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Senior Volunteer of the Year Award Winner

Retired Noblesville Engineer Becomes Full-Time Volunteer

CICOA honors Lamar Ziegler as 2019 Senior Volunteer of the Year After people retire, they often spend their time golfing, traveling or working on a hobby. Not Lamar Ziegler. The 70-year-old from Noblesville often can be found repairing a roof...
Emily Rodehoffer

Care Managers Make a Difference, Even When It Seems Impossible

The role of care manager is important. It’s also a role with no concrete job description, and that is one of the aspects that I love most. A Client in Need of Compassion I had a client, Jimmy, who was...
Brianna Saunders

Board Member Reflects on Caring for a Grandmother With Dementia

When Brianna Saunders was 24, she took on the role of primary caregiver for her grandmother Evelyn, who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease. Brianna cared for Evelyn for the last 10 years of Evelyn’s life. Although Brianna did not know about...
Millenial Caregivers

Millennial Caregivers Among Most Stressed, Study Finds

Many of us – in fact, most of us – will feel the effects of caregiving at some point in our lives, regardless of our background, socioeconomic status or location. We may find ourselves caring for a loved one, or...
CICOA client with mobility issues

71-Year-Old Living Comfortably This Summer With CICOA Air Conditioner

Last year, when 71-year old Eunice’s air conditioner broke, she had to endure the rest of the hot summer with only a fan. She was thankful for the fan, stating that “every little bit helped,” but she is even more...
Let Outdoor Fun Begin

Let the Outdoor Fun Begin!

A caregiver’s days often are harried with fixed responsibilities and countless unanticipated distractions. With so many tasks necessary just to get through a single day, the thought of getting out of the house with a loved one to do something...

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