Commission on Aging
Features of a community either contribute to or decrease one's ability to live independently, safely and comfortably.
Well-planned communities offer plenty of housing choices and nearby services so we, relatives and friends do not have to leave behind the people and places we know and love as we age and our circumstances change.
The task force identified four key areas that are essential in achieving healthy communities.
- Complete neighborhoods
- Access to parks, recreation and open space
- Access to healthful food
- Access to information
Healthy Communities work committee
To assist our communities in becoming healthier environments, the Healthy Communities work committee is working on the strategies listed in Chapter 1 (PDF) of the Aging Readiness Plan. See below for their current project.
Want to get involved?
If you are interested in participating with the Healthy Communities work committee, please contact staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-397-2280 ext. 4913.