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Indiana State Senators File Communities for a Lifetime Bill

December 7, 2010

Hoosier Communities for a Lifetime (Senate Bill 023) is the title of new legislation filed by State Senators Vi Simpson (D-040) and Vaneta Becker (R-050) for the next session of the Indiana General Assembly, which re-convenes on January 5, 2011. This legislation would establish the Commission for Communities for a Lifetime, charged with developing a protocol and set of standards that communities shall try to achieve in pursuit of designation as a Community for a Lifetime. In addition, the Commission shall identify sources of technical assistance and support that can be mobilized to assist communities with planning for and achieving designation, and for implementation of strategic planning goals. The bill outlines the characteristics of a community for a lifetime and calls for wide participation in planning across multiple sectors, promoting an integrated and wholiistic approach to comprehensive community development.

Follow this website and the Facebook group Center on Aging and Community @ Indiana University as the bill progresses. A draft of the bill can be found here.