Lifelong Living Communities
Creating Vibrant Neighborhoods for Aging
CICOA leads the effort to make the cities, towns and neighborhoods of Central Indiana vibrant neighborhoods where residents—young and old—can grow up and grow old together. Known as Lifelong Living Communities, the program works with homeowners, civic leaders, philanthropic organizations, and neighborhood associations to create opportunities for meaningful social interaction and to enable seniors to continue living in their homes and neighborhoods of choice.
CICOA has participated in a number of national, state and local surveys designed to give statistically relevant information about the needs of older adults in our community. Data from these surveys is used in planning services for Central Indiana.
Home Accessibility Modifications
With funding from individuals and local organizations and the help of volunteers, CICOA provides home modifications to improve accessiblity and safety—such as the installation of ramps, handrails, grab bars and step-in showers—that allow people to continue living safely and comfortably in their homes. CICOA targets neighborhoods that have high population densities of older homeowners on fixed incomes. Last year, CICOA provided more than 223 home modifications for low-income elderly Indianapolis residents.
Home Accessibility Evaluations
CICOA also offers home accessibility evaluations on a fee for service basis for those who want to make their homes more accessible and reduce the likelihood of falling. Read more about our home accessibility evaluation service.
Safe at Home
Safe at Home is a high-impact, half-day of service to homeowners over the age of 60 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. This year, Safe at Home will be Saturday, Sept.. 21.
For more information about Lifelong Living Communities, contact:
Director Lifelong Living Communities and Policy