2018 Transportation Speaker Series
The Clark County Commission on Aging is focusing this year on transportation, especially for people 60 and older. Transportation allows residents of all ages and abilities to connect with others and maintain independence and is the hallmark of a livable community.
The purpose is to educate and raise awareness about what future transportation and mobility challenges and solutions might be to help Clark County’s older citizens age in their own home and familiar neighborhood for as long as they can.
Meetings are at 4:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month in the sixth-floor Hearing Room of the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St., Vancouver.
The commission has invited experts to speak on the specific topics below. Members then will discuss the topic and answer questions from the audience.
Jacqui Kamp, Planner III
360-397-2280 ext. 4913
Sharon Lumbantobing, Planner II
360-397-2280 ext. 4909
|Feb. 27||Transportation Issues for Aging in Place (rescheduled from Feb. 20)||July 17||Senior Driving and Safety|
|March 20||No regular meeting||Aug. 21||Planning for our transportation and mobility needs|
|April 17||Alternatives to Driving Part I||Sept. 18||Community Design|
|May 15||Alternatives to Driving Part 2||Oct. 16||Vehicle Design and Intelligent Transportation Systems|
|June 19||No regular meeting (CoA retreat)||Nov. 13||Transportation of the future|
The next scheduled speaker and topic:
Feb. 27: Framing the Transportation Issues for Aging in Place (rescheduled from Feb. 20)
As our communities age it is imperative to provide enabling and inclusive environments that enhance mobility for those across the life course. Specific challenges and opportunities should be considered pertaining to transportation options, safety, community planning, and emerging technology.
Speaker: Alan DeLaTorre, P.h.D, Portland State University Institute on Aging