Programs for Seniors

RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program)

Volunteer opportunities for adults 55+ to use their knowledge to impact the community. RSVP works as a volunteer clearinghouse, connecting adults with Catholic Charities programs and other local organizations with volunteer needs. Time commitment is flexible. Volunteer from home by phone or internet, or consider opportunities in the community. There are no education or skill requirements. AmeriCorps, a federal agency, provides major funds and administers RSVP.

317-261-3378
Email Monica for more information.

Get more information on the AmeriCorps Seniors website.


Senior Companion Program

Catholic Charities Indianapolis is currently looking for men and women 55+ to become a Senior Companion. To find out more click here or contact (317) 236-1565.

Senior Companion volunteers provide the gift of friendship to older adults through regularly scheduled home visits. Companions assist in preventing feelings of loneliness and social isolation while improving self-esteem.

Catholic Charities Indianapolis (CCI) sponsors the Senior Companion Program (SCP). CCI assures Senior Companion volunteers are carefully screened and receive pre-service, as well as on-going training and support. AmeriCorps, a federal agency, provides major funds and administers SCP.

317-236-1565
Email Joyce for more information.


Caring Place logoA Caring Place Adult Day Services

Provides therapeutic, safe day services for senior adults (55+) with physical and/or cognitive impairments. A Caring Place is located at 4609 N. Capitol Ave in side Fairview Presbyterian Church.

317-466-0015


Caregiver Support

Groups:

3rd Tuesday from 5:30 - 7 PM. In person at St Jude's, 5375 McFarland Road. Registration required.

3rd Thursday, August 19 from 5:30 - 7 PM. In person at the Catholic Center, 1400 N Meridian Street. Registration required.

4th Thursday, August 26 from 4:15 - 5:30 PM. Virtual. Registration required to receive Zoom link.  

Caregiver support groups are for family and friends caring for adults aged 60 and older. Caregiving can be emotionally and physically demanding. The groups are a way for individuals to meet, share with and learn from other caregivers. Support group benefits can include feeling less isolated, speaking honestly without being judged, improving coping skills, and increasing knowledge of resources. Registration required.

Individual Assistance by phone, email, or in-person (social distancing). Get assistance finding caregiving information and resources. Learn about ways to support yourself and the person you care for. Explore options to be as prepared as possible for changes that may come.

317-261-3378
Email Monica for more information.

Support services are made possible with funding from CICOA Aging and In-Home Solutions.

 

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