Is Castlegar age-friendly?

The Castlegar Community Response Network (CRN) has a survey they're inviting residents aged 55 and up to complete - information below

 

QUESTIONNAIRE  – Is Castlegar an Age-Friendly Community?

If you are 55+, please give us your thoughts: positive experiences, negative experiences, and ideas for improvements. Please feel free to add additional pages if need be.

If you need assistance in filling it out, or would like to provide your input over the phone or online, please contact Sandi McCreight: 250.365.7678, “mailto:castlegarcrn@hotmail.com” castlegarcrn@hotmail.com.

Completed questionnaires can be dropped off at the Seniors Centre (Complex), Castlegar Community Services, Health Centre reception desk, or completed & collected by groups and call Sandi for pickup.

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General

What is it like to live in Castlegar as an older person? Poor   Fair    Average   Good   Excellent

 

What is it like to step outside of your home to go for a walk, run errands, or visit?

Public offices and stores Poor   Fair    Average   Good   Excellent

Stairs, doors, lift devices Poor   Fair    Average   Good   Excellent

Lighting, signage Poor   Fair    Average   Good   Excellent

Public toilets, rest areas Poor   Fair    Average   Good   Excellent

 

 

What is it like to use public or community transportation services in Castlegar?

Affordable Poor   Fair    Average   Good   Excellent

Accessible Poor   Fair    Average   Good   Excellent

Safe Poor   Fair    Average   Good   Excellent

Frequency Poor   Fair    Average   Good   Excellent

Waiting areas/stops Poor   Fair    Average   Good   Excellent

(benches, lighting, protected)

 

 

What is it like to get around in the community?

Legible street signs, street numbers Poor   Fair    Average   Good   Excellent

Lighting, parking, accessible parking Poor   Fair    Average   Good   Excellent

Drop off/pick up areas Poor   Fair    Average   Good   Excellent

Driver refresher courses Poor   Fair    Average   Good   Excellent

Snow removal, sidewalks Poor   Fair    Average   Good   Excellent

 

 

 

Housing

 

What are living accommodations like in Castlegar?

For your situation now

Cost Poor   Fair    Average   Good   Excellent

Comfort Poor   Fair    Average   Good   Excellent

Safe Poor   Fair    Average   Good   Excellent

Proximity to services Poor   Fair    Average   Good   Excellent

Comments on what happens if your needs change?

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Consider your mobility and independence in your home.

Can you move about easily? Yes   No   Sometimes

Reach and store things easily? Yes   No   Sometimes

Do housework and chores?  Yes   No   Sometimes

If not, do you have someone that can help you? Yes   No   Sometimes

 

 

Respect and Social Inclusion

 

In what ways does your community show, or not show, respect for you as an older person?  ____________________________________________________________

 

In what ways does your community include, or not include, you as an older person in activities and events?

Polite, listen, helpful Yes   No   Sometimes

Consultation: asked for your input Yes   No   Sometimes

Choices offered (for both disabled and non-disabled) Yes   No   Sometimes

Public recognition of the contributions of older people Yes   No   Sometimes

Responsiveness to needs in services and programs Yes   No   Sometimes

Intergenerational activities Yes   No   Sometimes

 

 

Social Participation

 

Opportunities for you to socialize in your community? Poor   Fair    Average   Good   Excellent

Tell us about your participation in other activities, like education, culture, recreation, or spiritual activities. (Are they affordable, accessible, frequent, convenient location, convenient times, offer choices, interesting?)

 

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Communication and Information

 

What is your experience getting the information you need in your community, for example, about services or events? This can be information you get by telephone, radio, TV, in print, online or in person.

Accessible Poor   Fair    Average   Good   Excellent

Useful Poor   Fair    Average   Good   Excellent

Timely Poor   Fair    Average   Good   Excellent

Easy to understand Poor   Fair    Average   Good   Excellent

Difficulties with automated systems Poor   Fair    Average   Good   Excellent

Print format and size Poor   Fair    Average   Good   Excellent

 

Community participation and employment and volunteer work.

 

Are you or would you like to be involved in public community affairs like community associations or municipal councils? Involved Interested

Regarding employment and volunteering…

Available opportunities Poor   Fair    Average   Good   Excellent

Information about opportunities Poor   Fair    Average   Good   Excellent

Recognition provided Poor   Fair    Average   Good   Excellent

Paid work available for older adults, Poor   Fair    Average   Good   Excellent

Adjustment to older people’s abilities Poor   Fair    Average   Good   Excellent

Adjustments to older persons’ preferences Poor   Fair    Average   Good   Excellent

 

Are there now or can you think of any ways used to motivate older persons’ participation in community and/or employment (paid or volunteer)?

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Community Support and Health Services

 

Health and social services in the community. Poor   Fair    Average   Good   Excellent

Are they responsive to the needs of older people? Poor  Fair   Average  Good  Excellent

Adequate types of services available? Poor   Fair    Average   Good Excellent

Are they accessible?  Poor   Fair    Average   Good   Excellent

Are they affordable? Poor   Fair    Average   Good   Excellent

Are services responsive to individual needs? Poor   Fair    Average   Good   Excellent

Are there any other issues or areas we haven’t asked about that you want to mention?

 

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