National and Indianapolis-area Active Senior Resources
If you are looking for reputable national and Indianapolis-area senior resources that can help you maintain a safe, productive and active lifestyle in your retirement years, you’re in luck! Today, there are many online and community resources that can help you get the information you want and need. Here, then, are just a few important ones that can help you have peace of mind and enjoy home-based retirement living in Indianapolis and Central Indiana:
(Please note that I am not necessarily endorsing these resources, so please check them out thoroughly to determine if they are appropriate for your senior living needs.)
AARP (Formerly the American Association of Retired Persons)
AARP helps seniors age 50 and greater live productive, independent lives while maintaining choice and control. AARP advocates for senior rights and is supported by tens of millions of members. Membership is inexpensive and includes an impressive array of benefits in areas of health and wellness, travel, dining, entertainment, and shopping. To learn more, visit www.AARP.org.
CICOA: Central Indiana Council On Aging
CICOA provides information and support services to seniors, people living with disabilities, and caregivers. They endeavor to help older adults and persons (of any age) with disabilities remain comfortably and safely at home. CICOA serves Marion, Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Shelby, Johnson, Morgan and Hendricks counties in Central Indiana. Contact them at www.cicoa.org or by phone at 317.254.5465.
According to their website (www.connect2help211.org), Connect2Help211’s mission is to “facilitate connections between people who need human services and those who provide them. Connect2Help211 serves solely to promote self-sufficiency, change lives and, as a result, improve the quality of life in our communities.” If you need connected to a service, you can simply dial 2-1-1.
Indiana Legal Services
According to their website, Indiana Legal Services, Inc. (ILS) is a nonprofit law firm that provides free civil legal assistance to eligible low-income residents throughout the state of Indiana.” They assist “clients who are faced with legal problems that harm their ability to have such basics as food, shelter, income, medical care or personal safety.”Learn more at https://www.indianalegalservices.org/.
National Council on Aging's BenefitsCheckUp
An online resource from the National Council on Aging (NCOA), BenefitsCheckUp seeks to improve the health and economic security of older adults. BenefitsCheckUp connects seniors with benefits they may quality for, and provides information about federal, state, local and private programs that may help pay for prescription drugs, utility bills, meals, health care and other needs. Visit www.benefitscheckup.org to learn more.
PrimeLife Enrichment Inc. provides services and programs promoting independence, wellness and socialization for Hamilton County seniors age 50 plus. The organization offers a broad slate of programs and services, including activity-based initiatives. Find out more at www.primelifeenrichment.org.
These are just a few of the many national and Indianapolis-area senior resources that can help you maintain your independence as you live an active home-based retirement. Stay tuned for more resource listings and information via this blog. You can also like Chris Jones Realty on Facebook, or contact me at 317.442.4797 to learn about your alternatives for finding the perfect home for active retirement living in Indianapolis and Central Indiana.