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Henrico County Community Discussion Group: Senior Connections Four Year Plan for Aging Services
The value of living in Henrico County for older adults according to attendees is the easy access to health care and the fiscal stability of the community. While the County is viewed as fiscally sound there is a lack of resources in the Eastern part of the County.
Lack of transportation and the ability to access resources and service providers were identified as the most significant barriers.
A lack of Asian American centric services to serve the growing multigenerational Asian American community was identified as an area where services need to be expanded. It was stated that current services are not culturally sensitive on multiple issues including language and dietary and cultural norms. These issues decrease the ability for socialization, compounding the issue of isolation. Identifying leadership channels to access as a means of effectively disseminating information was a recommended solution.
Expanded utilization of No Wrong Door and PeerPiace are possible strategies to link individuals to resources, in addition to increasing the branding of programs to make them more identifiable to older adults in the community.
12 Minutes of Age Wave Movement PowerPoint
12 Minutes of Age Wave Movement
Featuring Jane Crawley, Deputy County Manager and Carol Young, Senior Family Services Specialist