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Comparative Data Reports

These provide comparative results for AdvantAge Initiative survey indicators and selected survey questions across all 15 participating Planning and Service Areas served by Indiana Area Agencies on Aging, including the overall statewide sample:

1) Comparative Findings for the State and Areas: 33 Indicators 

2) Comparative Findings for Selected Survey Questions This document provides comparative data from the Advantage Initiative 2008 Survey for Indiana statewide and for 15 of its aging planning and service areas. 21 statistical tables present responses for selected survey questions not summarized in the "indicators" charts elsewhere on this website.

3) Comparative Findings for the State, Areas, and NNORCS

4) Comparitive Tables on Urban/Rural Differences
                    a. Urban/Rural Environmental Factors for Aging in Place

                    b. Urban/Rural Demographic Characteristics

5) GIS maps (visual renderings) of Selected Topics
photo of map: Needs Index for Indiana Seniors                    a. Indiana Needs Index by County

                    b. Osteoporosis

                    c.  Diabetes

                    d. Obesity

                    e. Activities of Daily Living Needs Not Met
                    f.  Instrumental Activities of Daily Living Needs Not Met 

                    g. ADL and Instrumental ADL's Not Met

                    h. Follow Up on Mental Health Needs 

                    i.  Awareness of Medicaid Options Program

                    j.  Awareness of Area Agency on Aging 

                    k. Older Hoosiers Who Want to Work for Pay

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Guidebooks: Planning Tools for Elder-Friendly Communities

photo of guidebook cover: Communications ToolkitCommunications Toolkit
A community guide to media communication and social marketing regarding aging issues, this publication presents strategic messages and story lines for the key indicators of an elder-friendly community. The indicators correspond to the survey instrument and data from the AdvantAge Initiative. The guide is intended to enable communities to inform and educate public groups and policy makers.

photo of guidebook cover: How to Develop a Home Modification Initiative How to Develop a Home Modification Initiative
This guide describes how to create a community coalition to advocate for the availability of affordable home modifications for those with age-related or lifelong disabilities. Public programs and funding sources for modifications, relevant legislation, opportunities to influence public policy, and existing exemplary service models are discussed.

photo of guidebook cover: Mental Health in Older Adults Mental Health in Older Adults: Improving Health, Improving Access
This guide is designed to be a tool for communities seeking to identify and address the unmet mental health needs of older adults. Citizen planners and activists as well as local professionals will learn about national research findings from the AdvantAge Initiative and find information about effective, existing evidence-based programs.

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Evidence Based Interventions to Improve Physical Activity in Older Adults
This report discusses the benefits of regular physical activity and identifies exercise programs for older adults based on research results, as well as examples of successful programs across the country. A list of additional resources is included.

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Other Research Reports and Publications

photo of Livable Commmunities workbook coverWorking Together for Change
A workbook for advocates of livable communities. Participants in this innovative 2013 training comprised both adults who have lifelong disabilities and older adult activists, from the Indiana towns of Shelbyville, Crawfordsville and Huntington.

photo of Design Guidelines coverDesign Guidelines for a Lifetime Community
Discusses the principles of (1) Neighborliness (2) An Environment for Growth, Learning and Autonomy (3) A Positive Image of the Environment (4) Diverse Housing Options and (5) A Community for All Ages.

photo of cover of the CfaL briefCommunities for a Lifetime
An informational brief from The Indiana Institute on Disability and Community’s Center on Aging and Community, in conjunction with Indiana Grantmakers Alliance, and the Indiana University Public Policy Institute. This publication highlights the four domains of CfaLs and demonstrates how they are put into action.

photo of CfaL Roles for Philanthropy cover CfaL Roles for Philanthropy
The Indiana Grantmakers Alliance's August 2013 Aging Issues in Brief issue focuses on four roles for philanthropic organizations who seek to develop communities for a lifetime (CfaLs).

Silver Tsunami or Golden Opportunity:
Indiana State Chamber of Commerce Foundation report on the Aging Workforce (posted on the Workforce Wise website)

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: Build a Home to Welcome All Your Guests (brochure)

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