City and county officials Tuesday asked all residents 18 years or older to fill out a quick survey to help develop strategies for an aging population.
The Purposeful Aging Los Angeles Age-Friendly Survey is online in 10 languages at purposefulagingla.com. The deadline to participate is Sept. 15.
“Our goal is to enhance our services and continue to provide much needed resources to all ages. In order to do this effectively, we need to hear from residents of every community in the county and city of Los Angeles,” Supervisor Hilda Solis said.
Feedback from the survey will guide the development of a regional “Age- Friendly Action Plan” for 2018-2021.
“We are determined to make Los Angeles a place where people of all ages can thrive with the security and dignity that everyone deserves,” Mayor Eric Garcetti said. “We are envisioning tomorrow and building it today — and this survey will help us ensure that our future infrastructure and services meet the needs of older Angelenos.”
The survey is confidential and takes roughly 20 minutes to complete.
The population of individuals 65 years or older in the Los Angeles region is expected to double from 2010 levels of 1.1 million people to 2.2 million by 2030, according to the county’s Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services division.
–City News Service