Granby’s Commission on Aging conducted a needs assessment survey seeking information from residents age 50 and over. The information below is a short synopsis of some of our findings.
A total of 533 Granby residents completed the survey. Based on the best available census data and projections, 47 percent of Granby’s population is within the fifty-plus age range.
Based on the survey results, the profile that emerged is a married, well-educated, long-time Granby resident, who owns their own home.
Residents located to Granby for a variety of reasons. Of respondents, 44 percent planning to move within the next five years are unsure if they would stay in Granby.
Among those who stated they would choose to move, the primary reason for leaving (30 percent) is the taxes are too high.
A need for adult daycare was a concern for 72 percent of the respondents including activities, memory care, personal care and assistance with medications.
Forty-five percent of respondents are still in some form of employment, with 85 percent planning to retire after age 60 or have already done so.
Results from the survey have been shared with the Board of Selectmen and will be used interdepartmentally for planning purposes.
To review the complete survey results, visit the Town of Granby Senior Services website at granby-ct.gov/senior-services or stop in at the Senior Center.