Age-Friendly Culver City

This survey is for Culver City RESIDENTS AGES 50 AND OLDER so that we can plan to make our city a better place to age.  If you fit this description, please continue with our questions about yourself and what would help you to age the way you want to age in Culver City.

Your individual responses are confidential and will not be shared. You may receive this survey from more than one source - Please complete it just once.

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* 1. Overall, how would you rate Culver City as a place for people to live as they age?

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* 2. What do you call the neighborhood or local community you live in?   (choose one - Culver City Neighborhood-Map)

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* 3. What is your 5-digit zip code?

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* 4. How long have you lived in Culver City?

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* 5. If you were to consider moving out of Culver City when you reduce your work hours or retire completely, which of the following factors would impact your decision to move?

  Yes - Influencing Factor No - Not a Factor Not Sure
Looking for a different size home that meets your needs
Maintaining your current home will be too expensive
Fearing for your personal safety or security
Looking for a home that will help you live independently as you age
Wanting to move to an area with better health care facilities
Wanting to be closer to family
Needing more access to public transportation
Wanting to live in a different climate
Looking for an area that has a lower cost of living
Needing long-term care options such as independent living, assisted living, or a nursing home

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

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* 7. Do you own or rent your primary residence - or do you have some other type of living arrangement?

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* 8. What type of home is your primary home?

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* 9. Do you rely on income from renting out a room/ADU/"Granny Flat"?

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

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* 11. People sometimes make changes to their homes so they can stay there as they age.  If you plan to stay in your current home, do you think you will need the following types of modifications or improvements to your home to enable you to stay there as you age?   

(If you don't plan to stay in this home,  skip to next question)

  Yes No Don't Know/Not Sure
Easier access into or inside your home such as a ramp, chairlift, elevator, or wider doorways
Bathroom changes such as grab bars, handrails, a higher toilet or non-slip tiles
Putting a bedroom, bathroom and/or kitchen on the first floor
Improving lighting
Installing an emergency response system that notifies others in case of an emergency

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* 12. How important do you think it is to have the following in Culver City?

  Extremely important Important Don't know/Not sure Not very important Not at all important
Home repair contractors who are trustworthy, do quality work, and are affordable
Well-maintained homes and properties
A home repair/safety inspection service for low-income, disabled, and/or older adults that helps with repairs
Affordable housing options for adults of varying income levels, such as older active adult communities, assisted living, and communities with shared facilities and outdoor resources
Homes that are equipped with features such as a no-step entry, wider doorways, first floor bedroom and bath, grab bars in bathrooms
Well-maintained and safe low-income housing

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* 13. Does Culver City have the following?

  Yes No Don't Know/Not sure
Home repair contractors who are trustworthy, do quality work, and are affordable
Well-maintained homes and properties
A home repair/safety inspection service for low-income, disabled, and/or older adults that helps with repairs
Affordable housing options for adults of varying income levels, such as older active adult communities, assisted living, and communities with shared facilities and outdoor resources
Homes that are equipped with features such as a no-step entry, wider doorways, first floor bedroom and bath, grab bars in bathrooms
Well-maintained and safe low-income housing

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* 14. How important do you think it is to have the following in Culver City?

  Extremely Important Important Don't know/Not sure Not very important Not at all important
Well-maintained and safe parks that are within walking distance of your home
Public parks with enough benches, drinking fountains and/or shade
Sidewalks that are in good condition, free from obstruction, and are safe for pedestrian use and accessible for wheelchairs or other assistive mobility devices
Well-maintained public restrooms that are accessible to people of different physical abilities
Protected bike lanes

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* 15. Does Culver City have the following?

  Yes No Don't know/Not sure
Well-maintained and safe parks that are within walking distance of your home
Public parks with enough benches, drinking fountains and/or shade
Sidewalks that are in good condition, free from obstruction, and are safe for pedestrian use and accessible for wheelchairs or other assistive mobility devices
Well-maintained public restrooms that are accessible to people of different physical abilities
Protected bike lanes

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* 16. How do you get around for shopping, visiting the doctor, running errands, or going to other places? (check all that apply)

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* 17. How important do you think it is to have the following in Culver City?

  Extremely Important Important Don/t know/Not sure Not very important Not at all important
Accessible and convenient public transportation
Affordable public transportation
Well-maintained public transportation vehicles
Reliable public transportation
Safe public transportation stops or areas
Special transportation services for people with disabilities and older adults
Well-maintained streets
Easy to read traffic signs
Enforced speed limits
Public parking lots, areas to park
Affordable public parking
Well-lit safe streets and intersections for all users (pedestrians, bicyclists, drivers)
Audio-visual pedestrian crossings
Driver education/refresher courses
Benches and shade

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* 18. Does Culver City have the following?

  Yes No Don't know/Not sure
Accessible and convenient public transportation
Affordable public transportation
Well-maintained public transportation vehicles
Reliable public transportation
Safe public transportation stops or areas
Special transportation services for people with disabilities and older adults
Well-maintained streets
Easy to read traffic signs
Enforced speed limits
Public parking lots, areas to park
Affordable public parking
Well-lit safe streets and intersections for all users (pedestrians, bicyclists, drivers)
Audio-visual pedestrian crossings
Driver education/refresher courses
Benches and shade

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

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* 20. How often do you get some form of exercise (such as walking, running, biking, swimming, sports, strength training, yoga, stretching, dancing, water aerobics)?

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* 21. What form(s) of physical exercise do you engage in? (check all that apply)

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* 22. How important do you think it is to have the following in Culver City?

  Extremely important Important Don't know/Not sure Not very important Not at all important
Health/wellness programs and classes such as nutrition education, diabetes prevention, smoking cessation, and weight control
Fitness activities specifically geared to older adults
Conveniently located health and social services
A service that helps seniors find and access health and supportive services
Conveniently located emergency care centers
Easy to find information on local health and supportive services
Home care services including health, personal care, and housekeeping
Well-trained certified home health care providers
Affordable home health care providers
Well-maintained hospitals and health care facilities
A variety of health care professionals including specialists
Health care professionals who speak different languages
Easily understandable and helpful local hospital or clinic answering services
Respectful and helpful hospital and clinic staff

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* 23. Does Culver City have the following:

  Yes No Don't know/Not sure
Health/wellness programs and classes such as nutrition education, diabetes prevention, smoking cessation, and weight control
Fitness activities specifically geared to older adults
Conveniently located health and social services
A service that helps seniors find and access health and supportive services
Conveniently located emergency care centers
Easy to find information on local health and supportive services
Home care services including health, personal care, and housekeeping
Well-trained certified home health care providers
Affordable home health care providers
Well-maintained hospitals and health care facilities
A variety of health care professionals including specialists
Health care professionals who speak different languages
Easily understandable and helpful local hospital or clinic answering services
Respectful and helpful hospital and clinic staff

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* 24. If you were to participate in non exercise-related educational or self-improvement classes, where would you (or do you) go? (check all that apply)

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* 25. How do you get your daily meals? (check all that apply)

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* 26. How frequently do you intereact with your friends, family, or neighbors in Culver City?

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* 27. How often do you leave your home for social interaction, errands and/or fitness/recreation classes?

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* 28. Please respond to the following statements:

  True False
I feel prepared in case of a community-wide emergency (e.g.: earthquake, fire).
I worry about being able to afford my housing as I age.
I feel optimistic that I can manage issues of aging to my satisfaction.
I would welcome guidance to plan for positive aging.

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

  Extremely important Somewhat important Don't know/Not sure Not very important Not at all important
Conveniently located entertainment venues
Activities specifically for older adults
Activities, restaurants, and stores that offer senior discounts
Activities that are affordable to all residents
Activities mixing younger and older people
Accurate and widely publicized information about social activities
A variety of cultural activities for diverse populations
Local schools that involve older adults in events and activities
Continuing education classes
Social clubs such as for books, gardening, crafts or hobbies
Classes/services to assist you with technology

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* 30. Does Culver City have the following?

  Yes No Don't know/Not sure
Conveniently located entertainment venues
Activities specifically for older adults
Activities, restaurants, and stores that offer senior discounts
Activities that are affordable to all residents
Activities mixing younger and older people
Accurate and widely publicized information about social activities
A variety of cultural activities for diverse populations
Local schools that involve older adults in events and activities
Continuing education classes
Social clubs such as for books, gardening , crafts or hobbies
Classes/services to assist you with technology

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* 31. How important do you think it is to have the following in Culver City?  

  Extremely important Important Don't know/Not sure Not very important Not at all important
Volunteer training opportunities to help people perform better in their volunteer roles
Opportunities for older adults to participate in decision making bodies such as community councils or committees
Easy to find information about local volunteer opportunities
Transportation to and from volunteer activities for those who need it

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* 32. Does Culver City have the following?

  Yes No Don't know/Not sure
Volunteer training opportunities to help people perform better in their volunteer roles
Opportunities for older adults to participate in decision making bodies such as community councils or committees
Easy to find information about local volunteer opportunities
Transportation to and from volunteer activities for those who need it

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* 33. Which of the following best describes your current work status?

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* 34. How important do you think it is to have the following in Culver City?

  Extremely important Important Don't know/Not sure Not very important Not at all important
A range of flexible job opportunities for older adults
Job training for older adults to learn new skills within their work or in a new field
Jobs that are adapted to meet the needs of people with disabilities and older adults

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* 35. Does Culver City have the following?

  Yes No Don't know/Not sure
A range of flexible job opportunities for older adults
Job training for older adults to learn new skills within their work or in a new field
Jobs that are adapted to meet the needs of people with disabilities and older adults

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* 36. Where would you turn if you, a family member or friend needed information about older adult services such as caregiving, home-delivered meals, home repair, medical transportation or social activities? (check all that apply)

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* 37. How do you prefer to receive information from/about the City of Culver City? (check all that apply)

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* 38. How important do you think it is to have the following in Culver City?

  Extremely important Important Don't know/Not sure Not very important Not at all important
Access to community information in one central source
Clearly displayed printed community information with large lettering
An automated community information source that is easy to understand like a toll-free telephone number
An internet resource for community information that is easy to use
Free access to computers and the internet in public places such as libraries, senior centers, or government buildings