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.
The plan celebrated 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 is assisting 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
The project team is in the process of compiling results from three interactive public workshops. The workshops were held to help refine existing strategies, brainstorm new ideas and prioritize the strategies for the updated plan. Videos of portions of the workshops are provided below.
Jenna Kay, Planner III
Susan Ellinger, Planner III
For more information about the Aging Readiness Plan or the ARP update project, please contact Community Planning staff at email@example.com or 564.397.2280.