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Chris

Chris Pursues Love of Technology

In 1987, Chris wrote in an article for Indianapolis Monthly magazine, "You either do something in your life, or sit and do nothing." Chris is definitely a "do something" person. The 58-year-old was born with a hereditary form of muscular...
Owen

6-Year-Old Superhero Models Winning Spirit

Owen is like any other 6-year-old boy. He loves superheroes, video games, baseball and garbage trucks. He can run like the wind, with or without his Star Wars-themed prosthetics. As a toddler, Owen was burned on more than 98 percent...
Yolanda

Easy Access to Home Improves Independence

Outside Yolanda's front door is a wooden ramp. The ramp has sturdy handrails around it, which allows Yolanda to leave her home safely without the worry of maneuvering stairs in a wheelchair. Easy access to her home is just one...
Betty

Betty Finds Purpose in Encouraging Others

Visitors who meet Betty, 82, tend to stay awhile. She tells stories in an easy-going manner with a wide, friendly smile. Betty is a lifelong resident of Indianapolis who raised her family on the city's west side while working for...
Mary

81-Year-Old Mary Stays Active

For 81-year-old Mary, staying active is not difficult. She is soft-spoken and sweet, and greets people with a warm hug. Every day she calls members of her St. John Missionary Baptist Church congregation to see how they are doing and...
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Medicaid Waiver Helps Eligible Individuals Remain at Home

Moving into a nursing facility may not be the only option for seniors or those with disabilities who require assistance with activities of daily living. Individuals who meet Medicaid requirements who are at risk of institutionalized care may want to...

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