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Listening to Music During Mealtime

Background Music During Mealtime to Create a Calm Environment

July 21, 2021 Comments Off on Background Music During Mealtime to Create a Calm Environment
October 22 @ 3:49 am

Everyone needs a healthy diet to feel their best each day. This is especially true for loved ones with dementia who may struggle to eat enough food for proper nutrition. Even if healthy meals are available to your loved one, you may find that they are not engaged with eating, or they simply do not eat enough to keep their body nourished.…

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n4a Aging Achievement Awards 2021

CICOA Receives Aging Achievement Award

July 20, 2021 Comments Off on CICOA Receives Aging Achievement Award
October 22 @ 3:49 am

CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions announces that its innovative online application Duett received a 2021 Aging Achievement Award from the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) during the n4a Annual Conference and Tradeshow, July 19-22. Duett, which won in the agency operations category, streamlines the process of matching older adults and people with…

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Research Partnerships

July 16, 2021 Comments Off on Research Partnerships
October 22 @ 3:49 am

Research Partnerships Collaborating to understand community needs and address health outcomes. Home News & Events Research Research Partnerships CICOA recognizes that engaging with research partners offers a mutually beneficial partnership bridging research initiatives that target CICOA’s population, including older adults, those of any age with a disability, their caregivers and the organizations that serve them.…

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Mental Health in the Black Community after COVID

COVID’s Lingering Effects on Mental Health Hit Black Community Hard

July 14, 2021 Comments Off on COVID’s Lingering Effects on Mental Health Hit Black Community Hard
October 22 @ 3:49 am

Many of us are celebrating the fact that we can gather again with friends and family, go to the grocery without a face mask, watch a ballgame in person and go back to church. Many of us are getting back to the way life used to be pre-COVID. However, a large percentage of people across…

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Debra enjoys freedom with her new wheelchair ramp

Nonprofits Join Forces to Keep People Safe at Home

July 12, 2021 Comments Off on Nonprofits Join Forces to Keep People Safe at Home
October 22 @ 3:49 am

Woman celebrates freedom after volunteers build wheelchair ramp Debra Jones feels free. For the first time in more than a year, she can safely go outside. She can’t get enough of the fresh air and sunshine after being confined to her home, unable to climb up or down the steps. On any given day, you’ll…

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INdependence At Home Network

July 2, 2021 Comments Off on INdependence At Home Network
October 22 @ 3:49 am

A helping hand to make homes safer and improve quality of life Home INdependence At Home Network The INdependence At Home Network is a coalition of organizations serving the greater Indianapolis area who are focused on making homes safer and improving the quality of life for older adults and people with disabilities. Collectively, the organizations…

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Aging Advantages Summit

Aging Advantages Summit

June 30, 2021 Comments Off on Aging Advantages Summit
October 6 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

CICOA’s first Aging Advantages Summit will address the valuable role of senior volunteers in our society and faith communities. Learn creative ways older adults can remain active.

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CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions

June 23, 2021 Comments Off on CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions
October 22 @ 3:49 am
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CICOA Spirit Award for Southport Police

Innovation, Compassion during Pandemic Inspire CICOA Awards

June 22, 2021 Comments Off on Innovation, Compassion during Pandemic Inspire CICOA Awards
October 22 @ 3:49 am

When the pandemic struck, people came forward to find solutions to care for Central Indiana’s most vulnerable residents. CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions honored some of the heroes during its annual awards. It also awarded a hospital system and Indianapolis physician for work to advance care for people with dementia and Alzheimer’s. Exceptional Service Award:…

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Laurinda Swank and her mother Theresa

Giving from the Heart

June 8, 2021 Comments Off on Giving from the Heart
October 22 @ 3:49 am

Central Indiana is home to enough nonprofit organizations with worthy causes to make an interested donor’s head spin. How to choose one over another? Laurinda Swank believes in following her heart.  “Seniors and children are a soft spot for me,” said Laurinda, 50.   She finds value in CICOA’s focus on the long-term health and safety of its…

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