SUMMARY – 2018 MEMBERSHIP SURVEY
- DO YOU ENJOY COMING TO OUR MONTHLY CHAPTER MEETINGS?
- All said yes
- WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST?
Treasure Chest Table
- ARE THE PRESENTATIONS OF INTEREST TO YOU?
Received lots of yes responses
Several other responses indicated: most, but not always
Programs enjoyed most were those that were relevant to our generation, and community issues such as homeless and housing, history talks.
Request less emphasis on negative aspects of aging
- WHAT OTHER TOPIC OR TOPICS WOULD YOU LIKE TO HEAR PRESENTED?
Less “doom & gloom” ; positive aspects of aging
More emphasis on cultural opportunities, history, classes, technology, innovative ideas, gardening, travel experiences, theater, etc
Proactive ways of remaining fit, mentally, physically, emotionally
Organizationskk with knowledge of general issues related to seniors:
Assisting with finding senior housing, nursing homes, assisted living
Social Security and Medicare
Managing retirement income
- DO YOU ENJOY “THE DISPATCH?
All positive responses; one indication of not reading political articles.
- “DO YOU THINK OF OUR WEBSITE? (CAMPBELLAARP.ORG)
Many have not seen or have no computer.
A few “good” responses.
Recognized to be a work in progress. Should go beyond the replication of the Dispatch to include original articles.
- DO YOU HAVE ANY OTHER COMMENTS, QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS?
Many comments were similar to those made in Item 4 – Topics for Presentation.
While there were many who seemed interested in entertainment types of programs areas, there would appear to be a need for balance.
-The reality of the serious concerns associated with aging – health issues, financial management information, housing etc.
-Learning opportunities, i.e., history, museums, theatres, technology, classes, community involvement. Positive aspects of aging.
All of these things are consistent with enhancing the quality of life.
Some concerns about the time allowed for purchasing of opportunity tickets and the treasure chest. (I believe this is one of the reasons for the time period of 9:30-10:00 prior to the meeting).
Some concerns about the amount of time for executing the drawings for opportunity tickets.
A suggestion of allowing member volunteer participation in some of the activities.
Recommendation to limit after meeting lunch places to those that serve at tables for the convenience of those who find it difficult to stand in lines to order.
There were a couple of instances of “no politics”, it’s important to help members to understand, as Kathy mentioned in the last general meeting, that AARP is “political”, as an advocacy group, that involves ensuring that our elected officials are acting in the best interests of seniors. That, in turn, means we need to be actively knowledgeable and involved in these issues.