local organizations

 

 

By gathering information from online and other sources, we have compiled a list of local organizations to help you find the information you need about aging and eldercare services in Central Indiana. Please note that Independent Boomers does not necessarily endorse or work directly with any of these resources, nor can we guarantee that the information presented here will remain current:

 

2-1-1

This is the national abbreviated telephone dialing code to obtain free and confidential information on health and human services, including housing, home repairs, employment, legal aid and counseling.

Phone: Simply dial 211.

 

 

senior advocacy:

 

AARP (Formerly American Association of Retired Persons)

AARP is a 37 million-member nonprofit organization that helps people age 50 plus maintain independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial to them and society as a whole.

Website: www.AARP.org Phone: 800.OUR.AARP (800.687.2277)

 

CICOA: Central Indiana Council On Aging

CICOA provides information, advocacy and support services for older adults, people with disabilities, and their caregivers. Their aim of this private, not-for-profit agency is to help seniors and disabled persons of any age remain comfortably and safely at home and out of institutional care. CICOA serves the Central Indiana counties of Marion, Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Shelby, Johnson, Morgan and Hendricks.

Website: www.cicoa.org Phone: 317.254.3660

 

United Senior Action

United Senior Action is an Indiana-based senior advocacy organization that addresses policy-based issues such as long-term care, nursing home quality, fair utility rates, and prevention of elder abuse.

Website: www.usaindiana.org Phone: 317.634.0872

 

alzheimer’s:

 

Alzheimer’s Association

Founded in 1980, the Alzheimer’s Association advances research with goals to end Alzheimer’s and dementia while enhancing care for those living with the disease.

Website: http://www.alz.org/indiana/  Phone: 800.272.3900

 

Indiana Alzheimer Disease Center

The Indiana Alzheimer Disease Center serves as a shared resource to facilitate research in Alzheimer disease and related disorders, and to distinguish them from normal aging.

Website: www.iadc.iupui.edu Phone: 317.274.4333

 

senior quality of life resources:

 

PrimeLife Enrichment

PrimeLife Enrichment Inc. is a private, not-for-profit charitable organization that provides services and programs promoting independence, wellness and socialization for those age 50 and beyond in Hamilton County.

Website: www.primelifeenrichment.org Phone: 317.815.7000

 

Families First

Families First has programs and services to help families and individuals, including seniors, overcome specific challenges, including negative behavior cycles that impact the family bond.

Website: www.family-service-inc.org Phone: 317.634.6341

 

Adult Protective Services (IN FSSA)

This agency resource investigates abuse and financial exploitation of elderly and/or mentally disabled persons in Marion, Boone, Hamilton and Hendricks Counties in Indiana.

Website: www.in.gov.fssa Phone: 317.327.5600

 

Long-term Care Ombudsman (IN FSSA)

This agency resource serves the elderly and persons with disabilities at risk of losing their independence.

Website: www.in.gov.fssa Phone: 317.234.0373

 

senior benefits:

 

National Council on Aging’s Benefits CheckUp

This online resource from the National Council on Aging (NCOA) provides information about federal, state, local and private programs that may help pay for prescription drugs, utility bills, meals, health care and other needs.

Website: www.benefitscheckup.org

 

elder law and senior legal resources:

 

Senior Law Project / Indiana Legal Services

The Senior Law Project of Indiana Legal Services is funded in part by CICOA to assist low-income seniors with free legal services, helpful booklets regarding senior law issues, and referrals to attorneys specializing in senior law.

Website: www.indianajustice.org Phone: 317.631.9424

 

National Senior Citizens Law Center

The National Senior Citizens Law Center provides education and counseling to local advocates who work with older adults. Their priorities include elder health care, economic security and federal rights for seniors.

Website: www.nsclc.org Phone: 202.289.6976

 

The Indy Senior Network