Improving Quality of Life

Aging & Disabled Resources

At Thrive, we want to improve the quality of life in West Central Indiana for everyone, from newborns to the elderly. We know that life for our aging and disabled community members can be challenging at times. We also know that caring for an aging or disabled loved one can be mentally and physically draining at times. That’s why Thrive’s goal is to provide resources that ease those difficulties and help our elderly and disabled clients live happier, more connected lives. We connect our community members to private, state and federal resources and funding, providing them with the resources they need to function independently, with dignity, and a better quality of life. Call us at (812) 917-3145 to learn more and get connected to resources today!

Thrive’s 2022 Housing Analysis Report, indicates the population of elderly residents 65 and older in West Central Indiana will grow from 17.4% to 21.2% reaching it’s peak in 2050. Currently, 44.8% our regional population (7 counties) is 50 or older, and/or are slightly younger and empty nesters. As our population continues to age, it is extremely important to help individuals start to plan how to age in place longer with a high quality of life. That’s where Thrive comes in. Thrive has access to many local, state, and federal resources for our elderly and disabled citizens, from grant funding for region-wdie programs, to funds for individuals, their caretakers, and their homes. Whether you are 60+ or younger and wanting to start planning for your later years, these resources are available to you.

By reaching out to Thrive, you gain access to resources that will improve your quality of life and help you live happy, healthier lives. Our certified team is dedicated to listening to your concerns and needs, creating a practical care plan, and finding the resources to better your life and ease any difficulties you may be facing!

Thrive’s Aging and Disabled Resources division serves Vigo, Vermillion, Sullivan, Parke, Putnam, and Clay counties. Almost 1,500 aging and disabled individuals in these counties are currently receiving services and resources from Thrive.

Our Focus

Thrive offers many resources to support our aging and disabled community members. We recommend that you call us so that team can connect you to the best resources for your needs! You can read more about these resources below.

In-Home Services and Care

In-Home Services includes any care and help provided inside of the client’s home, allowing elderly or disabled individuals to continue to live independently! Typically, this care may look like help with hygiene tasks, daily chores, medication reminders, or healthcare services. Types of care include:

Hands on care and help with daily hygiene tasks and home chores.

Home Health Aides are qualified and trained aides, who can help individuals with physical therapy and nursing services in the home.

These services provide individuals in their homes with practical day-to-day help.

Respite care is a temporary care service, which allows caregivers time to rest and relax. Respite care aids can provide in-home help, or out of home help.

With Self-Directed Attendant Care, elderly or disabled individuals can hire their own aids at no cost! This type of care allows the individual more control over who is serving them and how they are being helped.

This type of care offers individuals access to an attendant who lives in their home with them. This aid will help the individual with daily tasks and chores.

Meals, Nutrition, and Health

We know that quality food and access to medical necessities are an important part of a happy life. But for some aging and disabled individuals, these resources can be hard to access or overly expensive. That’s why meals, nutritional, and health resources are so important to our communities. Some of these resources include:

Congregate meals are provided out of the home, often in senior centers, nutrition sites, or other public areas. These meals are delicious and comply with the dietary guidelines created by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services! They also provide community and combat loneliness by bringing elderly individuals together in one place.

Our congregate meal sites have transitioned to a grab & go system during COVID-19. The grab & go program will supply any person 60 and over (plus a spouse of any age) with five (5) frozen meals. All meals meet the Older American’s Act Nutrition Guidelines. Donations of $1.25 per meal are appreciated. If you are not already registered for a congregate meal site, you must call Midland Meals, our meal provider, at 765-477-7189 to register. Midland will help you find the closest congregate location. For all other questions, feel free to call us at 812-917-3145.

GRAB & GO CONGREGATE MEAL SITE LOCATIONS

Clay County

No Open Meal Sites

Parke County


Montezuma Community Center
800 Jackson Street, Montezuma
Serving Days: Friday at 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Rockville Community Center
223 W Ohio Street, Rockville
Serving Days: Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10:30 a.m.

Vigo County


Brownstone Manor Apartments
66 S 12th Street, Terre Haute
Serving Days: Monday – Friday at 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Dreiser Square Community Center
15 Dreiser Square, Terre Haute
Serving Days: Monday – Friday at 13:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Garfield Towers
2200 Garfield Ave, Terre Haute
Serving Days: Monday – Friday at 11 a.m.

Maryvale Housing
3461 St. Mary’s Rd, West Terre Haute
Serving Days: Monday – Friday at 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Peddle Park Housing
1616 S. 25th Street, Terre Haute
Serving Days: Monday – Friday at 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Warren Village
1300 N 25th Street, Terre Haute
Serving Days: Monday – Friday at 12 p.m.

Putnam County


Putnam County Senior Center
9 W Franklin St, Greencastle, IN
Serving Days: Monday – Thursday at 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Sullivan County


Haddon Township Community Building
300 S Alexander Street, Carlisle
Serving Days: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Shelburn Senior Citizens’ Center
16 East Mill Street, Shelburn
Serving Days: Monday at 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Vermillion County


No Open Meal Sites

Thrive works with many different programs to provide our clients with a wide range of health and wellness information. These programs teach elderly individuals important facts about staying healthy and well throughout old age.

Home delivered meals are exactly what they sound like! These meals are delivered directly to the individual’s house, allowing them to enjoy their food in the comfort of their home.

Our nutrition program provides meals in several different locations, from faith-based buildings to senior centers. In some cases, the nutrition program can also deliver meals.

Through this resource, elderly or disabled individuals can access necessary medical equipment for free or at a reduced price, if they are not covered by insurance.

Home and Technology Modifications

As we age, our needs and abilities often change, making modifications necessary for a happy and healthy lifestyle. our needs and. These changes can include adding ramps to a home, installing a chair lift to stairs, and more! Thrive offers many different types of modifications and technologies to aid elderly individuals, including:

This type of modification includes any minor change to a home that will improve an individual’s quality of life and keep them from having to leave their home.

PERS are devices that help elderly individuals call for emergency help if needed.

Supplemental services include home modifications, assistive technology, emergency systems, and other necessary supplies.

These modifications to an individual’s car or van allow for easier access to their own transportation.

Other Resources

Thrive also offers many other resources, including:

Thrive partners with Indiana Legal Services, Inc. to help protect the rights of elderly individuals and to provide free consultations and advice about legal issues.

This program provides services for elderly individuals who are living in congregate care (such as senior living facilities, nursing homes, etc.), along with their families.

Pest control helps to remove unwanted pests, including roaches, mosquitos, fleas, rats and mice, etc, and creates happier and healthier homes.

SMP is made up of trained staff and volunteers, who teach elderly individuals how to avoid Medicare scams and fraud.

The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) is a free & unbiased counseling program provided by the Indiana Department of Insurance for Medicare beneficiaries in Indiana. We are part of a federal network of State Health Insurance Assistance Programs located in every state. SHIP is a non-profit organization designed to provide an unbiased place for seniors and pre-retirees to find answers to their health insurance questions. All of our services are free.

SHIP is not affiliated with any insurance company or agency and does not sell insurance. We are staffed by a crew of volunteer counselors who have completed intensive training to offer you free and objective assistance in complete confidence.

Transportation

A division of our Aging and Disabled Resources department, Thrive Transportation helps aging and disabled individuals attend appointments, get groceries, and more by providing safe and efficient transportation. Rural Transit is only to anyone, of any age, for any reason*. *Exclusions my apply due to program restrictions and allowances.

Congregate meal sites

Our congregate meal sites have transitioned to a grab & go system during COVID-19. The grab & go program will supply any person 60 and over (plus a spouse of any age) with five (5) frozen meals. All meals meet the Older American’s Act Nutrition Guidelines. Donations of $1.25 per meal are appreciated. If you are not already registered for a congregate meal site, you must call Midland Meals, our meal provider, at 765-477-7189 to register. Midland will help you find the closest congregate location. For all other questions, feel free to call us at 812-917-3145.

GRAB & GO CONGREGATE MEAL SITE LOCATIONS

Clay County

No Open Meal Sites

Parke County


Montezuma Community Center
800 Jackson Street, Montezuma
Serving Days: Friday at 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Rockville Community Center
223 W Ohio Street, Rockville
Serving Days: Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10:30 a.m.

Vigo County


Brownstone Manor Apartments
66 S 12th Street, Terre Haute
Serving Days: Monday – Friday at 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Dreiser Square Community Center
15 Dreiser Square, Terre Haute
Serving Days: Monday – Friday at 13:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Garfield Towers
2200 Garfield Ave, Terre Haute
Serving Days: Monday – Friday at 11 a.m.

Maryvale Housing
3461 St. Mary’s Rd, West Terre Haute
Serving Days: Monday – Friday at 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Peddle Park Housing
1616 S. 25th Street, Terre Haute
Serving Days: Monday – Friday at 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Warren Village
1300 N 25th Street, Terre Haute
Serving Days: Monday – Friday at 12 p.m.

Putnam County


Putnam County Senior Center
9 W Franklin St, Greencastle, IN
Serving Days: Monday – Thursday at 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Sullivan County


Haddon Township Community Building
300 S Alexander Street, Carlisle
Serving Days: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Shelburn Senior Citizens’ Center
16 East Mill Street, Shelburn
Serving Days: Monday at 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Vermillion County


No Open Meal Sites

Resource Library

Our team has curated this collection of resources –– including blog posts, project updates, and more –– to help you stay in the know about elderly and disabled care!

The Senior Resource Guide provides a comprehensive listing of community resources in West Central Indiana. Agencies providing aging services, home health care, transportation and Veteran’s services, just to name a few, are categorized alphabetically and by service type to allow viewers to quickly locate the resource they are seeking. The guide is typically updated at least annually.

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Meet Our Team

We are passionate about making a positive impact in the quality of life of our loved ones. Meet the experts who are caring for you.

Aging & Disabled Admin Team

Jessica Taylor
Jessica TaylorVice President of Aging
Becky Edwards
Becky EdwardsReception
Kirrsten Todd
Kirrsten ToddReception
Ryan Keller
Ryan KellerChief Executive Officer
Shelly Madden
Shelly MaddenChief Operating Officer
Gabriel Cheek
Gabriel CheekChief Technology Officer & Marketing
Ashley Gordon
Ashley GordonDirector of Human Resources
Chris Durcholz
Chris DurcholzLeadership Coach
Dana McLain
Dana McLainController
Erik Nicholson
Erik NicholsonStaff Accountant
Alison Amerman
Alison AmermanAccount Specialist

Aging & Disabled Resource Center Team

Lora Hyde
Lora HydeSenior I&A Specialist
Steve Caldwell
Steve CaldwellOption Counselor
Salina Pethtel
Salina PethtelOption Counselor
Amanda Carr
Amanda CarrOption Counselor
Lillian Switzer
Lillian SwitzerOption Counselor
Morgan Thompson
Morgan ThompsonOption Counselor

Care management Team

Erin Campbell
Erin CampbellDirector of Programs
Courtney Holston
Courtney HolstonDirector of Health & Wellness & TBI
Holly Hall
Holly HallDirector of Pathways & Encompass
Amber Scott
Amber ScottDirector of Pathways
Natasha Davis
Natasha DavisAssociate Director of Pathways
Kylee Littleton
Kylee LittletonAssociate Director of Pathways
Leah Sparks
Leah SparksQuality and Training Manager
Heather Wells
Heather WellsTransition Specialist
Melissa Griese
Melissa GrieseService Coordinator
Shelly Amerman
Shelly AmermanBusiness Development Strategist - Care Manager
Jennifer Bigham
Jennifer BighamCare Manager
Sam Maudlin
Sam MaudlinCare Manager
Hayden Vidal
Hayden VidalCare Manager
Dana Reese
Dana ReeseCare Manager
Sandra Liebe
Sandra LiebeCare Manager
Lacy Irwin
Lacy IrwinCare Manager
Rachael Edwards
Rachael EdwardsCare Manager
Maryssa Anderson
Maryssa AndersonCare Manager
Michele Whitt
Michele WhittCare Manager
Margo Poore
Margo PooreCare Manager
Alyssa Greenburg
Alyssa GreenburgCare Manager
Autumn Wyres
Autumn WyresCare Manager
Sarah Munoz
Sarah MunozCare Manager

SHIP Team

Darlene Brown
Darlene BrownSHIP Counselor
Diana Thompson
Diana ThompsonSHIP Counselor
Terri Lovell
Terri LovellSHIP Counselor
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