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Deanna Conerly

The Making of a Caregiver, Advocate

September 21, 2021 Comments Off on The Making of a Caregiver, Advocate
September 24 @ 1:43 pm

Deanna Conerly describes herself as an extraverted introvert. However, her story shows someone who’s not hesitant about providing care and advocating for others. As one of CICOA’s newest Board members, Deanna brings an exceptional level of passion and experience to a role that allows her to advocate for the organization’s mission and help more people…

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Shirley Courtney and Verlie

Falling is Big Concern for 76-year-old Twin Sisters Who Live Together

September 8, 2021 Comments Off on Falling is Big Concern for 76-year-old Twin Sisters Who Live Together
September 24 @ 1:43 pm

After Shirley’s divorce in the 1990s, she and her twin sister, Verlie, bought a house together in Perry Township. Now at age 76, they don’t get around as well as they once did. Verlie has spinal issues. Shirley has Alzheimer’s. “One of my biggest concerns is falls,” said Shirley’s daughter, Courtney, who regularly stops by…

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Volunteering in retirement

Want to Live a Happier, Healthier Life as a Senior? Volunteer!

September 7, 2021 Comments Off on Want to Live a Happier, Healthier Life as a Senior? Volunteer!
September 24 @ 1:43 pm

In the third quarter of 2020, about 28.6 million Baby Boomers – those born between 1946 and 1964 – reported that they were out of the labor force due to retirement, according to the Pew Research Center. Embarking into a new season of retirement can be both exciting and a bit scary for older adults. …

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Isolated Senior Looking out Window at Neighborhood

Increased Gun Violence Impacts Indy Seniors

August 30, 2021 Comments Off on Increased Gun Violence Impacts Indy Seniors
September 24 @ 1:43 pm

For more than a decade, CICOA has set aside one morning a year to gather an army of volunteers to make homes safer for seniors. Called Safe at Home, the event annually brings together more than 120 volunteers to make homes safer for 20 senior homeowners. We’ve installed hundreds of grab bars, wheelchair ramps and…

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Foods for Eye Health Nutrients

Five Unexpected Foods for Eye Health Nutrients

August 30, 2021 Comments Off on Five Unexpected Foods for Eye Health Nutrients
September 24 @ 1:43 pm

Your eyes act as a window to the outside world. With August being National Eye Exam Month, let’s take a look at eye health as it relates to aging and nutrition. As your eyes age, common eye problems like dry eyes, watery eyes, floaters in vision, or loss of ability to see close objects may…

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Donate to Safe at Home

August 25, 2021 Comments Off on Donate to Safe at Home
September 24 @ 1:43 pm

Give to help provide home safety modifications for seniors in need. Home Homepage Donate to Safe at Home Your gift provides: $300 – A handheld shower and shower seat $500 – Multiple grab bars to help a senior get in and out of the bathtub safely $500 – Banisters and handrails that offer stability for…

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Taking Time to Thrive at 105

August 17, 2021 Comments Off on Taking Time to Thrive at 105
September 24 @ 1:43 pm

Ask Alice McGinnis, who turned 105 this summer, about the secret to her longevity. “I never get in a hurry,” she says. Today, Alice likes to listen to books on tape. She could write her own book, given all she has experienced and accomplished. But throughout her life, Alice has been determined to look forward…

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Senior couple meeting with advisor to sell business

Ready to Cash in Your Business? Tips to Save Some Money

August 17, 2021 Comments Off on Ready to Cash in Your Business? Tips to Save Some Money
September 24 @ 1:43 pm

Ten thousand people turn 65 every day. With advances in medicine, this could begin the writing of many chapters in your life’s book throughout a long and healthy retirement. Naturally, there is nothing magical about this age and many a successful business owner has retired at 65, 70, 80 or much younger. For most business…

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Way2Go Transportation

Transportation Is a Freedom Many in Our Community Lack

August 9, 2021 Comments Off on Transportation Is a Freedom Many in Our Community Lack
September 24 @ 1:43 pm

I take for granted my freedom to get up and go. A lot of us take our ease of travel for granted. If we want to go to the grocery, visit friends, or see a doctor, we hop in the car and drive. Our only concern may be which route to take. Recently I read…

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Envision Lecture Innovation in CBOs

CBO Innovation in the Era of Value-Based Care

August 5, 2021 Comments Off on CBO Innovation in the Era of Value-Based Care
September 24 @ 1:43 pm

Community-based organizations like CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions not only provide valuable resources and services for vulnerable populations, but also increasingly must become innovators as part of an integrated, multidisciplinary healthcare delivery model. So said Dr. Venus Wong and Dr. Sarah Rosenbaum, researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine’s Clinical Excellence Research Center, during…

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