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Natalie playing with local team Circle City Rollers

Shortage of In-Home Aides is Challenge for Team USA Power Soccer Player

October 13, 2021 Comments Off on Shortage of In-Home Aides is Challenge for Team USA Power Soccer Player
October 18 @ 10:15 pm

Natalie is the definition of irrepressible. She views spinal muscular atrophy, the genetic disease that affects her central nervous system and requires her to use a wheelchair, as just another one of the challenges she thrives on tackling. Natalie runs her own web-design business, is an elite-level power soccer player and travels the world in…

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Aging Advantages Summit Presentations

October 12, 2021 Comments Off on Aging Advantages Summit Presentations
October 18 @ 10:15 pm

Aging Advantages Summit Presentations Creative ways older adults can remain active in their communities Home News & Events Aging Advantages Summit Presentations CICOA’s Aging Advantages Summit addresses how valuable senior volunteers are to our society and faith communities, as well as offers creative ways older adults can remain active. OCT. 6, 2021 Presentations Presentation Speaker…

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Medical Student Taking Online Class About Dementia Care

Med Students Become Dementia Friends

October 6, 2021 Comments Off on Med Students Become Dementia Friends
October 18 @ 10:15 pm

Something exciting is happening this month that could have a long-term impact across Indiana on the care provided to people with dementia: First-year students at Indiana University School of Medicine’s Indianapolis and Fort Wayne campuses will attend training seminars with Dementia Friends Indiana. Our hope is these seminars will be the beginning of a movement…

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Oats a Nutritious Food for Seniors

Oats: A Simple yet Beneficial Food Favorite of Caregivers

September 28, 2021 Comments Off on Oats: A Simple yet Beneficial Food Favorite of Caregivers
October 18 @ 10:15 pm

Caregivers often need to prepare multiple meals a day for their care recipient. If that’s you, and you want to learn about foods that are the right balance of easy to prepare, inexpensive, versatile and nutritious, look no further than the (seemingly) simple oat. Oats seem like a simple food—small, lightweight grains that are similar…

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Deanna Conerly

The Making of a Caregiver, Advocate

September 21, 2021 Comments Off on The Making of a Caregiver, Advocate
October 18 @ 10:15 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
October 18 @ 10:15 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!
October 18 @ 10:15 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
October 18 @ 10:15 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
October 18 @ 10:15 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
October 18 @ 10:15 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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