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Charitable Giving at Year’s End

Some years back when I was new to the field of fundraising, I heard an expression that gave me pause. As with all professions, we have our industry-specific acronyms and expressions, but I was surprised to hear a senior executive...
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Community Health Workers Help Older Adults on the Road to Healthier Lives

McKenzie Killeen doesn’t need to see a spreadsheet to know the work she does is making a difference. She sees the benefits firsthand. McKenzie (pictured above, right) has a background in sales, but she wanted a career where she felt...
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All I Want for Christmas Is for More Seniors to Live Safely at Home

We live in a world with self-driving cars, where we can ask our phones to play our favorite tunes, and order eggnog delivered to our front door. Surely, we can make sure our elders are living their best lives possible,...
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Fishers Mom Inspires New Business to Encourage Letter Writing

CICOA launches Postbook™ to connect generations with postcards When Erica Seabaugh assigned her 7-year-old son to write letters while they were at home during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, she thought it would keep him busy and improve his...
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Bringing Innovative Ideas to Life

If you want to see something grow, you must invest in multiple ways to have a productive garden. That’s a key lesson I learned growing up in “the country,” in a small community in south-central rural Indiana. My sisters and...

Meal Delivery Has Been a Godsend for Franklin Woman

There have been days Rosemary just didn’t have the strength to make dinner. The 87-year-old Franklin woman has always been good about eating healthy, but over the last few years, she feels herself getting weaker. “When I went to the...

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