Indiana’s Older Adults are Depressed, Lonely and Struggle with Boredom, CASOA Survey Finds
The depression looms. The loneliness sets in. Then comes the boredom. Older adults in the Indianapolis area are battling each and every day to fight mental health issues, stay active and feel connected. And, it is abundantly clear, Central Indiana communities and agencies should be doing more to support those seniors, according to the 2017 Community Assessment Survey for Older Adults (CASOA).
The study of people age 60 and older in Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Marion, Morgan and Shelby counties found seniors want to be more involved in their communities, but need help finding the appropriate resources.