Community briefings: Addiction support group kicks off – The Daily Reporter

REENFIELD – A support group for families and friends whose loved ones are impacted by addiction begins Oct. 7 with Healthy 365 at Hancock Regional Hospital.

Community Strengthening and Family Training (CRAFT) is an effective, evidence-based motivational program that impacts families and friends in many areas. Topics include family dynamics and triggers; effective methods and resources for influencing change; develop positive communication skills; and helping loved ones enter treatment services and engage in healing.

Pre-registration is required. Contact (317) 468-4231 or email [email protected]; for more details, visit

Senior, caregiver virtual meeting set

MCCORDSVILLE – A virtual mental and emotional health support group for seniors, families and caregivers is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Monday, September 27. The event, hosted by Varietas Memory Care and Traditions at Brookside in McCordsville, will include a 60-minute presentation by Lori Horstman on five mental and emotional health benefits of living in the seniors’ community, as well as a time to 30 minute questions and answers. For the Zoom link or questions, call (317) 335-9900 or visit

Pantry open two days a month

CADIZ — The Cadiz area pantry, northeast of Shirley at 5059 W. Ind. 38, is open the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. Mark Cherry, director of public relations for the pantry, said there was a misconception that the pantry had closed during the pandemic. He said the pantry, located in the community center, is open from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on September 23, October 14, October 28 and November 11. A photo ID with address is required.

Upcoming Ovarian Cancer Event

INDIANAPOLIS — A Teal Ribbon Ovarian Cancer Race Walk will be held Saturday, Sept. 25 virtually or in person in Indianapolis. Ovar’Coming Together, Indiana’s ovarian cancer nonprofit, is hosting the event and encouraging Hooiers to recognize Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in September.

Due to the lack of knowledge about ovarian cancer, many women are diagnosed at an advanced stage limiting their chances of survival, according to a press release from the organization. Ovarian cancer is the fifth leading cause of cancer-related death in women. Symptoms of ovarian cancer can include bloating, pelvic or abdominal pain, difficulty eating or feeling full quickly, and urinary symptoms. To learn more, including facts about those at risk and ways to donate or get involved, visit

Teaching meeting on the solar tax credit

INDIANAPOLIS — A virtual meeting is scheduled to help Indiana residents and business owners learn how a 26% federal tax credit was extended through 2022 for installing solar panels on homes , agricultural structures and enterprises. The meeting, sponsored by Solarize East Central Indiana, will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 23.

Registration is mandatory; the link to register for the free Zoom conference can be found at or by sending an email request to Carolyn Vann, [email protected], or John Vann, jvann

Virginia S. Braud