CCIS Spotlight: Older Adults 

The COVID Community Impact Survey (CCIS) Older Adult Spotlight highlights the experiences of older adult residents during the pandemic. 

Table of Contents

Summary of key findings

Older adults:

  • Comprise a diverse group who were both severely impacted by COVID-19 and continue to participate in and lead mitigation efforts  

  • Experienced significant social and economic impacts, including social isolation and interruptions to food access 

  • Reported structural barriers to accessing resources with implications for continued pandemic mitigation responses:  

    • Communication channels  

    • Technology 

    • Transportation 

    • Cost AND delivery of resources 

  • Must be included in policy, program development, and community planning to ensure: 

    • Recognition of the diversity of needs 

    • Tailoring of programming, resources, and the built environment  

    • Leveraging of the strengths, leadership, and contributions of older adults  

Spotlight slides and webinar

Additional Resources

Help Us Improve  with your feedback

Please do not include personal or contact information.