Hartford Releases Extreme Weather Survey for Local Seniors

When extreme weather hits, from snowstorms to heatwaves, flash floods to extended cold snaps, older adults in our community are often the most vulnerable.

The Town of Hartford want to better understand the range of needs and concerns of local seniors in the event of extreme weather, and through the Community Resilience Organization of Hartford, the Bugbee Senior Center, and Antioch University of New England, they are conducting a survey.

The survey contains 54 questions (which they say will take less than 10 minutes to answer all of), and address concerns around the safety of one’s home during a severe storm, affordability of heating fuel, transportation options, access to safe shelter during an emergency, and availability of caregivers.

Participation in the survey is voluntary, but input from the senior community is important to the Town’s efforts to continue improving emergency response services. Hard copies of the survey are available at Hartford Town Hall and the Bugbee Senior Center.

Click here to access the electronic survey, and share the link with others whose input would be valuable.

Any questions may be directed to Matt Osborn at 802-295-3075, or by email mosborn@hartford-vt.org.


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