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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Hancock Hospice Care

Katherine Murray, Bereavement and Chaplain at Hancock Hospice Care with Kiwanis President Barb Kauchak

Katherine Murray of Hancock Hospice Care spoke Kiwanis about Hospice Care and the Hospice Unit at Hancock Regional Hospital.   Hospice is medical care provided to individuals face a life-limiting illness.  Hospice also provides support to the families of those individuals.Hancock Regional Hospice has serving Hancock and surrounding counties since 1996.  

Hancock Regional Hospital, provides service at your home or under the care of the compassionate hospice staff  24 hours a day, every day of the year. And we provide hospice services regardless of your ability to pay. Services include:
  • Nursing and medical services
  • Symptom management and relief
  • Family support and education
  • Caregiver respite services for up to 5 days a month
  • Homemaking services
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Social work services
  • Grief and emotional support
  • Spiritual care
For more information see  or call  (317) 468-4522.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Sandy Miller's China Adventure

Sandy Miller, a Kiwanian told the club members of her land and cruise trip to the Republic of China. Her trip included visits to the Great Wall of China, the Forbidden City, Tibet, the Ming Tombs, Tiananmen Square, The Three Gorges Dam, Weehan, and Shanghai. 
The trip to the Great Wall required a 2-mile trek to get up to the wall and of course a 2-mile trek back down. Tiananmen Square is large enough to accommodate one million people. She also remarked on a hotel oxygen lounge that provides 50% more concentrated oxygen than in the rest of the hotel, the densely populated cities, the smog in Weehan, and that Shanghai was like New York City on steroids. While in China she was served Chicken feet, Pig, noodles, opera cake, and Peking Duck.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Season of Sharing

Scott Kleine,Kevin Selmier, Bob Gullion and Dan Riley with the last load from Greenfield Intermediate Schhol.

The Season of Sharing began for Greenfield Intermediate School.  The school Builder's Club  collected food for the Hancock County Food Pantry.  A work crew from Kiwanis picked up the food and transported it to the Food Pantry.  Aside from our regular weekly collection, the Food Pantry could use your special gifts at this time of  year.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Greenfield Youth Baseball Association

Kiwanis President Barb Kauchak with Greenfield Youth Baseball Association Board Member, Greg Roland

Greenfield Youth Baseball Association is an organization providing baseball opportunities for youth ages 7 Minor to Senior League for ages 15-18. For many years the GYBA has practiced and played at Riley Park on a limited number of fields.  The Greenfield-Central School system and Greenfield Parks entered into reciprocal leases whereby the school received a lease Mary Moore Park near the high school and Parks received  one on a 28 acre plot near Greenfield-Central Junior High.  That plot now known as Franklin Park is being developed into a baseball complex with 12 fields, a 5,000 square foot multipurpose building, playgrounds, shelters, a 350 car parking lot, and walking trails.
The Indiana Bandits Travel Baseball joined forces with GYBA and they currently have 8 fields partially complete.  They hope to start playing on the fields in the spring of 2018.  They need additional funds and volunteers.  For more information go to Facebook GYBA.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Meals on Wheels

Katherine Vahle, Executive Director of Meals on Wheels with Kiwanis President Barb Kauchak
Kathleen Vahle, Executive, Director of Meals on Wheels of Hancock County, spoke to Kiwanis about the mission and programs of Meals on Wheels. Meals are prepared for the elderly, those with disabilities, people who are unable to prepare meals for themselves, and those recovering from illness or surgery. Deliveries occur from Monday through Friday. There are options to receive short term or long term 2 to 5 times per week. Each client may receive one hot meal and one cold meal each day. More than 300,000 meals will have been delivered since 2001 by the end of the year 2017. Currently, there are about 900 deliveries per month.
Volunteers deliver nearly 20,000 meals per year to over 120 clients spending over 200 hours making 700 deliveries each month,. There are volunteers who also prepare and pack meals. The meals cost $7.50 per day with subsidies available on a schedule based on household income. The total budget of $147,000 is subsidized by about $23,000. The subsidies come from grants, the hospital, and fundraisers. A fundraiser by the Hawk's Tail Men's Golf Association will be held from Saturday, December 8th at noon until Sunday, December 9 at noon,
For more information call 317.477.4345 or go to

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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.