County forms Commission on Aging, seeks volunteer members to implement newly adopted Aging Readiness Plan to support growing older population
Vancouver, WA – The Board of County Commissioners is seeking people interested in serving on the new Commission on Aging, an advocacy panel that will provide leadership in addressing needs of the aging population while the county puts provisions of its Aging Readiness Plan in place.
During the past two years, the volunteer Aging Readiness Task Force identified how the community can increase and improve conditions and opportunities for people who want to remain in Clark County as they age. The Aging Readiness Plan, which assessed the county’s ability to serve as a home for aging residents, provides for equal access to housing, transportation, recreation, lifestyle choices, supportive services and civic/social engagement. The plan was developed with extensive community conversations, and has become a catalyst for change in the region.
The board is seeking volunteers to serve up to three years. It is looking for Clark County residents with experience and expertise in addressing the needs of seniors.
The commission will meet at 4:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month. Applicants must ensure that their personal and work schedules allow the time commitment to monthly meetings and any other committee meetings or events.
Those interested in serving are asked to submit a resume and letter explaining what expertise and/or experience they would bring to the Commission on Aging.
Application deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, April 6. Applications should be sent to Jennifer Clark, Board of County Commissioners, P.O. Box 5000, Vancouver, WA 98666-5000. They also can be sent by fax to (360) 397-6058 or email to Jennifer.Clark@clark.wa.gov.