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What are the needs of Henry County seniors?

Henry County Senior Center Activities Director Brenda Asberry, left, and Betty Herndon of New Castle show paintings they completed last week at the center. The center offers "Paint With Kate" classes about four times a year, offered by Kate Goodpaster. Eight participated in the recent winter-themed class.

LifeStream Services invites the public to attend a community-input session from 11:30 a.m. to noon  Tuesday, Feb. 12 at the Henry County Senior Center, 108 S. Main St. New Castle. The session will discuss LifeStream’s Area Plan to meet needs of local older adults and the goals of the Older Americans Act.

Area plans are reviewed and approved by the Area Agencies on Aging’s Advisory Council. Plans are done every two years and submitted to the Indiana Division of Aging. The Division of Aging and the Indiana Commission on Aging review and approve plans, then incorporate all 16 Indiana agencies on Aging’s Area Plans into one plan for Indiana.

LifeStream is seeking the public’s input to ensure needs are met of older adults and people with disabilities in Henry, Blackford, Delaware, Fayette, Franklin, Grant, Jay, Madison, Randolph, Rush, Wayne and Union counties.

Those unable to attend the meeting may submit comments electronically until Tuesday, Feb. 19, by visiting www.lifestreaminc.org/areaplan. For information, contact Jenny Hamilton, president and CEO, at: 765-759-1121 or emailing: jhamilton@lifestreaminc.org.

The Henry County Senior Center is a LifeStream Senior Café site. Those who are 60 years and older are welcome to join the center for a nutritious lunch. Lunch is provided on a donation basis (suggested donation of $2.50 for ages 60 and over). Those under age 60 can enjoy a meal for a small fee. You must reserve a lunch at least one business day in advance. Please call 765-759-3359 to reserve a meal.

LifeStream is an Area Agency on Aging that works to improve the quality of life for people at risk of losing independence. LifeStream serves over 23,000 seniors and people with disabilities throughout 12 counties including Henry. Programs and services include care management, transportation, in-home care, Senior Cafes, home-delivered meals, guardianships, caregiver support, home modifications, information and assistance and volunteer opportunities. For information call 1-800-589-1121 or visit online at www.lifestreaminc.org and follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/lifestreamservices.