Company will provide services to adults with disabilities



Company will serve adults with disabilities

Therapy and day care services will still be provided for about 47 disabled adults in Franklin after a business left Johnson County.

Indiana MENTOR, a company that provides housing and in-home therapy for disabled adults, will take over what Hillcroft Services used to provide in the county. Hillcroft closed its doors in Franklin on Dec. 31. Indiana MENTOR will move from its space on Graham Road to 1400 Commerce Parkway to continue providing an adult day care.

Clients of Indiana MENTOR will learn life skills, such as cooking or washing and folding laundry, as well as academic skills like reading or counting money.

Hillcroft Services used to have an adult day care at that location but lost about half of its clients last year when one company decided not to renew their contract. As a result, Hillcroft moved out of Johnson County, said Hillcroft CEO Debbie Bennett.

Hillcroft’s Franklin branch opened its doors in 2008. Now, all clients will be taken care of by Indiana MENTOR.

Indiana MENTOR will lease one-third of the building that Hillcroft left at 1400 Commerce Parkway. The rest of the space will be leased to another business.

Golf outing will support Greenwood VFW

The Greenwood VFW will conduct its annual golf outing June 13 at Smock Golf Course.

Proceeds from the tournament support several VFW charitable activities, including a military-assistance program, school programs, Boy and Girl scouting programs and college scholarships.

The VFW is seeking sponsorships for the tournament, as well as donations of items or merchandise for prizes. Donations can be coupons, merchandise or other items that can be given away.

Information: 888-2488.

Toastmasters invite public to meeting

The community is invited to attend meetings of the Greenwood Toastmasters club, an organization dedicated to public speaking.

Meetings are at 6:45 a.m. Fridays at Community Hospital South Education Center, 1402 E. County Line Road, Indianapolis.

Attendees can improve public speaking skills and meet new people.

For more information, email or visit

VFW post schedules Valentine’s Day dinner

The Greenwood Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5864 will sponsor a Valentine’s Day Dinner on Friday.

The meal at 6 p.m. will include chicken breast, potatoes, candied carrots, salad, roll and butter. Entertainment will start at 8 p.m. The public is invited.

The post is at 333 S. Washington St., Greenwood.

Tickets are $10 pre-sale and $12 at the door. The post is open daily at 2 p.m.