Commission to hear creative communication, outreach strategies use by faith communities to help older residents

The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the challenges of connecting older adults to resources, information and each other.

The July meeting will also include a brief presentation on the senior property tax exemption program

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. 

Area residents can learn how faith communities are creatively conducting outreach with older residents, families, friends, and neighbors at the next meeting of the Commission on Aging, 4:30 p.m. Wed., July 20.

Meeting guests include:

  • Rabbi Elizabeth Dunsker, Congregation Kol Ami 
  • Dr. Fouad Bayomi, Islamic Society of Southwest Washington 
  • Genise Dance, Mt. Olivet Baptist Church 
  • Tim Dance, Mt. Olivet Baptist Church 
  • Pastor Ted Buck (retired), Columbia Presbyterian Church

The July meeting will also include a brief presentation on the senior property tax exemption program.

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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