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Making Strides

April 12, 2017
Bill and Maria Dampier

Greenwood bus driver named Caregiver of the Year It all started over a heart-shaped pizza on a cold winter afternoon in Garfield Park. Maria Dampier was a single mom trying…

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Preventing the Unthinkable – Elder Abuse

June 13, 2016
Boat

CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions is helping to spread awareness about elder abuse, neglect and exploitation through a new video, “Preventing the Unthinkable.” Now available for the public, the video…

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Anna’s New Friend Helps Her Get Organized

May 22, 2015
Anna and Colleen

Life can get lonely as you age. Which is why CICOA offers the Friendly Visitor program, where volunteers visit seniors in their homes or in health care facilities to offer…

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Call for Help Receives Outpouring of Generosity

March 17, 2015
Tom Short

“I’m just thankful for all God’s done for me.” Tom, 62, a Marine Corps veteran with disabilities, sat on the edge of his bed and wiped a tear from his…

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Tips for Traveling With People With Disabilities

March 1, 2015
Walking and Traveling with Person in a Wheelchair

For the nearly 1.25 million Hoosiers living with a disability, transportation goes far beyond getting from one place to another. Being in a different environment, be it a new room,…

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Caregivers: Take Care of Your Heart

January 24, 2015

While caregiving is a rewarding experience, the added burden of caring for a loved one can have a tremendous physical and emotional impact. Oftentimes, caregivers get so caught up in…

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Respite Care: Why Caregivers Need Eight Hours A Week and Where to Get It

November 30, 2014

Caregiving can take a toll on caregivers, physically, mentally and emotionally. According to the Family Caregiver Alliance, caregiving can lead to increased stress, chronic health challenges and depression. It is important…

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Medicaid Waiver Helps Eligible Individuals Remain at Home

February 26, 2014

Moving into a nursing facility may not be the only option for seniors or those with disabilities who require assistance with activities of daily living. Individuals who meet Medicaid requirements…

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Five Ways to Help Seniors Keep Their Minds Sharp

November 2, 2013

To help seniors keep their minds active, caregivers can encourage them to: Learn something new. It’s never too late to take up a new hobby, visit a new park or…

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A Moving Experience

February 28, 2013
Lela

“Yeah, I have furniture, but I don’t have no way to get it here.” Lela, 54, was talking to her case manager about her new apartment, spartanly furnished with only…

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