News From Terre Haute, Indiana

October 31, 2012


The Tribune-Star

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Torner Center to offer new yoga class

The Torner Center in Deming Park is offering a new yoga class on Saturday mornings. The class runs from 9 to 9:50 a.m. It is free for the first visit and $2 each class after. The class is taught by two certified yoga instructors.  

For more information contact the Torner Center at 812-232-0147.

Sessions on chronic health conditions set

Adults with chronic health conditions or those living with or caring for people with chronic conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, asthma, COPD, emphysema, heart disease, high blood pressure, depression, pain, fatigue or any other ongoing health condition are invited to attend “Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions Workshop” sessions at the CRC Building, 301 Blackman in Clinton.

Sessions — Nov. 6, 13, 20 and 27 and Dec. 4 and 11 — are from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Every participant must attend the first session.

The sessions will include: appropriate medication use; fitness and exercise; relaxation techniques; dealing with negative emotions, managing symptoms; eating well; setting weekly goals; and effective problem solving.

Cost is free. Participants receive a free book and relaxation CD. Pre-registration is required by Friday. Call 812-238-1561 ext. 242 or 1-800-489-1561 ext. 242.

Workshop covers healthy cooking

Lincoln Trail College will continue its Healthy Home series with a Healthy Holidays workshop Monday at the college.

Mary Liz Wright of the University of Illinois Extension Office will lead the workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. in the cafeteria. The class will cover the use of healthy cooking substitutions and alternatives that will lighten up holiday meals without sacrificing flavor.

The session is $20 per person. To register, or for more information, call Community Service at 618-544-8657, ext. 1130. For more information on LTC visit

Bingo for Alzheimer’s Association planned

Coach handbags will be given to 20 bingo winners during Springhill Village’s Coach Bag Bingo, a fundraising event that will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.

The games will be on Nov. 8 at Springhill Village, 1001 E. Springhill Drive. Doors will open at 5 p.m. with bingo games starting at 6. Players will make a $30 donation to the Alzheimer’s Association to receive bingo cards.  Additional cards will be available for an extra donation.

A raffle and door prizes are other highlights of the evening.

The event will be limited to 80 players. Purchase tickets at Springhill Village. For more information call Robin Collins, marketing and admissions director, at 812-299-6300.

Alzheimer’s series scheduled at library

The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter will host a free three-part series, “Living with Alzheimer’s for Caregivers: Middle-Stage” from 6 to 8 p.m. beginning Thursday. Sessions also will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. on Nov. 7 and 15 at Vigo Country Public Library at Seventh and Poplar streets.

The series will cover the symptoms and care needs associated with the middle stage of Alzheimer’s disease and also explore the relationship changes that occur in the middle stage.

Ways to maximize safety, prepare for emergencies and access respite care will be discussed as well as effective ways to provide personal care and manage challenging behaviors. Hear from those directly affected and learn what to expect.

There is no fee to attend the sessions but registration is requested by contacting the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline at 1-800-272-3900.

Rise and Shine Dine with a Doc on Nov. 9

Senior Education Ministries Inc. has scheduled its next Rise and Shine Dine with a Doc from 8 to 10 a.m. Nov. 9 at Wabash Senior Citizen’s Center, 300 S. Fifth St.

This month’s guest is Valerie Weck, Ph.D. Weck is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in psychological techniques for managing chronic pain. After completing a pre-doctoral internship at the University of Pittsburgh Counseling Center she earned her doctorate in counseling psychology at Indiana State University. She has experience working with adolescents and adults in various therapeutic modalities.

A complimentary breakfast will be provided. Chaplain Edgar Guy will give the opening prayer. Veterans in attendance will be recognized for their service and dedication to our country. Health-care providers will be present to share information about their services and provide door prizes for participants to win. Blood pressure and blood sugar screenings will also be offered.

Reservations are requested and can be made by calling 812-232-3245 or 232-7575. The Rise and Shine Dine with A Doc program welcomes community participation.

For more information call 812-230-7772 or email to