Community Assessment Survey for Older Adults.

Are you aged 55 or older and living in California? Your voice matters, and CDA is listening! We're thrilled to announce the launch of the first-ever statewide needs assessment, tailor-made for Californians like you.

What is CASOA?

The Community Assessment Survey for Older Adults (CASOA) is not just another survey; it's your chance to shape the future. Designed by experts and backed by solid statistical validity, CASOA empowers you to voice your needs and preferences. We're committed to improving programs, supports, and services that cater to your unique requirements.

Why Does CASOA Matter?

Our goal is simple: to gather insights directly from you, the older adults of California, about the programs and services you'll need in the coming years. By participating in CASOA, you're helping us chart the course for future planning and design. Your valuable input will shape communities that are inclusive, supportive, and responsive to your evolving needs.

What Does CASOA Measure?

CASOA delves into six essential dimensions that contribute to your well-being and satisfaction:

  • Community Design
  • Employment and Finances
  • Equity and Inclusivity
  • Health and Wellness
  • Information and Assistance
  • Productive Activities

Why Take CASOA?

Make your voice heard and share what’s most important to you now and in the years ahead. The survey will gather critical information to help develop programs, services, and supports that are inclusive, supportive, and responsive to your evolving needs. We understand that surveys can sometimes feel complicated or intrusive. We respect your privacy and ensure that your responses remain confidential. Plus, this survey is a significant opportunity to gather information about sexual orientation and gender identity, ensuring that healthcare remains patient-centered and of the highest quality across California.

How Can You Participate?

If you received a postcard or printed survey in July, thank you! Your input is invaluable. Data collection kicks off in August, and we're excited to share the results with you later this year. Don't miss this chance to make your voice heard - together, we're building a brighter future for all Californians aged 55 and older. Start now and help shape the future you deserve. Take the survey here.

CASOA is available online in multiple languages - English, Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Hindi, and Arabic. If you need any technical support in accessing the survey, please email us at: For any other questions about the survey, please call 916-970-9948. Thank you for being a part of CASOA - where your insights pave the way for a better California for All.