Are We Ready to Help Older Adults Age in Place?
Older adults are among the fastest growing demographic group both nationally and in Central Indiana. This means that in the future, there will be more older adults in the population than ever before.
What will the characteristics and needs be of this older adult population? Will there be adequate services and care to meet the needs of this population so they can adequately age in place?
Most individuals want to stay within their communities as they grow older, stay connected to relationships built up sometimes over many years, and maintain freedom and autonomy in daily living. However, depending both on one’s health and the resources available within a community, this may not be a feasible possibility for all within Central Indiana.
On May 11, 2023, we closely examined this important topic of aging in place for older adults within Central Indiana, with an initial focus on what are some characteristics and potential needs of older adults who want to age in place. Check out the report, the webinar recording and PPT slides and learn more from this exceptional and informational discussion!
This event is a partnership between The Polis Center, WFYI Public Media, and the Central Indiana Senior Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation.
Audiences-Suggested Resources on This Topic
- Monthly Caregiver Resource Group,University of Indianapolis Center for Aging & Community. Contact Becky Fee for more information.
- Community Health Workers Training Program, Metropolitan Indianapolis Central Indiana Area Health Education Center, University of Indianapolis. Applications. Contact Monique Kerr for more informtion.
- Heritage Place Older Adult Services Creating Opportunities for Independence
- Structured Family Caregiving. Several organizations offer this service. Read AARP Indiana article about it.
- State of Indiana Family Caregiver Support program.
- Certified Aging in Place Specialist program. National Association of Home Builders teaches the technical, business management, and customer service skills essential to competing in the fastest growing segment of the residential remodeling industry: home modifications for the aging-in-place.
Senior Research Data Analyst
The Polis Center
IU School of Informatics & Computing at IUPUI
Central Indiana Senior Fund Board Member and
Community Engagement Specialist
Side Effects Public Media, WFYI
Indiana Community Health Workers Association (INCHWA)
Gerontologist and Founder and President of Silver Citizens (Mind-Body-Soul Connection LLC)
Center on Aging and Community, Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, Indiana University
Metropolitan Indianapolis Central Indiana
Area Health Education Center,
University of Indianapolis