Events

Safe at Home An Aging-in-Place Project

Safe at Home Event

September 14 @ 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Kickoff Location:
Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church

3801 Forest Manor Ave.

Indianapolis,

IN

46226

United States

Serving the Northeast Corridor neighborhood of Indianapolis
Zip codes 46218 and 46226

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 and yard cleanup projects to a central Indiana community.

The event occurs during National Fall Prevention Awareness Month. Please join us in our community outreach to help prevent costly and dangerous falls among seniors.

Schedule:
7:30 a.m. Registration opens and breakfast available
8:15 a.m. Group pictures
8:30 a.m. Program
8:45 a.m. Travel to homes and complete projects
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Lunch available at kickoff location

Volunteer at Safe at Home

Each year about 150 volunteers help with home modifications, yard cleanup, visiting with homeowners and event logistics. Volunteers make a difference by making homes and yards safe and accessible for daily living and helping to prevent falls. There are opportunities to volunteer at the Safe at Home event as a sponsor or community partner.

For the health and safety of the vulnerable seniors we serve as well as our volunteers, we will limit the number of volunteers inside each home.

Volunteers must be 12 or older, and minors (ages 12-17) must be accompanied by an adult.

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.

As our sponsor, you will receive many benefits that provide visibility before, during and after the event in recognition of your support. Please join us for this special day!

For sponsorship information, please contact Lisa Morrissett at lmorrissett@cicoa.org or (317) 803-6287.

Home repairs and accessibility modifications can be costly, especially for seniors on a limited income. Your donation not only alleviates the burden of home maintenance costs, but it also makes a home safer, preventing falls and costly hospital visits.

200+

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.