In early April, 3,000 households with those aged 55 or older across Sanibel and Captiva received a request by mail from FISH of SanCap to complete a survey addressing an array of topics related to living on the islands. Funded by the Charitable Foundation of the Islands (CFI) and facilitated by Polco, the Community Assessment Survey for Older Adults (CASOA), is a national benchmark survey that will allow FISH and other island organization so have a clearer understanding of the needs currently being met and gaps in services to the aging population of Sanibel and Captiva. The households that received the mailed survey were chosen at random.
Beginning April 30 – May 14, the community as a whole will have the opportunity to participate in the survey online at https://polco.us/sqe485. Please note this survey is only open to Sanibel and Captiva residents as a household aged 55 or over. If residents received a survey invitation in the mail, it is very important to complete that version rather than the open participation survey.
“Our hope is that we’ll receive significant participation to create a really meaningful set of data about our 55+ islanders,” states FISH. “We are focused on the growth and development of our senior services and this is a huge step to gathering statistically significant data to guide our decision making in concert with the information we collect internally.”