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Safe at Home Event

September 11 @ 8:00 am - 12:30 pm

Safe at Home Volunteer to Help Make Seniors Homes Safer

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Safe a Home - A Service of CICOA

Safe at Home Event

September 11 @ 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Location:
Garfield Christian Church

1751 Walker Ave.

Indianapolis,

IN

46203

United States

Serving the South Indy neighborhoods in 46203 and 46227 zip codes

Safe at Home is a high-impact, half-day of service to low-income senior homeowners over the age of 60 in Indianapolis. Volunteers help make their homes and yards safe and accessible for daily living. Every year CICOA and community volunteers provide home safety modifications to a central Indiana community.

The event, presented by George's Pharmacy & Medical Equipment, occurs during National Fall Prevention Awareness Month.

Schedule:
7:00 a.m. Registration open
7:30 a.m. Group pictures and breakfast
8:00 a.m. Program
8:15 a.m. Travel to project home
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Return to kickoff location for lunch

Volunteer at Safe at Home

Each year about 150 volunteers help with home modifications, yard cleanup, visiting with homeowners and event logistics. There are opportunities to volunteer at the Safe at Home event as a sponsor or community partner.

Because of COVID-19, new safety procedures have been put in place to protect the vulnerable seniors we serve as well as our eager volunteers. These include social distancing practices and limiting the number of volunteers inside each home. Although the event will look different in response to the pandemic, our goals remain the same—to make homes and yards safe and accessible for daily living and to prevent falls.

All volunteers must be age 18 or older.

Join us as a sponsor and bring a team of volunteers! We need house sponsors to help with the cost of building materials for the home modifications. Our house sponsors receive a host of benefits and can bring a team of volunteers as well.

If you or your company are interested in sponsorship, contact Susan Cornacchione, Vice President of Development, by email or call (317) 803-6062.

170+

seniors' homes in Indianapolis served since 2010

1 in 4

Americans age 65 and older falls each year

$30,000

is the average hospital cost for a fall injury

“It’s hard for me to do everything on my own, especially since I’ve lost my spouse and don’t have family. To have support from CICOA is a wonderful thing. It’s a relief.”

Carleen hopes to stay in her home in the Crown Hill neighborhood for as long as she can.

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Presenting Sponsor

George's Pharmacy & Medical Equipment

Leaders

Benefactor

Your sponsorship is needed!

Advocates

Koremen LLC

The National Bank of Indianapolis

Supporters

Anthem Indiana Medicare

Dove Printing

Renovations for Life, LLC

Storage Express

Details

Date:
September 11
Time:
8:00 am - 12:30 pm

Venue

Garfield Christian Church
1751 Walker Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46203 United States
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