Humans Services Communications
SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash., October 18, 2023 - Today, Snohomish County’s Human Services Department announced the release of the Follow-Up COVID-19 Seniors Survey Report. The report is based on a survey conducted with residents 55 and older in January-February 2023 and shows the extent of COVID-related challenges still impacting seniors.
“As our community transitions through the recovery phase of the pandemic, it is crucial to understand the continuing challenges faced by older adults in Snohomish County,” said Human Services Director Mary Jane Brell Vujovic. “As we better understand where there are continuing challenges for those who had some of the highest negative impacts from COVID-19, we can ensure everything possible is being done to help them fully recover.”
The survey was conducted in multiple languages and distributed through various channels, including hardcopy surveys with paid return postage, online links shared via social media and community partners, and prominent advertisements in local publications and newsletters. This comprehensive survey received responses from 3,564 older adult residents.
Key findings from the report include:
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The data from this survey highlights the ongoing need for support and resources for older adults in the community, in particular residents living on fixed incomes. As we navigate the recovery phase of the pandemic, Human Services intends to address these challenges and work with partners to ensure a brighter future for all our seniors.
For more information or to access the full Follow-Up COVID-19 Seniors Survey Report, please visit https://bit.ly/2023SnoCoSeniors.