Indiana University

Stafford to Keynote Workshop on Elder Friendly Communities

January 12, 2009

Phil Stafford, Director of the Institute’s Center on Aging and Community, will provide the keynote speech at a one-day workshop entitled Elder Friendly Communities: A Northwest Indiana Planning Project, on Friday, January 16, 2009 at the Radisson Star Plaza Hotel, Merrillville, Indiana.

During the years 2010 to 2015, Indiana’s senior population will grow by 108,000 people. Communities must begin to plan for this population shift. The vast majority of seniors would prefer to remain in their homes and communities. Older Hoosiers contribute an incredible amount to the life of their communities. Given their many contributions, what strategies can be implemented to make these outcomes a reality?

Outcomes of the AdvantAge Initiative Survey, conducted in 2008, will be presented. AdvantAge is a national planning project that supports community planning for aging in 26 U.S. communities. Anyone with a stake in building strong communities that will enhance the quality of life for seniors, including direct service providers, state and local elected officials, community organizers, city planning officials, health care professionals, veterans service organizations, and interested others are encouraged to attend. This workshop is offered at no charge. For more information, contact Northwest Indiana Community Action at (219) 794-1829 or by e-mail.

Download Area 1 Survey Report.