What do seniors in Bristol, Tennessee, think about where they live, how they live, how they want to live? The Senior Needs Committee, a multi-department team of city staff members formed to study issues impacting seniors in the City, and wants to hear from seniors in the community on these very questions. The Committee has developed a survey which covers topics such as housing, parks and recreation, transportation, wellness, community and social participation and job opportunities for seniors. Online and written surveys will be available throughout the month of May, geared towards persons 50 and over, their families, and caretakers.
The online survey can be found at www.bristoltn.org. Printed copies of the questionnaire can be picked up at the customer service desk at City Hall, the front desk at the Slater Center, the Bristol Public Library or the customer service counter in the Development Services Annex building. Completed surveys may be returned in person or by mail to the Development Services Annex building at 104 8th Street, Bristol, TN 37620. Survey results will be posted on the City’s website.
The Committee will review the responses and use the feedback to identify crucial issues. A Senior Needs report will be compiled and published which will include strategies and ideas which will continue to make Bristol a great place to live for people of all ages.
“We are excited to hear from our senior community and learn what the top issues facing older adults in the community are. What is important and what contributes to their quality of life,” said Heather Moore, City Planner. She also added, “Our Senior Needs Survey is critical to informing our study and includes questions about wellness, housing, transportation, recreation, and other quality of life factors. Knowing what is essential to the population as they age will help the City to determine what role it can plan to promote longevity, independence, and choice for seniors.”
For more information, contact Heather Moore at 423-989-5549 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.