Success Stories

Shortage of In-Home Aides is Challenge for Team USA Power Soccer Player

October 13, 2021
Natalie playing with local team Circle City Rollers

Natalie is the definition of irrepressible. She views spinal muscular atrophy, the genetic disease that affects her central nervous system and requires her to use a wheelchair, as just another…

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Falling is Big Concern for 76-year-old Twin Sisters Who Live Together

September 8, 2021
Shirley Courtney and Verlie

After Shirley’s divorce in the 1990s, she and her twin sister, Verlie, bought a house together in Perry Township. Now at age 76, they don’t get around as well as…

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Taking Time to Thrive at 105

August 17, 2021

Ask Alice McGinnis, who turned 105 this summer, about the secret to her longevity. “I never get in a hurry,” she says. Today, Alice likes to listen to books on…

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CICOA Seeds Encourage Gardening

May 26, 2021
Richard and Linda Daily in the Garden

Linda Daily remembers her parents working circles around her in the garden. She hated all the planting, weeding and picking, but it was a way of life for her Depression-era parents.    “My family…

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You Make the Sunshine

April 6, 2021
Mable

Hearing aids in, Mable, 92, answered her phone. Although her hearing is dulled with age, her mind remains sharp, her laughter quick. Today, Mable lives alone on Indy’s northwest side.…

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Providing Peace of Mind

March 9, 2021
Andrea

For families, peace of mind means everything. Among the many resources CICOA provides, the knowledge and guidance of experienced professionals helps ease the journey for family caregivers like Andrea. Andrea’s…

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Home-delivered Meals Offer Lifeline for Indy Woman

January 13, 2021
CICOA Home-Delivered Meals Testimonial

For more than eight decades, Janice has made ends meet. It’s not always been easy, especially as a single mom. But last summer, Janice knew she could no longer could do…

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Three Generations Caring for One Another Through Alzheimer’s and COVID

December 16, 2020
1 in 4 caregivers is a millennial

Roger never expected his daughter would one day become his caregiver, but then again, this former blackbelt and martial arts teacher never thought he’d need one. That was his job.…

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Facing the Holidays Alone

November 17, 2020
Nancy receives home delivered meals

For Nancy, 71, this Thanksgiving and Christmas will look different than in years past. She is facing the holiday season alone without Steve, her husband of 47 years, a career…

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An Ordinary Instant and a New Life

November 10, 2020
Care manager Judy and son Matt

July 26, 2014, began as an ordinary, beautiful summer day. But in an ordinary instant, our lives changed dramatically.  It was about 4:00 p.m. that Saturday when I received a…

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