Brownsburg woman named CICOA Senior Volunteer of the Year

Dorothy Sisson of Brownsburg was named Senior Volunteer of the Year by CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions for all she has done to help those in need in her community. The annual award recognizes an outstanding senior who has enhanced the quality-of- life for others through their volunteer efforts.

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Nowhere To Go But Up

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Last month, the AARP Public Policy Institute released the 2017 edition of the Long-Term Services and Supports State Scorecard.  This is the third edition of the LTSS Scorecard, which measures services and supports for “older adults, people with physical disabilities and family caregivers.” The news was not good for Indiana. The Hoosier state ranked last overall among the 50 states and the District of Columbia. 

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Indianapolis Museums Offer Extra Help for People with Special Needs

It’s summer time. And, we all need to take a break from our daily routines, whether it’s a weeklong family vacation or even just a day-long staycation. Deciding where to go can be a challenge for caregivers, as they want to assure a positive experience for their loved ones and minimize complications. Thankfully, Indianapolis has a several museums, parks and attractions that make it a little easier for people with disabilities.

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7 Reasons Why You Should be Shopping at Farmers Markets

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My favorite way to spend a summer Saturday morning is heading to my local farmers market. I like to stock up on fresh fruits and veggies for the week, maybe select a bunch of fresh flowers or fresh baked goods. I like knowing that everything I buy is made and grown locally. Here are my top seven reasons why you should be shopping at your Farmers Market.

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CICOA Honors Donor, Partner, Volunteer at Annual Meeting, Elects New Board Members

CICOA presented three awards June 27 at the Albert G. and Sara I. Reuben Community Room at WFYI during the joint annual meeting of CICOA’s Board of Directors and Foundation Board.

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Farmers Market Vouchers

The Indiana Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) began in 2002 under the Indiana WIC program. Indiana WIC partners with the Family and Social Services Administration Division on Aging and the local area agencies on aging (AAAs) to serve eligible seniors. The AAAs determine eligibility, provide nutrition education, and distribute checks to participating, income-eligible seniors. Interested seniors should contact their local AAA for information. Not every county participates in the SFMNP. CICOA provides vouchers redeemable at state approved SFMNP markets in eight counties: Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Marion, Morgan and Shelby.

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