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This month, we honor members of current and past Joy’s House committees. Their dedication and support have helped make us who we are through involvement in areas of marketing, finance, quality of service, development, governance, community connections, human resources, and other areas of need. Their expertise and enthusiasm has shined through smaller fundraising events, such...
January 30, 2019
Over the past 20 years, we have cared for some of the spunkiest women and kindest men that we’ve had the pleasure to meet.  While we spent 40+ hours a week with these men and women, learning about the past that was forgotten due to Alzheimer’s or has become too weak due to Parkinson’s or...
Celebrating Caregivers: As we kick off our 20th year, we begin by celebrating caregivers during the month of January. It seems fitting to have these three ladies representing this month, as they were three of the first to participate in Caregiver Support Services at Joy’s House. We’re honored to have supported Pauline, Connie and Mwandishi...
January 21, 2019
Over the last few months we’ve been working on a project called Gifts from the Guests. This has allowed us to bring local artists, volunteers, our Guests and staff together to collaborate on making unique pieces of art that we will share as gifts with special friends and supporters in the Indianapolis community, and beyond....
  A Note from Tina: Joy’s House turns twenty this year! Wow. When I was a child, someone seemed super old when they turned twenty.  They weren’t a kid anymore and they had new responsibilities in life.  They had most definitely done some things by the time they were twenty and they were looking at...
Miss Catherine hasn’t been able to see clearly for a long time. As a matter of fact, she lost her sight, regained her sight, and lost it again. She was both with cataracts and had her first of many surgeries when she was around five years old. Time went on, she attended school and after...
The need to protect our information is as high as ever before.  Placing a security freeze on your credit is a great place to start (learn more about the process here), but there are additional ways to remain safe.   Colonel Ali Sonmez of the US Army, recently joined us on Caregiver Crossing to share...
Some people not only push the limits, they exceed them. Mr. Tom is one of those people. It started at a young age. As a young man in high school, he hitchhiked from, his home state of Delaware to northern Idaho to be a Junior Forest Ranger and spent the entire summer in a fire...
November 8, 2018
  by Corrina Judd, J.D. Assistant Vice President & Estate Officer Trust Legal, Tax & Estates The National Bank of Indianapolis  What is a trust? If you or your loved ones have ever looked into preparing your estate plan, chances are you have heard something about trusts. But what is a trust, and how can...
When a young couple gets married, magic happens. Possibilities are endless. Families gather around to witness. Vows are spoken with great emotion. People kick off their shoes at the reception and dance until they can barely take another step. The next day comes and we find ourselves reminiscing about everything that happened the night before....