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See how the people of Central Indiana are impacted by CICOA’s support and services.

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Mable

You Make the Sunshine

Hearing aids in, Mable, 92, answered her phone. Although her hearing is dulled with age, her mind remains sharp, her laughter quick. Today, Mable lives alone on Indy’s northwest side. She was married to her husband for 60-plus years when...
Stanford Fellows Visit CICOA in 2019

CICOA works with local, national organizations to find solutions through research

When organizations like the prestigious Regenstrief Institute, Stanford or Indiana University call to ask for help, your ears perk up. Afterall, we’re a community-based organization, not a national program. Our expertise is caring for vulnerable populations, not research. Nevertheless, CICOA...
Preserving Family Memories

Preserving Memories into Family Treasures: No Time Like the Present

From easy conversations to timeless treasures Dad was a born storyteller. Raised during the Great Depression, serving as a combat soldier in Germany during WWII, and landing in a 40-year career in public speaking, the man certainly had stories to...
Senior woman buying canned goods at dollar store

How to Eat Healthy from a Dollar Store

Eating well-balanced meals with lots of colorful fruits and veggies, whole grains and a limited amount of sugar, sodium and saturated fat is essential for healthy aging and may also reduce one’s risk of developing dementia. But what if you...
Andrea

Providing Peace of Mind

For families, peace of mind means everything. Among the many resources CICOA provides, the knowledge and guidance of experienced professionals helps ease the journey for family caregivers like Andrea. Andrea’s mother, Silvera, 80, and aunt Betty, 83, live with her...
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CICOA Working to Improve Healthcare Access and Affordability for Aging Hoosiers

Ask anyone over the age of 60 what they worry about when it comes to aging, and most will talk about their health, whether they’ll be able to afford care, and concerns about where they will be living in their...

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