Planning Commission to consider Aging Readiness recommendations
Oliver Orjiako, Community Planning
Phone: (360) 397-2280 ext. 4112
Jacqueline Kamp, Community Planning
Phone: (360) 397-2280 ext. 4913
Vancouver, WA – The Clark County Planning Commission will consider forwarding to the Board of County Commissioners a draft plan to help the county get ready for and support a growing number of older residents.
The commission will hear recommendations of the Aging Readiness Task Force during a 6:30 p.m. meeting and public hearing on Jan. 19. County staff is seeking the Planning Commission’s agreement to forward the Aging Readiness Plan to the board for consideration during its Feb. 7 meeting.
The Planning Commission will meet in the sixth-floor hearing room of the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St.
The Aging Readiness Plan is available at www.clark.wa.gov/aging.
Following the national trend, Clark County and its cities are anticipating rapid aging of our residents. By 2030, one in four residents will be 60 or better and people older than 85 will increase by 50 percent.
Anticipating this growth and its impact on local communities, the Board of County Commissioners appointed a task force to assess the community’s readiness to serve as a home for an aging population and identify necessary resources and services not yet in place. Ideas gleaned from the workshops, surveys, stakeholders and best practices from other communities were used to develop the plan.
For more information about the task force and/or project, please visit the county website at www.clark.wa.gov/aging.
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