Llc Overview Presentation 11 2009 W Pics

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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

  1. 1. “ Lifelong Living Communities ” an initiative of CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions
  2. 2. There’s No Place Like Home!
  3. 3. Lifelong Living Communities - defined <ul><li>… are elder friendly, where older adults are vitally involved, supported and valued. It is a place where elders truly feel they are “at home.” </li></ul>
  4. 4. Lifelong Living Communities - Why create an elder friendly community? <ul><li>Home modification services available and affordable </li></ul><ul><li>… </li></ul><ul><li>One in four people (over 20% of the population) will be over age 60 by 2025. </li></ul><ul><li>Older adults vote, contribute, donate and volunteer more than younger persons </li></ul><ul><li>Older adults overwhelmingly (94%) desire to remain independent and live in their homes and communities </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting communities as “elder friendly” helps in attracting new business and maintaining a skilled workforce </li></ul><ul><li>What is good for seniors is good for everyone </li></ul>“ Our population is aging because seniors are the fastest growing population in the world !” … www.seniorliving.com, AARP, US World & News, and others
  5. 5. Lifelong Living Communities – a checklist <ul><li>Homes are ‘visit-able” </li></ul><ul><li>Affordable housing options , i.e. single, multi-family, multi-individual </li></ul><ul><li>Quality nursing homes available </li></ul><ul><li>Home modification services available and affordable </li></ul>HOUSING:
  6. 6. Lifelong Living Communities – a checklist <ul><li>Elders can get transportation when they need it </li></ul><ul><li>Elders can get transportation to elective activities as well as medical appointments </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation is affordable </li></ul><ul><li>Assisted elder transportation is available </li></ul>TRANSPORTATION:
  7. 7. Lifelong Living Communities – a checklist <ul><li>Sufficient places to sit down </li></ul><ul><li>Streets and addresses are well marked </li></ul><ul><li>Signage readable to elder eyes </li></ul><ul><li>Stoplights timed to allow elders time to cross </li></ul><ul><li>Wide and well-maintained sidewalks </li></ul>INFRASTRUCTURE:
  8. 8. Lifelong Living Communities – a checklist <ul><li>Low and easily navigated curbs </li></ul><ul><li>Sufficient parking close to stores, churches, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Sufficient and well-placed handicapped parking </li></ul>INFRASTRUCTURE:
  9. 9. Lifelong Living Communities – a checklist <ul><li>Information & referral services easily found </li></ul><ul><li>A hospital or clinic in the community </li></ul><ul><li>Affordable chore & handyman services available </li></ul><ul><li>Affordable home-delivered meals available </li></ul>SERVICES:
  10. 10. Lifelong Living Communities – a checklist <ul><li>Friendly visiting/phone call services available </li></ul><ul><li>In-home nursing services available </li></ul><ul><li>Information and training services for caregivers available </li></ul><ul><li>Caregiver respite services available </li></ul>SERVICES:
  11. 11. Lifelong Living Communities – a checklist <ul><li>Job opportunities for elders </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteering opportunities for elders </li></ul><ul><li>Mentoring opportunities for elders </li></ul>VOLUNTEER/WORK OPPORTUNITIES:
  12. 12. Lifelong Living Communities – a checklist <ul><li>An accessible grocery and pharmacy in town </li></ul><ul><li>Businesses sensitive to the needs of elders </li></ul><ul><li>Home delivery of groceries, toiletries and drugs available </li></ul>SHOPPING:
  13. 13. Lifelong Living Communities – a checklist <ul><li>Opportunities for education/lifelong learning </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural/social events planned with elders in mind (i.e. timing, location, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities for exercise and recreation </li></ul><ul><li>Active senior center </li></ul><ul><li>Generations interact in the community </li></ul>SOCIAL & CULTURAL:
  14. 14. Lifelong Living Communities – a checklist <ul><li>Elders treated with friendliness and respect </li></ul><ul><li>Elders looked upon as assets in the community </li></ul><ul><li>Elders recruited for civic involvement </li></ul><ul><li>Community educated about the needs and strengths of elders </li></ul>VALUES:
  15. 15. 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.
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  22. 22. Home Modifications – a priority after Dave
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