When we know more about the needs of older adults, we can better serve those in our community.
CICOA has participated in a number of national, state and local surveys designed to give statistically relevant information about the needs of older adults in our community. Data from these surveys is used in planning services for Central Indiana.
In the Spring of 2017, CICOA participated in The Community Assessment Survey for Older Adults (CASOA). Surveys were sent to 3,000 households in Central Indiana with one or more resident age 60 or older.
Results focus on six dimensions that provide an overall picture of Central Indiana as a livable community for older adults:
- Overall community quality
- Community and Belonging
- Community Information
- Productive Activities
- Health and Wellness
- Community Design and Land Use
of older adults identified themselves as caregivers
reported they had fallen and injured themselves in the previous 12 months
of older residents rate their quality of life as excellent or good