Commission to hear about mental health impacts of COVID-19 on older adults

Members to also hear update from Clark County Health officer

VANCOUVER – The Commission on Aging will hear from local service providers on the impact COVID-19 has had on the mental health of older adults and hear about what services and resources are available in our community to help address isolation.  

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. Photo courtesy of Commission on Aging Facebook page
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. Photo courtesy of Commission on Aging Facebook page

The presentations will take place during the Commission on Aging’s monthly meeting at 4:30 p.m. Wed., Dec. 16.

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

The presenters include:

  • Ann Pollock, Registered Nurse, Columbia River Mental Health
  • Lisa Capeloto, development director, CDM Caregiving Services
  • Dr. Dinelli M. Monson, Chief Medical Officer, and Sheela Tallman, vice president of External Affairs, United Healthcare

In addition, the commission will receive an update from Clark County Health Officer, Dr. Alan Melnick and recognize David Kelly, executive director of the Area Agency on Aging and Disabilities of Southwest Washington.

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.

Information provided by Clark Co. WA Communications.

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