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Why We Love Bad News

Why We Love Bad News, and How to Kick the Habit

Plain and simple, all of us are drawn like magnets to sensational headlines and stories of negative and shocking incidents, whether we believe the sources are trustworthy or not. Does it come as any surprise that, statistically, we are more...
Pete Ritz

Donor Finds a Place He Can Make a Difference with CICOA

When a friend suggested Peter Ritz join the CICOA Foundation Board of Trustees about a decade ago, it didn’t take him long to say yes. Ritz was well aware of issues affecting the elderly. His 96-year-old dad was then living...
Jean Jackson

Meals & More Brings Peace-of-Mind to Indy Activist, Researcher and Caregiver

Jean marched with Martin Luther King in Washington D.C., was the first African American to work in the chemistry lab at Methodist Hospital, put two sons through college, has been chased by the Ku Klux Klan, met four U.S. presidents,...
Healthy eating begins with good planning

Healthy Eating Begins with Good Planning

Have you ever felt sluggish after a meal and then scolded yourself for overindulging or choosing the fries over a side salad? Those spur-of-the moment choices often are what get us in trouble. We all know that when you eat...
Karen Laine

Co-owner of Two Chicks and a Hammer Shares Her Thoughts on Home Accessibility

Almost everyone has a CICOA story, it seems. “I have a personal relationship with CICOA,” confessed Karen E. Laine, who along with her daughter Mina Starsiak, co-hosts HGTV’s Good Bones, a home renovation show based in the Fountain Square neighborhood...
Safe at Home Volunteer Event to Help Seniors in Indianapolis

CICOA Makes Homes Safer for Seniors in Martindale-Brightwood Neighborhood During Ninth Annual Safe at Home

When Pearl worked at the Martindale-Brightwood Community Development Center, she used to help CICOA identify seniors who needed a helping hand during CICOA’s annual Safe at Home event. This year, she got a little help at her own home. More...

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