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My Holiday Wish: An End to Food Insecurity

December 1, 2021 Comments Off on My Holiday Wish: An End to Food Insecurity
December 3 @ 1:27 am

Like so many of you, I gathered around the table with family this Thanksgiving in front of heaping platters of food. Good food. Healthy food. Ok, some not so healthy if you are like my wife and don’t count pumpkin pie as a serving of fruit. Point is, we had an abundance of all kinds…

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Secrets E-book DFI Thank You

November 23, 2021 Comments Off on Secrets E-book DFI Thank You
December 3 @ 1:27 am

Thank You Your e-book, Secrets to Making Mealtimes Easier for People with Dementia and Family Caregivers, is on its way to your inbox. (You can also download it here.) Take a Step Toward Making Indiana Dementia Friendly This #GivingTuesday Giving Tuesday is a day to celebrate all acts of giving and the many ways we all…

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Secrets to Making Mealtimes Easier for People with Dementia and Family Caregivers

November 22, 2021 Comments Off on Secrets to Making Mealtimes Easier for People with Dementia and Family Caregivers
December 3 @ 1:27 am

OUR #GIVINGTUESDAY GIFT TO YOU: Secrets to Making Mealtimes Easier for People with Dementia and Family Caregivers Get the Free E-Book For Giving Tuesday, CICOA is offering this e-book, Secrets to Making Mealtimes Easier for People with Dementia and Family Caregivers, for FREE. We know how hard it can be to get a loved one with…

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Secrets E-book Thank You

November 22, 2021 Comments Off on Secrets E-book Thank You
December 3 @ 1:27 am

Thank You Your e-book, Secrets to Making Mealtimes Easier for People with Dementia and Family Caregivers, is on its way to your inbox. (You can also download it here.) Help Us Fight Senior Hunger This #GivingTuesday Giving Tuesday is a day to celebrate all acts of giving and the many ways we all do good. Our…

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Senior Meal Delivery Recipient Joyce

The Monumental Impact Of Meal Delivery For Seniors

November 16, 2021 Comments Off on The Monumental Impact Of Meal Delivery For Seniors
December 3 @ 1:27 am

With a food budget of $50 a month, Joyce couldn’t afford fresh fruit and vegetables, so she shopped at budget stores and made meals of Little Debbie snack cakes and other processed foods. She knew it wasn’t good for her or her high blood pressure, but she didn’t know what else to do. “They say…

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Thanksgiving Plate with Variety of Foods and Colors

How to Add Variety to Your Plate This Holiday

November 15, 2021 Comments Off on How to Add Variety to Your Plate This Holiday
December 3 @ 1:27 am

Thanksgiving dinner often invokes many emotions based on our past, family traditions and our own connections to certain foods. You may have attended large Thanksgiving meals where everyone talked about their favorite foods on the table.   Even with holiday spirit in the air, it is not uncommon to hear family and friends also talk about how they need to “watch what they eat” and “not eat too much.” If restricting…

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Care Manager and Army Veteran Darrell Pierce

Veterans Day: A Care Manager’s Perspective

November 11, 2021 Comments Off on Veterans Day: A Care Manager’s Perspective
December 3 @ 1:27 am

For CICOA Care Manager Darrell Pierce, a U.S. Army veteran, Veterans Day is a somber occasion. He reflects on the number of veterans who succumb to suicide, a statistic that may be as high as 22 veterans per day, on average, according to reports from the Department of Veterans Affairs.  “I think about the veterans out there who are not getting the help they need,”…

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CICOA Receives $25,000 from Healthcare Initiatives for Home Modifications

November 4, 2021 Comments Off on CICOA Receives $25,000 from Healthcare Initiatives for Home Modifications
December 3 @ 1:27 am

CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions has received a grant of $25,000 from Healthcare Initiatives, Inc., a private granting foundation located in Indianapolis that supports the advancement of human health and well-being. Funding will provide home safety and accessibility modifications through CICOA’s Safe at Home program to help low-income older adults maintain their health and independence…

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Alzheimer's caregiver Mark Lee

Unpaid, Untrained Caregivers Face Challenges; CICOA and Its Network of Partners Are Here to Help

November 3, 2021 Comments Off on Unpaid, Untrained Caregivers Face Challenges; CICOA and Its Network of Partners Are Here to Help
December 3 @ 1:27 am

Mark Lee never thought of himself as a caregiver. It wasn’t part of his life plan, but then no one plans on a parent getting Alzheimer’s. So, when his mom no longer could care for his dad alone, Mark moved in with his parents and became an unpaid caregiver for his dad while also running…

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CICOA Receives $10,000 from Glick Philanthropies to Support Transportation

November 3, 2021 Comments Off on CICOA Receives $10,000 from Glick Philanthropies to Support Transportation
December 3 @ 1:27 am

CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions has received a grant of $10,000 from the Glick Community Relief Fund, a grant program of Glick Philanthropies. Funding will support CICOA’s Way2Go transportation service, providing reliable, affordable transportation to help older adults maintain their health and independence while aging in place in their homes. CICOA supports residents and neighbors…

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