How extensive are the services and programs that are available to the elderly in your area? Begin this assessment by identifying an agency that coordinates publicly funded aging services in your area. They should be able to provide you with significant information and resources. You can also use your local library, media, internet services and the brochures and other informational material that agencies distribute as references. Feel free to contact agencies directly to ask any questions that you might have.
Compile this information and summarize it in a report. Your report should include the following information:
Describe the demographics of the community
Evaluate the availability of aging services in the community
Describe the agencies that serve the aged in your community
Identify any gaps of service that you have observed
Do you have recommendations for improvement of services?