SAVI Talks: Equity and Aging

SAVI Talks: Equity and Aging

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. 

Panelists:


Tauhric Brown, Executive Director Officer, CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions

Breanca Merritt, Chief Health Equity & ADA Officer, Family and Social Services Administration 

Annie Smith, Community Ambassador, Central Indiana Community Foundation

Carolyn Watts, Retiree, Flanner House participant, and State of Aging in Indiana advisory committee member

This webinar event is sponsored by Polis, the IU Public Policy Institute, the IU Center for Aging Research, WFYI, the Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF), and the Central Indiana Senior Fund, a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation.