Thank you for joining us November 15 for "Live Long and Prosper: Building a Sustainable Health Care System for Western New York's Aging Population," the opening event of the Reaching for Excellence Speaker Series on health care best practices for the region.

We are interested in hearing about your experience with the event, as well as any suggestions you may have for future Speaker Series events. Please take a few moments to complete the following survey. Thank you for your engagement in this most important effort.

* 1. Please rate your overall satisfaction with the November 15 event, "Live Long and Prosper: Building a Sustainable Health Care System for Western New York's Aging Population."

* 2. Did you find the presentation by Juergen H.A. Bludau, MD, CMD (Brigham and Women's Hospital) informative and useful?

* 3. Did you find the presentation by Philip B. Stafford, PhD (Center on Aging and Community, Indiana University) informative and useful?

* 4. Did you find the audience Q&A format effective in generating an engaging discussion?

* 5. How informative and useful was the research brief that you received at the start of the event ("Preparing for the Aging Population in Western New York: Is the Health Care System Ready?")?

* 6. Was the reception following the event valuable to you as a networking opportunity?

* 7. Based on what you learned at the event, do you plan to pursue any follow-up efforts or partnerships to address elder health care issues in Western New York?

* 8. Do you have any recommendations or suggestions for programs or organizations in Western New York that we should seek to engage on issues of elder care in our region?

* 9. What is the most important idea or lesson you took away from this event?

* 10. Please share any suggestions for additional topics to be addressed by future Reaching for Excellence Speaker Series events.

* 11. Would you like to receive updates or information on Reaching for Excellence project components, such as the Speaker Series and Community Conversations, an effort to generate dialogue and discussion about future health care options for Western New York through multiple facilitated presentations across the eight-county region (to commence in January 2008)? Visit us online at for more information.

* 12. If so, please provide the following contact information:

* 13. In what capacity are you engaged in issues of elder health care?