Seniors in Indy should get to know CICOA

CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions is a not-for-profit agency and one of 700 Area Agencies on Aging nationwide. Established in 1973 by an amendment to the 1965 Older Americans Act and incorporated in 1974, CICOA is not a government agency, but oversees state and federal funds and private donations to provide information, advocacy and support services for older adults, people with disabilities, and family caregivers.

CICOA is Indiana's largest Area Agency on Aging and serves Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Marion, Morgan, and Shelby Counties, where more than 26 percent of Indiana's population lives. In FY 2014 (July 2013-June 2014), CICOA and its network of for-profit and not-for-profit providers delivered the following services:

Aging & Disability Resource Center

Handled 113,543 incoming and outgoing calls providing information and assistance.
Conducted 4,326 telephone assessments.
Referred more than 20,397 callers to other community resources.
Participated in 354 health fairs and speaking engagements.
Engaged 907 volunteers in 23,714 hours of community service.
Logged 239,113 visits to CICOA’s website and 259,183 visits to the Indy Creative Aging website.

In-Home Services

Brokered in-home care management services, such as homemaker, home health aide and attendant care to 4,171 clients.
Conducted 8,991 nursing facility preadmission screenings.
Improved the transition of 857 individuals from inpatient hospital settings to other care settings through Care Transitions.
Provided 62 fans and 41 air conditioners to members of the community through CICOA's Cool Aid Project.

Meals & More

Delivered 484,725 meals in our eight-county area using CICOA drivers and volunteers.
Served 371,512 home-delivered meals.
Served 113,213 meals at neighborhood meal sites.
Served 4,150 individuals in Central Indiana.
Distributed 4,657 meal vouchers.

Caregiver Support

Conducted 92 caregiver workshops/presentations.

Lifelong Living Communities

Completed 121 home modifications to enhance accessibility and home safety.
Advocated for elder friendly communities with local area officials.
Served 59 individuals through home accessibility modifications.


Funded or directly provided 61,615 one-way trips. This includes direct transportation trips (Essential Needs, Shuttle) and funded trips (Reuben Center, Taxi Discount Coupons, Wheelchair Vouchers, New Freedom Vouchers.)

Categories: Senior Living