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F.I.S.H. opens needs assessment to all island seniors

By F.I.S.H. - | Apr 30, 2021

In April, 3,000 households with those aged 55 or older across Sanibel and Captiva received a request by mail from F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva to complete a survey addressing an array of topics related to living on the islands.

Funded by the Charitable Foundation of the Islands and facilitated by Polco, the Community Assessment Survey for Older Adults is a national benchmark survey that will allow F.I.S.H. and other island organizations to have a clearer understanding of the needs being met and gaps in services to the aging population. The households that received the mailed survey were chosen at random.

Now through May 14, the whole community has the opportunity to participate in the survey online at https://polco.us/sqe485. It is only open to Sanibel and Captiva residents as a household ages 55 or over. If residents received a survey invitation in the mail, it is very important to complete that version rather than the open participation survey.

“Our hope is that we’ll receive significant participation to create a really meaningful set of data about our 55-plus islanders,” F.I.S.H. reported. “We are focused on the growth and development of our senior services and this is a huge step to gathering statistically significant data to guide our decision making in concert with the information we collect internally.”

For more information, visit www.fishofsancap.org or call 239-472-4775.