In its efforts to determine the top priorities of the next legislative session, AARP Montana is turning to the experts – AARP members throughout the state.
As part of an all-encompassing evaluation of the opinions, concerns and priorities of AARP members in the state, AARP Montana has launched a nonscientific survey to capture member input on a number of issues. The results of that survey will set the legislative agenda for the 2013 legislative session in Montana.
"We want to know what’s on people’s minds," said Joy Bruck, AARP Montana State President. "Whether they're boomers looking forward to retirement or older Montanans looking at options for home and community based services, we're trying to gauge their opinion. There's no way to know what everybody's experiencing unless we ask."
The survey seeks answers to questions ranging from importance of aging in place to whether AARP should focus on strengthening financial protections for consumers. Survey respondents are also asked to weigh in on any issue, and determine activities that would be of interest to them.
The survey can be accessed here: Take Survey >>
The answers from the survey will be coupled with other aspects of the on-going evaluation, such as informal focus groups, face-to-face discussions and Tele-Town Halls. The goal is to strengthen AARP’s connection with members in the state through an ongoing dialogue about their wants and needs.
“This comprehensive evaluation will help AARP Montana better prepare its legislative agenda as well as the overall direction of the office by determining exactly what’s on the minds of members throughout the state,” Bruck said. “The results become extremely critical as AARP Montana continues efforts to enhance the quality of life for all as we age.”
The survey is ten questions and should take a few minutes to complete. Bruck expects the results of the survey to be finalized by the end of December.