The development of the Senior Resource Guide of Southwest Indiana is a collaborative effort between SWIRCA & More and the University of Southern Indiana’s Center for Healthy Aging and Wellness. This joint effort is made possible with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In addition to SWIRCA & More and USI, many community members and providers have given feedback in the design and creation of this website. This searchable online guide has been developed for older adults, caregivers, friends, families, and professionals who work with older adults in southwestern Indiana’s eight-county area.
SWIRCA & More and USI are proud partners of the Healthy Communities Partnership of Southwest Indiana.
About SWIRCA & More
SWIRCA & More is a non-profit organization fulfilling a mission of “Enhancing Opportunities for Independent Living.” SWIRCA & More focuses its efforts on empowering individuals of all ages to continue to live safely in their own homes by providing information and supportive services to older adults, persons with disabilities, and their caregivers. As one of 700 Area Agencies on Aging nationwide, SWIRCA & More is not a government agency, but oversees state and federal funds, as well as donations from the community, to provide a wide range of services to individuals in Gibson, Posey, Perry, Warrick, Spencer, and Vanderburgh counties in southwestern Indiana. Services include:
- Information and assistance through the Aging & Disability Resource Center
- High-quality, in-home services, including no-cost and low-cost care for those eligible
- Home-delivered and congregate meals
- Caregiver support services
- Transportation services and T.R.I.P. vouchers
- Long-term care options counseling
- Home modifications
- Nursing home pre-admission screening
- Ombudsman and legal services
- Senior center-based activities such as meals, recreation, special events, education, and health promotion
- Wellness-centered activities including Tai Chi, Stretch and Tone, Line Dancing, CDSMP and others
About USI and the Center for Healthy Aging and Wellness:
Founded in 1965, the University of Southern Indiana enrolls nearly 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students in 80 undergraduate majors, 10 master’s programs, and one doctoral program. The campus of this comprehensive public university is on 1,400 acres just outside of Evansville in southwestern Indiana. USI also serves more than 15,000 individuals annually in continuing education courses, noncredit workshops, conferences, and seminars.
The College of Nursing and Health Professions (CNHP) one of four academic colleges at USI. The college’s programs prepare students with clinical skills, academic knowledge, and professional values needed to provide quality health care. The college offers 13 various programs, including three associate degrees, seven baccalaureate degrees, and three master’s degrees, and the only doctoral program on the USI campus, the doctorate of nursing practice degree.
The Center for Healthy Aging and Wellness is housed in the College of Nursing and Health Professions and is dedicated to advancing the understanding of aging and promoting the well-being of older adults through interdisciplinary education, research, and engaged partnerships.
Generations dates back to 1975 when Vincennes University was asked by the state of Indiana to be the home of the Area 13 Agency on Aging. Over the years, Area 13 Agency on Aging has changed its name twice. In 1987, it became known as the Older Hoosiers Program to make it more identifiable to our target audience. Ten years later, the name Generations was adopted in an effort to get the message out that the agency serves as a resource for all age groups. Generations believes one of the strengths of our organization is our history. Generations serves Davies, Dubois, Greene, Knox, Martin, and Pike counties in southwestern Indiana.