Aldersgate Focus Group Opportunity

AldersgateAldersgate Retirement Community invites neighbors to participate in Focus Groups:

As many of you may know, to support Aldersgate’s ongoing commitment to improve the health of current and future for boomers and elders in the community we serve, we are conducting an Elder Community Engagement and Needs Assessment, looking specifically at the needs of boomers and elders on the eastside. The project is called the Shamrock Gateway Project.

Aldersgate has retained Dr. Lyndall Hare to apply her expertise in the field of gerontology to this process. She will be facilitating the community member/neighborhood resident focus groups at Aldersgate. Aldersgate has also contracted with Holleran, an independent research and consulting firm, to conduct research and prepare reporting.

We would like to invite you to participate in one of 3 Focus Groups (10 to 12 participants in each focus group) to be held on Monday June 22 at 10am – 11:30am, and 6pm – 7:30pm, and another on Tuesday June 23 from noon to 1:30pm. Your expertise and candid input will be valuable to better understanding the issues and community needs related to our boomer and elder neighbors.

Focus Groups will be held on Aldersgate’s campus at 3800 Shamrock Drive and will last about 90 minutes. You will be listed as a participant in the Focus Group, but your feedback will be confidential and anonymous.

Please call or e-mail Amanda Finnen (704-532-7099; to register for one of these 3 Focus Groups. We appreciate your willingness to share your views about this important topic and help Aldersgate better meet the needs of our neighbors. Should you be unable to participate in this process, please spread the word to others you think may be interested in participating.