Cambria senior survey results to be unveiled

ktanner@thetribunenews.comAugust 9, 2013 

The Cambria Connection and a group of senior-focused agencies plan to release results from a survey about services older residents and their caregivers need and want most on Thursday, Aug. 15.

The public forum is set to start at 2 p.m. at the Connection’s Community Room, 870 Main St. and last about two and a half hours.

Joyce Lipman, director of the Area Agency on Aging, will present “The Survey Says” results, followed by a presentation by the Alzheimer’s Association. Other participants in the event are Cambria Adult Resources Education and Support (CARES) and Cecilia Lomeli, nurse practitioner at Community Health Centers of the Central Coast in Cambria.

According to Connection board member Priscilla Mikesell, “We will be partnering with other organizations to inform seniors and their families what resources they can find here and in the county.”

The five-section survey was published Feb. 7 in The Cambrian. It asked responders to reply about “things I need help with,” “things that concern me,” “things that make it difficult to get help,” “support services I already use,” and other information.

The Connection is a nonprofit community resource center that provides support groups, counseling services, social activities and more to all community members, especially for seniors, members of 12-step programs, families and the underserved.

“As a community resource center,” the nonprofit group says on its Facebook page, “the Cambria Connection operates a central Cambria service location where individuals and families receive the support, tools and resources necessary to begin and maintain a healthy lifestyle — one that (complements) the individual, the family and the community.

 

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