013
  • Resident Rights Corner-Protecting Your Privacy

Spring 2013 (Volume 9, Issue 1)

  • Michelle’s Message-Power of Attorney
  • Sharing the Warmth Pajama Drive Review
  • Problem Solving within Your Home-Work with the Resident or Family Council
  • River City Games- Wednesday, June 5, 2013
  • Resident Rights Corner-Accessing your records and survey results

Winter 2012 (Volume 8, Issue 3)

  • Thank you to sponsors of 2012 Dance the Night Away Event
  • No More Paper Checks
  • Winter Crossword
  • Loss and Theft of Personal Items
  • Gift Ideas for the Holidays

Summer 2012 (Volume 8, Issue 2)

  • Area-Wide Resident Council Meeting being held on Friday, August 24, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. at the Ellerbrook Room at Vectren Headquarters, One Vectren
  • Square in Evansville
  • Problem Solving within Your Home – Follow the Facility’s Grievance Process
  • Independence Day Quiz
  • Dance the Night Away – Save the Date Friday, October 26, 2012, 7:30 ‐ 10:30 p.m.
  • VOICE Challenge 2012 – Vote
  • E-mail and the internet – How do you Protect Yourself from Criminals

Spring 2012 (Volume 8, Issue 1)

  • Michelle’s Message
  • Resident’s Right Corner – The Right to be Fully Informed
  • Easter Fun Facts
  • Dance the Night Away – Save the Date 10/26/12
  • Problem Solving Within the Facility – Step 2: Bring Your Concerns to Staff Supervisors
  • Spring Poem
  • Vanderburgh County Senior Olympics Scheduled
  • for Wednesday, June 6, 2012
  • E-mail and the Internet – How to Protect Yourself from Criminals
  • The Days of Spring

Winter 2011 (Volume 7, Issue 3)

  • Nursing Home Residents Appreciate Gifts
  • Thank you to sponsors of 2011 Dance the Night Away Event
  • Resident Rights Review—Your Right to Self-Determination and Choice
  • Loss and Theft of Personal Items
  • Gift Ideas for the Holidays

Spring 2011 (Volume 7, Issue 1)

  • Area-Wide Resident Council Meeting being held on Friday, May 13, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. in the at Oaklyn Library
  • Vanderburgh County Senior Olympics Scheduled
  • for Wednesday, June 8, 2011
  • Easter Fun Facts
  • An Old Farmer’s Advice
  • Resident Rights Review – Right to Access Information
  • Who Decides? – Healthcare Representative, Power of Attorney or YOU

Winter 2010 (Volume 6, Issue 4)

  • Nursing Home Residents Appreciate Gifts
  • Thank you to sponsors of 2010 Greatest Generation A USO Celebration!
  • Resident Rights Review—Your Right to Self-Determination and Choice
  • Loss and Theft of Personal Items
  • Gift Ideas for the Holidays

Fall 2010 (Volume 6, Issue 3)

  • Resident Councils
  • Margaret Junkin Preston quote
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • “The State” is in the building–What does that mean?
  • Greatest Generation . . . A USO Celebration! on Sunday, November 14, 2010 @ the National Guard Armory from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Contact Michelle at (812) 423-2927 or click here for more information.
  • Celebrate Residents’ Rights Week (October 3rd – 9th)

Summer 2010 (Volume 6, Issue 2)

  • Area-Wide Resident Council Meeting being held on Friday, August 13, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. in the Browning Event Room at the Central Library
  • James Bryce Quote
  • Speak Up!
  • Independence Day Quiz
  • Greatest Generation . . . A USO Celebration! on Sunday, November 14, 2010 @ the National Guard Armory from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Contact Michelle at (812) 423-2927 or click here for more information.
  • It’s Never Too Late!
  • Medicare Update
  • Residents’ Rights Week – Defining Dining: It’s About Me

Spring 2010 (Volume 6, Issue 1)

  • Area-Wide Resident Council Meeting being held on Friday, May 21, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. in the Browning Event Room at the Central Library
  • Care Plan: The Key to Good Care
  • Vanderburgh County Senior Olympics Scheduled
  • for Wednesday, June 2nd
  • Culture Change can be Great!?!?!
  • Transfer and Discharge Rights

Winter 2009 (Volume 5, Issue 4)

  • Area-Wide Resident Council Meeting being held on Friday, February 19, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. in the Browning Event Room at the Central Library
  • Thank you to sponsors of 2009 Greatest Generation Celebration!
  • Culutre Change Movement – What’s in a Word?
  • Resident Rights Review—Loss and Theft
  • Nursing Home Residents Appreciate Gifts
  • Gift Ideas for the Holidays

Fall 2009 (Volume 5, Issue 3)

  • Area-Wide Resident Council Meeting being held on Friday, November 13, 2009 at 2:30 p.m. in the Browning Event Room at the Central Library
  • Disability Etiquette for Beginners
  • Resident Council Happenings
  • Celebrate Residents’ Rights Week (October 4th – 10th)
  • Culture Change Tip
  • Greatest Generation . . . A Celebration! on Sunday, November 8, 2009 @ St. Mary’s Medical Center Manor from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Nursing home and assisted living residents get in FREE! Contact Michelle at (812) 423-2927.
  • Who Decides? – Healthcare Representative, Power of Attorney or YOU

Summer 2009 (Volume 5, Issue 2)

  • Area-Wide Resident Council Meeting being held on Friday, August 7, 2009 at 2:30 p.m. in the Browning Event Room at the Central Library
  • Resident Rights Review—Basic Rights
  • Independence Day Quiz
  • The first annual Greatest Generation . . . A Celebration! will take place on Sunday, November 8, 2009 at St. Mary’s Medical Center Annex
  • Problem Solving Within Your Home—Step 7: Talk with Inspectors When They Investigate the Facility
  • Mid-America Institute on Aging Living Long . . . Living
  • Well . . . is being held August 12th and 13th
  • Quality of Life: What Is It and Do You Have It?

Spring 2009 (Volume 5, Issue 1)

  • Area-Wide Resident Council Meeting being held on Friday, May 1, 2009 at 2:30 p.m. in the Browning Event Room at the Central Library
  • Care Plan: The Key to Good Care
  • Vanderburgh County Senior Olympics Scheduled
  • for Wednesday, June 3rd
  • Culture Change can be Great!?!?!
  • Problem Solving Within Your Home—Step 6: Contact the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH)

Winter 2008 (Volume 4, Issue 4)

  • Area-Wide Resident Council Meeting being held on Friday, February 6, 2009 at 2:30 p.m. in the Browning Event Room at the Central Library
  • Cookbooks – Holiday Cheer
  • Changes are Coming in 2009 that May Keep You From Receiving a Television Signal
  • Resident Rights Review—Loss and Theft
  • Nursing Home Residents Appreciate Gifts
  • Gift Ideas for the Holidays

Fall 2008 (Volume 4, Issue 3)

  • Celebrate Residents’ Rights Week
  • Economic Stimulus Information
  • Humbert Wolfe Quote on Fall
  • Presidential Election 2008
  • Problem Solving Within Your Home—Step 5: Contact the Long-Term Care Ombudsman
  • Cookbooks – Just in Time for the Holidays
  • Area-Wide Resident Council Meeting being held on Friday, October 3rd at 2:30 p.m. in the Browning Event Room at the Central Library
  • Who Decides? – Healthcare Representative, Power of Attorney or YOU

Summer 2008 (Volume 4, Issue 2)

  • Area-Wide Resident Council Meeting being held on Thursday, June 26th at 2:00 p.m. in the Browning Event Room at the Central Library
  • Resident Rights Review – Basic Rights
  • Hurry – Get Your Cookbook Today
  • SWIRCA’s “Athletes Around the World” Vanderburgh County Senior Olympics
  • Culture Change – Movement to Consistent Assignment
  • Mid-America Institute on Aging
  • Problem Solving Within Your Home – Step 4: Work With the Resident and Family Council
  • Advocacy Tip
  • Independence Day Quiz

Spring 2008 (Volume 4, Issue 1)

  • What Does an Ombudsman Do?
  • Lydia Johnson Poem about Mothers
  • Economic Stimulus Information
  • Problem Solving Within Your Home—Step 3: Follow the Facility’s Grievance (Complaint) Process
  • If You are Threatened with Eviction, Here are some Important Things to Know
  • Vanderburgh County Senior Olympics Scheduled
  • for Wednesday, June 18th
  • A Few Cookbooks Remain

Winter 2007 (Volume 3, Issue 4)

  • Cookbook Arrival
  • Cartoon—You’re Telling Me It’s Bedtime?
  • Culture Change Movement—What’s In a Word
  • Resident Rights Review—Loss and Theft
  • Nursing Home Residents Appreciate Gifts
  • Gift Ideas for the Holidays

Fall 2007 (Volume 3, Issue 3)

  • Culture Change Movement
  • Problem Solving Within Your Home—Step 2: Bring Your Concerns to Staff Supervisors
  • Holiday Trivia
  • ABC’s to Having Yourself a Great Day!
  • Thoughts for Thanksgiving
  • Resident Rights Review—Your Right to Self-Determination and Choice

Summer 2007 (Volume 3, Issue 2)

  • Problem Solving Within Your Home—Step 1: Voice Concerns to Those Directly Involved
  • How to Address Your Father in Different Languages
  • SWIRCA Olympic Games are June 13th
  • Resident Rights Review—Rights to Accessing Your Current Clinical Records
  • We Want Your Recipes

Spring 2007 (Volume 3, Issue 1)

  • Cookbook
  • Transfer and Discharge Rights
  • Easter Pronunciations
  • Examples of Culture Change
  • Did Your Mother Ever Say . . .
  • Vanderburgh County Senior Olympics on June 13th
  • Would You Have Been Duped?
  • Thank You for Signing House Bill No. 1635

Winter 2006 (Volume 2, Issue 4)

  • Marilee Edmondson’s Poem, CARE Matters, was Chosen to be Included in A Collection of Essays and Poems
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Quote on Love
  • Thoughts on New Year’s
  • Presidents?
  • WANTED—Ombudsman Volunteer
  • A Caring CNA Brightened a Resident’s Day
  • Resident Rights Review—Loss and Theft
  • Gifts Nursing Home Residents Appreciate
  • Gift Ideas for the Holidays

Fall 2006 (Volume 2, Issue 3)

  • Halloween and Thanksgiving Facts
  • The Amazing Hunt Maze
  • Residents Rights Week October 1st—7th, 2006 (CARE Matters)
  • Talking Books Service—Free Through Evansville Public Library
  • Halloween Jokes
  • Resident Rights Review—Your Right To Access Information
  • Doug Larson Quote for Grandparent’s Day

Summer 2006 (Volume 2, Issue 2)

  • An Old Farmer’s Advice
  • Culture Change During Mealtime

Spring 2006 (Volume 2, Issue 1)

  • Resident Councils
  • Maggie Kuhn Quotes
  • The Resident Quality and Family Empowerment Project of the United Senior Action Foundation announces “Tele-Group”
  • Easter Trivia
  • Famous Mothers and Their Roles
  • Resident Rights Review—Protection of Privacy
  • Culture Change in Bathing

Winter 2005 (Volume 1, Issue 3)

  • Say “Merry Christmas” in Another Language
  • Shirley Temple Quote
  • Transfer and Discharge Rights
  • Winter Crossword Puzzle
  • Important Facts About Medicare’s New Prescription Drug Coverage for People in Nursing Homes or Certain Long-Term Care Facilities
  • Winter Jokes
  • Resident’s Rights Review—Loss and Theft

Summer 2005 (Volume 1, Issue 2)

  • Factors to Consider When Choosing a Facility
  • Important Facts About Medicare’s New Prescription Drug Coverage for People in Nursing Homes or Certain Long-Term Care Facilities Residents Rights Week Poster Contest Information
  • Senior Games Results
  • “The State” is in the Building—What Does that Mean?
  • Programs That Help Pay For Nursing Home Care
  • FAQ—Roommate Dispute, Moving to a Different Nursing Home, Bed Hold Policy, and Hospital Stay Longer than 15 Days