Board to consider Aging Readiness Task Force recommendations - Feb. 7
Oliver Orjiako, Community Planning
Phone: (360) 397-2280 ext. 4112
Jacqueline Kamp, Community Planning
Phone: (360) 397-2280 ext. 4913
Vancouver, WA – The Board of County Commissioners will consider a plan to help the county get ready for and support a growing number of older residents.
The board will hear recommendations of the Aging Readiness Task Force during a
6 p.m. public hearing on Tuesday, Feb. 7. The task force is seeking approval and adoption of the Aging Readiness Plan, which is the result of nearly two years of effort by volunteer task force members.
On Jan. 19, the Planning Commission voted 7-0 to recommend approval of the Aging Readiness Plan to the Board of County Commissioners.
The Aging Readiness Plan is available at www.clark.wa.gov/aging.
Following a 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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