Martindale-Brightwood’s One Voice will be having its 2017 Harvest Festival on Saturday, October 28 at 37 Place, 2605 E. 25th Street from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., with support from Edna Martin Christian Center, IUPUI, Radio Next Internet Radio/TV and the Martindale-Brightwood community. The event will be kicked-off with a parade from the intersection of 25th and Andrew J. Brown streets beginning at 10 a.m. Participants should arrive at 9:30 a.m. If your organization would like to participate in the parade, you can register on the morning of the event.
This “Neighborhood Engagement Weekend Event for the whole family” gives you the opportunity to get out with the family and be a part of community activities designed to educate, enrich and entertain. Music, food, community resources, health information and free blood pressure and sugar level testing are just some of the activities you will find at this family friendly event!
The fun will keep rolling as WE H.Y.P.2E. hosts a Happy HYP2E-O-WEEN Party at the same location (37 Place, 2605 E. 25th Street) from 6 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Bring the family out for best costume prizes, an in-costume dance contest, games, candy, food, and FUN for everyone!
Circle Up Indy volunteers and staff will be on hand to assist these organizations who are committed to improving the community. We encourage everyone to get the kids and come out to make some new friends, learn about what’s being done to improve your community, and enjoy the fun!
The date for the 2017 Youth Against Violence Peace Festival was June 24, and Circle Up Indy was honored that Community Hospital East was the Title Sponsor, and held a free Health Fair as a cornerstone of the event. This was the third time Community Hospital East has brought its integrity, passion and commitment to improving Indianapolis’ East Side communities directly to residents during the Peace Festival.
New Features for the Community Hospital East Healthcare Zone
At our past events, Community Hospital East has provided free health screenings, free youth sports physicals, health and wellness information as well as free gifts. Community Hospital East staff, nurses, physicians and dozens of volunteers have given their time and energy to make these events a huge success. For 2017 the Community Hospital East Healthcare Zone had all of this as well as some new features.
Child Car-seat Raffle
According to the Indiana State Police website, “approximately 85% of child safety seats are being misused nationally.” In order to promote awareness of this issue, and proper usage, Community Hospital East raffled off child car seats. Our children truly are the greatest resource we have in the community, so their safety is critical. Indiana State Police also remind parents and others who transport children of the following safety tips:
* Child safety seats must be properly secured to the vehicles seat belt or LATCH system and should not move side to side or forward more than one-inch.
* Children should stay rear-facing until one-year of age and 20 lbs.
* The retainer clip that connects the two shoulder harness straps must be kept at the child’s armpit level.
* Harness straps must be kept snug. You can find Indiana’s Child Restraint Law by clicking here.
30 Minute Concussion Conversation
News stories about the dangers of sports concussions have proliferated over the past several years. Visitors found out the facts from a source you can trust to have the latest and best information. The discussion was part of Community Hospital East’s continuing efforts to bring more awareness to this issue.
A History of Community Participation
For more than 60 years, Community Health Network has been committed to the delivery of easier, more convenient and more affordable healthcare on the east side of Indianapolis.
Eastside residents have access to behavioral health services, primary care and specialty-care physician practices, school-based clinics, MedChecks, Community Cancer Centers, the Jane Pauley Community Health Center, Community Surgery Center, Community Endoscopy Center, Community Physical Therapy and Rehab, employer health clinics and health pavilions that bring multiple services together under one roof.
The construction of a new state of the art facility to serve the East Side demonstrates Community Hospital East and Community Health Network’s continuing commitment to strengthening the community. By looking for unique ways to reach out to local residents, Community Hospital East is setting a standard for community service and compassionate health care.
A Great Event
Circle Up Indy is proud of the ongoing relationship with Community Hospital East and was happy to see so many come out to visit the Community Hospital East Health Zone at the 2017 Youth Against Violence Peace Festival . You can visit Community Hospital East’s website for more information about their many services by clicking here.
Circle Up Indy is proud to announce that planning is underway for the 2017 Youth Against Violence Peace Festival. The event is slated for Saturday June 24, 2017 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Indianapolis Public School’s James Russell Lowell School #51 (3426 Roosevelt Avenue, Indianapolis). In the weeks ahead, look for announcements about sponsors, participants, activities and other detailed information about this year’s event as all the pieces are put in place.
If you missed our past Peace Festivals, you don’t want to miss this year’s! As in the past, the event will focus on connecting people and families with resources, companies, and organizations in order to help strengthen the community. Meeting face to face in the neighborhood is your opportunity to find out what resources are available, and give feedback to the people delivering these resources. You will see firsthand the efforts that are being made to improve Health, Education, Employment, Mentoring and other key areas of concern to reduce violence and crime in Indianapolis. By giving individuals and families the tools they need to succeed, these organizations are making a real difference in people’s lives.
Show support for the community, show support for the efforts to reduce crime and violence, connect with resources, have a fun afternoon with the family, and enjoy music, food, drinks, prizes, giveaways, and positive people! There are so many reasons to stop by and be a part of the event!
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Over the past year Circle Up Indy has been working to develop new programs to serve the community. One such program is Circle Up Health Services, which is designed to provide community health services which might not otherwise be available to some residents of Indianapolis, while offering employment opportunities for nurses. The present program brings qualified nurses to client’s home to assist with the care of juveniles who have special health issues.
Working with a team, which includes the family, medical professionals, and others, these nurses help families meet treatment goals and improve the quality of life for the family and the client. The nurses do not administer medications, but are there to give guidance and support for the family; bringing confidence and information about the treatment plan. This approach allows the family to learn and grow as they adjust to the healthcare needs of the juvenile client. Currently provided by referral only, with planned expansion in the near future to make this much needed service available to more families.
Circle Up Heath Services is still seeking nurses for this program, and offering competitive wages. If you have experience or training in the nursing field, and want to make a positive impact by helping others while utilizing the skills you have, then this could be a great employment opportunity for you. To find out more about this exciting employment opportunity click here.