Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Meet Your Kiwanian

Debbie and Fred Applegate reintroduced themselves to Kiwanis on Tuesday.   They have been members of Kiwanis since 2000 and residents of Greenfield since 1981.   They are the parents of 3 children and grandparents to 5 grandchildren.  They own the Farmer's Insurance Agency in Greenfield. 

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Rock Steady Boxing

Don Hoffman, Kristy Follmar, Marcy Hoffman, and Christine Timberlake
Kristy Follmar, Program Director and Head Coach of Rock Steady Boxing told Kiwanis about their innovative approach to Parkinson exercise therapy.  Christine Timberlake, Members Services and Coach accompanied her.  Chirstine’s husband Tom is a client of Rock Steady Boxing.  Rock Steady Boxing gives people with Parkinson’s disease hope by improving their quality of life through a non-contact boxing based fitness curriculum.
Rock Steady Boxing is the first gym in the country dedicated to the fight against Parkinson’s. 
In the gym, exercises are largely adapted from boxing drills. Boxers condition for optimal agility, speed, muscular endurance, accuracy, hand-eye coordination, footwork and overall strength to defend against and overcome opponents. At RSB, Parkinson’s disease is the opponent. Exercises vary in purpose and form but share one common trait: they are rigorous and intended to extend the perceived capabilities of the participant.
90 % of the clients are referred by their neurologists.    RSB provides 4 levels of classes depending on the stage of disease.  Insurance does not cover the costs so the $60 a month fee is usually paid out of pocket.  Lower fees are available for those on lower income.  Contributions are accepted to help with the program and volunteers are needed to help with the boxers.
For additional information go to https://www.rocksteadyboxing.org.

Key Club Food BackSack



Greenfield Key Club Members packed 55 BackSacks containing food for students who have nothing at home over the weekends.   This is an ongoing project that the Key Club has taken.  They pick up the food at the Food Pantry and then prepare the BackSacks.  This program is funded by Gleaners Food Bank and the Food Pantry functions as a Community Partner to distribute the BackSacks to each school system. For more information on how you can help go to http://hancockcountyfoodpantry.com

Friday, November 6, 2015

Rev. Glen Davis

Jim Cherry, Rev. Glen Davis, and Phil Hayes

Rev. Glen Davis,recently appointed minister at Willow Branch United Methodist Church, spoke to Kiwanis about his career and coming to Willow Branch.   Rev. Davis' appointment began 6 months ago.   He had been at Middletown.  His wife works in oncology at Covance.   He began his career as a youth pastor at age 19.

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Greenfield Kiwanians perform service projects to help people and organizations. We also perform service projects to raise funds to support Riley Children's Hospital and many local charities.