Preventing the Unthinkable—Elder Abuse

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day logoCICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions is helping to spread awareness about elder abuse, neglect and exploitation through a new video, “Preventing the Unthinkable.” Now available for the public, the video is part of a six-part CareAware series, called “Help and Hope for Family Caregivers.”

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Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Orion Bell Square Headshot It’s a day we shouldn’t have to have. But we do. Once a year on June 15, communities and municipalities around the world plan activities and programs to recognize World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). It’s an opportunity to share information and spread awareness about abuse, neglect, and exploitation in later life

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Assessing Caregiver Burden

As our elderly population continues to grow, caregivers are jumping into action at unprecedented rates to provide care for loved ones.  For some, the caregiver burden—although difficult—is bearable. For others, the stress becomes so great that it can lead to a heartbreaking journey of abuse or neglect.

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Tips to Boost Your Appetite

Tiffany CoxAs summer approaches, warmer temperatures sometimes zap our energy and our appetites. If you or a loved one don’t have much of an appetite, there are healthy ways for you to get the nutrition you need and regain your desire to eat.

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CICOA Distributes Farmer’s Market Vouchers

Low-income seniors age 60 and older and qualified persons with disabilities may supplement their diets with fresh, nutritious produce from Indiana farmers through the Indiana Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program. CICOA is issuing these vouchers in our service area on a first come, first served basis until the supply is exhausted. Each eligible person will receive $20 worth of vouchers, which may be used at participating markets now through Oct. 15, 2016.

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Comfort Keepers Caregiver Delivers Christmas Cheer

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“Nobody ought to be all alone on Christmas,” sang Darlene Love in a song featured in the 1992 hit movie, “Home Alone 2.”

The sentiment is shared by a Comfort Keepers caregiver who, last Christmas, prepared a large dinner and delivered it to the home of a client along with gifts. The client had been abandoned by her own family years earlier. The caregiver, with her children and other family members, spent Christmas morning at the client’s home and shared the holiday meal together that she had prepared.

“That is just one of most touching moments I’ve known since I’ve been in business,” said Tim Paul, owner and administrator of the Comfort Keepers franchise in central Indiana. “It brought tears to everyone’s eyes, and it demonstrates the commitment our staff has for our clients.”

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CICOA INconnect Alliance logo
Notice anything new with our logo? CICOA is now a member of the INconnect Alliance, comprised of the 16 Aging and Disability Resource Centers throughout Indiana. Learn more at INconnectAlliance.org.