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Overview of CICOA's Lifelong Living Communities Initiative and our efforts to make central Indiana a more elder friendly community.

Overview of CICOA's Lifelong Living Communities Initiative and our efforts to make central Indiana a more elder friendly community.

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Llc Overview   Presentation 11 2009 W Pics Llc Overview Presentation 11 2009 W Pics Presentation Transcript

  • “ Lifelong Living Communities ” an initiative of CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions
  • There’s No Place Like Home!
  • Lifelong Living Communities - defined
    • … are elder friendly, where older adults are vitally involved, supported and valued. It is a place where elders truly feel they are “at home.”
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  • Lifelong Living Communities - Why create an elder friendly community?
    • Home modification services available and affordable
    • One in four people (over 20% of the population) will be over age 60 by 2025.
    • Older adults vote, contribute, donate and volunteer more than younger persons
    • Older adults overwhelmingly (94%) desire to remain independent and live in their homes and communities
    • Promoting communities as “elder friendly” helps in attracting new business and maintaining a skilled workforce
    • What is good for seniors is good for everyone
    “ Our population is aging because seniors are the fastest growing population in the world !” … www.seniorliving.com, AARP, US World & News, and others View slide
  • Lifelong Living Communities – a checklist
    • Homes are ‘visit-able”
    • Affordable housing options , i.e. single, multi-family, multi-individual
    • Quality nursing homes available
    • Home modification services available and affordable
    HOUSING:
  • Lifelong Living Communities – a checklist
    • Elders can get transportation when they need it
    • Elders can get transportation to elective activities as well as medical appointments
    • Transportation is affordable
    • Assisted elder transportation is available
    TRANSPORTATION:
  • Lifelong Living Communities – a checklist
    • Sufficient places to sit down
    • Streets and addresses are well marked
    • Signage readable to elder eyes
    • Stoplights timed to allow elders time to cross
    • Wide and well-maintained sidewalks
    INFRASTRUCTURE:
  • Lifelong Living Communities – a checklist
    • Low and easily navigated curbs
    • Sufficient parking close to stores, churches, etc.
    • Sufficient and well-placed handicapped parking
    INFRASTRUCTURE:
  • Lifelong Living Communities – a checklist
    • Information & referral services easily found
    • A hospital or clinic in the community
    • Affordable chore & handyman services available
    • Affordable home-delivered meals available
    SERVICES:
  • Lifelong Living Communities – a checklist
    • Friendly visiting/phone call services available
    • In-home nursing services available
    • Information and training services for caregivers available
    • Caregiver respite services available
    SERVICES:
  • Lifelong Living Communities – a checklist
    • Job opportunities for elders
    • Volunteering opportunities for elders
    • Mentoring opportunities for elders
    VOLUNTEER/WORK OPPORTUNITIES:
  • Lifelong Living Communities – a checklist
    • An accessible grocery and pharmacy in town
    • Businesses sensitive to the needs of elders
    • Home delivery of groceries, toiletries and drugs available
    SHOPPING:
  • Lifelong Living Communities – a checklist
    • Opportunities for education/lifelong learning
    • Cultural/social events planned with elders in mind (i.e. timing, location, etc.)
    • Opportunities for exercise and recreation
    • Active senior center
    • Generations interact in the community
    SOCIAL & CULTURAL:
  • Lifelong Living Communities – a checklist
    • Elders treated with friendliness and respect
    • Elders looked upon as assets in the community
    • Elders recruited for civic involvement
    • Community educated about the needs and strengths of elders
    VALUES:
  • Lifelong Living Communities – home modifications, a priority CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions, works with local community development corporations to help seniors continue to access their home safely and comfortably so they can age-in-place. On south Dawson, Hubert and Juanita, both in the 70’s, have lived in their home for almost 30 years. She is mobile only via wheelchair or walker. A crumbling, 4’ x 8 ‘ sheet of plywood laid over the front steps, without handrail or guardrail, was used for wheelchair access. CICOA called SEND who using CDBG funding to pour a concrete pad in the back to seal a basement window leak. SEND, then sloped it for wheelchair use. CICOA installed a new wheelchair ramp in front, added grab bars in the bathroom, handrails along steps inside back porch, and a wheelchair threshold to the front door.
  • Home Modifications – a priority before after
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  • Home Modifications – a priority after Dave
  • Home Modifications – a priority after
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  • Home Modifications – a priority after