SURVEY SAYS RAPID CITY POOR IN SERVICES TO SENIORS

Posted 12 months ago

By John Axtell

Rapid City postcardA new survey of Rapid City residents is calling into question whether the community is friendly to senior citizens when it comes to basic services for them.

The assessment by the University of South Dakota Government Research Bureau says Rapid City is deficient in such services for seniors suitable housing, transportation and nursing home beds. About half of the survey’s community standards were deemed below expectations.

Sandy Diegel is the executive director of the John T. Vucurevich Foundation. She says the report outlines the things that need attention in the senior citizen community, and she says the city can’t address all of the concerns on its own…it needs the help of other entities.