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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Healthy 365 Part 2

Amanda Hinkle and Amanda Everidge of Healthy 365
Amanda Everidge, Healthy Community Manager and Amanda Hinkle, System of Care Coordinator who spoke to Kiwanis about the Mental Health aspects of Healthy 365 last week returned to discuss the mental health or addiction issues.

Personality Change
  1. More agitated
  2. Withdrawn or isolating self
  3. Problem taking care of self (hygene)
  4. Feels hopeless
If you notice someone with these issues talk to them using these guidelines:
  1. Never wait, ask them now
  2. Be persistent
  3. Talk to the person alone
  4. Allow them to talk freely
  5. Have a resource list handy include a counsleor's name and phone numbers (use pocket referral booklet provided by Health 365)
  6. Allow yourself plenty of time
Use 24 hour hotline if there is an immediate danger of them harming themselves.

Healthy 365 offers QPR and other classes to help you learn and practice these skills.  For more information see their website 

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Healthy 365 - Mental Health

Amanda Hinkle and Amanda Everidge of Healthy 365
Healthy 365 is an initiative Hancock Health (formerly Hancock Regional Hospital) to make Hancock County the healthiest county in Indiana.  Amanda Everidge, Healthy Community Manager and Amanda Hinkle, System of Care Coordinator spoke to Kiwanis about the Mental Health aspects of Healthy 365. 
They gave an overview of the Healthy 365 which is divided into:
  • Workplace Wellness
  • Mental Fitness
  • Healthier Choices
  • System of Care  
  • Congregational Network
Mental Health Resources include:
  • QPR training - a free 2 hour class teaching how to help reduce suicides by Questioning, Persuading and Referring.
  • Crisis Intervention Training for law enforcement professionals
  • Mental Health First Aid classes
  • Rise Above it
  • Mental Health and Substance Use Pocket Guide
The conversation will continue next week when Hinkle and Everidge return to Kiwanis to answer questions and explain more about the programs.  For further information see their website 

Kiwanis Day at Lincoln Square

Lincoln Square Pancake House owner Costas Stylianou presents a check from the proceeds of the Kiwanis Pancake Day on February 18 to Patric McClarnon, Club Treasurer. Kiwanians Lori Elmore, Greenfield Clerk-Treasurer and Greenfield Mayor Chuck Fewell look on. 
Kiwanis thanks Costas for his generosity. 

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Valentines Day Party

The annual Kiwanis Valentines Day Party included games and fun. 

23 red, 23 pink, and 12 silver.

Patic McClarnon, Michelle Spriggs, and David Spencer tied in guessing the correct number of red candies. Michelle broke the tie and won by guessing the correct number of silver.

Barb Kauchak, Julie Dishman, and Carol Reddish were the party chairs.

David Spencer, Cheri Burrow and Mike Burrow won the trivia contest.

Pam and Phil Hayes, Barb and Digby Terry, and Penny and Bill Smith plqayed the Oldyweds game.

Everybody won a prize

Barb and Digby were the longest wedded and the grand prize winners for getting the most correct answers.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Travels in Egypy and Jordan

Deborah and Gerry Smith
Deborah and Gerry Smith shared pictures of their recent trip to Egypt and Jordan with their fellow Kiwanians.  Their trip included exploring the pyramids, a Nile cruise, a visit to the Valley of the Kings, the Aswan area of Egypt and side trip to Jordan to Petra. 

Deborah had pictures of her parents visiting many of the sites they visited when she was growing up and living in Iran.  She was able to visit many of those same sites and create similar pictures.  They also enjoyed riding camels and donkeys.  Their itinerary included Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor, Carnac, Aswan and Petra Jordan. 

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