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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...
Editor’s Note: This is the second entry in a series by Brent Cummins, Joy’s House Gala Committee member. Read below to learn more about the behind-the-scenes work that takes place leading up to each year’s big event!  Have you ever been to a formal event and wonder how, just how did everything come together so...
In the midst of one of the most divisive political landscapes in America’s history, members of Congress, as well as President Donald Trump, have shown there is one thing we can all agree on–caregiving. It’s a topic that we all face or will face in one way or another in our lifetime, and with the...
Amanda Singer had her plate full running a dance studio in Massachusetts. But after her mother underwent emergency surgery and radiation for breast cancer late last year, Singer, 28, unexpectedly found herself taking on an even bigger responsibility — the role of unpaid family caregiver. Singer is one of millions of millennial caregivers in the United...
Editor’s Note: In honor of Volunteer Appreciation Week, we’d like to share Courtney S.’s story with you. Courtney joined the Joy’s House family as a volunteer in 2017, and now finds herself a member of our Guest Relations team at Joy’s House at UIndy. Read more about her experience below.   When I first signed...
When you think of a beautiful, vibrant 27-year-old woman, you probably picture someone much like Alissa K.  Alissa is a fun-loving young woman who happens to be living her life with Down Syndrome. Alissa and Lisa Wells, Executive Director of Down Syndrome Indiana, recently joined us on Caregiver Crossing and boy, did we have fun!  We...
January 8, 2018
I love the New Year, not because of the parties or the chances of snow, but because it is an opportunity for a fresh start and a fresh outlook on life.  For me, January 1st brings excitement and anticipation, but for many others, it is a time of uncertainty, insecurity and possibly even outright chaos....
Every day at Joy’s House is fun, but there’s something truly special about the holidays. We come together to enjoy special meals, host volunteers and groups who spread cheer, and are blessed to receive visits – and gifts! – from Santa and his elves. Here’s a small glimpse of some of our most recent fun....
The past week has brought lots of fun to both Joy’s House sites! Joy’s House at UIndy continues to enjoy getting to know our new therapy “pets”, Charlie and Sally. Joy’s House Broad Ripple enjoyed having caricatures made by an artist this week! Guests at both sites have enjoyed time outside in our beautiful gardens....
Chances are that you hear the word Medicare and you groan.  Most people simply don’t understand the ins and outs of this federal insurance program.  Our friends at American Senior Communities gave us permission to share one of their recently published articles outlining the facts of this program and how if my benefit you. Read...