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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...
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...
2020 brings an exciting new year of serving our Guests (clients) and their families here at Joy’s House, and it also brings two new members to our Board of Directors! We have an incredible group of leaders here at Joy’s House, and we are so grateful for their guidance, experience, support and focus on our...
These were the big questions asked during a recent episode of Caregiver Crossing, the Podcast (listen here!). Sarah Shadday, Joy’s House Outreach Coordinator and podcast co-host, sat down with Leah Jones, Family Care Manager at Joy’s House UIndy, to explore how Adult Day Centers and the services that places like Joy’s House provides affect families...
One word that is used a lot to describe Joy’s House and our culture is family. It’s how our Guests and caregivers, our volunteers, our staff, and our friends describe this special organization. If you’ve had any sort of role or connection here in the past 20 years, chances are, you’ve felt it too. And...
January 6, 2020
Mr. Jerry wears his orange hunting jacket like a badge of honor. And if you ask him about the walking stick that is nearly always in hand, you may just get the story of how he whittled it himself. He has always been full of life and love. Therefore, it came as a surprise when...
December 3, 2019
Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday. It was a busy weekend with a flurry of sales and shopping! We hope you’ve checked off a lot of loved ones on your list, and that you’ll consider checking off just one more thing today, December 3rd, in the spirit of generosity of the season: donating to...
Note: This letter was originally written and published in our newsletter on November 6th, 2019, before Tina began her two month medical leave to fight breast cancer. Our Campaign by the NumbersGoal: $559,000Amount Raised: $719,827in only 8 weeks with over 1,000 individual donors! Give Now You guys. We did it. You did it. Together, we...
October 15, 2019
BIG NEWS: We have received a $100,000 matching gift from a local (and incredible) donor!!!  This means that every gift that comes in between now and $100,000 has twice the impact. What?!?! We know. It’s a lot to take in.  We invite you to join us by creating a GroupRev fundraising page.  It’s easy and will let us...
Rupert joined Mary’s family by way of Canine Companions for Independence, a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly-trained assistance dogs. They have joined us for years at our annual community open house. This month we celebrate Mary, Rupert and everyone else who has been a part of highlighting...