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Posted on: November 28, 2018

Older Adults and Caregivers Invited to Participate in Aging Survey

Wailuku, Maui - The Maui County Office on Aging (MCOA) is seeking feedback from older adults (part- or full- time Maui County residents age 55 or older) and caregivers (individuals who have in the last six months helped another with various tasks such as bathing, cooking, cleaning, laundry, rides to doctor appointments, translation, bill payments, etc.) during an online survey that will go live Dec. 7, 2018, through Feb. 1, 2019, at Caregivers, who don’t have to be blood-related or living nearby (may include remote support), include an unpaid caregiver of an adult 60 or older; an unpaid caregiver of an individual 18 or older with a disability; or a guardian of a younger person, such as a grandparent or relative raising grandchildren (hanai or another arrangement). Paper surveys are also available by calling MCOA. All responses are anonymous.

The results will help the county plan on aging for 2019-2023, which is a public document that outlines how the agency intends to meet identified goals and activities in the next four years with the funding it receives. The plan is also shaped by demographic information, community needs assessments and growing trends throughout Maui County. The plan also addresses issues described in the Older Americans Act with regard to assisting those who are in the most need, socially and financially.

The survey data will be reported by a MCOA plan produced in spring 2019.

For more information about the surveys, the plan on aging or the MCOA, contact James Mariano at 270-7349.

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