Date: October 31, 2017 | Category: News
Care Connection wants to find out what services the agency could provide to improve the quality of life for older people in Chariton County.
The non-profit area agency on aging is conducting a needs assessment for all seniors and caregivers. The agency mailed more than 3,000 surveys to Chariton County households seeking information about which issues concern people 60 and older. The issues could include medical and dental care, transportation, employment, utility costs, and home safety.
The needs assessment should take 10 to 15 minutes to complete, and participants may return it in the postage-paid envelope provided.
The Chariton County Senior Citizens Service Fund paid for the study.
Care Connection offers hot meals served in the Brunswick and Salisbury senior centers and also provides services to address health care, tax assistance, fraud prevention, and other quality-of-life issues.
“The idea of the assessment is to reach as many people as we can so that we can tailor our programs to the participants. We want to offer the programs that people need and want,” said Marilyn Gunter, Director of Care Management for Care Connection. “We will compile the answers, share the information with the local officials, and use it to adapt services to better serve our participants.”