CICOA Launches Caregiver Video Series

CareAware Video CTACICOA is launching a video series to give family caregivers practical advice on how to take care of themselves while caring for a loved one. The series is offered free to faith community partners throughout CICOA’s service area to aid in conducting caregiver support groups.

The series also is available for individuals, webinars, classes and presentations, and will be shared with other Indiana Area Agencies on Aging as part of a broader distribution plan. The series was funded by the State of Indiana’s Family and Social Services Administration.

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Everything old is…

Orion Bell Square Headshot Each May, the nation recognizes the contributions of seniors to their communities. This year’s theme, “Blaze a Trail,” emphasizes the ways older adults are reinventing themselves through new work and new passions, engaging their communities, and blazing a trail of positive impact on the lives of people of all ages.

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The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Lowell’s book is only one example of what is referred to as “life review”—an activity known by gerontologists to offer great benefit to those capturing their memories. While many of us (especially as caregivers) may not have the time or interest to take on a huge writing project, the good news is that a life review need not be laborious. A life review can consist of a collection of writings, poems or artwork; it can also be as simple as a monologue of one special memory preserved using the video or audio recording functions of a cell phone.

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Positive Attitude Nourishes the Soul

Tiffany CoxLet’s face it, attitude is everything. Yes, this is a nutrition blog, and I’m talking about attitude. But, attitude is beneficial in so many aspects of life, including overall wellness and the food choices that we make every day. These choices are affected by a myriad of factors bombarding us. Our attitude—whether good or bad—is at least one factor that we have control over.

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Digital You

SeniorsPlease plan to join AT&T in partnership with Indianapolis OASIS, Indianapolis Urban League and CICOA for this very important public awareness program, free and open to residents 50 and over.

Informative and interactive sessions will include:

Internet Safety – Protect your identity and data throughout the year.

Online Frauds and Scams – What to look for and how to be better protected.

Experience the “It Can Wait” Driving Simulator – Test your skills on “Texting while Driving” available onsite throughout the morning.

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One Wheel More

One in three older adults have poor access to transportation. Work alongside CICOA as we change that statistic in Central Indiana. Consider making a gift to our One Wheel More campaign!

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