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.

Event Recording

Presenters and Moderator

Steve Counsell
Dr. Matthew Dietrich
Senior Research Data Analyst
The Polis Center
IU School of Informatics & Computing at IUPUI
Nicole Keith
Amy Magan
Central Indiana Senior Fund Board Member 
Director of Communications and Community Engagement, UIndy Center for Aging & Community and the College of Health Sciences, 
University of Indianapolis
Natalie Sutton

Brittani Howell
Community Engagement Specialist
Side Effects Public Media, WFYI

Natalie Sutton

Margarita Hart
Executive Director
Indiana Community Health Workers Association (INCHWA)

Natalie Sutton

Janet Mackins
Gerontologist and Founder and President of Silver Citizens (Mind-Body-Soul Connection LLC)

Natalie Sutton

Phil Stafford
Retired Director
Center on Aging and Community, Indiana Institute on Disability and Community, Indiana University

Natalie Sutton

Erica Young
Executive Director
Metropolitan Indianapolis Central Indiana
Area Health Education Center,
University of Indianapolis