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CM10 Elephant in the Community Phillip Stafford

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CM10 Elephant in the Community Phillip Stafford

  1. 1. 2030:
1
IN
3

 2000:
1
IN
5
 55+
Popula0on
in
Indiana

  2. 2. Aging: not a personal problem, but a community challenge
  3. 3. Indiana
NNORC’s
 (naturally
occurring
 re0rement
 communi0es)
 • South
Bend

 • Gary

 • Indianapolis

 • Linton
 • Hun0ngton

  4. 4. AdvantAge Initiative Survey Conducted in: 10 pilot communities: •  Six neighborhoods of Chicago, IL •  Indianapolis, IN •  Jacksonville, FL •  Lincoln Square, NYC •  Maricopa County, AZ •  Orange County, FL •  Puyallup, WA •  Santa Clarita, CA •  Upper West Side, NYC •  Yonkers, NY
  5. 5. Percentage
of
people
age
60+
who
want
to
remain
in
their
current
residence
and
are
 confident
they
will
be
able
to
afford
to
do
so
 Unweighted N=4,272 Weighted N=918,078 Unweighted N=4,509 Weighted N=973,489 Disagree 5% Agree* 94% Very Confident 61% Not Very Confident** 39% Neither/ DK/RF 1% We asked respondents whether they agree or disagree with the following statement: “What I’d really like to do is stay in my current residence for as long as possible.” For people who answered “agree” we calculated the percentage of adults age 60+ who were very confident/not very confident that they will be able to afford to live in their current residence for as long as they would like. *Agree includes those who said Strongly agree or Somewhat agree. **Not Very Confident includes those who said Somewhat confident, Not too confident, Not confident at all, Don’t know, or Refused. Figure 2.1, Indiana§ Note: Percentages may not add up to 100% due to rounding and/or missing information. Source: AdvantAge Initiative Community Survey in Indiana 2008 § Excludes Area 2 (Elkhart, Kosciusko, LaPorte, Marshall & St. Joseph Counties) which was surveyed in 2006.
  6. 6. The
Medicaliza0on
of
Old
Age


  7. 7. Aging is not about time and the body but about place and relationships.
  8. 8. “Community is the smallest unit of health.” Wendell Berry, Health is Membership

 In
Another Turn of the Crank


  9. 9. Ac0ve
and
Contribu0ng!
  85%
voted
in
last
 elec0on
  37%
contacted
an
 elected
representa0ve
  89%
made
dona0on
of
 goods
or
services
to
 charity
  7%
live
with
 grandchildren
  81%
report
good
to
 excellent
health

  10. 10. “Our
enormous
and
rapidly
growing
older
 popula0on
is
a
vast,
untapped
social
 resource.
It
we
can
engage
these
 individuals
in
ways
that
fill
urgent
gaps
in
 our
society,
the
result
will
be
a
windfall
 for
American
civic
life
in
the
twenty‐first
 century.”

 Marc
Freedman

  11. 11. •  Housing •  Transportation •  Health Care •  Education •  Land Use Planning •  Faith Community
  12. 12. ADVANTAGE
 SURVEY
 TECHNICAL
 ASSISTANCE
 STATE
 POLICY
&
 FUNDING

 DATA
 PARTICIPATION
 ACTION
 RESOURCES
 COMMUNITIES

 TRANSFORMED

  13. 13. S1619



The
Livable
Communi0es
Act
 Crea%ng
Be*er
and
More
Affordable
Places
to
Live,
 Work,
and
Raise
Families
 •  Incen0ves
to
Plan
for
Livable
 Communi0es
 •  Funding
to
Implement
Sustainable
 Development
Plans
 And
good
places
to
grow
old…

  14. 14. “Old people everywhere.” Christopher
Alexander
 A
Pafern
Language

  15. 15.  Philip B. Stafford, Ph.D.  Director, Center on Aging and Community, Indiana Institute on Disability & Community  2853 East Tenth, Bloomington, IN, 47408  (812) 855-2163  staffor@indiana.edu   www.agingindiana.org

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