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Check presentation for Anthem healthy food grant

Low-income Seniors to Receive Fresh Produce Thanks to $4.4 Million Grant from the Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation

CICOA and area agencies on aging statewide to help seniors get fruits and veggies year-round with goal of lowering risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure Low-income seniors across the state aren’t getting enough to eat,...
Bonnie

Stroke Survivor Gets Help To Stay Safe At Home

Something was bad wrong. Bonnie shakily pulled herself up off the kitchen floor, leaned against the side door window, and waved one arm at the neighbor’s house across the driveway. It was sometime after 3 p.m. on Sept. 29, 2021....
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Community Health Is an Issue We All Need to Care (And Get Excited) About

Someone asked me recently: Why should businesses care about community health? I love questions like this because it gives me a chance to tell them how the work CICOA does reaches well beyond a client’s home. It gives me a...
Calcium-rich foods

MOOve to Calcium-Rich Foods

Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body with 99 percent found in teeth and bone. Calcium, with the help of vitamin D, builds bones and slows the degree of bone loss. Your heart, muscles and bones all need...
Mike and Lana

Alzheimer’s Rocked Their World; CICOA is Helping Them Stick Together

Theirs is a story of love that began with a bank deposit. Several bank deposits, really. In the 1980s, Mike worked for an electronics company in Lawrence. He also owned a wrecker business and had a small electronics shop in...
Putting on new running shoes

Times Are Changing, and That’s Good for Seniors

Change can be hard. Even for a guy like me who welcomes change, it comes with challenges. I’m like a kid on Christmas Eve when we are ready to roll out a new program, although I know there will be...

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