News From Terre Haute, Indiana

November 12, 2013

Briefly: Nov. 13, 2013

Tribune-Star staff report
The Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — Terre Haute

Disabilities audio conference planned

ADA-Indiana will host a free audio conference, “Implementing Olmstead: The Status of Enforcement Efforts,” from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday at The Will Center, 1 Dreiser Square, west of Third and Cruft streets.

This month’s audio conference will feature Anne Raish from the Disability Rights Section of the U.S. Department of Justice. Since 2009, the U.S. Department of Justice has increased its efforts to enforce the 1999 Supreme Court’s decision on “Olmstead vs. L.C.,” and the integration mandate of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Participants will receive an overview of the DOJ’s most recent litigation activities as well as information on the direction of future efforts, including employment.

For more information about this session, directions to the location, or to request an accommodation, contact Marcia Jackson at 812-298-9455 or Marcia@thewill, or visit

Terre Haute

Lupus/autoimmune group to meet

The Lupus & Autoimmune Disease Support Group of Terre Haute will meet from 9 to 11 a.m. on the fourth Saturday of each month at the Vigo County Public Library, Seventh and Poplar streets.

This gathering is intended to provide a warm and caring environment where people with lupus and autoimmune diseases, family members, caregivers and loved ones can share their experiences, methods of coping and insights into living with chronic illness.

The group also provides current and accurate information about these conditions and related issues and information about appropriate community resources.

Call 812-242-2989 or email for more information.

Terre Haute

Event welcomes Vigo EMA director

The next Dine with a Doc event welcomes Dr. Dorene Hojnicki, director of the Vigo County Emergency Management Agency, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 20, at the Wabash Senior Citizens Center, 300 S. Fifth St.

Serving as an emergency medicine physician at Union Hospital from 1989 through 1999, Hojnicki became board-certified in emergency medicine in 1991. She then assumed the medical director position for the Student Health Center at Indiana State University.

During her tenure at ISU, she was a team physician and director of numerous community service programs. She remained at that post until 2006, when she was selected as director of Vigo County Emergency Management Agency.

Under her direction, the agency is responsible for emergency planning and disaster/major incident operations within the county. In response to calls for service from partnering public safety agencies, EMA is dispatched and responds 24/7 throughout Vigo and surrounding counties in conjunction with Indiana Department of Homeland Security District 7.

A question-and-answer period will follow her discussion. Lunch will be provided courtesy of Terre Haute Nursing and Rehabilitation. There will be an opening prayer and veterans will be recognized. Health care providers will share information about their services and provide door prizes. Robin Collins with Springhill Village will provide blood sugar and blood pressure information.  

Seating is limited and reservations are required; call 812-232-7575.