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Volunteers enrich lives of people in Central Indiana

Volunteers Enrich the Lives of More Than 20,000 People in Central Indiana

Hoosiers’ spirit of volunteerism is impressive, often contagious and always appreciated. This is National Volunteer Month, and we are taking some time to thank the dozens of men and women across central Indiana who give their time and talents to...
Becky Barton

At a Loss for Words: Indy Woman Loses Her Career (Not Her Spirit) to Dementia

It’s easy to imagine Becky Barton on a stage. She exudes joy as she talks about her two grandkids and her career teaching occupational therapy at the University of Indianapolis. She had a stellar career, earning emeritus status. She’s written...
Nutrition Education for Senior Meal Sites

All Foods Fit into a Healthy Diet

March is National Nutrition Month. During the month of March, everyone is invited to learn about making informed food choices and developing helpful eating and physical activity habits. This March, we are focusing on how all foods can fit into...
Amber, Indianapolis mom of 7

Community Connections Empower Indy Mom to Break out of Homelessness

Building a healthier, flourishing community for all is a vision that requires many individuals and community partners working together. Consider the case of Amber, a mother of seven children, including an adult son who is non-verbal with autism and special...
Older woman living at home and her caregiver at home in kitchen

8 Challenges of Aging: Getting Older Doesn’t Have to Mean a Change of Address

Most seniors want to live in their own homes as they age. While about a third of people age 65 and older need assistance with at least one activity of daily living, there are plenty of ways to help the...
Person-centered care social worker with senior woman

Social Workers Help Those in Need Live Their Best Lives Possible

When my aunties Vicky, Gerry and Anne got together, they chattered nonstop. I didn’t pay a lot of attention to their banter until I was maybe 12 or 13. That’s when I really started listening. They shared stories about kids...

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