Engagement tools for Area Agencies on Aging, States, and Local Governments to
Improve Quality of Life for Older Adults
Gain data-based resident insights on community livability directly from older adults. Build a better tomorrow that benefits all ages.
Older adults will soon be the largest demographic in the US. Government leaders should be prepared for a societal shift.
As the older adult population grows, community decision-makers will face new challenges. Without connecting with older adults in your community to identify concerns, it can feel like:
It's difficult to plan for the unknown without data to inform decisions.
You don't know where older adults need the most support.
You don't have the time or resources to engage the community.
You don't have the data to justify funding for projects that will benefit older adults.
You want more feedback so you can effectively allocate resources.
You're failing to meet federal or state AAA planning guidelines.
Avoid Making Uninformed Decisions
Stop guessing about what is important to your residents and uncover real community insights to take action.
Plan for What's Ahead
A society with more older people has many implications for the future. Be prepared for the new dynamic.
Improve Life for Everyone
An engaged community of older adults offers many benefits to your community, including fueling the economy and acting as mentors. Their quality of life affects the entire community.
Older adults add immense value to society. Engage to support and improve services for this key population. Here’s how Polco works:
Conduct Expert Surveys and Polls
With Polco, you receive feedback that represents your entire older adult community with expert-created engagement tools.
Analyze Unbiased Data With Context
Leverage data insights and community engagement to make informed decisions.
Implement Findings Into Plans and Budgets
Know the varying needs of older adults in each region in your area and allocate funding accordingly.
Without community engagement, it's difficult to know what your older adult residents need. We can help.
60,000 questions answered
30+ years of benchmarking data
30 million American voices represented
The comprehensive community engagement platform that gives you everything you need.
Comprehensive public data about your city collected and analyzed by experts. See important community data all in one place. Measure data points over time.
- Actionable data for strategic and comprehensive plans
- Data to align city council and city managers on important issues
- A go-to source for grant application data and evidence
Gather community member input on any topic at any time with customizable or templated surveys, polls, live events, and simulations.
- The simplest and fastest way to interact with verified community members
- Build support by showing residents the real constraints government leaders face
- Collect high quality data for strategic planning and budgeting
Get data about your community, from your community. National benchmark comparison surveys that help you identify priorities and see where you stand next to the national average.
- The most representative community data available
- Align your goals with what matters most to residents
- Use data for prioritizing, planning, and budgeting
Listening to older adults can help governments make smarter decisions for the future.
Until recently, the younger generation has always far outnumbered the older adult population. With advancements in the medical field, fewer births, and healthier lifestyles, this is no longer true. By 2030, all Baby Boomers will be over 65 years old.
An older population has potential ramifications for the economy, health care, and other critical aspects of livability. But many cities do not have the infrastructure or resources to facilitate the aging population.
With Polco for state and local governments, you’ll get unbiased data about your older demographic to help inform decision-making that can help you prepare for the future.
Polco’s Community Assessment Survey for Older Adults® (CASOA) gives city managers, planners, and Area Agencies on Aging insights into the quality of life in their state, region, city, or town according to older residents. Results show leaders how they can better support the aging population and plan for a demographic change.
With Polco for older adults, you’ll have all the tools for an effective needs assessment. You’ll gain confidence knowing that you’re providing the right services to help your entire community.