The public is invited to review and provide feedback on the updated Aging Readiness Plan. Comments will be accepted from Thu., July 13 to 5 p.m. Wed., July 26
VANCOUVER – The Clark County Aging Readiness Plan assesses the county’s readiness to serve as a 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 addresses changes in the last 10 years, updates the data and maps in the document, and incorporates new technologies and services. The plan update also adds a new health and safety chapter, focusing on emergency preparedness, a topic that is not currently covered in the existing plan.
The public is invited to review and provide feedback on the updated Aging Readiness Plan. Comments will be accepted from Thursday, July 13 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 26. Instructions on how to provide comments will be provided on the project website at https://bit.ly/agingreadiness on July 10.
As a part of their meeting on Wednesday, July 19, the Commission on Aging will hear a final report from their consultant, Dudek regarding the updates to the plan. The commission will then consider if they will recommend approval of the plan to the Clark County Planning Commission and County Council.
Commission on Aging 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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