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Aging Plan Survey

Do older adults in Buncombe County…

…Feel SAFE from crime, scams and exploitation?

…Feel WELL - both physically & mentally?

…Feel CONNECTED & SUPPORTED, not isolated?

What is the Aging Plan?

The Buncombe County Aging Coordinating Consortium (ACC) – a group of aging-services providers and older adult volunteers – is directed by the County Commissioners to develop and implement a 5-year strategic Aging Plan for 2018-2022. The Aging Plan directs how federal, state and county “older adult” funds are used in our community and provides focus and direction.

What will the Aging Plan address?

The Aging Plan will address needs in areas such as:

  1. Health and social support services
  2. Housing and transportation
  3. Inclusion and participation in social events
  4. Employment and volunteering
  5. Information and communication
  6. Safe and accessible outdoor spaces

(Adapted from the World Health Organization & AARP’s 8 Domains of an Age-Friendly Community)

What is the Purpose of the Aging Plan Survey?

The purpose of this survey is to help the ACC understand our community’s current strengths and weaknesses in meeting the needs of adults as they grow older.

More About the Aging Plan Survey

This survey should take approximately 3-5 minutes to complete. Your participation in this survey is completely voluntary. You may choose to skip any questions you do not wish to answer. At any time, you may opt out of this survey. Your responses are anonymous and will be combined with the other responses that we receive to better understand the needs of our community. Results of this survey will be available this fall. If you would like to receive a report summarizing the results, please e-mail: or call Land of Sky Area Agency on Aging at (828) 251-6622.

To participate in the survey online please click here.