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Volunteers needed for Indy elder quality of life survey effort

Mid-North Quality of Life plan logoThe Mapleton Fall-Creek Development Corporation in Indianapolis is partnering with the University of Indianapolis Center for Aging & Community to launch a door-to-door survey of selected homes having residents age 65 and older. Volunteer surveyors are needed.

WHERE: The purpose of the survey is to collect input from senior residents living in the six neighborhoods of the Mid-North Quality of Life planning area (Crown Hill, Highland Vicinity, Historic Meridian Park, Mapleton-Fall Creek, Meridian Highland, and Watson-McCord).

WHY: The survey is designed to answer a variety of questions about the specific needs of older adults that will inform the priorities for helping seniors thrive in these neighborhoods.

WHAT: Volunteers will be trained to complete surveys in the field, talk with neighborhood residents they meet during the door-to-door survey, and provide general support throughout the process. Teams will be provided with a survey guide, food, drinks, and an ID to wear in the community. Volunteers should commit to at least 4 hours of training and a full survey shift.

WHEN: Available training dates include:

Tuesday, April 7 4-8pm
Saturday, April 11, 9am-1pm
Thursday, April 16, 4-8pm

Available survey shifts include:

Tuesday, April 14, 9:30am-6:30pm
Saturday, April 18, 9:30am-6:30pm
Thursday, April 23, 3-7pm
Saturday, April 25, 9:30am-6:30pm

Other dates for survey shifts may be arranged by contacting Brittanie Redd below.

FOR MORE INFO: Brittanie Redd, Community Building AmeriCorps Public All, at brittanie (at) mfcdc (dot) org

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