Report and Data

Read and download our latest report on older adults, or download the data that we have collected.

A comprehensive look at older adults in Central Indiana

Older adults (those age 55 and older) are the fastest growing demographic in Central Indiana. Approximately 20,000 individuals in Central Indiana reach the age of 60 every year. By the year 2030, one in every five residents will be over the age of 65.

To enhance the ability of older adults to live and thrive in Central Indiana, it is important to understand the population trends, notable changes, and basic needs of this growing demographic.  To this end, the Central Indiana Senior Fund is partnering with The Polis Center at IUPUI, IU Center for Aging Research, and IU Public Policy Institute’s Center for Research on Inclusion and Social Policy to develop the annual State of Aging in Central Indiana Report. 

Interactive Profile

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Read the Report

Each chapter of the report is listed below. Scroll to the bottom to download the entire report or all the data.

Last update: December 2022

INTRODUCTION & EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Executive summary, equity overview, and key findings.

Last update: June 2022

DEMOGRAPHICS

An overview of population trends and household characteristics of older adults (age 55+) in Central Indiana.

Basic Needs

Last update: November 2022

FINANCIAL STABILITY

An assessment of the financial stability (household income, poverty levels) and experiences of older adults in Central Indiana.

Last update: December 2022

FOOD INSECURITY

Food insecurity among Central Indiana’s older adults, including food access and barriers to food security.

Last update: November 2022

HOUSING

Housing affordability, homeownership, housing instability, and barriers to obtaining housing in Central Indiana.

Last update: November 2022

SAFETY AND ABUSE

Elder abuse and crime, including perceptions and experiences affecting the physical safety of older adults in Central Indiana.

Last update: November 2022

TRANSPORTATION

Public transit access and older adults’ concerns related to transportation barriers.

Living in the Community

Last update: September 2022

AGING IN PLACE

Benefits and challenges of older adults staying in their homes and in their communities.

Last update: September 2022

SOCIAL WELLBEING

Social inclusion, community, isolation, and purposeful living.

Health and Wellbeing

Last update: June 2022

HEALTH OUTCOMES

Mortality rates, rates of disease, notable changes, and disparities in the health of older adults in Central Indiana.

Last update: June 2022

HEALTH CARE

Availability and use of health care and of home- and community-based services.

Last update: June 2022

CAREGIVING

Caregiving by and for older adults, including the benefits and risks and associated resources.

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Contributors

Central Indiana Senior Fund Advisory Board

Central Indiana Senior Fund Advisory Board

H. Ken Bennett, Center for At-Risk Elders

C. Andrew Class, M.D., St. Vincent Stress Center

Susan Guyett, Retired

Kim Jacobs, Television Producer and Writer

James Leich, Retired President, LeadingAge Indiana

Jane Malkoff, Scout Advocacy

Ellen Miller, UIndy Center for Aging & Community

Keesha Dixon, Asante Art Institute of Indianapolis

Candace Preston, Veterans Health Administration

Heather Hershberger, Consultant

State of Aging in Central Indiana Report Advisory Committee

Gerald Ardis, Flanner House

Julie Bednarski, IU School of Health and Human Sciences

Tauhric Brown, CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions

Dawn Butler, IU School of Medicine

Duane Etienne, President Emeritus, CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions

NiCole Keith, IU Center for Aging Research

Kristen LaEace, Indiana Association of Area Agencies on Aging

Aqueasha Martin-Hammond, IU School of Informatics and Computing

Ellen Winchell Miller, Retired Executive Director, UIndy Center for Aging & Community

Dan Mustard, Mill Race Center

Gail Strong, WFYI

Natalie Sutton, Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Indiana Chapter

Carolyn Watts, Retired, Indiana Department of Child Services

Ruth Williams, Edna Martin Christian Center

Dustin Ziegler, CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions

 

Produced by The Polis Center and its partners

Contributing Partners

Unai Miguel Andres, IU School of Medicine

Dan Clark, IUCAR, Regenstrief Institute

Steven Counsell, IUCAR, Regenstrief Institute

Nicole Keith, IU Center for Aging Research (IUCAR), Regenstrief Institute

Breanca Merritt, Indiana Family and Social Services Administration

Rebecca Nannery, Public Policy Institute (PPI)

Katie Rukes

Melissa Sherman, IUCAR

Kelsie Stringham-Marquis

The Polis Center at IUPUI

Amnah Anwar, Research Assistant

Tabitha Campbell, Event Manager

Jay Colbert, Data Manager

Karen F Comer, Project Director

Matt Dietrich, Senior Research Analyst

Allegra East, Communications Manager

Sharon Kandris, Executive Director

Matt Nowlin, Community Analysis Manager

Jeramy Townsley, Research Analyst

Kim Sarver, Project Manager