This is a series of graphs which show the results of our second CAFE group meeting held in the Welcome Centre, adjacent to Coventry University Technology Park, on Friday 7th June 2013. The focus of this survey was HAPPINESS and HEALTH as perceived by the “expert” group of older people. It is representative only of their views of themselves and doesn’t purport to be typical of other groups of older people in Coventry.
The commentary on the graphs is entirely my own personal reflections. ( Other posts in this series can be found either by clicking on “CAFE Project” in the Tag Cloud or by clicking on “GrumbleSmiles Trust” in the Topics list)
I’ve already said in the introduction to the CAFE survey that this group of older people is not likely to be typical of the general population of older people in Coventry. Three quarters of the group rated their current level of happiness as very good or excellent which is a lot higher than one might expect, were they socially isolated. The important thing about this group is that they represent a level of engagement which we would be delighted to achieve in the overall Coventry population of older people.
Their answers to the rest of this survey give us a base line from which to measure comparisons with other groups of older people.