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Turnstone's Veterans Program

Turnstone's Veterans program encourages veterans to increase their physical activity, improve the ability to make healthy lifestyle choices, increase opportunities for networking with other veterans and their families, and to have fun.  The program is offered free of charge to qualified veterans. For more information on our Veterans program or to schedule a consultation, please contact a Fitness Specialist, at (260) 483-2100.

 

Fort 4 Fitness: Team Turnstone

Individuals participating the 2017 Fort 4 Fitness 4-mile, 10K, half marathon, full marathon, senior marathon, and kids marathon can raise money and generate awareness for Turnstone by designating the agency as a Charity Partner and joining Team Turnstone.  You commit to raising $45 in pledges for Turnstone, and you'll receive a Team Turnstone t-shirt to wear on race day (September 29 for the senior and kids marathons, and September 30 for all other races).  

Fort 4 Fitness is open to walkers, runners, and rollers.  Training classes, led by Turnsonte fitness specialsts and sports and recreation staff, are available to help you get race-ready.  Classes are held May - September in local parks. 

To join Team Turnstone at Fort 4 Fitness, please contact EJ Whitney, Manager of Health & Wellness, at (260) 483-2100 or ej@turnstone.org.

Click here to download a Team Turnstone Pledge Form.

 

Support Groups

Caregiver Support Group

Turnstone supports a caregiver support group for anyone that is a caregiver of someone aged 18 and above. It is facilitated by a Turnstone staff member and a volunteer. Meetings happen Wednesdays at 2 p.m. in the Adult Conference Room at Turnstone. For more information, contact Sandy Holland (260) 483-2100.

Fort Wayne Amputee Support Group

The Fort Wayne Amputee Support Group meets the fourth Wednesday of every month from 7:00-8:30 pm. at Turnstone. Join fellow amputees for support, education, inspiration, and a chance to build new friendships. For more information, contact Bill Bailey at 260.431.7290., Carl Didier at 260.515.7999, Gena Hicks at 260.229.2100, or Kent Turnbow at 260.348.2154.

Parent Support Group
Turnstone’s Parent Support Group allows the primary caregivers of children with disabilities to meet one another and share experiences. Discussion topics may include how to deal with behaviors, how to be an advocate for your child, how to navigate school system services, how to deal with the challenges of raising a child with a disability and other issues. Parent Support Group meets the third Wednesday of every month from 6:30-8:00 pm.  Meetings will cancel if Fort Wayne Community Schools cancels due to weather. Childcare may be available at no charge with advance notice. To register, please contact a Pediatric Social Worker at (260) 483-2100.

Allen County Autism Caregiver Support Group
The Allen County Autism Support Group is hosted at Turnstone on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 10 am until 11:30 am. This group is open to anyone who wants help with local resources, or advice from other autism parents. Regardless of age, diagnosis, or functioning level of your loved one on the spectrum, this group can help you on your journey. This morning option meets whenever Northwest Allen County Schools is in session, in the case of a closing or delay and over breaks, the group will not meet. Childcare is not available for this meeting. To answer your questions or for more information, contact Susan Crowell at myautismally@gmail.com.

Parkinson's Support Group
The Parkinson’s Support Group meets the third Thursday of every month at 7:00 pm (except December). The group's goal is to provide an open and supportive atmosphere that encourages individuals and families affected by Parkinson's disease to interact and exchange information. The group also enlightens members about helpful resources within the community through educational programs by doctors and other medical professionals. For more information, please contact Todd Hunnicutt at 260.745.2100 or bkrudop@agingihs.org.

Parkinson's Caregiver Support Group
Turnstone sponsors a support group for spouses and caregivers of those affected by Parkinson’s disease every Wednesday from 10:30-11:30 am. The group provides an open and supportive atmosphere that encourages caregivers and families affected by the disease to interact and exchange information. For more information, please contact an Adult Services Case Manager at (260) 483-2100.

Turnstone also offers an exercise group for the client with Parkinson’s disease. 

Parkinson’s Exercise Group

The Parkinson’s Exercise Group is offered year-round at Turnstone on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm. Classes are led by our Fitness Specialists and are tailored to meet the needs of adults with Parkinson's disease.  Classes include range-of-motion and stretching exercises, resistance exercises with dumbbells and exercise bands, and functional training activities.  Caregivers are encouraged to participate in the classes. For more information, contact a Fitness Specialist at (260) 483-2100.