Elderly and Homebound residents of Hamilton County are lucky to have a plethora of resources at their disposal. Here, we have gathered an easy-to-access list for you and your loved ones so that you can make use of all that Central Indiana has to offer!
The Central Indiana Council on Aging (CICOA)
CICOA’s mission is to empower older adults, people with disabilities, and their caregivers with answers, services and support.
They offer transportation, senior meals and nutrition, caregiver support services, and more, with a drive to ensure that seniors who want to remain independent have the tools to do so. Their Web site has a plethora of resources as well as contact information or request forms. Visit cicoa.org to learn more!
Senior Citizens Organization, Inc.
This Senior Center is located at 18336 Cumberland Road in Noblesville. Their mission is to enrich the lives of the elderly by providing a safe location for fun and fellowship. Events include golf outings, theatre, fitness classes, game nights, and more. Contact them at 317-773-6904 or go to their Web site at seniorcitizensorg.org for a complete list of events and activities!
A Caring Place Adult Day Services
As a daytime program through Catholic Charities Indianapolis, A Caring Place offers therapeutic recreation, socialization, programming, health assessments, monitoring, medication administration, meals, and transportation services daily for an hourly fee. Caregiver support is also provided. For more information, visit their Web site by clicking this link.
The Memory Café
Usually held at a coffeehouse, library, or other public place, a memory café is a welcoming place for individuals facing Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, or cognitive impairment. Together with their caregiver, seniors can socialized, play games, listen to music, and enjoy other appropriate activities. Visit the Memory Café Directory to find out which Indiana location is closest to you!
The Shepard’s Center of Hamilton County Together Today Program
The Together Today program provides fun, educational, and healthy activities for older adults to enjoy. Socialization is an important aspect of mental and emotional health, and this program aims to enrich the lives of Hamilton County’s elderly by creating a safe place for friendship to flourish. If you would like to find out more about this great offering, visit the Shepard’s Center Web site.
Prime Life Enrichment, Inc.
Prime Life Enrichment is an activity and resource center specializing in enriching the lives of senior citizens in Hamilton County. They provide services and programs that promote independence, wellness, and socialization. Located in Carmel, Prime Life has a warm water exercise pool as well as a fitness area and offers memberships. Visit their Web site to find out more about their programing, location, and hours.
AARP is a large non-for-profit providing services and support for senior citizens throughout the nation. This organization helps people over 50 to maintain independence and autonomy as well as choice and control while moving through the process of aging. Find more information by going to www.AARP.org.
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The mission of Meals on Wheels of Hamilton County, Indiana supports individuals who are elderly, disabled, chronically ill and home-bound by delivering nutritious meals, reducing hunger, improving health and promoting independence.