Thrive Alliance offering survey to older adults

Thrive Alliance is asking residents to participate in The Community Assessment Survey for Older Adults, designed to provide a picture of how Jackson, Bartholomew, Brown, Decatur and Jennings counties are serving older adult residents.

The survey will gauge older adult perceptions of the community in order to make comparisons with other communities across the nation. It is for those age 60 years old or older, although those younger than age 60 are asked to share it with someone they know in that age bracket.

The community survey is an important tool to help in the planning and allocation of resources throughout the community.

A random and scientific sample of households will receive invitations in the mail to participate in the survey within the next week. If you receive an invitation to participate in the survey by mail, it is important to complete that version.

For those who do not receive a version in the mail, you may complete the survey at

The survey includes questions about the quality of life in the community, local policies, demographics, rating of local government services and resident use of services.

Thrive Alliance contracted with the National Research Center Inc. to participate in the community assessment survey. The survey itself takes about 10 minutes to complete.

For information, contact Thrive Alliance through its website at