Difference Makers

Board Member Reflects on Caring for a Grandmother With Dementia

June 26, 2019
Brianna Saunders

When Brianna Saunders was 24, she took on the role of primary caregiver for her grandmother Evelyn, who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease. Brianna cared for Evelyn for the last 10 years of Evelyn’s life. Although Brianna did not know about CICOA at the time, today she is a passionate member of the CICOA Board of…

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CICOA Client Brings Unique Voice to Board of Directors

February 27, 2019
CICOA Volunteer Case Calvert

What would life be without CICOA? Case Calvert pauses. It’s a question he’s never considered. He doesn’t really want to think about it. “I’d hate to have to go through that. It would change a lot of aspects of my life.” Then he sums it up with a single word. “Clarity.” That’s what CICOA has…

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Two Women Find Friendship Through CICOA

January 16, 2019
CICOA Friendly Visitor

Diane Kobylinski was flipping through IndyBoomer Magazine when an article caught her eye: “The Rise of the Elder Orphan.” The article was about a CICOA program designed to help stave off depression and feelings of isolation that impact as many as 40 percent of seniors. She learned CICOA was looking for volunteers to visit homebound seniors. “I…

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Carmel Woman Makes Time to Brighten a Senior’s Holiday

December 19, 2018
volunteer Kim Borges holding a pumpkin pie

Kim Borges juggles a lot of things in life. She has a demanding job that often takes her on the road marketing the good things Regions Bank is doing throughout 15 states. She serves on boards for the CICOA Foundation, Second Helpings and Dress for Success, and she volunteers for the Susan G. Koman Race…

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Donor Finds a Place He Can Make a Difference with CICOA

November 5, 2018
Pete Ritz

When a friend suggested Peter Ritz join the CICOA Foundation Board of Trustees about a decade ago, it didn’t take him long to say yes. Ritz was well aware of issues affecting the elderly. His 96-year-old dad was then living in a retirement center, and his wife’s dad had died just two years earlier. “I…

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Investing in Social Outcomes

August 14, 2018
David Hoover

When David Hoover took a job working for a commercial disability insurance company, he thought he would be helping people. Instead, he found he was spending most of his time arguing contract language, which was no fun. So when presented the opportunity, Hoover accepted the role as president of the Hoover Family Foundation, which was established…

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