Area Agency on Aging and Disabilities visits Commission on Aging
Vancouver, WA – Programs and services of the Area Agency on Aging and Disabilities of Southwest Washington will be the topic of the Tuesday, March 17, meeting of the Commission on Aging.
The meeting will be 4:30-6 p.m. in the sixth-floor hearing room of the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St. It is open to the public, and a chance for Clark County residents to share concerns about needs of local residents.
Health and mobility challenges can be overwhelming for both an aging individual and those who care for him or her. Navigating the maze of options and tough decisions while carrying the emotional and financial weight of the challenges can make it even tougher.
David Kelly, executive director of the agency, will be the guest speaker on the group’s mission and purpose, and how it connects seniors, adults with disabilities and family caregivers to a full range of community resources.
Kelly earned a master’s degree in Public Administration from Brigham Young University and has served in various management positions in both the public and private sectors. A native of Portland, Kelly has lived in Vancouver for more than 35 years.
Following a national trend, Clark County’s population of 60+ is growing and projected to almost double by 2030. The then-Board of County Commissioners appointed the aging commission to help the county and local cities implement an Aging Readiness Plan. It has 91 strategies about housing, transportation, recreation, lifestyle choices, support services and civic and social engagement.
For more information, go to www.clark.wa.gov/aging.