Your community!

Is your community Aging-friendly?  Take this brief Aging-Friendly Community Characteristics survey on-line to tell us about where you live.  Or you can survey multiple people in your community using this paper version of the survey (4 pages).  The survey focuses on several areas of community living that affect the quality of life of all residents of a community:

  • Housing
  • Transportation, Accessibility, and Parking
  • Sidewalks and Pedestrian Crossings
  • Community and Health Care Services
  • Family Caregiving
  • Nutrition and Wellness
  • Arts, Culture, and Lifelong Learning
  • Employment and Workforce Development
  • Public Safety and Emergency Planning
  • Respect and Social Inclusion
  • Community Connectedness: Civic Engagement and Volunteer Opportunities
  • Taxation, Finance, and Protection Against Fraud
  • Community Leadership and Intergenerational Collaboration

In 2013 an academic article was written using data collected with this survey tool in 2011 and 2012: Perceptions of Aging-Friendly Community Characteristics published in Vol. 8. Issue 2 of The Online Journal of Rural Research and Policy.