CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions has received a second grant from the Meals on Wheels COVID-19 Response Fund. This grant award of $75,000 allows CICOA to respond to an unprecedented increase in need and provide more nutrition options for vulnerable seniors during this evolving crisis. According to CICOA Meals & More Director, Lisa Schneekloth, CICOA…

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Aging & Disability Resource Center - An initiative of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) is often a client’s first point of contact with CICOA, either through a phone call, an online request, or an in-person Options Counseling session. The department of 29 staff members has traditionally worked in the office full time under the leadership of Nicole Annen, ADRC Director. When the…

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Flourish CICOA Care Management

The Flourish Care Management department now serves more than 9,300 case managed clients and continues to keep pace during these challenging times. Life and work flow and processes have changed for the Flourish team during this pandemic, but our staff has risen to the challenge. In early March, care managers identified clients who were most…

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Safe Handrail for Senior in Indianapolis

Safe at Home is a service offered by CICOA to help our neighbors age in place through home accessibility modifications. According to AARP, more than 90 percent of people aged 60 or older want to stay in their home and community for as long as possible. One primary barrier to aging in place is when…

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Senior Couple at Home

“Mike, honey, I don’t know where I am or how to get home.” Sitting in the parking lot of a local store, Corinne called her husband, confused. They both realized something was not right. She was able to describe her surroundings, however, and Mike was able to retrieve her. The diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer’s…

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Safe Senior Transportation in Indianapolis

During the COVID-19 pandemic, CICOA’s senior transportation service, Way2Go, has remained on the front line, implementing “new norms” to our work routine and establishing new protocols to ensure passenger and driver safety. The first of these new measures was to make the CDC’s social distancing guidelines mandatory. To accomplish this, we reduced the number of…

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Home Delivered Meals for Seniors in Central Indiana

Meals & More is a much needed and valued service of CICOA. We generally serve over 1,600 seniors a month via our home-delivered meal option and 875 seniors a month via the commodity box program. By the end of March, all of our neighborhood meal sites and hospital/restaurant voucher sites closed due to the COVID-19…

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“She is titanium,” Gregory Porter says of 91-year-old mom who survived COVID. CICOA supporting nearly 300 clients believed to have had coronavirus Sidney Carmen Porter is a fighter. How else do you describe a 91-year-old woman who survives pneumonia, a broken hip and COVID-19 in the stretch of several months? “My mom is like titanium,”…

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United Way of Central Indiana

CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions has received a Basic Needs Fund grant of $260,000 from United Way of Central Indiana for the 2020-2021 fiscal year. This is unrestricted funding that will support essential elements of CICOA’s work and ensure an adequate safety net exists for our most vulnerable neighbors. CICOA qualified for the Basic Needs…

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Michael Johsnon

CICOA is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Johnson as Chief Financial Officer, effective May 11. Johnson, a certified public accountant, joins CICOA with broad experience in accounting and finance, including as an outsourced CFO, in a variety of industries spanning healthcare, nonprofit, construction and information technology. Before joining CICOA, Johnson held leadership positions…

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