A lot of us dream of retiring one day and living the leisurely life---but for many, work is what gives us purpose, and it's hard to imagine not having that purposeful work to do. Take Bob Vollmer, Indiana's oldest state employee who recently retired at age 102! In this photo provided by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources you can see him hard at work as a land surveyor, still going strong after 60 years on the job. His secret to success? Hard work. Keep moving. Purposeful living. Bob won the Sagamore of the Wabash in 2016, Indiana's highest civilian honor, having "distinguished his humanity in living, his loyalty in friendship, his wisdom in council, and his inspiration in leadership." We, here at Right at Home Indianapolis North are inspired by Bob, and we honor senior citizens like him every day by providing quality care and excellent services to those in need. We have so much to learn from our seniors!
CICOA Dementia Friends Appreciation
Our friends at CICOA recently held a special luncheon to honor everyone who has completed Dementia Champion training. Dementia Champions are trained to go out into the community and educate others about dementia and the Dementia Friends Indiana program. There are 147 Dementia Champions who have helped make 6051 Dementia Friends in Indiana as of January 2020. Thank you to Melinda Winnie, CICOA Community Program Coordinator, who is so committed and enthusiastic about supporting those who live with dementia in our community. And thank you to Tauhric Brown, new CICOA CEO for his inspirational service.
New Independent Adult Day Care Center
Lisa Chubb, Vice President of Independent Adult Day Care Centers gave us a tour of their new Fishers location, opening soon! What a beautiful space for our seniors to spend their days in, with delicious fresh food, exercise, and activities. The staff will ensure your loved ones receive the best care. Lisa is so excited about being able to share this brand new building with the community!
The Magic Ball Goes Woodstock
Tom Ayer, Corporate and Planned Giving Manager from CICOA encourages us all to join him on April 3rd for a far out good time at the inaugural CICOA Magic Ball. This event will raise funds that support community services for seniors and people of any age with a disability in Central Indiana. The evening features a sumptuous dinner and dessert, dancing, dancing,and a costume contest. Groovy!
It's Just Around the Corner! Choose to Move Race for Parkinson's
Make sure and save the date and get pumped for the upcoming 2020 Choose to Move Race for Parkinson's on April 25th and help us help every person with Parkinson's receive the support they need. Create a team and join us for a fun and inspirational day. Hope to see you there! Thank you to the Indiana Parkinson's Foundation for planning this annual event.
Where We Will Be In March
---March 3, 2020
St. Vincent Ascension Indianapolis Case Management Vendor Fair
St. Vincent Ascension 2001 West 86th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46260
---March 5, 2020
Marion County Council on Aging
CICOA 8440 Woodfield Crossing Ste. 175
Indianapolis, IN 46240
---March 12, 2020
Zionsville Chamber of Commerce
El Toro Bravo1576 W. Oak St.
Zionsville, IN 46077
---March 13, 2020
Advancing Age Friendly Healthcare Conference
12156 North Meridian
Carmel, IN 46032