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5 Ways to Eat More Autumn Harvest Fruits and Vegetables

October 20, 2021 Comments Off on 5 Ways to Eat More Autumn Harvest Fruits and Vegetables
October 22 @ 8:53 am

Following good nutrition habits can be difficult with today’s hectic schedules, but especially so for caregivers. One key to better nutrition is eating seasonal food, which is fresher and has more nutrients. Each season brings with it new produce to enjoy. Some autumn-harvested produce includes sweet potatoes, spinach, pumpkin, cranberries and apples. Let’s look at…

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OAA Grant Invoice Form

October 19, 2021 Comments Off on OAA Grant Invoice Form
October 22 @ 8:53 am

OAA Grant Invoice Form Submit your organization’s invoice for Older Americans Act funding Home Partners & Providers OAA Grant Invoice Form Organizations Receiving Older Americans Act Funding Through CICOA CICOA provides the following blank templates for you to use when submitting your monthly invoice and required documentation. Download the Excel document needed for your funding…

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COVID Stops Here Silver

CICOA Recognized as a COVID Stops Here Workplace

October 19, 2021 Comments Off on CICOA Recognized as a COVID Stops Here Workplace
October 22 @ 8:53 am

CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions has been recognized as a Silver COVID Stops Here workplace for achieving an 88 percent staff vaccination rate. The COVID Stops Here campaign recognizes Indiana workplaces that have achieved widespread vaccination against COVID-19. Organizations that have achieved at least a 70 percent vaccination rate are eligible to receive a designation. …

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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 22 @ 8:53 am

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 22 @ 8:53 am

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 22 @ 8:53 am

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 22 @ 8:53 am

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 22 @ 8:53 am

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 22 @ 8:53 am

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 22 @ 8:53 am

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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