Resilient Communities Project (RCP), University of Minnesota
In 2018, the City of Dayton, MN, contracted with the University of Minnesota's Resilient Communities Project to conduct a needs assessment to describe the current landscape of its seniors and older adult (55+) residents. While there is no formal senior services unit in Dayton, the City’s administrative leadership and Council members sought to enhance program development, maximize its service utilization, and broadly identify needs. Areas of inquiry included: demographics, differences in age groups, life satisfaction, problems facing older adults, aging in place issues, delete financial security, health and health care, social connections, housing, supportive services, transportation, and safety issues. The needs assessment employed a mixed-methods
design, including key-informant interviews and focus groups with senior and older-adult residents of Dayton. Results from the research are summarized in a final report and presentation.
Report and presentation completed by gradate research assistant in summer and fall 2018.
This project was supported by the Resilient Communities Project (RCP), a program at the University of Minnesota whose mission is to connect communities in Minnesota with U of MN faculty and students to advance local sustainability and resilience through collaborative, course-based projects. RCP is a program of the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA). More information at http://www.rcp.umn.edu.
Moon, Douglass B..
We Are Still Right Here: Older Adult & Senior Residents of Dayton, MN 2018 Needs Assessment Report.
Resilient Communities Project (RCP), University of Minnesota.
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