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Safe at Home Making Homes Safer for Indianapolis Seniors

Fall Clean-Up Has Become One of My Favorite Days of the Year

CICOA sponsors its 13th Safe at Home Sept. 16 Every 11 seconds an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall, according to the National Council on Aging. That’s a staggering statistic. Yet so many falls can...
Lillie Ford Indianapolis senior aging in place safely at home thanks to local nonprofits

From Stumble To Strength: Reclaiming Independence After Falls

Lillie was working as a DeCA teller at the Harrison Village Commissary at Fort Ben on Indy’s northeast side in 2016 when an odd thing happened: She began losing her equilibrium and falling. A lot. She fell downstairs. She fell...
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The Will to Make a Will: Empowering Your Legacy

Did you know that August is National Make-a-Will Month? While the topic of creating a will might not be the most exciting, it is undoubtedly one of the most crucial steps in ensuring that your wishes are honored, and your...
Caring Hands Holding a Patient's Hands

The Passion to Care for Others

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic gave each of us an opportunity for introspection, a chance to slow down, and a challenge unlike any other. For healthcare professionals and those devoted to ensuring access to vital resources, this period became...
Loneliness and depression in homebound older adults

Breaking the Cycle of Loneliness and Depression Among Seniors

Remember how isolated we all felt during the pandemic? Remember wanting to go somewhere, but everything was closed? Even though I was home with my wife and our dog, there were many days I felt isolated and depressed. On those...
Postbook wins USAging Award

CICOA Named Recipient of Prestigious Aging Achievement Award from USAging

CICOA is thrilled to announce that Postbook, an intergenerational postcard exchange and keepsake journal designed to create connection and deep relationships, received a 2023 Aging Achievement Award from USAging, one of the highest honors presented by USAging to its members....

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