LINKS Volunteers at CICOA Indianapolis

Every Tuesday for three hours, volunteers Jarrel, Mark, Mackenzie and Pam perform clerical and administrative tasks at CICOA, such as assembling new client packets or filing, as part of the LINKS volunteer program. On other days, they assist other nonprofits, packing food and hygiene items and distributing them to people in need or performing other…

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Donate to Help Seniors and People with Disabilities

A Guide to Planned Giving In the new year, you may be working on getting your finances in order, going through paperwork, or making changes to your will. These are all important and responsible ways to prepare in a new year. Here’s another to consider: charitable donations through planned giving. The end of 2019 brought…

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Tom Ayer

When asked about his work, Tom Ayer likes to compare his role to planting trees. Ayer is CICOA’s first corporate and planned giving manager.  “If you picture planting a tree out in the yard, in 20 years, you’ll have nice shade,” Ayer said. “In planned gifts, what we’re trying to do is to get people…

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Tauhric Brown always knew he wanted a career where he could help make lives better for others. He knew it from the time he was a child when he spent his summers with his grandmother in Atlanta and saw how his aunt struggled with cerebral palsy. He wanted to do something to help. He’s landed…

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Volunteer to help seniors in need in Indianapolis

When Linda Pratt retired from Indiana University School of Medicine, she decided she wanted to volunteer. If you ask Ellie Petry, Linda is so much more. Yes, Linda helps Ellie with grocery shopping. She reads Ellie’s mail, helps pay some bills and other odds and ends, but those really aren’t the most important things they…

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Zionsville High School Students Deliver Holiday Totes to Seniors

On Friday, Dec. 13, ten students from Zionsville Community High School’s Customized Learning Program boarded a Way2Go shuttle. Karren Sondrini, director of CICOA’s Way2Go transportation service and their driver for the day, turned around to give some instructions: Find a seat, buckle up, pass out these lyrics for some Christmas carols. Who’s gonna start the…

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Central Indiana Senior Fund

CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions has received $50,000 from the Central Indiana Senior Fund, a CICF Fund, the third installment of a Key Provider three-year grant. The grant supports CICOA’s general operating needs in its role as a key provider of services for older adults. The investment from the Central Indiana Senior Fund, a CICF…

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Qsource Community Partnerships (QCP) has awarded a $20,000 grant to CICOA’s Way2Go transportation service to pilot a transportation program for dialysis patients. CICOA’s project is one of 19 health improvement projects supported by QCP in Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri and Tennessee. Dialysis patients who are on low, fixed incomes need affordable, reliable transportation for their…

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Herman & Kittle employees volunteer at CICOA for holidays

Herman & Kittle Properties has been a valued partner with CICOA at the Nora Commons senior apartment complex for 10 years. While the Herman & Kittle team specializes in real estate development, construction and design, the organization makes a point to get involved in the community through volunteer work, such as this year supporting CICOA’s…

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Nancy Mummert

When she was only 19 years old, Nancy Mummert lost her child, her ability to walk, and the ability to have children. Giving up, however, was not an option for her. The list of repercussions from the car wreck that changed everything was long and also included overall muscle weakness, poor balance and poor range…

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