Events

Safe a Home - A Service of CICOA

Safe at Home Event

September 17 @ 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Kickoff Location:
Irvington Presbyterian Church

55 Johnson Ave.

Indianapolis,

IN

46219

United States

Serving the Irvington area in 46201, 46203 and 46219 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:
7:30 a.m. Registration opens and breakfast
8:15 a.m. Group pictures
8:30 a.m. Program
8:45 a.m. Travel to project homes
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. 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 eager volunteers, hand sanitizer, gloves and masks will be provided. We will follow social distancing and limit the number of volunteers inside each home.

All volunteers must be age 18 or older.

Volunteer spots are full! Thank you for your enthusiastic support of CICOA's Safe at Home event!

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 Stephen Gerber, Chief Development Officer, by email or call (317) 803-6062.

Sponsorship registration is closed. Thank you for your generous support of CICOA's Safe at Home event!

Can't make it to this year's Safe at Home Event? 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.

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

Benefactors

Advocates

A Better Life Home Care

Access Mobility

Clover Senior Care

Independent Adult Day Centers

Marion County Public Health Department

Community Partners

Eastern Star Church

Irvington Presbyterian Church

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