CICOA is a not-for-profit agency that empowers older adults and people of any age with a disability to remain comfortably and safely at home and out of institutional care. We do this by providing:

  • Accurate, unbiased answers about community resources related to aging, disability and family caregiving
  • Access to high-quality, in-home services to help you or a loved one remain in better health, with better care, at a lower cost

One call to our Aging & Disability Resource Center opens the door to available community resources and long-term care options. Our friendly, certified staff can help you assess existing or anticipated long-term care needs.

See how CICOA helped the individuals below, featured in our recent commercial.

Steven – 7

Ateven ParkerThis is a story about perseverance. Steven Jr. was born May 27, 2008, with a rare congenital bone disorder commonly referred to as brittle bone disease. Undiagnosed until after delivery, Steven entered the world with over 40 fractures, a shattered skull and hemorrhaging in his brain. He left the hospital on hospice care, but he steadily began to improve. That’s the beginning of his story, and he’s been persevering ever since.

Read Steven’s Story

Alec – 15

In August 2013, then 12-year-old Alec was struck by a car while riding bikes with his brothers on the southeast side of Indianapolis. This video, featured at CICOA’s Signature Breakfast on April 16, 2015, illustrates how love, hope and courage can overcome adversity.

Watch Alec’s Story

Megan – 18

Megan

Leaving home for college is a big transition in any young person’s life. But for Megan, 18, the move from her home in Martinsville to the University of Indianapolis last fall was a little trickier than for most. Megan has spastic quadriplegia cerebral palsy, a condition that affects her entire body. She cannot walk and requires assistance with most independent activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, transferring from her wheelchair, transportation, meal preparation, etc.

Read Megan’s Story

Brandon – 28

Brandon Scott

Brandon’s story is a classic “happily ever after” tale. Born in 1987 missing most of all four limbs, the prospects for his future looked bleak. But his parents got involved in support groups for families of children with special needs, including the Indiana Parent Information Network and About Special Kids (ASK). These organizations provided the necessary peer support, information and resources that ultimately set the stage for Brandon’s bright future.

Read Brandon’s Story

Bernice – 105

Bernice

At 105 years old, Bernice’s eyes, hands and mind are still as sharp as the needles she uses to sew quilts and crocheted items. And although she uses a walker to move about her tidy home, she still has the strength to stand and cook, which she demonstrated by serving large slices of moist pound cake with vanilla buttercream icing that she had made the day before, anticipating our visit.

Read Bernice’s Story

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