The Commission on Aging, supported by the Clark County Council, is a nine-member volunteer group that provides leadership addressing needs of aging community members
VANCOUVER – The Clark County Aging Readiness Plan assesses the county’s readiness to serve as home for a growing number of older residents. The plan was approved in 2012 and includes strategies to improve the community’s capacity to support its growing older population and ultimately benefit all ages.
The Commission on Aging implements the Aging Readiness Plan and initiated an update to the plan in fall of 2022. The update will refresh the plan to address changes in the last 10 years, update the data and maps in the document, and ensure new technologies and services are incorporated. The plan update will also add a new health and safety chapter, focusing on emergency preparedness, a topic that is not currently covered in the plan.
The county held public workshops in January and March 2023 to help assess implementation and refine strategies in the existing plan and brainstorm new policy ideas for the update of the plan. A final workshop will occur in April to prioritize the strategies discussed during the previous sessions. The workshop will be interactive and will concentrate on the topical focus areas of the plan including housing, community engagement, supportive services, healthy communities, transportation, and emergency management.
The commission will host the strategy priorities workshop on April 19, 2023, from 4:30 to 6 pm in a hybrid format with participation options in person, in the sixth-floor Hearing Room, Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St. or virtually via a video conferencing platform.
The meeting link and additional information about the project are available at: https://bit.ly/agingreadiness.
The Commission on Aging, supported by the Clark County Council, is a nine-member volunteer group that 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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