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Published By Van Andrews on February 01, 2019

It's All About Relationships

Barbara Koons and Heather Goad

As we move forward into 2019 we would like to place more focus on the people who mean so much to us, our clients and our caregivers. As we enter the lives of the people who need us they become part of our family, and the caregivers that are there for them every day become part of theirs. We would like you to meet two very special people in our Right at Home Indianapolis North family, Barbara Koons and Heather Goad. Barb Koons is a special lady who we have had the privilege of knowing for many years.

Paper Collage by Barbara Koons
Paper Collage by Barbara Koons      

Barb was born in 1935 in Mansfield, Ohio, daughter of an artist and a violinist.Those creative genes have continued with Barb, evident in the paintings that fill her house and the wealth of poetry she has published. Barb was a non-traditional student who pursued an MFA from Indiana University Bloomington. She served as an active volunteer for the Writer's Center of Indiana for more than 20 years. Her book of poetry, Night Highway, is a haunting tribute to family ties and the natural world that speaks to her heart.

Night Highway by Barbara Koons
Night Highway by Barbara Koons

Heather Goad has devoted her life to being a caregiver for the last 31 years, and she and Barbara have been a team for the last 6. Heather is more than a caregiver to Barb, she is a friend, and the two of them have formed a deep bond of trust. Heather's commitment to Barb, her dependability, her compassion, and her attitude of servitude are what make her one of the best. Please join us in recognizing this beautiful partnership, in seeing Barb as the amazing, talented artist and person she is, and Heather as her devoted companion and friend. We are so proud to know them both.

Out and About Partnering with Our Friends

Our local Partners in Healthcare group consists of a dedicated community of individuals committed to sharing resources to best serve our seniors. We meet on a regular basis to encourage one another and offer our services wherever they are needed. Thanks to our friends at Stonecrest of Meridian Hills and Bloom at Eagle Creek for hosting!

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All Around the Town

We attended the grand opening of the new Oak Street Health Glendale with Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett officiating the ribbon cutting. This is an amazing organization that provides a more personalized, intentional approach to healthcare for seniors. Welcome to our community!

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Where We Will Be in February

--Feb. 13, 2019

Riverview Health Lunch and Learn
395 Westfield Rd.
Noblesville, IN 46060

--Feb. 16, 2019

Meet and Greet Hendricks Regional Health
5492 North Ronald Reagan Parkway
Brownsburg, In 46112

--Feb. 27, 2019

Partners in Healthcare Northside
Brookdale Carmel
301 Executive Dr.
Carmel, IN 46032

--Feb. 28, 2018

Meet and Greet Hendricks Regional Health
1000 E. Main St.
Danville, IN 46122

--Feb. 28, 2018

Partners in Healthcare Westside
Cumberland Trace
1925 Reeves Road
Plainfield, IN 46168

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