Senior Services Survey

Survey to Uncover Gaps in Services for Seniors
Posted on 11/19/2018
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In 2017, voters approved the Veterans, Seniors and Human Services levy. The King County initiative represents a major investment in servicemembers and veterans, residents age 55 or older, and vulnerable populations by connecting individuals and families to affordable housing, job training, employment, behavioral health treatment, and more.

The City of Burien has received funding from the levy to improve services for our older residents and those living with disabilities.
The City was granted $105,110, which will pay for the installation of ADA accessible doors and a hearing loop system at the Burien Community Center.

The grant will also fund a survey to gather information about the current needs of our residents age 55 or older. This is the first time the City has conducted a survey of this kind.

Take the survey.

About the Senior Needs Assessment Project

This fall, City staff started working with community partners to assess the health and wellness needs of Burien seniors, focusing on the areas of transportation, housing, physical health (medical conditions/disease, foot care, dental, etc.), mental health, socialization, nutrition, and fall prevention.

Outreach is being designed so that seniors who are low income and from communities of color are included in the process. The survey will help uncover possible gaps in the types of services offered or barriers to accessing those services.

In December, City staff will evaluate the survey findings and develop an implementation plan to address any needs or gaps in services revealed by the survey. King County will be releasing the next round of funding in 2019. The City intends to apply for funding to support enhancing services for Burien’s senior residents.

Are you a senior?

If you over the age of 50, you can access Burien Senior Programs at the Burien Community Center. Check out the latest Recreation Guide for more info.