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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...
Our friends at the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Indiana are hosting a fundraiser with the Indianapolis Indians! The Association has partnered with the Indians for their home game on Wednesday, June 21 at 1:35pm vs. the Toledo Mudhens. $5 of every reserved seat and $4 of every lawn seat purchased for this game using the...
March 23, 2017
Intimacy and Romance While Caregiving Author, actress and past caregiver, Kathryn Leigh Scott recently joined us on Caregiver Crossing to discuss how she coped when her husband, Jeff Miller, founding editor of Los Angeles Magazine, was diagnosed with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP). She let us into one of his hallucinations of having Princess Diana visit...