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November 28, 2018

Deadline approaching for Indy, Fort Wayne residents to complete AARP Indiana community age-friendliness survey

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Residents of Indianapolis and Fort Wayne ages 45 and older have until Dec. 15 to complete an online survey designed to provide information to improve the quality of life for older citizens.

AARP Indiana is working with Purdue University's Center for Regional Development to assess the age-friendliness of Indianapolis and Fort Wayne, communities with an aging population that is expected to grow over the next two decades. The Livable Communities Survey will determine attitudes and opinions of respondents on a variety of topics, such as housing, outdoor spaces, transportation and streets, health and wellness, social participation, educational opportunities, volunteering and civic engagement, and job opportunities.

"The survey only takes about 10 minutes to complete, but its findings have the potential to create a positive impact for older citizens for decades to come," said Michael Wilcox, the senior associate at Purdue's Center for Regional Development who is overseeing the survey.

The survey is part of AARP's Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities initiative, which encourages areas to prepare for the rapid aging of the U.S. population through awareness of the environmental, economic and social factors that influence older adults' health and well-being.

Indianapolis residents can complete the survey by going to Fort Wayne residents can complete the survey online at All responses are completely anonymous, and no information will be collected that could identify any individual. 

Media contacts: Maureen Manier, Purdue Agricultural Communication,

Jason Tomcsi, AARP Indiana, 

Source: Michael Wilcox, 865-696-2267,

Agricultural Communications: (765) 494-8415;

Maureen Manier, Department Head,  

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