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Maplewood to Survey Seniors for ‘Age-Friendly Action Plan’

From Maplewood Township:

Attention Adults 60+

The Village of South Orange and the Township of Maplewood will be conducting a survey to gain feedback that will inform the development of an Age-Friendly Action Plan.  The survey is part of an assessment of needs for adults over 60 and is funded by the Grotta Fund for Senior Care. Over the coming month, we will be going out into the community to talk to a wide representation of older adults (from diverse neighborhoods, ethnicities, income levels, ages, etc.) with a goal of surveying between 400-750 adults age 60+.  This grassroots effort will help the initiative reach individuals whose voices may not always be heard.

An Age-Friendly community is one where policies, services and structures related to the physical and social environments are designed to support and enable older people to live in a secure environment, enjoy good health and continue to participate fully in their communities.  The 3-Year Community Action Plan will identify age-friendly features, barriers, and suggestions for improvement, and will serve as a template for collaborative planning to address the needs of our growing senior population.

The survey questions will take most people approximately 20 minutes to complete, depending on how much you have to say!  Your answers are completely confidential.

The survey will be available online at the Maplewood Township web site in the near future. 

Hard copies will be available in Maplewood at: Town Hall, Community Center, and both Libraries.  When completed, the surveys can be returned to Maplewood Town Hall, the Community Center or both Maplewood Libraries.

The survey will close on APRIL 26, 2016.

For more information in Maplewood please contact:  Anettte DePalma 973-762-8120 x 3400 or Robert Roe  973-762-8120 x4400 at the Maplewood Town Hall.

We appreciate your participation in this very important endeavor!

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