Sept. 29 2018

Martindale Brightwood Neighborhood 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Come join us for Safe at Home,  a high-impact, half-day of service to low-income homeowners over the age of 60 to 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.

Event Details
Date: Saturday, Sept. 29
Time: 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (breakfast and lunch provided)
Kickoff Location: 37 Place, 2605 E. 25th Street Indianapolis, IN 46218 (Enter parking on east side of building)


7:45 – 8 AM – Arrive at Kickoff location
8 AM – Registration and light breakfast
8:30 AM – Group Photos
8:45 AM – Program
9 AM – Depart to Project Sites
11 AM – Noon – Return to Kickoff location for lunch

  • Largely preventable, falls are one of the leading causes of fractures, injury and early death;
  • One out of three people 65 or older fall every year;
  • In 2013, 2.5 million nonfatal falls among seniors were treated in emergency rooms
  • This is our 9th Safe at Home event – More than 150 homes served by over 1100 volunteers since 2010

Eligibility Criteria

  • 60 + years old or with a disability
  • Own your home
  • 250% of poverty level or below (1 person $29,700 per year, 2 persons $40,050 per year)
  • Identified fall risk in the home

Projects and Services

  • Install grab bars in bathrooms ; hand held shower units
  • Install banisters in stairwells and hallways
  • Install handrails on outdoor steps
  • Step transitions
  • Install motion detection lighting
  • Install smoke detectors
  • YARD: Clean, organize and remove trash and yard debris when approved by owner