Reading, Massachusetts, needs assessment, older residents
This report describes research undertaken by the Center for Social & Demographic Research on Aging (CSDRA) within the Gerontology Institute at the University of Massachusetts Boston, on behalf of the Town of Reading. The goals of this project were to (1) engage the community and (2) investigate the needs, interests, preferences, and opinions of Reading residents regarding the possibility of a new community or senior center. The content of this report is meant to inform the Reading Center for Active Living Committee (ReCalc) on its mission to “explore the current and future needs of the community and initiate planning for a potential new senior/community center in town that will focus on residents aged 60+ and possibly other members of the community”.
Part of the UMass Boston Community-Engaged Teaching, Research, and Service Series. //scholarworks.umb.edu/engage
Somerville, Ceara; Coyle, Caitlin; and Rouleau, Beth, "Community Engagement and Planning: Reading Center for Active Living (ReCal)" (2022). Center for Social and Demographic Research on Aging Publications. 84.