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April 20, 2021
A note from Tina McIntosh, Founder & President of Joy’s House Each year, Joy’s House chooses a word to help guide and encourage us. This year, for all of the obvious reasons, that word is Renewal. Like most people and organizations, we have spent a considerable amount of time looking back so that we can continue...
Written by Natalie Sutton, Executive Director, Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter Caregiving can be both rewarding and stressful, no matter the underlying health condition of the care recipient. But dementia caregivers often face special challenges. According to the 2021 Alzheimer’s Association Facts and Figures report, twice as many caregivers of those with dementia indicate substantial...
Article exclusively written for joyshouse.org by Alicia Shawn Caregivers are fast becoming some of the most needed workers in the US. In contrast to the falling fertility rates, the number of seniors in the country continues to rise. Because of the quickly growing aging population, it is expected that the demand for caregivers will also increase. Already...
June 22, 2020
A note from Tina McIntosh, Founder & President of Joy’s House. Published June 22, 2020. It feels great to be able to say…So much is happening at Joy’s House right now! It’s almost as if we’re throwing our shoulders back, lifting our heads and shouting, “Let’s do this!” We’ve been working hard during this pandemic...
This feedback comes from a Joy’s House volunteer, Paul. Serving our Joy’s House community is made possible through the work and the compassion of our volunteers. While our on-site volunteer program is temporarily suspended in light of the Coronavirus, you can still get involved by becoming a Volunteer Advocate in support of Family Caregivers through...
May 6, 2020
A note from Tina McIntosh, Founder & President of Joy’s House. Published May 6, 2020. I don’t know about you, but I’ve never needed a good long hug more than I do now.  When I close my eyes and think about Joy’s House, I see these hugs.  The smiles on the Guests’ faces are so...
For caregivers:Are you a caregiver who is feeling overwhelmed?  Do you know anyone (family/friend/co-worker) who is caring for a loved one during this time of isolation and social distancing? Could they use extra support? Joy’s House can help. Joy’s House presents a solution: Joy’s House has created The Hau’oli (pronounced how’ooh-lee) Project,a movement to share...
March 31, 2020
Well…here we are. Like most of you, we are sheltering in the comfort of our own homes for the next few weeks. The Indiana Division of Aging announced a mandate for all adult day centers to be closed through the month of April, which is in line with our local and federal government recommendations. We...
On our most recent episode of Caregiver Crossing the Podcast, we sat down with Mindi Winnie, Community Programs Coordinator for CICOA, Indiana’s largest Area Agency on Aging (AAA), covering Marion County and the seven surrounding “donut” counties. We talk about what exactly IS an Area Agency on Aging, how they serve our community of aging...
On a recent episode of Caregiver Crossing the Podcast, we sat down with Lauren Guynn, Executive Director of the Shepherd’s Center of Hamilton County, to chat about the wonderful programming and services they offer to Seniors in their community. Not only are their programs free to anyone 55+ living in Hamilton County, but they include...