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Sadness, loneliness key concerns of Do Good Door County study

Turning your frown upside down is the goal moving forward to help Door County’s populations age in place more gracefully. Do Good Door County hosted community forums last month to discuss the results of its month-long survey. The results focused on eight domains:

  • outdoor spaces and buildings
  • transportation
  • housing
  • respect and social inclusion
  • social participation
  • civic participation and employment opportunities
  • communication and information
  • community support and health services

People are most concerned with being unable to drive, becoming seriously ill, or having memory loss without a support system. Do Good Door County’s Cynthia Germain says she was most shocked that more than a third of its respondents are worried that they are or will become a burden to their loved ones or experience loneliness or sadness.

Germain breaks down each of the eight domains weekly at this link. She says the next step is to take the information gathered and develop strategies to help address some of the concerns that have been brought up.

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