The Senior Citizen Council of Cobb County submitted the following informational article:
The Senior Citizen Council of Cobb County which is a nonprofit advocacy organization for older residents conducted a Coronavirus Needs Survey for persons 55 and older during the months of March through June 2020. The purpose of the survey was to assess the needs of Cobb senior citizens in order to learn what specific difficulties and concerns they are having during these demanding times.
The survey was completed by 366 residents of which half were between the ages of 65 to 74 years old. Among the top important issues to survey participants were: Senior Health, Medicare/Medicaid, Transportation, and Affordable Senior Housing. Other interesting findings were that almost ⅔ of participants live with someone else or are in a community while ⅓ live alone. More than half (56%) attended a Cobb County Senior Center before the centers were closed due to the pandemic.
If you would like to view the full results of the survey, please go to the Senior Citizen Council of Cobb website at https://seniorcitizencouncilofcobb.org/ where the link to the survey is located on the first page. We hope that other persons and public and private organizations will find the survey information useful in planning how the needs of our senior citizens can be more fully addressed during these difficult times.