Aging Readiness Plan

2012 Aging Readiness Plan (ARP)

The Aging Readiness Plan (ARP) assesses the county's readiness to serve as a home for a growing number of older residents. The plan was approved in 2012 and includes strategies to improve the community’s capacity to support its growing older population and ultimately benefit all ages. The ARP is divided into five elements:

• Chapter 1 – Living Healthier and Longer in Our Communities
• Chapter 2 – Housing Opportunities for Our Aging Population
• Chapter 3 – Transportation and Mobility
• Chapter 4 – Supporting Your Health, Well-Being and Independence
• Chapter 5 – More to Give Turning Silver into Gold.

ARP Update

The plan is celebrating its 10-year anniversary in 2022. Although the Commission on Aging's annual focus areas and reports have outlined some changes since the ARP original adoption, there have been many strides forward since 2012 that need to be reflected in the plan.  The ARP Update project will refresh the plan to address these changes, update the data and maps in the document and ensure new technologies and services are incorporated. The ARP update will also add a new health and safety chapter, focusing on emergency preparedness, a topic that is not currently covered in the plan.

A consultant team will assist Clark County Community Planning and the Commission on Aging to provide information, analysis, and technical writing skills to update the Aging Readiness Plan and technical assistance to usher it through the adoption process.

ARP Update Project News

Initial Research and Focus Group Discussions

The project team is currently conducting research and interviews on the status of existing strategies in the current plan, to evaluate progress to date.

Also, in fall 2022, the project team conducted a handful of focus group discussions with local service providers and stakeholders. The purpose of these early meetings was to begin brainstorming new policy ideas for the update of the plan. Recordings of the focus group discussions are available in the meeting grid towards the bottom of the page.

View the existing plan

2012 Aging Readiness Plan


Staff Contacts

Jenna Kay, Planner III
jenna.kay@clark.wa.gov
564.397.4968

Susan Ellinger, Planner III
susan.ellinger@clark.wa.gov
564.397.4516 

 

 

For more information about the Aging Readiness Plan or the ARP update project, please contact Community Planning staff at comm-aging@clark.wa.gov or 564.397.2280.

 

Public Meetings and Hearings

Date Meeting/Event Notes/Related Documents Audio/Video
Healthy Communities Focus Group

Healthy Communities Focus Group

Video

Housing Focus Group

Housing Focus Group

Video

Emergency Management Focus Group

Emergency Management Focus Group

Video

Transportation Focus Group

Transportation Focus Group

Video

Supportive Services Focus Group

Supportive Services Focus Group

Video