Equity in AgingSAVI Talks - April 22, 2021
Older adults face inequities from the actions of individuals and organizations, and at institutional and systemic levels. These inequities are based on, but not limited to, differences in age, race, ethnicity, gender identity, and socioeconomic status and class.
On Thursday, April 22, The Polis Center, SAVI, WFYI, the IU Public Policy Institute, the IU Center on Aging Research, and the Central Indiana Senior Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation, will co-host the SAVI Talks: Equity and Aging webinar.
This event will look at existing financial stability inequities among Central Indiana’s older adult population and consider the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Presenters from The Polis Center and IU Public Policy Institute’s Center for Research on Inclusion and Social Policy will present the findings using a social-ecological model as a framework for interpreting the implications of the available data. Our panel noted below, representing social service agencies and the community, will discuss how these inequities are experienced by older adults and consider needed community action. Brittani Howell, Community Engagement Specialist, WFYI Side Effects Media, will moderate the discussion.
The findings draw from the State of Aging in Central Indiana Report, which was developed to serve as the premiere source of data related to growing older in Central Indiana. The report was developed by the Central Indiana Senior Fund in collaboration with The Polis Center at IUPUI, IU Public Policy Institute, and IU Center for Aging Research and will be published April 15.
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Central Indiana Senior Fund Advisory Board
H. Ken Bennett, Center for At-Risk Elders
C. Andrew Class, M.D., St. Vincent Stress Center
Susan Guyett, Retired
Kim Jacobs, Television Producer and Writer
James Leich, Retired President, LeadingAge Indiana
Jane Malkoff, Scout Advocacy
Ellen Miller, UIndy Center for Aging & Community
Keesha Dixon, Asante Art Institute of Indianapolis
Candace Preston, Veterans Health Administration
Heather Hershberger, Consultant
State of Aging in Central Indiana Report Advisory Committee
Gerald Ardis, Flanner House
Duane Etienne, President Emeritus, CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions
Pat Healey, Ascension Health
Kathryn McEntire, RCI
Ellen Miller, UIndy Center for Agency and Community
Michelle Niemier, Center for At-Risk Elders
Todd Wagoner, Community Health Network
Carolyn Watts, Retired, Indiana Department of Child Services
Ruth Williams, Edna Martin Christian Center
Dustin Ziegler, CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions
Produced by The Polis Center at IUPUI and SAVI in partnership with the IU Center for Aging Research, and the IU Public Policy Institute’s Center for Research on Inclusion and Social Policy.
IU Center for Aging Research (IUCAR), Regenstrief Institute
Nicole Keith, Research Scientist
Steven Counsell, Research Scientist
Dan Clark, Research Scientist
Center for Research on Inclusion and Social Policy (CRISP)
Breanca Merritt, Chief Health Equity and ADA Officer, Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (Founding Director of the Center for Research on Inclusion and Social Policy)
Kelsie Stringham-Marquis, Research Coordinator, IU Public Policy Institute (PPI)
Katie Rukes, Program Analyst, PPI
The Polis Center at IUPUI (Polis)
Karen F Comer, Director, Collaborative Research
Rebecca Nannery, Senior Research Analyst
Jeramy Townsley, Faculty Research Analyst
Unai Miguel Andres, Research Analyst
Jay Colbert, Data Manager
Matt Nowlin, User Experience Designer
LaShawnda Crowe Storm, Community Organizer
Sharon Kandris, Associate Director
Amnah Anwar, Research Assistant, Polis
Mackenzie Dafferner, Research Assistant, IUCAR
Mandy Dhillon, Research Assistant, Polis
Destiny Faceson, Research Assistant, CRISP
Weston Jones, Research Assistant, CRISP
Patrick Lai, Graduate Research Assistant, Polis
Rubi Mallers, Graduate Research Assistant, PPI
Emma Morone, Graduate Intern, Polis
Melissa Sherman, Graduate Research Assistant, IUCAR