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Deanna Conerly

The Making of a Caregiver, Advocate

Deanna Conerly describes herself as an extraverted introvert. However, her story shows someone who’s not hesitant about providing care and advocating for others. As one of CICOA’s newest Board members, Deanna brings an exceptional level of passion and experience to...
Shirley Courtney and Verlie

Falling is Big Concern for 76-year-old Twin Sisters Who Live Together

After Shirley’s divorce in the 1990s, she and her twin sister, Verlie, bought a house together in Perry Township. Now at age 76, they don’t get around as well as they once did. Verlie has spinal issues. Shirley has Alzheimer’s....
Volunteering in retirement

Want to Live a Happier, Healthier Life as a Senior? Volunteer!

In the third quarter of 2020, about 28.6 million Baby Boomers – those born between 1946 and 1964 – reported that they were out of the labor force due to retirement, according to the Pew Research Center. Embarking into a...
Isolated Senior Looking out Window at Neighborhood

Increased Gun Violence Impacts Indy Seniors

For more than a decade, CICOA has set aside one morning a year to gather an army of volunteers to make homes safer for seniors. Called Safe at Home, the event annually brings together more than 120 volunteers to make...
Foods for Eye Health Nutrients

Five Unexpected Foods for Eye Health Nutrients

Your eyes act as a window to the outside world. With August being National Eye Exam Month, let's take a look at eye health as it relates to aging and nutrition. As your eyes age, common eye problems like dry...
Alice McGinnis

Taking Time to Thrive at 105

Ask Alice McGinnis, who turned 105 this summer, about the secret to her longevity. “I never get in a hurry,” she says. Today, Alice likes to listen to books on tape. She could write her own book, given all she...

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