This blog reports events and interesting tidbits from Rensselaer, Indiana and the surrounding area.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Thing, June 28, 2014

Vicky's Corner Pocket is no longer occupied and probably has been gone for many months. I took this picture early this week with the dark clouds of a passing storm giving the building contrast.
The county is in the process of buying this building and if all goes through, the building may not be there in a year or two.

The Chamber of Commerce received a letter or e-mail early this week from the people who produce American Pickers for the History Channel. The show will be in Indiana this summer and they were looking for places that would fit their show. I hope they find some local places. A few years ago they visited Brook or Goodland for the show.

If you are looking for something to fill the void that the cancelation of the air show is causing, a circus is coming to town on Friday July 11. The city council approved blocking off a bit of Weston Street for the annual V-girls performance.

On Friday I attended a meeting sponsored by the Jasper Council Community Services. It was a meeting that was supposed to be the start of process that will lead to a strategic plan to improve services and quality of life for the elderly in Jasper County. The first half of the meeting was a presentation of the results of a survey, the Community Assessment Survey for Older Adults. To be blunt, I thought this part of the meeting was useless. Jasper County was lumped with five other counties, including Lake and Porter.  Jasper County and Lake County are two different universes. Even north and south Jasper county are very different in what they have and the problems they face, The survey had a 22% response rate, so the claim that one could draw useful statistical inferences from it is true only if there is no selection bias, which I find implausible. Anyway, they had numbers and those attending had to endure them.

Then there was some give and take with the people attending. Four areas of concern were volunteered: the lack of doctors and medical care, transportation issues, in-home services, and the problem that some elderly are so attached to their pets that they will forego medical treatment if they cannot find someone to take care of Fluffy.

(I have been neglecting this blog because I have been focused on some other projects.)

1 comment:

Old WPUM Engineer said...

I'm having flash backs to Stats class.