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What is a Livable Community? Take a Survey!

April 24, 2012


Update: The 2012 Indiana Disability Poll on Livable Communities and the AdvantAge Initiative Survey of Older Adults are now CLOSED. Thank you for your participation.

The Communities for a Lifetime Planning Project wants to learn more about how aging Hoosiers and Hoosiers with disabilities perceive services, programs, and supports in their communities. Residents of these 3 communities are invited to share their home town experiences and knowledge by completing one of two brief surveys. The results of the surveys will help each community plan its future.

The Communities for a Lifetime Planning Project is a pilot program of the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority.



Please choose ONE of the following two surveys that is most relevant to your situation and concerns. If you have a disability and are age 55 or older, we suggest choosing the Disability Poll.


1) 2012 Indiana Disability Poll on Livable Communities


This survey is for residents of Linton, Valparaiso and Huntington who have a disability, or family members and professionals in those communities who are concerned about disability issues. The purpose of the poll is to ask people to share their thoughts about how “livable” Indiana communities are for individuals with disabilities. We seek to identify the current state of services, programs, and supports for people with disabilities in their communities, with the goal of fostering independence, choice, and control for people with disabilities. The results will be used to help guide programs in local communities and around the State.

The 2012 INDIANA DISABILITY POLL closed on June 30th.


2) AdvantAge Initiative Survey of Older Adults


This survey is for residents of Linton and Huntington who are 55 and over. The AdvantAge Survey has been conducted in over 30 U.S. cities and towns. Results give insights into how older adults are faring and whether the communities in which they live are “age-friendly.”

 The AdvantAge Initiative Survey of Older Adults is now closed.


For questions about the surveys or the Communities for a Lifetime Planning Project,
e-mail Phil Stafford (staffor[at]indiana.edu) or call him at 812-855-2163.