Community Needs Assessments
A primary goal of the Center for Social and Demographic Research on Aging is to provide resources and research expertise to:
- non-governmental organizations (NGOs),
- other agencies that provide services to older adults in Massachusetts and throughout New England.
Located at the UMass Boston campus, the center’s academic environment is conducive to the production of high quality basic and applied research, collaborations with organizations who have shared interests in improving services for older people, and communities with planning and/or program evaluation needs. To date, community program planning and evaluation projects have focused on identifying needs of communities, with respect to providing services to their older residents.
The center has worked with over 15 municipalities throughout the Commonwealth. Towns and cities that we have worked with are visually represented in the map below: