Blog
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...
On the most recent episode of Caregiver Crossing the Podcast, we talked with Lisa Phillips, Program Manager for the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter, about the early stages of Alzheimer’s: the signs, the conversations and the benefit to an early diagnosis. What are the signs? In addition to symptoms like memory loss that disrupts your...
On a recent episode of Caregiver Crossing, the Podcast, we sat down with Dave Holder of Assisted Living Locators North Indy to talk about the work he does in guiding individuals and families through the process of exploring options for senior living and services. While it only takes a few minutes of being around Dave...
This is a guest blog post, written by Tonya Bergeson, Tara Lineweaver, Music First! Lab Members. Listen to their recent appearance on Caregiver Crossing, the Podcast, by clicking here. There is a scene in the 2014 movie “Still Alice” in which the main character, Columbia University professor Alice Howland, sits in a classroom with her...