Characteristics of persons 60 years of age and older in Linn County, Iowa
Early in 1957, 695 persons 60 years of age or older were interviewed in Linn County, Iowa. This group was randomly selected from the population of such persons residing in the county. In attempting to draw generalizations for the population of senior persons of Linn County from the survey, the following comments appear appropriate. The majority of this age group were well adjusted, considering themselves a part of the community and expressing little desire to change their present mode of life. A majority preferred to live in their own homes in their present community rather than in homes or accommodations restricted to aged persons. Not surprisingly, if persons were asked to describe the type of accommodations they would consider the most desirable for the age group, they described arrangements similar to their present living arrangements.