The Bristol Community


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

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* 2. How long have you lived in Bristol? 

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* 3. Do you live in Bristol  year-round or seasonally? 

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* 4. How important is it for you to remain in Bristol as you age?

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* 5. How likely is it that you will move to a different home in Bristol when you retire?

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* 6. How likely are you to move outside of Bristol when you retire?

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* 7. If you were to consider moving during retirement, would the following factors impact your decision?

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Looking for a different home size that meets your needs
Maintaining your current home will be too expensive
Fearing for your personal safety or security concerns
Looking for a home that will help you live independently as you age
Wanting to move to an area that has better health care facilities
Wanting to be closer to family
Needing more access to public transportation
Wanting to live in a different climate

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* 8. What is your current living arrangement? 

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

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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 modifications to their home so they can stay there as they age. Do you think you will need to make the following types of modifications or improvements to your home to enable you to stay there as you age?

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Easier access into or within your home such as a ramp, chairlift or elevator, or wider doorways
Bathroom modifications 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 a medical emergency response system that notifies others in case of emergency
Is your home already equipped with these features?

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* 12. Does Bristol have the following?

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Home repair contractors who are trustworthy, do quality work, are affordable for low-income and older adults, and help with repairs
Well-maintained homes and properties
Seasonal services such as lawn work or snow removal for low-income and older adults
Assisted living communities and communities with shared facilities and outdoor spaces
Well-maintained, safe low-income housing
Affordable housing options for seniors

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* 13. How important do you think it is to have the following in Bristol?

  Very important Somewhat important Not very important
Well-maintained, safe parks that are within walking distance of your home
Public parks with enough benches
Sidewalks that are in good condition, free from obstruction, are safe for pedestrian use, and accessible for wheelchairs or other assisted mobility devices
Well-maintained public buildings and facilities that are accessible to people of different physical abilities
Separate pathways for bicyclists and pedestrians
Well-maintained public restrooms that are accessible to people of different physical abilities
Neighborhood watch programs 

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* 14. Have you ever experienced homelessness in Bristol? 

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* 15. How do you get around for things like shopping , visiting the doctor, running errands or going to other places in the following ways?

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Drive yourself
Have others drive you
Walk
Ride a bike
Use standard city bus service
Take a taxi/cab
Use a special transportation service, such as one for seniors or persons with disabilities (i.e. Bristol TN Transit or NET Trans or Job Access)
Rideshare services (i.e.. Uber or Lyft)

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

  Very important Somewhat important Not very important
Accessible and convenient public transportation
Audio/visual pedestrian crossings
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
Public parking lots, spaces, and areas to park
Well-lit, safe streets, and intersections for all users (pedestrians, bicyclists, drivers)

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

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* 18. Monthly, how often do you engage in some form of physical exercise (walking, running, biking, swimming, sports, strength training, yoga, stretching)?

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* 19. How important is it to have the following in Bristol?

  Very important Somewhat important Not very important
Fitness activities for older adults, health & wellness programs and classes in areas such as nutrition, smoking cessation, and weight control
Conveniently located health and social services
Easy to find information on local health and supportive services
Home care services, including health, personal care, and housekeeping
Well-maintained hospitals and health care facilities

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* 20. Where do you frequently interact with friends, family, and/or neighbors in Bristol? (Check all that apply)

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* 21. Are the following important to Bristol?

  Very important Somewhat important Not very important
Entertainment venues that are conveniently located
Activities specifically geared to older adults
Activities that offer senior discounts
Activities that are affordable to all residents
Activities involving  young and older people
A variety of cultural activities for diverse population
Local schools that involve older adults in events and activities
Continuing education classes
Social clubs such as for books, gardening, crafts, or hobbies
A range of volunteer activities to choose from 

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* 22. Which of the following best describes your current employment status? 

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* 23. How likely are you to continue to work as long as possible instead of retiring? 

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* 24. Are the following important for you to have in Bristol?

  Very Important Somewhat Important Not Very Important
A range of flexible job opportunities for older adults
Job training opportunities for older adults who want to learn new job skills within their current job or get training in a different field of work
Jobs that are adapted to meet the needs of people with disabilities

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* 25. To receive community information, which of the following resources do you use if you, a family member or friend needs information about services for older adults, such as care giving services, home delivered meals, home repair, medical transport, or social activities?

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Community Center
Family or Friends
Local nonprofit organizations
Faith-based organizations such as churches or synagogues
Internet
Telephone book
Your doctor or other health care professional 
Local government offices such as the Department of Health
Library
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* 26. Are you male or female? 

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* 27. What is your age (in years)?

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* 28. Besides yourself, do you have any of the following people living in your household?

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Child/children under 18
Child/children 18 or older
Child/children away at college
Parents
Other adult relative or friend 18 or older

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* 29. Any additional information you would like to provide?

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