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 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

Public Workshops

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. 

View the existing plan

2012 Aging Readiness Plan

Staff Contacts

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 or 564.397.2280.


Public Feedback Opportunities, Meetings and Hearings

Date Meeting/Event Notes/Related Documents Audio/Video
Public Presentation

2022 COA Annual Report and ARP update presentation to the La Center City Council

Public Presentation

2022 COA Annual Report and ARP update presentation to the Ridgefield City Council

- April Public Workshop

The Commission on Aging will hold this workshop to help prioritize strategies for the updated Aging Readiness Plan.

Due to COVID-19, the meeting will be held in a hybrid format with both in-person and virtual participation options. You can join in person, in the 6th floor Hearing Room, Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin Street, Vancouver, WA 98666, or virtually via Zoom.

Join by computer: Meeting Link
Webinar ID: 997 0592 0299
Join by phone: 1-669-900-6833 or 1-929-205-6099

- March Public Workshop

The Commission on Aging will hold a workshop to help provide feedback on strategies in the existing Aging Readiness Plan and brainstorm new policy ideas for the update of the plan. The workshop will be interactive and will concentrate on the topical focus areas of the plan including housing, community engagement, supportive services, healthy communities, transportation, and emergency management. 

The meeting will be held in-person at Battle Ground City Hall Council Chambers, 109 SW 1st St., 2nd Floor, Battle Ground, WA.  

This handout for providing feedback will be provided to all attendees at the event. A summary of all comments received will be added after the workshop. 

If you need transportation to the event, please call 360-735-3680 by March 10, 2023. Community in Motion may be able to coordinate a ride for you.

For those unable to attend the workshop, please follow the instructions on this page to provide feedback online.

Please visit this page for more information on the Aging Readiness Plan update project.

Video of Workshop Introduction

Public Presentation

Presentation to the Neighborhood Associations Council of Clark County (NACCC)