Indiana Launches the Community Assessment Survey for Older Adults

A message from the Family and Social Services Administration’s Division of Aging.

The Family and Social Services Administration’s Division of Aging, in conjunction with Indiana’s Area Agencies on Aging, is conducting the Community Assessment Survey for Older Adults ™.

Previously conducted in 2013 and 2017, CASOA, administered by Polco & National Research Center, Inc., provides a statistically valid survey of the strengths and needs of older adults as reported by older adults themselves in communities across America. The objectives of the CASOA are to:

  • identify community strengths in serving older adults;
  • articulate the specific needs of older adults in the community;
  • estimate contributions made by older adults to the community, and;
  • determine the connection of older adults to the community.

The results of this survey will provide useful information for state and local planning and resource development, as well as strengthen advocacy efforts and stakeholder engagement. The information will also contribute to the creation of the 2023-2026 Indiana State Plan on Aging.

To participate, please visit polco.us/indiana21, by Nov. 29, 2021. All survey responses are anonymous. 

Please note: Surveys are also being mailed to a random sample of older adult-headed households throughout the state. If you directly received a survey invitation in the mail, it is important that you complete that version (and access the survey using the URL provided in the mailed materials) rather than responding to this open participation link.

LifeStream Services would like to encourage you to share this link with others you think can provide valuable insight to help inform state and local planning efforts.