News ReleaseCity of Inglewood
Public Information Office

One Manchester Boulevard
Inglewood, CA 90301
(310) 412-5111
Fax: (310) 412-8788

1/2/2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESS RELEASE #010207
Subject :

SENIORS’ SURVEY OF UNMET NEEDS EXTENDED TO JANUARY 31, 2007
Contact :Patricia Holt    (213) 738-2065
Los Angeles—A challenge to determine the unmet needs of LA County’s seniors continues to attract interest from seniors throughout the county. To ensure that an adequate number of seniors have the opportunity to contribute to the L.A. COUNTY SENIORS COUNT! Needs Assessment, the survey deadline has been extended to January 31, 2007.

Seniors are being encouraged to inform City and County Area Agencies about their unmet needs for services such as in-home care and home-delivered meals by completing the anonymous survey, which on the average may be completed within 15 minutes, at the local senior centers, public libraries and community centers; seniors may also go on-line at www.ladcss.org . Call (213) 738-2600 for a survey.

"We must have a profile of seniors’ unmet needs in our County in order to provide desired and needed services," said Cynthia Banks, Director, Community and Senior Services/Los Angeles County Area Agency on Aging

The goal of the simple, yet comprehensive survey form being widely distributed, is to obtain first-hand information on issues affecting the first surge of Baby Boomers and older adults who are 60 years of age and older.

"Those 85 and over are the fastest growing segment of our nation’s population; therefore, it is important to plan strategically to meet the growing demands and needs of this population," said Banks.

"The information gained regarding seniors ’unmet in-home care, healthcare, housing, transportation, isolation/socialization and legal services will be extremely useful to lobby

for needed programs and services, both in the private and public sectors," said Laura Trejo, General Manager, L.A. City Department of Aging. "Without an adequate response to the surveys, our opportunities are limited."

The surveys are printed in six languages: English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Tagalog and Japanese, the 6 most commonly spoken languages in the County.


 

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