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Indianapolis Livable Communities Survey

November 6, 2018

AARP is partnering with Purdue Extension to assess the age-friendliness of Indianapolis. The Livable Communities Survey, which is available online from Nov. 1 through Dec. 15, is designed to determine attitudes and opinions of residents of Indianapolis, who are 45 years or older, regarding the current state of housing, outdoor spaces, transportation and streets, health and wellness, social participation, educational opportunities, volunteering and civic engagement, and job opportunities in their community. The survey takes about ten minutes to complete. The information gathered in this assessment will be used to spur a conversation with Indianapolis community leadership regarding the possibility of becoming an AARP Age-Friendly Community and provide information to improve the quality of life for older citizens.

Purdue Extension needs your organization’s help!

To facilitate this conversation, Purdue Extension and AARP need survey data from at least 500 residents of Indianapolis, who are 45 years or older. Will you pass our survey on to members of your organization? All responses are completely anonymous, and no information will be collected that could identify any individual.

The survey can be accessed at the following links:

Indianapolis: https://bit.ly/2Q89GHF or https://purdue.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cvyP5XRKL408c6h

The AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities encourages states, cities, towns, and counties to prepare for the rapid aging of the U. S. population by paying increased attention to the environmental, economic and social factors that influence the health and well-being of older adults. Age-Friendly communities benefit from diverse citizens engagement by including residents in a process to identify the community’s needs and develop and implement an action plan to address those needs.

Thank you for your assistance!

George Okantey, okantey@purdue.edu 317-275-9263

Monet Kees, mkees@purdue.edu 317-275-9253

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