CICOA Night with the Indiana Fever

INDIANA_WATCH_ME_WORK_cmyk_blueCICOA supporters can benefit from discounted tickets and a gift pack during CICOA Night with the Indiana Fever on Friday, Sept. 16. It’s the rematch of the 2015 WNBA final game between the Fever and the Minnesota Lynx. The Fever fell to the Lynx in the fifth game of the finals, making this a great rematch for players and fans.

As part of the event, CICOA supporters can purchase discounted tickets, and a portion of every ticket sold will benefit CICOA’s Way2Go transportation service for older adults and people with disabilities in Central Indiana. Fans also will receive a complimentary food voucher, a Fever hat and an opportunity to shoot post-game free throws.

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Olympic Ideals

Orion Bell Square HeadshotThe oldest winning athlete in the history of the modern Olympics was Oscar Swahn of Sweden. He won a gold medal as a member the Swedish shooting team at the 1912 Olympic Games in Stockholm, at age 64. He competed again in 1920 at the Antwerp Olympics. That year he won a silver medal, at age 72.   He collected a total of five medals between 1908 and 1920.

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Squares on a Page

kunk_kate_socialHave you checked your caregiver calendar for August?  Hopefully it’s packed with fun things in addition to the routine appointments, paperwork and tasks. If you’re having trouble seeing anything fun (or funny) in the squares on your calendar, perhaps a few suggestions are in order.  There seems to be a plethora of “national” celebration days for the whole month. Why not consider adding a couple of them to your calendar for some variety?

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Sneak a Zucchini onto a Neighbor’s Porch

cox_tiffany_socialAnyone who’s grown zucchini knows that a healthy plant can produce an overwhelming number of zucchini. Most gardeners love to share their bounty, which is how the national Sneak a Zucchini onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day came to be. The unusual “holiday,” was established by a Pennsylvania citizen who encouraged those who over zealously planted zucchini in their gardens to drop baskets of them off on their neighbors’ porches.

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Volunteers Needed to Keep Seniors Safe

Approximately 150 adult volunteers of all skill levels are needed on Saturday, Sept. 24, for CICOA’s Safe at Home Day, sponsored by United Home Healthcare. The 7th annual event is a high-impact, half-day of service to older, low-income homeowners to reduce the likelihood of falls. The event coincides with National Fall Prevention Awareness Week.

Each year, one in three adults age 65 and older falls. Nearly 30 percent of people who fall suffer moderate to severe injuries, such as lacerations, hip fractures or head trauma, making it difficult to continue living independently. The average cost for treatment of the resulting injuries is $19,000.

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CICOA to make changes to home meal program

CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions is making a change to its long-time Meals & More service, which provides approximately 1,200 meals, five days a week to homebound seniors throughout Central Indiana. Instead, CICOA will switch to a more cost-efficient and effective fresh frozen meal option delivered biweekly.

The new program will continue to provide nutritionally balanced meals and give seniors more choices in the meals they receive, while making the program more sustainable.

CICOA’s home-delivered meal service in Hamilton, Hancock and Hendricks counties, which is contracted through Meals on Wheels, is unaffected.

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