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About the Commission on Aging

NEXT MEETING:
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
4:30 - 6 p.m.
6th Floor Hearing Rm
1300 Franklin St., Vancouver

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Clark County, Wash., like everywhere in the country, is anticipating a huge surge in the number of residents 60 or better. Today, one in six residents is 60 or older, and the number will increase to one in four by 2030.

With a silver tidal wave coming our way, the Board of Clark County Commissioners appointed a 9-member Commission on Aging in June 2012. The commission is charged with implementing the 91 strategies in the Aging Readiness Plan to improve the community’s capacity to support its growing older population and ultimately benefit all ages.

Recognizing the vast task at hand, the commission established by-laws, a vision, mission and guiding principles (PDF) and work committees.

2013 Commission on Aging Annual Report
The commission recently presented the results of their first year's work to the Board of County Commissioners and the community.  The report includes information on projects underway to implement some Aging Readiness Plan strategies. Projects include Universal Green Design, time banking and TeleHealth.  To view the report, click on the link below.

Video: The Big Idea in 4 Minutes - Coming of Age in Aging America

Mission Statement
As community ambassadors, the Commission on Aging provides leadership, advocacy, community awareness, and develops partnerships to initiate positive change toward an all-age friendly, livable community.

Commission on Aging work committees
The commission has established work committees based on the five elements of the plan and invites anyone who would like to participate to contact staff at comm-aging@clark.wa.gov.  For more information on these elements, click on the tabs on the left side of this page.

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To request public records involving the Aging Readiness Plan or the Commission on Aging, contact Mary Beth O'Donnell at (360) 397-2280 or email MaryBeth.O'Donnell@clark.wa.gov.

 

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