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People and Places logoCaregiver Companion is currently seeking new governing board members. The non-profit ministry serves the elderly and homebound as well as their caregivers throughout Tippecanoe County. Skills including fund raising, event planning, finance, law, education and social services will help to advance the Caregiver Companion mission. Those who are interested in this opportunity are invited to call 765-423-1879 or e-mail

All are invited to attend a public dedication ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 20, for an Indiana state historical marker commemorating the contributions of the Little Sisters of the Poor in Indiana. The marker dedication will be held at 520 E. Vermont St. in Indianapolis. Parking for the event will be available along the side streets in the Lockerbie Square neighborhood, as Vermont Street will be closed during the ceremony. This year marks the 50th anniversary since the Little Sisters’ home for the aged poor moved from 520 E. Vermont St. to its new home at 2345 W. 86th St. The Little Sisters began their work in Indianapolis in 1873. Their home for the aged poor was open to anyone over the age of 60 with no means of support, regardless of race, religion or ethnicity. The Little Sisters solicited alms daily to provide shelter, comfort and basic nursing care for residents. In 1967, the home moved to 2345 W. 86th St. as St. Augustine Home for the Aged. In recognition of their work, which continues today, Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett has proclaimed May 20 as “Little Sisters of the Poor Day.” State historical markers commemorate significant individuals, organizations, places and events in Indiana history. More than 600 markers have been installed.

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