Classes and Support Groups

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Classes and Support Groups2022-10-18T01:25:44+00:00

Looking for Hancock County health and wellness classes, support groups, and resources? From free educational classes and events to support with addiction, mental health, a new diagnosis, parenting, grief and so much more, we’re here to help.

For many people, support groups offer a way to find emotional strength in difficult times. Hancock Health hosts a number of these groups, and as they become available. You’ll also find great learning opportunities here!


C.R.A.F.T.: CRAFT is an in-person, 12-week program for family or friends loving someone with an addiction. Next session begins August 18th and each  Thursday thereafter for 12 Weeks

Meets at Healthy 365 Connection Center Meeting Room, 120 W. McKenzie, Suite G, contact 317.468.4231 or for more info. visit HEALTHY365.IN/CRAFT-SUPPORT

Smart Recovery: Wednesday 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm and Saturday 9:30 am – 11 am Greenfield Public Library, 900 W. McKenzie.

Smart Recovery/Friends and Family: Virtual on Wednesday 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. Click HERE to join Virtual Meeting. Enter meeting ID: 96712347613.

Our Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Class teaches the skills you need to respond to patients with severe cardiovascular conditions.

Advanced Cardiac Life Support Recertification – Enroll in our Advanced Cardiac Life Support Recertification Class if you’re a healthcare provider who needs a credential documenting your course completion.

Alzheimers Support – Meets the  2nd Thursday of every month from 3:00-4:00 pm in the Education Room of the Hancock Wellness Center-Greenfield, 888 W. New Rd.

An Adult Care activity is provided by an Exercise Specialist for those who may need to bring their loved one with dementia along in order to attend the Support Group.

Contact or 317.468.4231

The BLS instructor Course is taught in a blended learning format.

This interactive wellness workshop, developed by Stanford University, is open to anyone interested in developing new tools and skills to find relief from symptoms from chronic conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, depression, pain and more.

Caregivers and relatives are also welcome and will learn tools for better health while helping their loved ones.  All workshops are co-facilitated by two Stanford trained Lay Leaders who often manage their own chronic conditions.

Attendees receive a free reference guide and light meal.

The Better Choices/Better Health course is an 6 week course. Below are the different sessions available.

  • Thursday 11/3-12/15 from 11:00am-1:30pm

  • Monday 11/7-12/12 from 5:00-7:30pm

Register by contacting Teri at or call her at 317.468.4743 or contact Heather Pryor at or call her at 317.335.6939.

Cancer Patient Support -(for anyone with a cancer diagnosis who is currently in treatment, never received treatment, or done with treatment), meets every Monday from 11am-noon in the Resource Lounge area of the Sue Ann Wortman Cancer Center beginning Monday, June 6. This is a drop- in group, no reservation necessary. Questions regarding this group can be directed to or 317.325.2643.

Coping with Crafts Class –  (open to anyone with a cancer diagnosis who is currently in treatment, never received treatment, or has completed treatment, and any one they would like to bring with them) meets the third Friday of each month from 10am-noon in the Conference Room of the Sue Ann Wortman Cancer Center. Reservations for this class are required, and can be made by contacting Amy Bender at 317.325.2643

Hancock Health offers FREE child restraint (car seat) assistance. Parents and caregivers can schedule appointments to have their child and/or seat evaluated by a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician (CPST). The CPST will:

  • Evaluate the way that the child is currently traveling
  • Check the child’s current restraint for recalls
  • Check for proper fit and installation
  • Provide education to the parent/caregiver on how to properly use and install the child restraint
  • Provide a new seat if necessary (**must meet financial guidelines, please inquire*

Did you know that 9 out of 10 child restraints used in vehicles today are either being used or installed improperly?  Hancock Health wants to encourage the proper use of child restraints to ensure that all children are riding safely. Evaluations are done by appointment only and last approximately 30 minutes per child/seat.

Spots fill quickly so don’t wait! Click HERE to schedule.  

You may also contact us for advice when purchasing seats.  For more information call (317) 468-4708 or email

Caregivers Support – (any person caring for an ill loved-one, not specific to cancer) meets the first and third Tuesdays from 2-3pm in the Resource Lounge area of the Sue Ann Wortman Cancer Center. This is a drop- in group, no reservation necessary. Questions regarding this group can be directed to Amy at or 317.325.2643.

Class is a four (4) month commitment plus a six (6) week internship.  New classes will begin 2-3 times per year. Students must have a High School diploma or GED/HSE.

Breastfeeding Class – Our Breastfeeding Class will help you feel more confident about nourishing your baby and teach you everything you need to know.

Bump Club – Meeting the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Contact for more information.

Breastfeeding Support – Meeting every Tuesday from 10:30am – 11:30am, at Hancock Regional Hospital, Classroom #2, contact Katrina at or by phone at (317) 468.4397 for information.

Childbirth Preparation Class – essential for anyone about to become a new parent. The course includes a web app and workshop components.

Newborn Care & Safety – classes that will teach all the basics you need to know to safely care for your newborn by practicing with life-size dolls.

Safe Sleep Classes, in partnership with Children’s Bureau is FREE to expectant parents or parents/caregivers of children under age 1.  Participants must register by calling Misty at (765) 643-8022.

Community Heartsaver CPR and AED Only – Class is designed to teach CPR for adults, infants, and children.

Community Heartsaver CPR and First Aid Combined – Class teaches CPR and first aid for adults, children, and infants.

Community Heartsaver First Aid – course to learn first aid. This is not for certification.

CPR for Healthcare Providers (BLS) course – designed for medical and healthcare personnel who require a CPR course credential.

Not currently meeting due to COVID-19.  Please check back for updates.

One-hour training session to increase awareness of the disease. Contact Teri at or 317.468.4231 to schedule or for more information.

Our Emergency Medical Technician Course will train you to respond to emergencies such as heart attacks, strokes, trauma, and other major incidents. This course will get you prepared to sit for the state certification exam established by the Indiana Department of Homeland Security.

The purpose of this support group is to encourage one another in reaching your health goals through nutrition. Here you can safely share your food and nutrition struggles and challenges—this is your safe zone! This group is facilitated by our Registered Dietitians.

Group meets on the 4th Wednesday each month from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm at Hancock Wellness Center-McCordsville. Contact or 317-468-6115.

Grief Support – In this free drop-in group, we welcome everyone who is experiencing grief as a result of losing a loved one. Come be with others who are traveling the same road.

The group is designed as a drop-in group so that participants can be free to come whenever they need support—no commitment required. Questions? Call Chaplain Katherine at (317) 468-4124 or email Group meets on Fridays from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. at Hancock Wellness Center-Greenfield, 888 W. New Rd., Greenfield.

Yoga for Grief Relief – Tuesday September 13 and meet weekly until Tuesday, October 18. Location- Hancock Wellness Center- Greenfield from 10:00am-11:00am.

Not currently meeting due to COVID-19.  Please check back for updates.

This free support group is for individuals affected by Multiple Sclerosis, as well as spouses, caregivers and family members.  The group meets the 2nd Saturday of each month from 10:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m. at Hancock Wellness Center – Greenfield, 888 W. New Rd., Greenfield. Please contact Teri at or 317.468.4231.

Hancock Health is proud to offer a memorial service for an RN or LPN upon their passing. This is a touching, traditional ceremony with nurses wearing all white and caps. A Nightingale nurse’s lamp is presented to the family. Please notify the funeral home or call Linda at 317-372-8127 for more information.

Group for those who have or are affected by Parkinson’s Disease. This is a self-help group run by and for people who live with the challenge of this chronic condition. It is a place to be yourself, receive and share information, offer mutual support and add a circle of friends. The group meets the 2nd Monday each month from 2:30 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. at the Hancock Wellness Center – Greenfield, 888 West New Road. Contact Teri at, or 317.468.4231 for more information.

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) – Class is designed to help healthcare professionals respond to emergencies in infants and children.

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Recertification – Class is available to previously certified healthcare providers.

Positive Parenting for Infants & Toddlers: This class, lead by Purdue Extension, is FREE to anyone who would like to learn more about the birth to 2 year age group and techniques to cope in positive ways with what can be the more “stressful” times of parenting. Expectant parents welcome!  Qualified participants receive a $50 gift card from sponsor Hancock4KIDS. Participants must register for this limited-space class at

Positive Parenting for Preschoolers: This class, lead by Purdue Extension, is FREE to parents, caregivers, and the community to learn more about the 3-5 age group and techniques to cope in positive ways with what can be the more stressful times in preschool development. The provided materials focus on: communication, valuing emotions, tantrums, discipline & praise, and school readiness/social interaction. Eligible* class participants will receive a $50 Walmart gift card from sponsor Hancock4Kids.  Training hour certificates are available. Participants must register for this limited-space class at

* one card per family with preschool children

This group is for Veterans, First Responders, Healthcare professionals, and victims of domestic abuse or trauma. This group is NOT connected with the National Center for PTSD or Veterans Affairs.

Group meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. at St. James Lutheran Church, 1741 S State St. Light meal served at 6:30. Contact Phillip at for more info.

Ready, Set, stroll! is hosted by Hancock Wellness. Meet us on Tuesdays and Fridays at 11:30 a.m. at the Beckenholdt Park Parking Lot. Meet and greet with your guide of the week and then stroll along the walking paths at the park. Your guides include experts in fitness, physical therapy, nutrition, mental wellness, and maternity/postpartum care. For more information, e-mail Abby at

The Safe Sitter with CPR Class teaches not only babysitting skills but also how to stay home alone safely.

This FREE and informal gathering is held every Wednesday and is open to anyone—no membership required! Fun activities, such as speakers on a variety of topics, gentle exercise for mind and body, nutrition information, and senior trivia are planned for the first part of the hour, with the remaining time for casual conversation and light refreshments.

Group meets every Thursday from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. at Hancock Wellness Center, 8505 North Clearview Drive, McCordsville and/or the 5th Wednesday (March, June, August and November) from Noon -1 p.m at Hancock Wellness Center, 4055 S. Roy Wilson Way, New Palestine.

Contact or 317.468.4231 for info.

Contact Teri at or 317.468.4231 to arrange a speaker for your group.

Basic TB Competency Validation

Hancock County Commit To Quit classes are for adults who want to conquer their addiction to nicotine and tobacco products.

To register for Commit To Quit or for more information, contact Brandee Bastin by calling (317) 468.4162, or by e-mailing her at

Virtual tours of the maternity/OB area are currently available at  For additional information contact

Take a step toward better health! Make walking a part of your daily routine and join Walk to Wellness offered through Optimum Health Midwest.

First and third Thursday each month at Riley Park at 5:50pm.

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