Success Stories

I’m Keeping You

October 12, 2022
Pat and Rafik Bishara

“I walked into the kitchen one day, about five years ago. My husband and daughter Janine were talking, and they stopped when I came in,” said Pat Bishara. “Are you…

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Stroke Survivor Gets Help To Stay Safe At Home

September 13, 2022

Something was bad wrong. Bonnie shakily pulled herself up off the kitchen floor, leaned against the side door window, and waved one arm at the neighbor’s house across the driveway.…

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Alzheimer’s Rocked Their World; CICOA is Helping Them Stick Together

August 9, 2022
Mike and Lana

Theirs is a story of love that began with a bank deposit. Several bank deposits, really. In the 1980s, Mike worked for an electronics company in Lawrence. He also owned…

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Heat Can Be Deadly for Older Adults

July 20, 2022
Older women trying to stay cool in hot summer temperatures

Record-breaking temperatures are baking Central Indiana this summer. For many of us, this can be uncomfortable, so we wisely limit our time outdoors. For older adults, extreme heat not only…

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Better Housing Means Better Quality of Life for Indy Senior

May 10, 2022

What does “home” mean to you? For Indianapolis native Paul Martin, home is not a place, but a person. “To be honest. I haven’t felt like I’ve been at home…

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How One Woman’s Drive To Survive Made Local History

April 13, 2022
Mildred playing the harmonica

Yodeling earned her a blue ribbon; electroplating made this Indy woman a trail blazer Mildred Juanita Rebennack says her claim to fame is winning a talent competition for singing, yodeling…

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The Call That Saved a Life

February 14, 2022
Dennis Schneider

A sweet man, soft spoken and kind, 72-year-old Dennis doesn’t want to be a burden to anyone, including his care team. CICOA care manager Kia Sease often reassures him that…

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Seniors No Longer Have to Decide Between Feeding Themselves and Their Pets

January 11, 2022
Pet food program for Indianapolis seniors

CICOA receives Meals on Wheels America grant to provide pet food for Indianapolis seniors  Alan Hall loves his cat Princess so much, it’s not unusual for him to give her some of his…

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Indy Mom Finds Inspiration From Their Miracle Baby to Create Children’s Books

December 14, 2021

Four-year-old Carmine may rely on a G-tube for nourishment, and he may not have mastered as many words as his peers, but Carmine is a celebration, not a condition, says…

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The Monumental Impact Of Meal Delivery For Seniors

November 16, 2021
Senior Meal Delivery Recipient Joyce

With a food budget of $50 a month, Joyce couldn’t afford fresh fruit and vegetables, so she shopped at budget stores and made meals of Little Debbie snack cakes and…

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