Saving Superwoman: CICOA Caregiver Helps Others Overcome Burnout Through Self Care

October 4, 2023
April Ervin

How do you focus on your wellbeing amid everything that you’re experiencing in life and work? This question has been the focus of April Ervin’s personal and professional life for…

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‘This is my Caryn, and she’s from CICOA’

May 31, 2023
Pauline Dillard

Indianapolis woman receives comfort and support from CICOA’s CareAware caregiver support counselor Pauline Dillard wasn’t interested in dating. A single mom who had raised four kids, Pauline was focused on…

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8 Challenges of Aging: Financial Security Starts With Getting a Lay of the Land

April 19, 2023
Older Couple Reviewing Finances and Budget

If your partner takes care of all the finances, it’s time to get involved. If you provide care for a loved one but have no idea about their finances, it’s…

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8 Challenges of Aging: Getting Older Doesn’t Have to Mean a Change of Address

March 20, 2023
Older woman living at home and her caregiver at home in kitchen

Most seniors want to live in their own homes as they age. While about a third of people age 65 and older need assistance with at least one activity of…

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8 Challenges of Aging: Empowerment & Purpose

February 23, 2023
Two women gardening and smiling in greenhouse

Tips to help you and your loved one lead an empowered, joyful life Me first. That sounds a little selfish, doesn’t it? Good. That was my intent. I know what…

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Recognizing and Supporting Family Caregivers Who Give Selflessly Every Day

October 19, 2022
Mindi and Her Grandmother Before Her Alzheimer's Diagnosis

I didn’t see myself as a caregiver. I was 16 years old, juggling high school and extracurriculars and just trying to help my family. That’s when my grandmother was diagnosed…

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5 Tips to Reduce Stress During the Holidays

December 9, 2021
Holiday Meal with Family Member with Dementia

The holiday season is here, and you may be feeling the stress of endless to-do lists, travel and other traditions that take place this time of year. If you’re caring…

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Is It Safe for Mom to Live Alone?

April 30, 2021
Helping Mom Take Her Medicine

It’s not easy coming to terms with the fact that a parent’s health is declining. Parents often are reluctant to admit they may need help or that they can’t continue…

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Preserving Memories into Family Treasures: No Time Like the Present

March 23, 2021
Preserving Family Memories

From easy conversations to timeless treasures Dad was a born storyteller. Raised during the Great Depression, serving as a combat soldier in Germany during WWII, and landing in a 40-year…

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5 Signs You May Need to Talk to Someone

February 25, 2021
Woman comforting a caregiver

Caregivers are among the most compassionate and dedicated people we know. The very characteristics that could make someone great at caregiving could also place them at risk. Why? Because caregiving…

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