Senior Hunger Survey Your HELP is needed!

Publication Date: 
Dec 11 2018

Senior Hunger Survey, Your HELP is needed!

Recognizing the need to create a better system of service for older adults, the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) and The Senior Source recently released a report that identifies data trends as well as critical gaps in current services available to seniors.

Six areas are identified as key factors in building a system to better support Dallas-area older adults. These areas are: financial security, culture of health, mobility, food insecurity, affordable housing and quality of life. One of the recommendations for food insecurity was to support the work of the Senior Hunger Action Team of the Dallas Coalition for Hunger Solutions, including updating their 2015 report on the state of senior hunger in Dallas County, as well as what is being done to meet that incredible need. The mission of DCHS is to empower residents to gain equal access to three healthy meals a day.

The Senior Hunger Action Team is conducting a survey to understand the current situations seniors face accessing healthy food so projects or policies that will be effective in making an impact can be identified.

Team members are reaching out to older adults where they live, socialize and receive services to distribute a questionnaire. Responses are being collected now, and results will be compiled in December.

Please distribute this questionnaire (also available online) to older adults so their experiences with food access and food insecurity can help form an accurate picture of access to food. A Spanish version is available on request. If you would like the Action Team to conduct a focus group with older adults, please contact Maggie Amaku at margaret_amaku@baylor.edu.

Additionally, as a service provider or community leader who works with seniors, please fill out this online survey to tell us about the food access and food insecurity experiences you observe among your clients.

The questionnaire is anonymous, AND

we'll pick up completed questionnaires from you.

The Deadline for Completing the Survey is

December 15th!

 

For more information and to arrange for the pick-up of questionnaires, please contact Wyonella Henderson-Greene at

wyonella_henderson-greene@baylor.edu

or call 214-951-7780.

Thank you for your support!

 

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