Commission on Aging offers opportunities to advocate for older citizens

Residents from all areas of Clark County are encouraged to apply

VANCOUVER — Clark County is seeking applicants for one open position on its Commission on Aging. The commission manages and implements the county’s Aging Readiness Plan and fosters countywide awareness, dialogue and insight into challenges and opportunities for residents of all ages, incomes and abilities.

The term would be three-years beginning immediately and continuing through May 31, 2022. This is an at-large position. Residents from all areas of Clark County are encouraged to apply.

The county is looking for people with an interest in issues and advocacy for older adults, related to: housing; transportation/mobility; supportive services; healthy communities; and community engagement, which are the five elements of the Aging Readiness Plan. The county also is looking for applicants who can bring ethnic, cultural and social diversity to the group.

The commission will focus on healthy communities in 2019 and will explore how the built environment can provide opportunities for better physical and mental health for all ages.

The commission meets 3-6 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month. Additional meetings may require an extra 10 hours per month.

Applicants should submit a résumé and letter of interest to Alyssa Weyhrauch, County Manager’s Office, at Alyssa.Weyhrauch@clark.wa.gov. Applications also may be mailed to P.O. Box 5000, Vancouver, WA 98666-5000.

Submission deadline is 5 p.m. Fri., June 14.

The Aging Readiness Plan covers access to housing, transportation, a variety of lifestyles, support services and civic or social engagement. For more on the plan and commission, see www.clark.wa.gov/aging.

Information provided by Clark Co. WA Communications.

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