Commission on Aging to hear about COVID-19 impact on elderly at Oct. 21 meeting

Presentations will focus on how the ongoing pandemic is impacting services that serve the aging population

VANCOUVER – The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the area’s elderly population will be the topic of two presentations at this month’s meeting of the Clark County Commission on Aging.

The Clark County Commission on Aging will hear about the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the local elderly population at a virtual meeting on Oct. 21. Photo by Matthias Zomer from Pexels
The Clark County Commission on Aging will hear about the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the local elderly population at a virtual meeting on Oct. 21. Photo by Matthias Zomer from Pexels

The meeting, which takes place Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 4:30 p.m., will feature community resource organizations that assist and/or provide older adults with their everyday needs, such as food, supplies and medications

The commission wants to hear how COVID-19 has impacted the older adults they serve and how they have modified their services during the pandemic.

The presenters include:

  • Mikayla Springob, Area Agency on Aging and Disabilities of SW Washington
  • Emily Kaleel, Clark County Food Bank
  • Jeananne Edwards, Human Services Council

The Commission on Aging, supported by the Clark County Council, is a nine-member volunteer group that implements the Aging Readiness Plan and provides leadership addressing the needs of aging community members. 

For more about the commission, please visit www.clark.wa.gov/aging.

Until further notice, the Commission on Aging meetings will be held in a virtual format via WebEx. 

For information on how to join and participate in a commission Webex meeting, please visit https://clark.wa.gov/community-planning/commission-aging-meetings

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