At today’s meeting, Executive Director of LCOOA, Lauren Ksiazek presented highlights from the 2021 Older Adults Needs Assessment (the last assessment was done in 2008).
Lauren concluded with recommended actions: To build on the Coalition for Quality Aging, to increase collaborations and partnerships, advocacy at all levels of government, to educate the public about the needs, and to develop sustainable and significant funding sources for aging services. Lauren asked, “Who will be the Champion of this Population?”
To further the discussion, the Executive Director has been sharing this information with multiple groups and organizations. The survey results are available on the LCOOA website. https://lcooa.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/LC-Older-Adults-Needs-Assessment.pdf
To learn more contact Executive Director Lauren Ksiazek at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The LCOOA is the primary agency for supporting Lorain County’s older adult population. 25% of Lorain County residents are aged 60 or older, and this number is expected to continue growing. Funding for the survey was provided by the Community Foundation of Lorain County and the Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging.