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Create Stronger Communities Through Effective Outreach

You don’t know what you don’t know. I don’t know who first said that, but Copernicus, who lived a mere 500 years ago, said, “To know that we know what we know, and to know that we do not know...
Two women gardening and smiling in greenhouse

8 Challenges of Aging: Empowerment & Purpose

Tips to help you and your loved one lead an empowered, joyful life Me first. That sounds a little selfish, doesn’t it? Good. That was my intent. I know what it’s like to be a caregiver. I know how easy...
Way2Go Transportation Client Janillia

Way2Go Transportation Reduces Worry for Cancer Patient

In a routine checkup last March, Janillia’s doctor observed that she had lost a lot of weight over the previous year—about 40 pounds. Had she been dieting? No, in fact, she hadn’t thought anything about it. “I haven’t lost my...
Senior Man Sitting in Bus

Getting out of the House Is Good for Your Health, but Many Older Hoosiers Feel Stranded

If you have your own vehicle, I want you to do a little experiment with me. Look at your calendar for the next couple of weeks. Now, imagine that you don’t have a vehicle, you don’t live within walking distance...
Senior man receiving healthy groceries at home

Promoting Equity by Meeting Basic Needs

Many years ago, I worked with individuals with developmental and cognitive disabilities. I came into this field of human services quite ignorant of how inequitable life can be, especially when facing forever disabilities. I assumed everyone had the same opportunities...
Ron Hicks CICOA client who found assisted living housing after nearly being homeless

Facing Eviction, Senior Finds New Home After Life-changing Call

Last December, Ron was in deep trouble. A year earlier, he’d lost his wife. The radiation and chemotherapy that helped him beat oral cancer left him weak and bedridden. And now, with his savings running out, he was facing eviction...

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