|Safe at Home
Due to overwhelming community response, we have filled all remaining volunteer spots for this year's Safe At Home event. However, CICOA is always in need of volunteers! If you would like to help out in other ways, please visit our Volunteer Page to see other opportunities and complete a volunteer application. Thank you for your interest!
Each year, one in every three adults age 65 and older falls. Twenty to thirty percent of people who fall suffer moderate to severe injuries, such as lacerations, hip fractures or head traumas. The average cost for treatment of the resulting injuries is $19,000. Injuries also may make it difficult for the individual to continue living independently and may increase the risk of early death.
Many people who fall, even if they are not injured, develop a fear of falling. This fear may cause them to limit their activities, leading to reduced mobility and loss of physical fitness, which in turn increases their actual risk of falling.
To help prevent falls in and around the home, CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions hosts Safe at Home, an annual high-impact, half-day of service to homeowners age 60 and over or to persons of any age with a disability to help make their homes safe and accessible for daily living. Safe at Home typically coincides with Fall Prevention Awareness Week, recognized nationally during the first full week of fall.
8 – 9 a.m. Volunteer welcome and orientation
Ivy Tech Indianapolis-North Meridian Campus
Julia M. Carson Learning Resource Center
2725 North Illinois Street (Enter parking lot off of 28th and Illinois)
9 a.m. Opening Ceremony
9:30 a.m. – Noon Work projects
Check out our sponsorship pledge form.
Please visit our Donate Now page. Under "Use my gift to benefit" select "home modifications," and under "What prompted you to donate?" select "Safe at Home."
Eastern Star Church--Jewel Human Services
Sterler Productions, Inc.
Brown Mackie College
Ivy Tech Community College
Mapleton Fall Creek Development Corporation
Near North Community Development Corporation
Mid-North Quality of Life Plan Neighborhoods