An age-friendly Erie County fosters good physical and mental health across the lifespan. Community support and affordable healthcare services should provide accessible and trustworthy resources that promote quality care and healthy living. Services and support should also be available to prevent and report elder abuse, fraud, and neglect.
Residents indicated they turned to their health care providers, in addition to internet and social media, local media, and family and friends, as often to obtain information about personal health and wellness. They did not frequently utilize local senior centers, NY Connects, and churches as information resources.
"[I want] more current information on the senior services website & knowing what specialized clinics are available & their locations."
"[We] need a one comprehensive guide! Takes hours to search online for answers and many times I don't even know my question or what is out there to search on."
- Resident Survey