Alameda County Older Adult Survey Toolkit

Alameda County is undertaking a comprehensive public planning process that will result in the Alameda County Plan for Older Adults. This effort is a collaboration of Alameda County’s Social Services and Health Care Services Agencies, and is aided by a planning committee composed of representatives from community-based services, housing, healthcare, public health, behavioral health, and the senior community.

Key to their work will be an accurate needs assessment that is informed by seniors themselves. Through the Summer and Fall, Alameda County is conducting an Older Adult Survey that asks older adults about their needs, issues, and concerns. This input is crucial in guiding the planning process towards an aging-friendly county. The Survey must reach as many Alameda County residents who are age 55 or older as possible!

**The survey is closed at this time.**


Web-Based Surveys:

The survey is closed at this time.

 

How You Can Help Survey as Many Older Adults as Possible

Think broad. Think diverse. Think about the social, faith and community groups you connect with, as well as the people you directly serve. Think about reaching seniors who are not connected to “traditional” senior services.

Here are some suggestions:

Post on your web site…

Here is some suggested text to include with the survey link (the last line can be the live link, or you can add “Go to http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ACOlderAdultSurvey2015”):

Alameda County Older Adult Survey
Help make our county an aging-friendly community. If you are 55 or older and live in Alameda County, take the Survey today!

Post on facebook…

Here is a suggested post:

If you are 55 or older and live in Alameda County, your voice can help make the county an aging-friendly community. Take the survey today! http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ACOlderAdultSurvey2015

Put an article in a newsletter…

Here is a suggested article to include in a newsletter that is read by consumers:

County-Wide Survey of Older Adults Will Inform Planning
Through the Summer and Fall of 2015, Alameda County is conducting an Older Adult Survey that asks older adults about their needs, issues, and concerns. The anonymous Survey will provide important input from the community that will help make Alameda County a better place for older adults to live. The county hopes to reach as many Alameda County residents who are age 55 or older as possible.

Survey results will inform and guide a comprehensive public planning process that will result in Alameda County’s new Plan for Older Adults. The effort is a collaboration of Alameda County’s Social Services and Health Care Services Agencies, and is guided by a planning committee composed of representatives from community-based services, housing, healthcare, public health, behavioral health, and the senior community.

To take the survey online, go to http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ACOlderAdultSurvey2015. If you want to download printed copies, go to http://seniorservicescoalition.org/alameda-county-older-adult-survey-toolkit/.

Send an email…

To send an email to service providers or other professionals, contact wendy@seniorservicescoalition.org to receive a complete email that you can customize or forward to your colleagues.

Here is a suggested message to send in an email to individuals and families (be sure to attach copies of the survey in relevant languages):

If you are 55 or older and live in Alameda County, your voice can help make the county an aging-friendly community.

Through the Summer and Fall of 2015, Alameda County is conducting an Older Adult Survey that asks older adults in our community about their needs, issues, and concerns. The survey is anonymous. The results will help inform Alameda County’s planning process and help us all make the county a better place for older adults to live. If you or a member of your family is age 55 or older, please take the survey!

To take the survey online, go to http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ACOlderAdultSurvey2015. Attached is a copy of the survey that you can print, fill in by hand, and return to the Area Agency on Aging (their address is given on the last page of the survey).

Hand out surveys at meetings …

The printed surveys include an address that respondents can use to mail in their survey. Even better, create some time in your meeting agenda to fill out the surveys (about 15 minutes), collect them and return them to the Alameda County Area Agency on Aging. Click here for a flyer that you can distribute to the public.

Administer surveys with a tablet or computer…

Do some of your participants prefer to be surveyed in person or by phone? The web-based survey is tablet-friendly, and has been set up so that you can complete one survey, submit it, and go on to a new survey.

A Different Kind of Survey

The Survey is based on the World Health Organization’s Aging Friendly Cities and Communities. This effort highlights eight domains that communities can address to better adapt their physical environments and services to the needs of older people: the built environment, transportation, housing, social participation, respect and social inclusion, civic participation and employment, communication, and community support and health services. Click here to find out more about WHO’s effort.


Printed Surveys (all versions are .pdfs):

Click here for Cambodian
Click here for English
Click here for Farsi
Click here for Mandarin
Click here for Spanish
Click here for Tagalog
Click here for Vietnamese

If you need multiple copies of any of the surveys, click here to contact Tracy Murray at the Area Agency on Aging.

Consumer Flyer

Click here for a flyer about the survey that you can distribute to the public.

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