Jean Griswold Foundation Awards $1,000 Grant to CICOA

POSTED: February 20, 2019

CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions has received a grant of $1,000 from the Jean Griswold Foundation, a private charity established in 2010 by Griswold Home Care to further the company’s belief that care for the elderly and disabled should be available to all and not just the privileged few.

Jean Griswold Foundation’s vision is a future in which all seniors, including those with limited financial means, will have the opportunity to age with dignity in the comfort of their own homes. They carry out this vision in the communities they serve by awarding grants for select community programs such as CICOA, which help people age in place who otherwise could not afford to do so. Donations from Griswold Home Care franchisees, friends and family have allowed the Foundation, now in its sixth year of awarding grants, to give to 206 nonprofit organizations across the nation.

The Foundation gives awards to those agencies best aligned with its funding priorities and chose CICOA because of its mission to help low-income individuals over age 60 remain in an environment of their choosing. CICOA has a long history of providing outstanding home safety and accessibility modifications, and is the only organization in Central Indiana targeting these services for the low-income senior community.

CICOA’s grant will support the Safe at Home program, to provide home safety and accessibility modifications to prevent seniors from falling. Modifications provided by Safe at Home include: adding grab bars, adding or repairing handrails in stairwells, leveling uneven floors, repairing faulty steps, installing wheelchair ramps, replacing bathtubs with roll-in showers or tub cut-outs, and raising toilets.

About Jean Griswold Foundation

Jean Griswold Foundation appreciates the generosity of all their friends and supporters. Every dollar donated is used to further their mission to support programs and services that allow seniors to age in place. Jean Griswold Foundation, a 501(c) (3) private foundation established in 2010, provides grants to select community programs that help people age in place. Those selected for grants help to advance the Foundation’s mission of supporting services to those in need so individuals may “age in place.” For more information please visit

About Griswold Home Care

Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1969, Dr. Jean Griswold understood the importance of needing support without losing independence. When a member of her husband’s Presbyterian parish passed away because she couldn’t find affordable help at home, Jean took action. Armed with a background in education and geriatric counseling, she planted the seeds for a national organization and an enduring mission. For over 30 years, Griswold Home Care has helped hundreds of thousands of people to live independently and age in place. Since its foundation, Griswold Home Care has been profiled on NBC’s The Today Show and been recognized in Forbes, Entrepreneur, and USA Today. It has grown to become one of the nation’s leading non-medical in-home care companies. For more information contact Bill Kohler, director of Griswold Home Care North Suburban at (317) 471-3511.


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