Independence Has a Support System

Empowering older adults, people with disabilities and caregivers with answers, services and support. 

“It’s hard for me to do everything on my own, especially since I’ve lost my spouse and don’t have family. To have support from CICOA is a wonderful thing. It’s a relief.”

Carleen hopes to stay in her home in the Crown Hill neighborhood for as long as she can.


Why a Strong Mission Is the Guiding Light of CICOA Foundation

The expression “jumping the shark” is taken from an episode of Happy Days in which the well-known character Arthur Fonzarelli, a.k.a. “Fonzie,” is water skiing in his trademark leather jacket and literally jumps over a shark. The expression that developed...
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Aging Gracefully: Conversations to Have with Your Aging Parents and Relatives

Have you ever found yourself seated across from an aging parent or relative, sharing a cup of tea or coffee, when the conversation takes an unexpected turn towards their health, finances or future plans? These discussions can sometimes be uncomfortable,...
April Ervin

Saving Superwoman: CICOA Caregiver Helps Others Overcome Burnout Through Self Care

How do you focus on your wellbeing amid everything that you're experiencing in life and work? This question has been the focus of April Ervin’s personal and professional life for the past decade. Born and raised in Indianapolis, April spent...

Galentine’s Day Reception

February 13, 2024 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Play Fore CICOA

March 21, 2024 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Safe at Home Yard Clean-Up Day

April 27, 2024 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am


of seniors want to remain in their current home for the rest of their lives

3+ Years

The average length of time that a CICOA client is able to remain living independently in their own home. 


out of every dollar directly supports clients

CICOA Foundation

CICOA is making a difference for Central Indiana’s seniors and people with disabilities by providing meals, transportation, home modifications, and in-home care to remain comfortably and safely at home. Join us in our mission.