About

Connecting Central Indiana older adults, people with disabilities and caregivers to better care.

About

Connecting Central Indiana older adults, people with disabilities and caregivers to better care.

CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions is working to make Central Indiana a community where older adults and those of any age with a disability flourish.

We serve Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Marion, Morgan and Shelby Counties in Central Indiana, making us the largest Area Agency on Aging in the state.

Senior woman and caregiver

Started in 1974, CICOA is a not-for-profit agency that helps seniors and people of any age with a disability remain comfortably and safely at home and out of institutional care.

With 56,000 Hoosiers turning 65 every year, the need for aging and in-home services has never been greater. CICOA supports Hoosiers in their goals to remain at home in better health, with better care, at a lower cost.

What does CICOA stand for?

What does CICOA stand for?

CICOA is not an acronym. Our organization’s name is CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions, pronounced sik-COE-ah.

Have you ever tried to change a name or a nickname, but you just couldn’t shake the old one? That’s the big branding challenge at CICOA. When the agency began in 1974, its legal name was the Central Indiana Council on Aging, or CICOA for short. Today, CICOA is no longer an acronym, but people still try to make it one.

Over the years we’ve tinkered with the name, to accurately represent the work we do and preserve the familiarity “CICOA” has built with the public. Our clients’ needs are constantly changing. As we evolve and expand to serve those needs, CICOA remains a steadfast name in our community, here for you and the ones you love.