President’s Corner

Navigating the Future: PathWays for Aging Medicaid Waiver Program in Indiana

February 6, 2024
PathWays for Aging Indiana

Embarking on a journey can spark curiosity and fuel a sense of hope. At the start of something new, I feel a mix of emotions as I anticipate what lies…

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Innovation: Pioneering Possibilities in 2024 and Beyond

January 3, 2024
2024 goals

A new year often symbolizes a fresh start and positive energy. Some people celebrate New Year’s Day by opening the door at midnight to “let out” the old year and…

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Bridging Gaps in Mental Health Support for Older Adults

December 6, 2023
Social worker visiting elderly woman at home

Mental health is a growing crisis, not just in Indiana, but across the country. One in 20 adults experience serious mental illness each year. During the COVID-19 pandemic, many of…

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Comfort And Social Connection For Seniors Through Cultural Cuisine

November 1, 2023
Seniors eating lunch together

Throughout the vibrant energy of our Central Indiana cities and small towns, a compelling yet often overlooked story unfolds – the rich and meaningful lives of our senior community members.…

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Aging Gracefully: Conversations to Have with Your Aging Parents and Relatives

October 5, 2023

Have you ever found yourself seated across from an aging parent or relative, sharing a cup of tea or coffee, when the conversation takes an unexpected turn towards their health,…

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Fall Clean-Up Has Become One of My Favorite Days of the Year

September 6, 2023
Safe at Home Making Homes Safer for Indianapolis Seniors

CICOA sponsors its 13th Safe at Home Sept. 16 Every 11 seconds an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall, according to the National Council on…

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Breaking the Cycle of Loneliness and Depression Among Seniors

August 2, 2023
Loneliness and depression in homebound older adults

Remember how isolated we all felt during the pandemic? Remember wanting to go somewhere, but everything was closed? Even though I was home with my wife and our dog, there…

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Small Things Often Can Make a Big Difference for People and Pets

July 3, 2023
Pet Connect Program Indy Senior and Her Dog

We’ve all heard that we shouldn’t sweat the small stuff. There is good logic in the advice, but maybe sometimes we should sweat the small stuff. When trying to solve…

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Knowledge Is More Than Power, It’s a Lifeline

May 31, 2023
People in community working together and sharing knowledge and resources

More than 9,000 people called CICOA’s Aging & Disability Resource Center in May. It’s a new record for incoming calls. We’ve been setting records at our call center every month…

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Hug a Senior Today!

May 3, 2023
Hug a senior today

I have a big favor to ask everyone. I want you to call an older adult in your life today. Let them know you care. Better yet, visit an older…

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