Commission to hear creative communication, outreach strategies to help older residents

The May meeting will also include a brief presentation on the Clark-Cowlitz Fire and Rescue CARES and Fall Prevention programs.

The May meeting will also include a brief presentation on the Clark-Cowlitz Fire and Rescue CARES and Fall Prevention programs

VANCOUVER – The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the challenges of connecting older adults to resources, information and each other. These connection challenges existed before the pandemic and will continue into the future. Learn how older adult community activists are creatively conducting outreach with older Clark County residents, families, friends, neighbors and faith communities at the next meeting of the Commission on Aging, 4:30 p.m. Wed., May 18.

Meeting guests include:

  • Lynn Crawford, program manager, HOPE Dementia Support
  • Arnie Dyer, Chair, Area Agency on Aging & Disabilities of Southwest Washington Advisory Council
  • Mike Reardon, executive director, Area Agency on Aging & Disabilities of Southwest Washington

The May meeting will also include a brief presentation on the Clark-Cowlitz Fire and Rescue CARES and Fall Prevention programs and recognition of Pam Wheeler’s and Nancy Dong’s service on the commission.

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.

Commission meetings are carried on CVTV Channel 23/323 and online at www.cvtv.org. To see replay times, go to www.cvtv.org.

Information provided by Clark Co. WA Communications.

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