* 1. How would you rate Kitimat as a place for people to live as they age?

* 2. How long have you lived in Kitimat?

* 3. How important is it for you to remain in your community as your age?

* 4. Some people live in places outside of their community for part of the year.  Which of the following describes you?

* 5. If you decided to move to a different home, where would you most likely move?

* 6. Which of the following factors would impact your decision about where you choose to live?

  Yes No Not sure
The size of your home or the desire or need to downsize
The amount of home maintenance or upkeep
Wanting to remain in your own home rather than moving to a retirement community
Being close to amenities such as recreation facilities, shops, restaurants, social activities
Being close to hospitals and other health services
Being close to family and friends
Access to public transportation
The weather or climate
Looking for an area that has a lower cost of living
Having a sense of community
The cost of housing

* 7. Your gender?

* 8. Please check your age bracket:

* 9. Does someone in your household have a disability, mobility issue or chronic disease?

* 10. HOUSING

Do you own or rent your Kitimat home?  Or do you have some other type of living arrangement, such as living with a family member or friend?

* 11. What type of home is your current primary residence?

  One story Two story Three story
Single Family Home
Town Home or Duplex
Apartment/Condominium
Manufactured home on rental pad

* 12. Does your current home have an elevator, lift or ramp?

* 13. If you were to move in the next 10-15 years, what type of housing would you most likely move into?

* 14. How important is it for you to be able to live independently in your own home as you age?

* 15. What modifications will you make to your home to allow you to 'age in place'?

* 16. How important do you think it is to have the following in Kitimat?               

  Extremely important Somewhat important Not important
Home repair contractors that do high-quality, affordable work
Snow removal, home and lawn maintenance services for senior households
Homes that are equipped with age-friendly features like no-step entry, wide doorways, ground floor bedroom and bathroom, grab bars in bath
Affordable housing options and assisted living facilities for seniors

* 17. Are you aware of the above services in 'HOUSING' being offered in Kitimat?

* 18. OUTDOOR SPACES AND BUILDINGS

How important do you think it is to have the following in Kitimat?                

  Extremely important Somewhat important Not important
Well-maintained and safe parks within walking distance of my home
Public parks with places to sit down
Sidewalks that are in good condition and accessible for wheelchairs and other assistive mobility devices
Public buildings and facilities that are accessible to people of varying abilities
Separate paths for bicyclist and pedestrians
Accessible public washrooms in key areas of the community
Neighbourhood watch programs
Snow clearing done in a timely manner
Crosswalks in busy business, residential and /or recreational areas

* 19. Are you aware of the above services in 'OUTDOOR SPACES AND BUILDINGS' being offered in Kitimat?

* 20. TRANSPORTATION

How do you get around Kitimat for activities such as shopping, visiting the doctor, or social visits? (Check off all that apply)

* 21. How important do you think it is to have the following in Kitimat?             

  Extremely important Somewhat important Not important
Accessible and convenient public transit
Affordable public transit
Well-maintained public transit vehicles
Reliable public transit
Safe public transit stops or areas
Special transit services for people with disabilities
Well-maintained streets
Easy to read traffic signs
Enforced speed limits
Public parking lots, spaces and areas to park
Well-lit, safe streets and intersections for all users (pedestrians, bicyclists, drivers)
Audio/visual friendly pedestrian crossings
Driver education/refresher courses

* 22. Are you aware of the above TRANSPORTATION services being offered in Kitimat?

* 23. COMMUNITY SUPPORT AND HEALTH SERVICES

In general, when compared to most people your age, how would you rate your health?

* 24. How often do you exercise (such as walking, running, biking, swimming, sports, lifting weights, yoga, or stretching)?

* 25. How important do you think it is to have the following in Kitimat?       

  Extremely important Somewhat important Not important
Health and wellness programs and classes in areas such as nutrition, quitting smoking, weight control
Fitness activities specifically for older adults
Help for seniors seeking health and support services
Affordable services to help seniors and persons with disabilities get snow removal, lawn care or housekeeping
Well-trained and certified home health care providers
Affordable home health care providers

* 26. Are you aware of the above services in 'COMMUNITY SUPPORT AND HEALTH SERVICES' being offered in Kitimat?

* 27. COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION

In general, how often do you access the internet?

* 28. When you, a family member or friend need information about services for older adults, (such as caregiving services, home repair, social activities), what resources are you likely to use? (Check all that apply)

* 29. How important do you think it is to have the following in Kitimat?      

  Extremely important Somewhat important Not important
Accessible community information in one central location
Information about Kitimat printed in large lettering
Automated and easy to understand information about Kitimat, for example, a toll-free telephone number
Free access to computer and the internet in public places such as the Kitimat Public Library or Snowflake Senior Center
Community information that is available in many different languages

* 30. Are you aware of the above services in 'COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION' being offered in Kitimat?

* 31. PARTICIPATION AND EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Are you retired?

* 32. How important do you think it is to have the following in Kitimat?     

  Extremely important Somewhat important Not important
A range of flexible job opportunities for older adults
Training opportunities for older adults who want to learn new job skills or work in a different field
Jobs that are or can be adapted to meet the needs of someone with a disability
There are options that allow seniors to remain in the workforce if they choose to continue working
Employers that recognize the potential contribution of mature workers
A range of volunteer activities
Training opportunities to help people be better volunteers
Easy to find information about volunteer opportunities
Opportunities for older adults to participate in decision making bodies such as community advisory councils or committees

* 33. Are you aware of the above services in 'PARTICIPATION AND EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES' being offered in Kitimat?

* 34. RESPECT AND SOCIAL INCLUSION

Please answer the following questions on 'Respect and Social Inclusion'.

  Yes No Not sure
Do you feel there are opportunities for people of all ages to be socially active in Kitimat?
Older people and persons with disabilities are recognized in Kitimat for their past and present contributions in their work or community contributions
Older people and persons with disabilities are included in activities and events that take place in Kitimat
Do you feel schools provide opportunities to learn about aging and older people, and include older people in school activities?
Do you feel there are good opportunities to socialize and maintain good relationships with friends, family and neighbours in Kitimat?

* 35. Are you aware of the above services under 'RESPECT AND SOCIAL INCLUSION' being offered in Kitimat?

* 36. SOCIAL PARTICIPATION

How frequently do you interact with your friends, family or neighbours?

* 37. How important do you think it is to have the following in Kitimat?    

  Extremely important Somewhat important Not important
Arts, music and cultural entertainment
Activities that offer senior discounts
Activities that are affordable to all residents
Continuing education classes
Social clubs based on books, gardening, crafts or hobbies
Outreach program for people at risk of social isolation
Accurate and widely publicized information about social activities

* 38. Are you aware of the above services under 'SOCIAL PARTICIPATION' being offered in Kitimat?

* 39.
Would you be interested in taking part in an Age-Friendly focus group?

* 40.
THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO COMPLETE THIS SURVEY!
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