Westminster Village North Participates in Eli Lilly Global Day of Service

Posted on: October 23rd, 2013 by Laurie Wilson No Comments

LeadingAge Indiana Members Westminster Village North and Joy’s House participated in the Eli Lilly Global Day of Service. Approximately 150 Lilly volunteers worked on projects to benefit the work these members do with persons with Alzheimer’s. The volunteers were from the Lilly marketing department and they chose to work with the LeadingAge Indiana members as a reflection of Lilly’s work on Alzheimer’s drugs and interest in the disease. More than 20,000 Lilly employees participated in this day of service in more […]

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Posted on: May 1st, 2013 by Sandra Cline No Comments

According to the National Center on Elder Abuse and Administration on Aging, the 2010 U.S. Census recorded the greatest number and proportion of people age 65 and older in all of decennial census history: 40.3 million, or 13 percent of the total population. By 2050, people age 65 and older are expected to comprise 20 percent of the total U.S. population. The fastest growing segment of American’s population consists of those 85 and up. In 2010, there were 5.8 million […]

Crime Stop

Posted on: May 1st, 2013 by Sandra Cline No Comments

It’s only natural for older people and their families to worry about crime. Everyone worries about crime to some extent. The elderly are often targets for robbery, pick pocketing, car theft and scams. Studies show they are more likely than younger people to face attackers who are strangers. And due to age during a crime, an older person is more likely to be seriously hurt than someone who is younger. Crime happens every day, but it isn’t something that people […]