April 19, 2022
LifeStream Services, Inc.
INTRODUCTION AND WELCOME: Erin Ailstock, Ed Armantrout, Carly Acree King, Carolyn “Buffy” Grieves, Kristi Ingram, Ryan Vaughn, Tyler Ewing, Elizabeth Rowray, Ryan Guernin, Greg Hinshaw, Chris Day, Brendon Comp, Matt Anderson, Steve Stroeh, Keith Gary, Amy Spangler, Maureen Walby, Jenny Hamilton, Tony Miller, Rick Yencer
QUESTION OF THE DAY: Do you have any spring projects or home improvement projects going on? Many do, and mostly outside projects.
TREASURER REPORT: Approved as submitted.
SECRETARY REPORT: Approved as submitted.
SCHOOL REPORT: Dr. Greg Hinshaw – Athletic teams have had much success. There is a ribbon cutting ceremony scheduled for May, date to be announced. New tennis courts were opened April 11. I-Learn testing currently in progress. Project still under discussion for the improvement of the front of the high school building. Update was provided on child who was hit by the car and whose injuries were not life-threatening. Traffic problems are ongoing mostly because there are 25% of students who are transfer students and are not using public transportation. Transportation issues are being dealt with as much as possible. Enrollment in school district is currently around 2,700 students.
TOWN REPORT: Roundabout project at Nebo will begin soon, with expected completion in 90 days.
LUNCH AND LEARN: Brendon Comp – April Lunch and Learn cancelled. Encouraged members to sign up for Shafer opportunities by going to the Shafer Website. There are some members who are still not getting emails about upcoming events.
CIVIC GREEN: May 20th is the kick-off and the committee is ready to go. Sponsorships have been sold out, but there are still some other sponsorships available. Food trucks will be available beginning at 5:30 p.m., with the concert to begin at 7:30 p.m. The Farmers’ Market will begin earlier in the afternoon. Muncie Symphony will present a July 4 Concert.
WEBSITE UPDATE: The Chamber will be accepting quotes for updating and improving the Chamber website.
PROGRAM: LifeStream Services, Inc. – Jenny Hamilton – Hamilton provided background information about the history of the Area Agency on Aging which was formed as part of the 1965 Older Americans Act. LifeSteam is the third largest area agency which now includes both Area 6 and Area 9 and includes 12 counties. There are three LifeStream offices in Pendleton, Richmond and Yorktown. Anyone age 60 or older can call to receive services which included the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program, housed at the Yorktown facility.
LifeStream serves many clients who are in danger of losing their independence through information and assistance, home delivered meals, assisting with COVID vaccine delivery, options counseling, personal needs, and the guardianship program. There are currently more than 3,000 individuals who received home care services through LifeStream programs.
Additional programs include the volunteer program, Angel Wish, Care-giver Support, Dementia training and other programs. LifeStream is in the process of reopening the meal site cafes, which have been closed due to COVID concerns. There are 24 meal sites in 12 counties in the service area.
LifeStream offers wellness programs that focus on nutrition, exercise and tools for healthy living. These are offered at senior citizen centers. The need for home-delivered meals tripled during the COVID outbreak, as well.
LifeStream also offers transportation options with services varying on a county to county basis, with two vans available in DMISCelaware County.
Other programs include assistance with choosing insurance plans for state health insurance and Medicare supplements, Medicare/Medicaid fraud and senior abuse and exploitation.
Upcoming LifeStream events include Golf Outing at the Players Club in Yorktown, scheduled for August 17; May is Older Americans Month and will be celebrated at local senior centers; Aging Well Conference scheduled for June 2 at the Horizon Center in Muncie.
Questions were welcomed following the presentation.
ANNNOUNCEMENTS: WIPB will be filming a project called “What Do you Love About Yorktown?” It is a great opportunity to showcase businesses or organizations. A meeting will be held on April 26, at 6:30 p.m. at Yorktown Town Hall to hear more about the program including production day and premier showing of event; Kiwanis Club assisted with preparation of more than 250 tax returns for people in the community and surrounding areas, with Open Door Services providing information about health insurance. Approximately 25 Afghan families were served with tax preparation assistance. Local businesses were offered the opportunity to provide handouts or coupons to be included with the tax packets; Habitat breakfast to be held at 7:00 a.m. on Thursday April 21; Car Show to be held at Hubler on Saturday, April 23rd.
TIP OF THE MONTH: Many uses for aluminum foil.
NEXT MEETING: May 17 – Yorktown Public Library