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Our mission is to promote independence and an enhanced quality of life for a diverse population of older adults residing in Johnson County, and to ensure that they and their caregivers have a trusted unbiased place to turn for information and resources.

We hope this site can be used as a tool for yourself, your parents, grandparents and neighbors by providing resources to enhance the quality of life for seniors in Johnson County. Click the topics below for easy access.

Financial, Fraud & Scams Food Resources Transportation & Mobility
Home Help Additional Resources Disclaimer

 

Seniors are a big target when it comes to scams and fraud. Many believe this audience is targeted due to having a "nest egg", owning their home and oftentimes because they are more trusting. Scam artists also target seniors because very few victims report the crime out of shame, thus allowing the scammer to move onto the next victim.  As the old saying goes, "Knowledge is Power.” Below are many tips and links to educate yourself, or your loved ones, and avoid being taken advantage of.

How to Avoid Scams

  • Don’t be afraid to say no.
  • You don’t have to talk to telemarketers—hang up if you are uncomfortable or you don’t trust the caller.
  • Don’t give in to high-pressure sales tactics.
  • Call the police if you feel threatened.
  • Don’t reveal your credit card, bank account or Social Security numbers to unfamiliar companies or people.
  • Do your own research on charities and other solicitors.
  • It’s your money—never be afraid to ask where it’s going.
  • Before you invest, do your homework because you can lose money even on legitimate investments. Ask for a second opinion.
  • Get the details of all deals in writing.
  • Don’t give anyone access to your computer or bank accounts that you don’t trust.
  • Avoid shopping on eBay or craigslist unless you have a trusted expert helping you.
  • Don’t pay for a ‘free’ prize. A common scam congratulates you on winning, but you’ll have to pay for (shipping, carrier, hand delivery, taxes, processing fees, etc.) Don’t do it!
  • Don’t let family members take advantage and ‘borrow’ money repeatedly. It’s ok to tell your grandchildren, children, etc.. “No”. They are more than likely capable of fixing their financial situation without putting a strain on you.
  • If asked for emergency funds by family, ensure it is your actual relative as many scammers pretend to be your relative.
  • Don’t answer the door or invite strangers into your home. (no matter their story)
  • Report any fraud.
  • If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

Where to Report a Fraud or Scam

Indiana Attorney General - Aggressively pursues those who cheat or deceive the elderly and offers online reporting resources.

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)  - Offers or use their Online Complaint Assistant to report most types frauds. You also can call 202.326.2222.

AARP Fraud Watch Helpline - Call 877.908.3360 and receive assistance from their call center.

United States Department of Justice - Offers complaint steps through their Elder Justice Initiative.

Where to Learn More About Scams

Consumer Action Elder Fraud (English, Spanish and Chinese guides available.)

The National Council on Aging 

Where to Get Legal Representation

Find an Attorney in Johnson County

Other Resources About Scams, Financial Advice

National Council on Aging 

Money Safety for Seniors by Old National Bank

Seniors Guide to Online Safety 

FBI Scams and Safety

Videos

Just Hang Up - An Investigative Report on Senior Scams by Dan Rather

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

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The following food resources have shown a commitment to bettering the lives of people throughout the area. During the past few years, Johnson County has experienced an accelerated and dramatic growth of individuals in need and at risk. The following address that need.

Pantries and Services

Calvary Baptist Church           
200 Sunset Boulevards
Greenwood, IN 46142
317.881.5743
Website              

Church of Acts                                     
3740 South Dearborn                                                
Indianapolis, IN 46227
317.783.2287
Website     

Community Ministry Center
381 North Bluff Road
Greenwood, IN 46142
317.889.9560
Website

CUMC (Andrew's Harvest)
8540 US 31 South
Indianapolis, IN 46227                
317.882.1549
Website

Grace Point Church    
330 West Whiteland Road
New Whiteland, IN 46184
317.535.3512      

Great Harvest Food Pantry
6766 US 31 North
New Whiteland, IN 46184    
317.657.4998
Website   

Humane Society Pet Food  
3827 North Graham Road
Franklin, IN 46131      
317.535.6626
Website           

Hunger, Inc.
1416 East Epler Avenue
Indianapolis, IN  46227
317.782.3321
Website

The Interchurch Food Pantry of Johnson County
211 Commerce Drive
Franklin, IN 46131
317.736.5090
Website

Johnson County Senior Services
31 South State Street
Franklin, IN 46131
317.738.4544    
Website              

Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry
2601 East Thompson Road
Indianapolis, IN  46227
317.784.6925
Website

Lord's Locker
101 South Pleasant Street
Trafalgar, IN 46181
317.878.7708

Meals and More
4755 Kingsway Drive, Suite 200
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317.254.3660 or 800.432.2422
Website

Our Lady of Greenwood
335 South Meridian Street
Greenwood, IN 46143        
317.888.2861
Website

The Refuge/The Hope Centre
65 Airport Parkway, Suite 110
Greenwood, IN 46143
317.889.7338
Website

Salvation Army                    
325 Market Plaza
Greenwood, IN 46143
317.881.2505
Website                  

The Social of Greenwood
550 Polk Street
Greenwood, IN 46143
317.882.4810
Website

Southside Church of Nazarene
2515 East Thompson Road  
Indianapolis, IN 46227
317.784.1373
Website

St. Francis and Clare Parish      
901 Olive Branch
Greenwood, IN 46143
317.859.4673
Website              

Trinity Broadcasting Network
2528 US 31 South
Greenwood, IN 46143
317.535.5542  
Website                

Free Hot Meals

(Call before arriving to ensure times haven’t changed.)

Monday (5 to 7 p.m.)

Greenwood Christian Church
2045 Averitt Road
Greenwood, IN 46142
317.881.9336

Tuesday (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.)

Greenwood United Methodist Church
525 North Madison Avenue
Greenwood, IN 46142
317.881.1653

Tuesday (5 to 7 p.m.)

Turning Point Church
3600 US 31 North
Franklin, IN 46131
317.535.5200

Wednesday (5 to 6:30 p.m.)

Tabernacle Christian Church
198 North Water Street
Franklin, IN 46131
317.736.5088

Thursday (5:30 to 7:30 p.m.)

Mt. Auburn United Methodist Church 
3100 Stones Crossing Road
Greenwood, IN 46142
317.535.8555

Friday (5 to 7 p.m.)

Grace United Methodist Church 
1300 East Adams Drive
Franklin, IN 46131
317.736.7962

Special Meals

1st Mondays (5 to 6:30 p.m.)

Hopewell Presbyterian Church
677 West State Road 144
Franklin, IN 46131
317.736.6829

Each Friday (5:30 to 7:30 p.m.)

Resurrection Lutheran Church
445 East Stop 11 Road
Indianapolis, IN 46227
317.881.7854

3rd Mondays (6 to 8 p.m.)

Greenwood First Presbyterian Church
102 West Main Street
Greenwood, IN 46142
317.881.1259

3rd Saturday Pancake Breakfast (8 to 10 a.m.)

Greenwood First Baptist Church
99 West Main Street
Greenwood, IN 46142
317.881.3064

2nd and 4th Saturdays (5 to 7 p.m.)

Honey Creek United Methodist Church
2722 South Honey Creek Road
Greenwood, IN 46143
317.535.8851

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There are over 8.4 million senior citizens in the US who depend on others for their transportation. With very few transportation options in Johnson County, senior transportation is even more critical.  The three transportation providers below are listed with the least cost at the top and most expensive at the bottom.   

Transportation

Johnson County Senior Services
731 South State Street
Franklin, IN 46131
317.738.4544
Door to Door Service
Website

Access Johnson County
3500 US 31 South
Franklin, IN 46131
317.738.5523
Curb to Curb Service/Bus Routes
Website

Home Instead Senior Care
633 Library Park Drive, Suite G
Greenwood, IN 46142
317.888.4300
Website

Right at Home
5602 Madison Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46227
317.536.0231
Website

Senior Helpers
494 South Emerson Avenue, Suite I-2
Greenwood, IN 46143
317.881.9700
Website

Transportation Concierge Services
4314 Guion Road
Indianapolis, IN 46254
317.522.0600
Door to Door Services
Website

Mobility

Making a well-informed decision about durable medical equipment (DME) is crucial when many seniors require the use of DME to remain healthy and independent. DME can be very expensive, so always ask the supplier about rent versus purchase and how much Medicare allows for any item and co-payment costs.  

Henderson Health Supplies
100 East Jefferson Street
Franklin, IN 46131
317.736.6180
Website

Johnson County Senior Services (Free DME)
731 South State Street
Franklin, IN 46131
317.738.4544
Website

Access Mobility
4855 South Emerson Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46203
317.784.2255 or 800.336.1147
Website

Home Health Depot
7781 US 31 South
Indianapolis, IN 46227
317.882.9532
Website

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Our Home Help information below will enable you to find the appropriate resources to improve the living conditions of your home as you age to fit your lifestyle. These resources include home maintenance, lawn care, personal assistance, safety and interior/exterior home mobility improvements.

Services

Seniors Helping Seniors
In-home service for Seniors by Seniors

  • Companionship
  • Light Housekeeping
  • Meal Preparation
  • Transportation
  • Doctor Appointments
  • Yard Work
  • House Maintenance and Small Repairs
  • Overnight Stays (24-hour care)
  • Personal Grooming and Dressing
  • Mobility Assistance
  • Dementia/Alzheimer’s Care
  • Respite Care

Website

Home Instead Senior Care
Quality Care Delivered by Professional CAREGivers

  • Companionship and Home Helper
  • Personal Services
  • Alzheimer’s or Other Dementias Care
  • Transitional Care Services
  • Care for Serious Conditions
  • Hospice Support
  • Meal Preparation
  • Transportation
  • Medication Reminders
  • Housekeeping
  • Incontinence Care

Website
24-hour Support and Resources

Cornerstone Home Healthcare
The Foundation of Quality Care

  • Skilled Nursing
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Medical Social Services
  • Home Health Aide

Website

Senior Helpers
Care and Comfort at a Moment’s Notice

  • Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care
  • Companionship
  • Shopping & Errands
  • Housekeeping
  • Transportation
  • Meal Preparation
  • Medication Reminders
  • Hygiene Assistance

Website

Access Mobility
Home Health, Mobility and Accessibility Products

  • Mobility Products
  • Lift Chairs
  • Stair Lifts
  • Vehicle Modifications
  • Accessibility Products
  • Home Health Equipment

Website

Boomerang Home
Aging at Home is a Better Reality...With Safety, Comfort and Accessibility

  • Safety and Accessibility
  • Comfortable Living
  • Smart and Integrated
  • Lifestyle Investments

Website

Renovations For Life, LLC
Enabling our Clients to Overcome the Obstacles of Daily Living

  • Accessibility Renovations
  • Consultation and Design Service
  • Renovations for Children

Website

Servants at Work (SAWs)
Building Freedom One Ramp at a Time

  • Wheelchair Ramps

Website

Indiana Care Planning Council
Providing Various Resources for Families Caring for Seniors

  • Indiana Home Maintenance & Handicap Remodeling

Website

Safe At Home
Aging and In-Home Solutions

  • Install grab bars in bathrooms ; hand held shower units
  • Install banisters in stairwells and hallways
  • Install handrails on outdoor steps
  • Step transitions
  • Install motion detection lighting
  • Install smoke detectors
  • Clean, organize and remove yard trash and yard debris when approved by owner

Website
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Agencies and Programs

United Way of Johnson County 
317.738.4636 - Helpline
Website

Johnson County Senior Services
317.738.4544
Website
Email

Active Adult Center
160 East Adams Street
Franklin, IN 46131
317.736.3696
Website

The Social of Greenwood
317.882.4810
Website

Nineveh Senior Services
812.526.0333

Easter Seals  icanconnect
317.466.1000
Website
Technology Services

AARP
800.566.0242
Website

Adult Protective Services
800.992.6978
Website

Central Indiana Council on Aging
800.489.9550
Website

Home Instead Senior Care
317.888.4300
Website

National Council of Aging
Website

Right at Home
317.536.0231
Website

Senior Helpers
317.881.9700
Website

Volunteer Advocates for Senior and Incapacitated Adults
317.346.4414
Website

Compass Park (formerly Indiana Masonic Home)
317.736.6141
Website

Franklin United Methodist Community
317.736.7185
Website

National Alzheimer's Association
800.272.3900
Website

Alpha Transitional Care
317.300.2292
Website

National Institute of Aging
800.222.2225
Website

HVAF of Indiana, Inc.
317.951.0688
Website 

Nursing Home, Rehabilitation Center Information

Your Guide to Choosing a Nursing Home or Other Long-Term Care (Department of Health and Human Services)

A Consumer Guide to Choosing a Nursing Home (The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care)

10 Tips for Choosing a Good Nursing Home (AARP)

Search for Facilities in Johnson County:

CarePathways.com

Caring.com

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Disclaimer

All sources were carefully chosen, and our intent is to offer valid information and any referrals will treat you in an honest, fair and equitable manner. However, it is up to you to determine for yourself the integrity, experience or capability of any provider suggested within. Aspire Johnson County is not responsible if your experience with any of our referrals is not satisfactory. If you are aware of any inaccurate information or treatment, please email Aspire Johnson County.