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Summer 2020: 100 Things to Do in Hancock County Indiana

2020 doesn’t have to be a bummer summer. The pandemic may have put a damper on many summer plans, but there is still plenty of fun to be had. Check out our list of 100 things to do in Hancock County Indiana this summer. Okay, there might be a few items from just outside of […]

5-20-20 Hancock Health Update

The Governor announced today that the state would move more quickly to Stage 3 of the opening plan making it effective this coming Friday, just in time for the holiday weekend.  He also indicated Stage 4 could be advanced from the planned July 4 date to June 14th.  For more information, please check out the […]

Why Gratitude Matters

Sometimes, we humans have a strained relationship with gratitude.  Most people have been taught that it is important to be grateful for everything we have because there is always someone who has less or is in a tougher situation.  So, in this way, gratitude becomes a game of comparison.  What if, however, we only looked […]

The Power of Unplugging | Too Much Social Media

We all know that too much social media probably isn’t great for our mental health. But especially during the current health crisis, the power of unplugging from your smartphone for a while can be incredibly refreshing and beneficial. In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month this May, learn more about how too much social media […]

Prioritize Your Mental Health with These 3 Practices

Many of us are experiencing an increased mental and emotional load associated with the global pandemic and quarantine.  May is Mental Health Awareness Month. We thought it would be helpful to provide you with a few easy ways to prioritize your mental health during this time.  There are many ways to keep yourself healthy but […]

5-6-2020 Hancock Health Update

Hancock County has been blessed in our journey with COVID-19, recognizing fewer cases and deaths than one would anticipate based on the numbers experienced in other parts of the state and country.  As we move into the multi-stage opening process outlined by Governor Holcomb it will be important to remember some key points: The virus […]

Teen Mental Health During the Pandemic

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and with the current health crisis we need to check in with ourselves and others now more than ever. If you have a teen or young adult in your life, they may be feeling especially depressed or anxious about school and event closures due to the novel coronavirus. Here […]

Governor Holcomb Outlines Back on Track Indiana Reopening

May 1, 2020: Governor Announces Roadmap to Safely Reopen Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb today announced the Back On Track Indiana plan to safely open the economy and remain vigilant about protecting Hoosiers’ health and well-being. “Across Indiana, we have witnessed a spirit of cooperation and caring for others that has touched my heart. May […]

Give Where You Live | #HeartforHancock on May 5

Wait, it’s time for Giving Tuesday… has fall come early? No, this Tuesday, May 5 Hancock Health is participating in #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of giving and unity in response to the current COVID-19 health crisis. Here in our local community, we encourage you to support Heart for Hancock, a relief fund specifically for those […]

3-21-2020 Hancock Health Update from Steve Long

Growth in new cases of COVID-19 across the nation, state, and region has flattened in recent days, and in places like New York, has declined considerably.  This has given reassurance to federal and state administrations to begin planning for the next phase in the COVID crisis – the initial easing of restrictions on travel and […]

Self-Care Matters | Look After Yourself

Are you feeling stressed about the pandemic?  If you are, you are not alone.  In fact, you may only be alone if you aren’t feeling anything. Many Hoosiers are finding it difficult to make sense of the isolation, the worry, the fear, and the myriad of emotions surrounding our current predicament. It’s a good time […]

Look for the Greenfield Indiana Helpers

The global pandemic has raised the levels of stress and anxiety for everyone.  It has also shed light, however, on the resiliency and compassion of the human spirit.  We have witnessed an outpouring of support from our local Greenfield community as well as the larger Indiana community, proving the truth of Fred Roger’s quote about […]

3-8-2020 Hancock Health Update from Steve Long

As I craft this update, the world has reached 1.5 million people with COVID-19 and more than 420,000 in the U.S.  Of interest, nearly 80% of all cases worldwide are now in the U.S. and Europe.  New York and New Jersey comprise half of the cases in the U.S.  Indiana has 6,000 cases and the […]

Greenfield Indiana Recipe Roundup

Greenfield Indiana Recipes Being stuck at home can be a great time to indulge in activities that may not normally fit into your busy schedule, packed with commuting to work, performing services in the community, or driving the kids in various carpools all over Central Indiana.  Maybe quarantine is your chance to get back into […]

White Ribbons for Healthcare Heroes

As we navigate the current COVID-19 health crisis, it sometimes feels like there is little in our control. Right now, our biggest directive in the U.S. is to stay home, but maybe you want to do more to actively show your support for the healthcare heroes in our Greenfield and Hancock County community. We are […]

3-3-2020 Update from Hancock Health’s Steve Long

Hancock County Coronavirus Update: April 3, 2020 On this first Friday in April, the Governor extended the “stay at home” order for an additional two weeks; the President issued a “disaster declaration” for the state of Indiana (which opens up new funding streams); and the federal government appears to be supporting the wearing of masks […]

Helping Isolated Seniors Amid Social Distancing

Social Isolation… All of us may be starting to feel its effects amid social distancing, especially if we rely on face-to-face interaction with others as part of our own well-being.  One group that has been affected most of all is our community’s elderly population. Many seniors live on their own and rely on social gatherings […]

Ways to Celebrate Easter at Home in Greenfield Indiana

We may be celebrating Easter at home in Greenfield, Indiana this year, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still make the most of the holiday with those in our household. Check out a few of our tips for family activities that will make your Easter holiday at home a fun and joyful one to remember. […]

Resources for Small Businesses During This Crisis

Some of us in Indiana may be considering the Stay at Home order an extended vacation, but for small business owners this can be a very difficult time with few or no ways to reach customers to sell goods and services. If you own a small business, check out some of these tips and resources […]

Managing Stress and Anxiety With Meditation

The unknown is a source of anxiety for many people, as most of us like to think we have control over our lives.  Now that our country, our world, is facing a pandemic, things have become anything but routine and expected, causing anxiety and stress to sky-rocket.  So how do we deal with this sudden […]

Tips To Help Kids Tackle the Pandemic

As parents, many times, we hear the phrase “kids are so resilient.”  The truth is that, although they can absolutely be resilient, they also need guidance from the trusted adults in their life to help them feel safe.  Right now, our community, our country, and our planet are facing a true crisis, a pandemic.  Schools […]

3-26-2020 Update from Hancock Health’s Steve Long

As per the update at http://www.hancockregionalhospital.org/coronavirus/ 48,000 new cases of COVID-19 were reported worldwide yesterday with the total number of infected now exceeding half a million people. The United States is third highest on the list of COVID-infected countries and is poised to overtake Italy by early next week and likely China by the end […]

Greenfield Indiana Best Places for a Walk

The Top 8 Near Greenfield, Indiana Best Places for a Walk *As voted by locals on Greenfield Gabber Pennsy Trail Beckenholdt Park (includes a dog friendly paved path and 2 acre dog park) Thornwood Preserve (includes hiking trails) Falls Park in Pendleton, Indiana Flat Fork in Fortville area Ft. Benjamin Harrison State Park Mounds State […]

3-23-2020 Update from Hancock Health’s Steve Long

Covid 19: 32,000 new cases were reported worldwide yesterday, with nearly 10,000 of those in America, and 58 in Indiana. Indiana has had a total of 259 Cases in 37 Counties and 7 Deaths; 2,000 have been tested. Today, Governor Holcomb issued a “Shelter in Place” order for all non-essential companies. At Hancock Health, we […]

How Not to Snack Your Way Through the Stay at Home Order

We’ve all heard of the freshman 15 but more recently, you might have also heard about the quarantine 15 or the COVID “19” while we’re all staying at home right now. A little stress eating is definitely to be expected while we adjust to our new normal right now, but if you want to curb […]

The Outdoors Aren’t Closed | 5 Things to Do in Your Backyard

Hunkering down during this time of social distancing can make you stir crazy, but thankfully the outdoors aren’t closed! The weather is finally starting to get warmer, so take your kids or your pets in the backyard and get some fresh air. Remember, if you are in a neighborhood, park or other shared outdoor space, […]

COMMUNITY RESOURCES DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS

Greenfield and Hancock County Indiana Community Resources We’re Helping Each Other Right Here MEALS ON WHEELS Still delivering meals as usual Focusing on individuals 60+ Prescription from a physician is required Call (317) 477.4345 Apply online at www.mealsonwheelsonline.org HANCOCK COUNTY FOOD PANTRY Distributing food through drive-thru A proxy can be sent to pick up food […]

Social Distancing 101

Do we really have to stay home right now? Can I go out to buy groceries? Should we cancel that playdate with the neighbors? And seriously, what’s up with everyone stocking up on toilet paper? Let’s learn together how to navigate social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic without freaking out. What exactly is social distancing? […]

Hancock Health Opens Hancock Triage, COVID-19 Testing Center

For immediate release: March 19, 2020 Patients encouraged to call (317) 325-COVD (2683); those with symptoms will be referred to the new Hancock Triage center Greenfield, IN (March 19, 2020)— Hancock Health has opened a dedicated COVID-19 triage center, Hancock Triage, with appointments available by referral only. Hancock County residents who are experiencing symptoms or have […]

Central Indiana Virtual Resources for Homebound Learning

As our communities continue to practice social distancing and self quarantine, we know that parents may be going especially stir crazy with children home from school while one or more adults work from home. Whether your local school sent your child home with a packet of worksheets, is offering an e-learning option or wasn’t able […]

Mayor Chuck Fewell Declares a State of Local Emergency

DECLARATION OF LOCAL EMERGENCY WHEREAS, the undersigned is the duly elected Mayor of the City of Greenfield, Indiana; and WHEREAS, Indiana Code § 10-14-3-29(a)(1) permits the principal executive officer of a political subdivision the ability to declare a local emergency; and WHEREAS, the Common Council and the Mayor have a duty to ensure the safe […]

Live Streams and Virtual Tours to Enjoy While at Home

Just because you may be stuck at home in Greenfield, Indiana for a few weeks, doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy springtime fun and creative activities from your laptop or smartphone! Numerous cultural and educational centers are offering free live streams, tutorials and virtual tours for families to view at home. Inspire creativity and alleviate […]

In the Midst of Uncertainty, Spread Kindness

Spread Kindness Socially Distant Style In the midst of anxiety and fear surrounding Coronavirus (COVID-19), we don’t really think about the act of spreading anything as being positive.  We would wager, however, that there are still a few things to spread far and wide.  Kindness, love, and connection with our communities are just a few […]

Questions About Coronavirus | Where To Go If You Are Ill

Hancock Regional Hospital and Hancock Health are committed to providing the entire community with the best care you need when you need it most. Individuals with questions about Coronavirus (COVID-19) or those feeling ill are encouraged to call our hotline at (317) 325.COVD or visit their website. On their website you can even sign up for […]

Open Letter to the Community from Hancock Health’s Steve Long

Open Letter From Steve Long, Hancock Health CEO It has been another day of change in our national, state, and local environments. The virus has now been diagnosed in all 50 states. The CDC released the “15 Days to Change” information and recommended limiting gatherings to less than 10 individuals. Governor Holcomb signed the Executive […]

News Release | Gov. Holcomb Signs Executive Order to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

Gov. Holcomb Latest News Release on Coronavirus (COVID-19) Issued 3-17-2020: INDIANAPOLIS — In a continuing effort to slow the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Governor Eric J. Holcomb has announced additional efforts. Here are additional directives from Governor Holcomb: Gov. Holcomb signed an executive order Monday memorializing that day’s announcements. A copy of the executive order […]