County seeks input for aging study

On the heels of the recent adoption of the Forsyth County Comprehensive Plan, the county is conducting a study and seeking residents’ input on a topic identified in the plan as an important priority for the county — aging in place and multi-generational housing. 

The Forsyth County Demographics Study for Aging in Place will provide research for officials on resident housing preferences for plans for staying in the county through their retirement years. 

The study is being conducted in coordination with the Forsyth County Comprehensive Plan, adopted in July 2017, which identifies aging in place and multi-generational housing as an important priority for the future of the county. The study will examine demographic trends, needs and housing preferences of residents to properly plan for a growing aging community. 

The Forsyth County Demographics Study for Aging in Place study will address: 

• Projected population growth over the next 20 years 

• Changes in the generational profile during that time 

• Relationship between population growth, the county’s supply of housing and future demand 

• Impact of generational changes on public revenues and costs 

• County’s ability to provide services to all ages of residents 

An important component of the study will be a citizen survey, which will provide insight on residents’ housing preferences and plans for staying in the county through their retirement years. The survey will be available for resident participation between Nov. 3 and Dec. 3. 

Residents can complete the survey online on the Forsyth County website at forsythco.com or complete a hard copy of the survey at the county’s Senior Services locations, libraries and County Administration Building. 

A public informational meeting covering initial demographic findings from the study will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Nov. 29 at the County Administration Building at 110 E. Main Street in Cumming. 

Following a brief presentation, attendees will have the opportunity to view informational materials, ask questions and complete the survey at the meeting. 

For more information about the study, contact Jonathan Gelber, Bleakly Advisory Group, at (404) 845-3550 or via email at Forsyth@blagroup.com.