Community Health Network

Ranked among the nation's most integrated healthcare systems, Community Health Network is Central Indiana's leader in providing convenient access to exceptional healthcare services, where and when patients need them—in hospitals, health pavilions, workplaces, schools and homes.

Explore Community

Close

Calendar of events

To register for a class or event, you may click here to register online or call 800-777-7775. The registration deadline for all classes is noon one day prior to the class unless otherwise noted. All events are FREE unless otherwise noted. If you have suggestions for classes or events please send us an e-mail.

7th Annual A Fair to Remember

Date: September 12, 2014
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (doors open at 9 a.m.)
Location: Agricultural Building, State Fairgrounds
Cost: $5 per person

Join us for our 7th Annual Senior Health Fair, A Fair to Remember. We will be hosting an array of over 100 different vendors specializing in older adult needs and screenings to check your numbers. We will have flu shots available on-site. We will have physician experts and an update on exciting changes at Community Health Network. You will also enjoy a wonderfully filling buffet lunch. Reservation and payment required in advance. Don’t miss this memorable annual event!

Gathering Point: Living with Joint Pain, the Options

Bigger, better, and lunch included thanks to our 2014 Gathering Point Sponsors: American Senior Communities, Miller’s Senior Living, Triology Health Services, Westminster Village North and CarDon & Associates. Gathering Point serves as a time where Touchpoint Members can relax and enjoy an afternoon of food, fellowship, fun and education. This monthly event is open to Touchpoint members, hospital volunteers, hospital auxiliary board members and others interested in meeting new people. Gathering Point will now provide lunch at the beginning of each social/educational event followed by the presentation of the month! Space is limited and registration two days prior to event is now required to reserve your spot. This month, learn about options for joint pain from Community Health Network Joint Center physicians and coordinators.

Alzheimer's Disease: Know the 10 Signs

This program provides attendees with an understanding of the difference between age-related memory loss and Alzheimer’s and what to do if they or someone they know has signs of the disease. Attendees will view video footage of real people who are living with the early stages of dementia and their families addressing fears and myths associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

Medicare BINGO

Come and learn about Medicare while having fun playing BINGO! It's free and prizes will be awarded. If you are new to Medicare or an experienced beneficiary, you'll learn something and enjoy yourself!

Alzheimer's Disease: Conversations about Dementia

When someone is showing signs of dementia, it’s time to talk. This program is designed to help you talk with your entire family, including the person with signs of dementia, about some challenging and often uncomfortable topics related to Alzheimer’s and dementia. Topics covered include going to the doctor, deciding when to stop driving and making legal and financial plans.

Know Your Numbers!

Community Heart and Vascular Hospital presents Know Your Numbers for heart health. Knowing you heart health numbers will help you and your doctor determine your risks for heart disease. The Know Your Numbers screening includes total lipid profile (total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglyceride and TC/HDL ratio), glucose, height, weight, and blood pressure. Your screening results will be ready in about 15 minutes. All is free! Walk-ins welcome; registration not needed. To ensure that you will be screened, you must arrive by 11:30 a.m. to secure a screening opportunity. The screening ends at 12 p.m. Fasting for 10 hours with nothing but water is recommended for best total profile results. Screening is FREE for hospital visitors only and is not a part of the employee Medical Benefits screening program.

Day Trip: Chicago Cubs vs Milwaukee Brewers
Date: Thursday, August 14, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Cost: $65 per person
Location: Chicago's Wrigley Field

Join Touchpoint for an afternoon at the ball park for the great American tradition of baseball. Celebrate the 100th birthday of Wrigley Field by enjoying America’s favorite pastime watching the Chicago Cubs play the Milwaukee Brewers. Cost includes a reserved infield terrace seat on the first baseline, bus transportation, and $15 worth of vouchers for concessions. Pick up spots and full itinerary determined and mailed to participants three weeks prior to departure: will have one Anderson location and at one in Indianapolis. Return time is determinate on length of game.

Estate Planning: Where Will Your Assets Go?

Join us to map out what legal documents are needed and how a proper review and naming beneficiaries can help you accomplish your intentions with your money. Klynt Brummett, Chad Stevens and local estate planning attorney Jonathan Lamb will answer your questions. Avoid having the state of Indiana dictate how and when your assets will be distributed or who can make medical decisions for you when you are ill. Learn how to plan ahead instead of leaving your life’s work to chance.

Senior Access: Funeral Facts to Help Prepare

Please bring your questions and concerns for a panel discussion to help educate all of us on preparing for funerals. Refreshments will be served. To register, call 765-298-2533.

Stroke Support Group

Are you or a loved one a stroke survivor? Would you like to meet others who have gone through experiences similar to yours? Join us every month for guest speakers, discussion on various topics, and making new friends! Spouses/Family members welcome. No child care provided. For more information visit us at eCommunity.com/neurosciences or call 317-585-5437.

Cardiovascular Disease: Warning Signs and Symptoms

  • August 20, 1 p.m., Holland Park, 1 Park Drive , Fishers IN

We’ve all heard that heart disease is the number one killer, but do you know why? And do you know your own risks and symptoms of heart disease? As many of us know, stress can wreak havoc on your health, especially your heart. Please join us, and bring a friend, family member or neighbor, for a special seminar on cardiovascular disease. Heart disease affects people differently, with signs and symptoms that go beyond typical chest pain. Don’t miss the chance to attend this seminar and learn:

  • Risk factors for heart disease
  • Signs and symptoms for heart disease
  • How to manage stress for a healthier heart
  • What heart screenings are available and are they right for you

You’ll walk away with great new ideas.

AARP Smart Driver Course

Cost: $15 for AARP members; $20 for non-members (please bring payment day of class)

Class participants will get answers to today’s driving challenges, such as:

  • How to compensate for changes in vision, hearing and reaction time;
  • How to handle problem situations such as left turns, right-of way, freeway traffic, trucks and blind spots;
  • What to do if confronted by an aggressive driver;
  • When to use a cell phone;
  • How medication may affect driving;
  • How to properly use anti-lock brakes, air bags and safety belts; and
  • How to assess one’s own and others’ abilities via a "Personal Driving Capability Index."

Five good reasons to take the AARP Driver Safety Program through Community Health Network:

  1. To learn defensive driving techniques, new traffic laws, rules of the road, and much more.
  2. To find out how to adjust your driving to to age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time.
  3. To get and insurance discount (auto insurance companies in most states provide a multi-year discount to graduates; please consult your insurance agent).
  4. You don't have to take a test.
  5. Millions of people have taken advantage of this valuable course.

Gathering Point: Holistic Wound Care

Bigger, better, and lunch included thanks to our 2014 Gathering Point Sponsors: American Senior Communities, Miller’s Senior Living, Triology Health Services, Westminster Village North and CarDon & Associates. Gathering Point serves as a time where Touchpoint Members can relax and enjoy an afternoon of food, fellowship, fun and education. This monthly event is open to Touchpoint members, hospital volunteers, hospital auxiliary board members and others interested in meeting new people. Gathering Point will now provide lunch at the beginning of each social/educational event followed by the presentation of the month! Space is limited and registration two days prior to event is now required to reserve your spot. This month, learn about wound care and treating the whole person, not just the hole, presented by Community Health Network Advanced Wound Center.

7th Annual A Fair to Remember

Date: September 12, 2014
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (doors open at 9 a.m.)
Location: Agricultural Building, State Fairgrounds
Cost: $5 per person

Join us for our 7th Annual Senior Health Fair, A Fair to Remember. We will be hosting an array of over 100 different vendors specializing in older adult needs and screenings to check your numbers. We will have flu shots available on-site. We will have physician experts and an update on exciting changes at Community Health Network. You will also enjoy a wonderfully filling buffet lunch. Reservation and payment required in advance. Don’t miss this memorable annual event!

Know Your Numbers

Community Heart and Vascular Hospital presents Know Your Numbers for heart health. Knowing you heart health numbers will help you and your doctor determine your risks for heart disease. The Know Your Numbers screening includes total lipid profile (total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglyceride and TC/HDL ratio), glucose, height, weight, and blood pressure. Your screening results will be ready in about 15 minutes. All is free! Walk-ins welcome; registration not needed. To ensure that you will be screened, you must arrive a half hour before screening time ends. Fasting for 10 hours with nothing but water is recommended for best total profile results. Screening is FREE for hospital visitors only and is not a part of the employee medical benefits screening program.

New to Medicare? Where to start?

What is Part A? Parts B, C, and D? What happens if I don't want Medicare? How do I sign up? Getting ready to retire and learning about your insurance options can be overwhelming. If you are getting ready to use Medicare for insurance, there is a lot to learn and many decisions to make. This session will give you the information you need to get started planning and clear up confusion about how Medicare works. In this informational session, SHIP, the State Health Insurance Assistance Program, will help guide you on where to start in the Medicare process.

Alzheimer's Disease, Communications and Behaviors

This program will explore how communication with a person with Alzheimer's changes with disease progression and will give strategies for more effective communication throughout the course of the disease. The program will also explore the nature of behavioral changes in the middle stages of Alzheimer's disease. It will include strategies to address difficult behaviors.

Senior Access: Vascular Surgery

Please join us to hear Dr. Jeffrey Weinberger, a new vascular surgeon at Community Hospital Anderson. Please bring your questions and enjoy our speaker. Refreshments will be served. To register, call 765-298-2533.

Medicare Fraud and You: Spot, Prevent and Report

Medicare fraud costs all of us – and it could happen to you or someone you know! Learning about the common scams targeting seniors is a great step in protecting yourself – and your family. In this informative presentation, experts from Indiana’s Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) will help you recognize Medicare fraud and what you can do to stop it. Armed with an increased awareness and understanding of healthcare programs, you can protect yourself from the economic and health-related consequences of Medicare fraud, error and abuse.

Stroke Support Group

Are you or a loved one a stroke survivor? Would you like to meet others who have gone through experiences similar to yours? Join us every month for guest speakers, discussion on various topics, and making new friends! Spouses/family members welcome. No child care provided. For more information visit us at eCommunity.com/neurosciences or call 317-585-5437.

In-Touch grief support groups

Loss of a loved one is life changing and can be debilitating physically, emotionally, and spiritually. This seminar provides a discussion of the grief response, some suggestions of ways to handle grief, and an understanding of when professional help should be sought. Suggestions for the bereaved as well as family and friends of the bereaved are given. A list of community resources will be provided. Call 800-404-4852 for available dates, times and location or visit the website.

Bariatric (surgical) weight loss seminars

Bariatric services offers free monthly surgical weight loss information seminars for individuals interested in learning more about bariatric surgery. This class reviews the anatomy of the surgery, the diet plan, and the lifestyle changes that are to be expected after surgery. It is also a forum for individuals to ask questions about bariatric surgery. The sessions are presented by bariatric team members. Registration is required for these free information sessions. Locations available in north and south Indianapolis and Noblesville. Visit eCommunity.com/bariatric to choose a location today!

Tai chi

Tai chi is the most practiced form of exercise in the world. Originally developed in ancient China for self-defense, it has evolved into a graceful form of exercise used for stress reduction and a variety of other health conditions. Referred to by the Harvard Medical School as "medication in motion," tai chi provides research supported healing and support for those with arthritis, heart disease, high blood pressure, sleeplessness, fibromyalgia, and back and spinal problems, as well as reduces stress and increases strength, mobility, balance and endurance. But don't let the gentle moves fool you; thirty minutes of tai chi burns the same amount of calories as thirty minutes of brisk walking.

Community Health Network's BodyZone fitness centers offers this six-week class to the general public. Cost per person varies for the six-week sessions. For class offerings and to register, call 765-325-2940 or email vmwessler@gmail.com. View current classes >>

Community Care Alert

Touchpoint is pleased to announce COMMUNITY CARE ALERT, our new personal emergency response program, featuring a choice of digital, cellular, or mobile alert systems tailored to meet your individual needs. With free, professional installation and no long-term contracts, COMMUNITY CARE ALERT offers peace of mind at a price you can afford, starting at just $30 per month. State-of-the-art fall detectors and medication dispensers are also available. For more information or to order, call 855-874-8560.

Heart scan

This test will most benefit those over 40 who smoke, have high blood pressure, are diabetic, are obese, have high or borderline cholesterol, and/or have a family history of heart disease. The heart scan takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. The heart scan is a non-invasive procedure and completely painless. You take the test comfortably and get the results fast. You will receive a copy of the initial report at the time of your visit. A final report will be provided to your primary physician after an over read by a radiologist. You will also receive a phone consult with a health counselor to interpret the radiologist over read results. Learn more >>

Heart scans cost just $49 each. Please contact us with any questions at 317-621-8575 or 317-355-5371. Please note: If you have previously had open heart surgery, bypass surgery or stents, the heart scan test should not be taken. Schedule a heart scan online today!

Lung CT screening

Consider getting a $99 low-dose lung screening at Community Heart and Vascular immediately following your heart scan. New guidelines recommend annual screening for adults ages 55-80 at high risk for lung cancer due to smoking history. Learn more (PDF).

Call 317-621-8575 to make an appointment or schedule a CT lung scan appointment online.

Proud sponsors

  • Indiana Fever
  • Indianapolis Indians
  • Indiana Pacers
  • Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing
  • Indy Eleven
  • Indy Fuel

Health and wellness shopping

  • Home Health Medical online store for medical supplies and equipment
  • Wellspring Pharmacy
  • FigLeaf Boutique
  • Jasmine gift shop