The series will explore ways they can help support an engaged and supportive community
VANCOUVER – The Clark County Commission on Aging is focusing the remainder of the year on community engagement for people 60 and older. Starting in August, the commission will host a three-part speaker series with the Area Agency on Aging and Disabilities of Southwest Washington (AAADSW).
The series will explore ways they can help support an engaged and supportive community where individuals, businesses, and community groups understand best practices for engaging with older adults and where there is community-wide awareness of available aging resources.
The Aug. 16, 2023, meeting will kick-off the discussion series with staff from AAADSW. The session will include a review of priority community engagement strategies, discussion of how the Commission on Aging and AAADSW can partner to move those strategies forward and identify end of year deliverables.
Future meetings in the fall will include guest speakers on specific topics. Here is a tentative schedule of 2023 topics:
- Aug. 16 – Overview of community engagement priority strategies
- Sep. 20 – Community engagement examples in the Portland metro region
- Oct. 18 – Community engagement examples outside the Portland metro area
Commission on Aging meetings are at 4:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month. Meetings are currently held in a hybrid format with both in-person and virtual participation options. Attend in the sixth-floor Hearing Room of the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St., or join by phone or computer through information provided at: https://clark.wa.gov/community-planning/commission-aging-meetings.
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 needs of aging community members. For more about the commission, please visit www.clark.wa.gov/aging.
Information provided by Clark Co. WA Communications.
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