The County of Marin was recently awarded age-friendly status by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Cities and Communities. 

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Joining this network serves to confirm our commitment to make Marin a great community for people to live in as they age. The information collected through this survey process will inform the development of a strategic plan for achieving an Age-Friendly County of Marin.

Please only take this survey if you are 60 years or older or representing an individual or group of adults age 60 or older. This survey is voluntary and anonymous. It will take about 15 minutes to complete. If you have any questions, please contact Marin County’s Information and Assistance line at (415) 457-INFO (4636) or email 457-INFO@marincounty.org.
Your Home and Community

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* 1. What is the name of your city, town or community?

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

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* 3. What is your current housing status?

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

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* 5. Who do you live with in your primary home (select all that apply)?

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* 6. Do you plan to remain in your current primary home as you become older?

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* 7. If you do not plan to remain in your home, what is the primary reason?

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* 8. Do you feel there are enough support services available in Marin to remain in your home? (e.g. meals, housekeeping, maintenance, home care)

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* 9. If you do plan to remain in your home, 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
Placement of a bedroom, bathroom and kitchen on the first floor
Installation of a medical emergency response system that notifies others in case of emergency

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* 10. Do you feel prepared in the event of a community-wide emergency (such as a fire or an earthquake)?

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* 11. If you do not feel prepared for an emergency, please explain what you need to feel prepared.

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* 12. Does the community where you live have the following?

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Well-maintained homes and properties
Well-maintained and safe low-income housing options for older adults
Well-maintained and safe parks that are within walking distance of your home
Sidewalks that are safe, in good condition, and free from obstruction
Well-maintained public buildings and facilities that are accessible to people of different physical abilities
Well-maintained libraries that are accessible to people of different physical abilities
Well-maintained public restrooms that are accessible to people of different physical abilities

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