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Group to conduct survey of seniors

Daily staff report

EAGLE COUNTY — The Community Assessment Survey for Older Adults is a strategic evaluation tool that seeks input from adults 60 and older to gather information about their community experiences. Data from the survey is useful to communities and organizations to develop and modify programs for an aging population.

The Alpine Area Agency on Aging, a division of the Northwest Colorado Council of Governments, in collaboration with National Research Center Inc., will begin sending the surveys out today. Recipients will include residents throughout the council of governments’ region, which includes Eagle, Grand, Jackson, Pitkin and Summit counties, Glenwood Springs, Steamboat Springs and Carbondale.

Not all adults over 60 will receive the survey as a random sample has been selected. If you receive a survey, then it is important that you complete and return the survey so there is adequate data to help plan for the future of the programs serving the needs of aging citizens.

The assessment tool seeks to gather information about a range of issues faced by people as they advance in age including: community involvement, volunteer opportunities, overall affordability, access to care, access to information, a sense of community, access to transportation, costs of living and other issues.

The surveys are anonymous and include a postage-paid envelope to return the completed survey.

The deadline to return the surveys is mid-July. For more information, contact Alpine Area Agency on Aging Program Specialist Amanda Rens-Moon by calling 970-468-0295 or email

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