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NO MEETINGS TUESDAY DECEMBER 24 or DECEMBER 31

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Honor Flight Participant Dave Crider

Molly Crider Belling with Dave Crider
Dave Crider accompanied his father Kieth Crider, a WWII veteran,  on the Inaugural Indy Honor Flight as his guardian,  This fall Molly Crider Belling, Dave's daughter, accompanied Dave, an AIr Force Veteran, on his Honor Flight.

Dave said the process began with an application and interview for both him and Molly.  They were notified he had been selected.  Dave and Molly shared pictures of their trip which started early in the morning in Plainfield Indiana where they were bused to the Airport for a trip to Washington. D.C.  They traveled in buses with police escort to visit the War memorials on the Mall and Arlington National Cemetery.   Dave endorsed the program and encouraged any veterans to consider it .  For more information on the Honor Flights go to https://indyhonorflight.org/


Monday, November 25, 2019

K-Fids Food Drive

Greenfield-Intermediate School food collection.

K-kids Food Drive picked up at Maxwell and Greenfield Intermediate Schools. Dan Riley loading the last box of K Kids donated food heading to the Food Pantry. 4 truckloads loaded by Dan Riley, Phil Hayes, Mitch Carl, Steve Burt, Don Hoffman, and Scott Kleine.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Riley Childrens Hospital

Amber Miller of the Riley Children's Foundation told Kiwanis about her experience as a Riley mom and about the Kiwanis partnership with the Hospital,

Amber's daughter, Cassidy, has been a Riley patient three times in the past 19 months,   Cassidy was recently treated at the hospital for croup.  Amber stayed at the hospital and used the Kiwanis Parent Komfort Kart (indkiw.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Parent-Cart-Flyer.pdf).  She noted the cart needs volunteers as well as supplies such as travel size deodorants, toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap and shampoo.  She noted they are currently out of blankets, fuzzy socks, and chocolate.

The hospital  has a 300 bed capacity and is currently at capacity,  The Newborn Intensive Care Unit  has 60 cribs and is consistently at capacity.

Kiwanis raised money for Riley before the hospital opened in 1924, and has been supporting it ever since.   The result is the hospital's K-Wing, Kiwanis Courtyard, Helipad, Helicopter, Elevator, Torch, Red Wagon Corral, Mobile Intensive Care Unit, and the Komfort Cart.

The Hospital and Foundation are currently engaged in a fundraising campaign to raise $175 million by 2020.  This will fund Pediatric Research and Care, Maternity and New Born Health, and Family Support Programs.
For more infiormation see rileykids.org/bethehopenow/#maternity-and-newborn-health.
For more information on Kiwanis and Riley see indkiw.org/news/riley-hospital-for-children/

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Health Education

Linda Garrity, Community Education Coordinator for Hancock Health spoke to Kiwanis. Linda is a graduate of Mount Vernon High School and IU. She has worked for Hancock Health for 9 years,
Population health is a term used to describe ways to keep the community healthy. One of the programs that attempt to accomplish this is Better Choices, Better Health(R), a six-week program that attempts to help people deal with issues that lead to chronic diseases such as diabetes, COPD, and high blood pressure. Teaching people what they can do to make themselves better through setting goals, creating action plans and accountability reporting.
Another program, Know Your Numbers, helps community people be aware of their Cholesterol, Diabetes, and Blood pressure numbers from on the spot screenings.
Additional programs deal with Addictions, Alzheimer's, Baby Bump Club, COPD, Breastfeeding, Cancer, Caregiving, Greif, Multiple Sclerosis Parkinson's, Senior Social Wednesdays, Baby Car Seats, Safe Sitter, and Dementia, For more information or to register for a class call 517,468.4383.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Dr. Lori Sanford, Dermatologist

Dr. Lori Sanford with Julie Dishman, Kiwanis president,


Dr. Lori Sanford, a dermatologist at Hancock Regional Hospital and the VA Medical Center in Indianapolis answered questions about skincare and melanoma. She recommends skin checks and screenings to men over 50, people who use tanning beds a lot, and anyone with a family history of melanoma.
She recommends sunscreen lotion with an SPF of over 30 that is water-resistant and broad-spectrum.
She passed out a skin cancer self-exam guideline with the ABCDE's of melanoma. A is for Asymmetry where one-half a mole is different from the other. B is for border where the mole has an irregular or poorly defined border. C is for color where the mole varies from one area to another, D is for diameter where melanomas are usually greater than 6mm (the size of a pencil eraser). E is for evolving where a mole oir lesion is changing in size, color or shape,
For more information contact Dr. Sanford's office (317) 967-7921 or see the website hancockdermatology.com.

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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.