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Collard greens and apples

Eat What’s in Season for Healthy Aging

Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables is essential for healthy aging. Eating at least five servings daily—three of vegetables and two of fruit—has been linked to lowering the risk of chronic disease, as well as Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias....
Nancy receives home delivered meals

Facing the Holidays Alone

For Nancy, 71, this Thanksgiving and Christmas will look different than in years past. She is facing the holiday season alone without Steve, her husband of 47 years, a career Army man who died in July. “That made me mad,...
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CICOA Partners with IU School of Medicine on Collaborative Dementia Care Model

Alzheimer’s pilot program aimed at helping people live at home longer When people with Alzheimer’s and other related diseases receive targeted, specialized care at home, they not only are able to live at home, but also their quality-of-life improves. That’s...
Care manager Judy and son Matt

An Ordinary Instant and a New Life

July 26, 2014, began as an ordinary, beautiful summer day. But in an ordinary instant, our lives changed dramatically.  It was about 4:00 p.m. that Saturday when I received a call from my son’s girlfriend that she couldn’t rouse Matt....
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Thinking About Caregiving on a Milestone Birthday

They say 50 is the new 30. While that sounds great, when I turn 50 on Nov. 25, I’ll still be half a century old. Age is all about perspective, right? My 20-something-year-old kids think 50 sounds old. My 70-something...
Medicare Open Enrollment

5 Tips for Optimizing Your Health Coverage for 2021

For three months before and after your 65th birthday, you have the opportunity to learn your options and sign up for Medicare as your health insurance. Medicare is a monumental perk for that milestone birthday, but plans and coverage are likely...

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