President’s Corner

A New Year. A New Playbook.

January 6, 2021
2021 journal

Welcome 2021. What took you so long? A new year – especially this one – causes me to think about what I want to accomplish over the next 12 months.…

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Pandemic Exposes Vulnerabilities and What Matters

December 1, 2020
CICOA Strong

It’s not the year I had anticipated when I moved here in 2019 to lead an organization that serves our most vulnerable citizens. As we wrap up this crazy, surreal,…

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Thinking About Caregiving on a Milestone Birthday

November 4, 2020

They say 50 is the new 30. While that sounds great, when I turn 50 on Nov. 25, I’ll still be half a century old. Age is all about perspective,…

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Making Indianapolis Home

September 30, 2020
Making Indianapolis Home

Hoosier Hospitality is alive and well, even during a pandemic. This is one of the many things I’ve learned since my wife, Laura, and I packed up our dogs Coco…

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Make Sure Your Voice Is Heard – Register to Vote

September 2, 2020

There was a time I stood on the sidelines and let others make choices for me. I didn’t want to “waste” my time going to a polling place to cast…

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Giving Back Was a Lesson Learned at an Early Age

August 18, 2020
Church collection plate

The first time I made a charitable donation, I was about seven years old. Mom gave my sister and me each $1, which was exciting for a little kid in…

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Matter at CICOA

July 8, 2020
CICOA Staff at Safe at Home Event

As diversity, equity and inclusion have taken center stage in our national discourse in recent weeks, my thoughts have been focused on how to be more intentional about these core…

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It’s Personal: Changing Institutional Racism

June 18, 2020

The nonchalant look on Derek Chauvin’s face as he suffocated George Floyd will be forever etched in my mind. As Floyd’s eyes closed for the last time, mine were opened to a new reality.

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CICOA Seeks Volunteers in the Fight Against Social Isolation

May 13, 2020
Volunteers Needed to Call Seniors

People are getting creative to stay connected during this pandemic. We hear stories daily of drive-by birthday parties and visiting loved ones through windows. We recently shared the story about…

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We Are IN This Together

April 13, 2020

Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb is urging us to stay apart. At the same time, he is also calling us to stay together. The state even announced a new campaign to…

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