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LifeSpan Update

August 2019

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NOTE FROM LORA CLARK, CEO

Stayin' Cool at LifeSpan

August might be a “downtime” month for some, but not for those of us at LifeSpan! There is much going on in preparation for new and exciting programs, as well as some of our annual favorites. Please read through this eblast for the latest information on our staff pursuits, new hires, promotions and other endeavors. And please don’t forget to mark your calendars for our upcoming fund raisers:  September 12 is Give For Good – our one day of online giving; and Tuesday, October 29 is, of course, our awesome Voice and Vino at the Casino. Don’t miss out!
 
We are developing our new Dementia Friends program – some of our management team and board of directors have already become “Dementia Friends.”  This important new initiative will provide our community with a grass roots program of dementia education and awareness. 
 
Our intrepid seniors have kicked off their new “Gang” year as “Roarin’ Seniors.”  We already knew they were rarin’ to go!  They love their theme going into the “New Roaring 20s.”  Check out all the details in this eblast.
 
Finally, you can shine like a Hollywood Movie Star at the YMCA’s “Senior Prom” for Active Older Adults on September 14 at the Floyd County YMCA.  LifeSpan is happy to be a sponsor of this new event. Tell your friends – details in this eblast.
 
Like I said, there is no lazing around the end of summer for LifeSpanners, but I do hope everyone can enjoy the rest of these very warm August days,
Lora
GIVE FOR GOOD LOUISVILLE

It's almost that time of year again:
Give for Good Louisville, the biggest day of online local giving!


Place the date and reminders on your phone! Share our Facebook posts and tell all your friends! On Thursday, September 12 from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m., make an online donation to support LifeSpan Resources at https://www.giveforgoodlouisville.org/organizations/lifespan-resources-inc.

Our goal is to reach 90 unique donors to be eligible for matching funds from
generous Give for Good partners.


Your support goes directly toward providing crucial services such as case management, transportation, and home delivered meals (Meals to Go!) to help people in our community remain living independently. 

Give for Good is a great way to make your donation go further! The shared prize pools are worth a grand total of $282,000  - to be split among agencies reaching the unique donor milestones. So please help us reach 90 unique donors, and we will receive shares of these matching funds!  (A unique donor means one person with one unique credit or debit card).

But wait, there's more!  As a Southern Indiana nonprofit, LifeSpan is eligible to receive additional shares from more match pools due to the generosity of Samtec Cares, the Community Foundation of Southern Indiana, Bales Foundation, and Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County. 



So PLEASE, on  Thursday, September 12, go to
https://www.giveforgoodlouisville.org/organizations/lifespan-resources-inc and donate to LifeSpan. In the meantime, please share the link with friends and family OR forward this eblast OR  share on social media (buttons at the top).



Thank you for helping make this the most successful Give for Good ever!
SENIOR GAMES "GANG" UPDATE


2020 Senior Games Theme announced at first event of the year:
Roarin' Seniors in the NEW Roaring 20s!


The first Senior Games Gang event for the 2019-2020 year, Miniature Golf, was held Friday, August 2 at the Charlestown Family Activities Park. It was a beautiful day full of fun and competition.  Seniors were “roarin” to go as the new theme was announced: Roarin’ Seniors in the NEW Roaring 20s!  Many thanks to our sponsors: 
Communicare, City of Charlestown/Family Activities Park and HWC Engineering.

Women’s Medalists were: Gold - Charmaine McQuade Silver - Rebecca Resch; Bronze - Eunice Hasselbring and Mary Rutherford. Men’s Medalists were: Gold - Bill Resch; Silver - Joe Wafford; and
Bronze - Angus Hart and Tim Livingston
 
The next Gang event is Chair Volleyball on Friday, September 20, 2019 from 1 - 4 pm at Pineview Center Gym off Corydon Pike in New Albany. It’s not too late to join the Senior Games Gang! Don’t miss out on the fun. For more information on the Gang, please call Michael Kolodziej at 812-206-7960, and you too can become a “Roarin Senior!”
REMAINING EVENT LINEUP 2019/2020 GANG YEAR:
Chair Volleyball: Friday, September 20, 2019, 1 - 4 pm at Pineview Center Gym, New Albany
Cards & Games: Friday, November 8, 2019, 10 am - 1 pm at Charlestown Senior Center
Toss ‘em: Friday, February 14, 2020, 11 am - 1 pm at Southern Indiana Sports Center, New Albany
Bunco: Friday, March 13, 2020, 10 am - 1 pm at Eastern Heights Baptist Church, Jeffersonville
Horseshoes: Friday, April 24, 2020, 9:30 am - 12 pm at Community Park, New Albany
NUTRITION AND WELLNESS PROGRAMS UPDATE

Take the next step. Become a Dementia Friend.


LifeSpan is in the process of training "champions" to offer free Dementia Friends workshops beginning this fall. But you can become a Friend now.  Simply go to: www.dementiafriendsindiana.org to download a workbook and watch an online video workshop to become a Demenita Friend. The 40 minute workshop is informative and interesting.  LifeSpan CEO, Lora Clark, and CFO, Leslie Meek, have already become Dementia Friends!  After you complete the workshop, you will download and print your certificate.  Please email Lucy Koesters at lkoesters@lsr14.org and let her know that you have become a Dementia Friend, so she can register you in the state database. Thank you! 

For more information on Dementia Friends, please contact Lucy Koesters at lkoesters@lsr14.org.
LIFESPAN PERSONNEL UPDATES

Promotions

Congratulations New COO, Angela Marino!


LifeSpan is excited to announce that Angela Marino has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer. Angela has been with the agency for over 18 years. She has a wealth of social service and management experience with LifeSpan including roles as Care Manager; Medicaid Waiver Manager;  Lead Care Manager; Aging and Disability Resource Center Manager; and Home & Community-based Services Director. She has provided leadership to both the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC )and the Case Management department. Angela obtained national accreditation for the ADRC and is currently aligning the case management department to meet the standards of the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). Most recently she has steered both the case management and ADRC departments through implementation of new state software programs, CaMSS and Visionlink. 

Angela holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a Minor in Psychology from Indiana University Southeast. She also holds multiple certifications including:
  • Certified Care Transition Coach in the Dr. Eric Coleman Model of Care Transitions.
  • Certified Information and Referral Specialist in Aging and Disability (CIRS-A/D) by the Alliance of Information & Referral Systems (AIRS)
  • Certified Resource Specialist (CRS) by the Alliance of Information & Referral Systems (AIRS)

LifeSpan congratulates Angela and looks forward to her expertise in her new role as Chief Operating Officer.

Congratulations New Home and Community-Based Services Director, Drew Landreth!


LifeSpan is excited to announce that Drew Landreth has been promoted to the Home and Community-based Services Director position.  Drew has been with the agency for two years; his most recent position has been as a Case Manager/Compliance Specialist Supervisor.

Drew's multiple qualifications include:

-    6 years training experience
-    3 years supervision experience
-    Extensive knowledge of Care Management System Technology
-    In-depth knowledge of Medicaid Waiver Claiming processes

Drew holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Indiana University Southeast.


LifeSpan congratulates Drew and looks forward to his expertise in his new role as Home and Community-Based Services Director.

Ramona Miller, LifeSpan Nutrition and Transportation Director Accepted Into LSI Discover Class of 2020! 


Congratulations to Ramona Miller, LifeSpan’s Director of Nutrition and Transportation, for her acceptance into the 38th Leadership Southern Indiana (LSI) Discover Class (Class of 2020). DISCOVER is a nine-month program designed to inform, inspire, connect and empower the leaders that Southern Indiana will need to meet the business and community challenges of today and tomorrow.
 
Ramona is looking forward to networking with other community leaders and learning how to enhance her strengths as a leader. She will be participating in the program along with 45 other classmates from a variety of work places and experiences.

Way to go Ramona!

Welcome New LifeSpan Staff!

Case Manager: Patricia Huerta


Patricia Huerta has a BS in Psychology and Criminal Justice and Criminology from Indiana University Southeast. She enjoys seafood and spending time with her family.
Welcome to LifeSpan, Patricia!

Case Manager: Carrie Irvin


Carrie Irvin graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She is currently working on a Master’s degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology. Carrie has two dogs named Lukah and Dixie as well as two cats named Sir Kitty and Koto Dragon. She enjoys playing PS4 and spending time with family and friends.
Welcome to LifeSpan, Carrie!

Case Manager: Hayli Potts


Hayli Potts graduated from the University of Kentucky with a BA in Psychology and a minor is Sociology. She has a cat named Prince and loves Mexican food, The Office tv show, and the Louisville Cardinals. She enjoys spending time reading, watching sports and playing with her niece
Welcome to LifeSpan, Hayli!

Best of luck to all in their new positions!

VOICE AND VINO AT THE CASINO UPDATE

Voice & Vino at the Casino is only months away. Be part of this must-see, must-attend event!

 
It’s hard to believe that the second annual Voice and Vino at the Casino is only weeks away. On Tuesday, October 29 at Horseshoe Southern Indiana eight talented local singers will take the stage to wow 500+ guests and help raise money for LifeSpan’s mission: Promoting Independent Living for People of All Ages.
 
Voice and Vino at the Casino is LifeSpan’s biggest fundraiser, and there are many ways you can support the event and LifeSpan. Here are some of the ways you can participate.


 

Donate to the singer of your choice at bidpal.net/voiceandvino/browse/donation or you may send a check to LifeSpan with the singer’s name listed.  Singers raise money by individual donations and sponsorship
dollars. The singer who raises the most money is the winner.



Time is running out, but you can still become a sponsor! Full table sponsorships start at $1,000 and come with ten tickets and other perks. Half table sponsorships (five tickets) are $500.



 

Individual tickets are available for ONLY $60!! To purchase online, go to www.bidpal.net/voiceandvino/ticketing. To buy tickets via check, please send to: LifeSpan Resources P.O. Box 995, New Albany, IN 47150.



The evening of the event, we will be holding an awesome raffle. It will include items such as: YETI Tundra Cooler with Wheels, Holy Stone FPV Drone, GoPro, $600+ Gift Card Trees, $1000+ Spa Package, Entertainment Package, Firepit with Bourbon, Indiana Craft Beer Basket, and more.

Tickets are $20 each or 6 for $100. One ticket provides a chance on ALL items! 

There will also be a Silent Auction with fabulous items such as a UPS Flight Simulator Experience, a Juice Box Heroes concert and more. Check our web site for details! https://one.bidpal.net/voiceandvino/welcome

 
 
LIFESPAN EXTRAS

Who can you help by donating blood?


Every day, blood donors help patients of all ages: accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and those battling cancer. The need for blood is constant and only volunteer donors can fulfill that need for patients in our community. Nationwide, someone needs a unit of blood every 2 to 3 seconds and most of us will need blood in our lifetime.

LifeSpan Resources has been hosting bi-monthly blood drives for the past 12 years.  We started at our Bank Street location, and carried the efforts forward to the YMCA location when we moved to 33 State Street in 2008.
 
Over the past 12 years, LifeSpan Resources has hosted 69 blood drives, with 903 donors, and collected 1210 units of whole blood. That’s over 151 GALLONS of blood!!

The next blood drive will be held at the Floyd County YMCA, on 9/24/2019 from 9 AM to 1 PM.  The blood mobile usually parks in front of the YMCA in the turnaround near the bottom of the hill.  Although appointments are encouraged, walk-ins are always welcomed.

Drive Details:
Site: Floyd County YMCA
Address: 33 State Street, New Albany, IN, 47150
Room Name: American Red Cross Bus
Date: Tue Sep 24, 2019
Time: 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Coordinator Name: Leslie Meek
Coordinator Phone Number: 812-206-7932
Click here to make an appointment
Download the Red Cross Blood Donor App on the App Store, Google Play or text BLOODAPP to 90999. Schedule appointments, get rewards and invite friends to join you on a lifesaving team.
That's it for this issue! Please address any questions to:
Lucy Koesters, Chief Business Development Officer: 
Lkoesters@lsr14.org
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New Albany, IN 47151-0995
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