The Red River Council on Aging is making plans for the programs they will offer in coming years. They are asking the community for input. If you have not filled out a survey form, they are available at the COA.
Director Liz Cannon said, “We are planning for programs over the next four years. Anyone can participate. You do not have to be a member of the Council on Aging and you don’t have to be over 60 years old.” Cannon said they just want everyone’s input.
The survey questions are designed to determine areas of daily life with which people need assistance. Topics covered include housing and household upkeep and operating expenses, transportation, and help with housekeeping and medical care. The COA survey wants to know about the need for caregivers, access to medical services and insurance.
Other items on the survey concern the costs of medical services including prescriptions. There is room for responses to questions of a person’s ability to pay for the services they anticipate needing.
The Council on Aging provides many services to senior citizens in Red River Parish. The survey will be valuable input about which services to add, curtail or expand over the next four years. The deadline to get your completed survey to the council office is May 31st.