Vancouver, Wash. – The Commission on Aging is focusing this year on community engagement and advocacy. The commission’s goal is to travel throughout the county by visiting each city and holding joint meetings with city councils to discuss issues related to older adults and livability of the communities within Clark County and getting feedback from local residents.
The first joint session will be with the Battle Ground City Council on Monday, March 16. The 5:30 p.m. study session will be at Battle Ground City Hall, 109 SW First St., Suite 148. It is open to the public.
Commission members will present a report on their 2019 healthy community series and share their recommendations about cultivating healthy communities in Clark County for those who wish to age in place. Healthy, livable communities are safe, have walkable streets, accessible housing and transportation options, provide access to needed services, and opportunities for residents of all ages to participate in community life.
The commission and city council will discuss challenges and opportunities for better supporting older adults in their city and surrounding area and look to the public for additional ideas.
The Commission on Aging, supported by the Clark County Council, is a nine-member volunteer group that implements the Aging Readiness Plan and provides leadership addressing needs of aging community members.
For more about the commission, visit www.clark.wa.gov/aging.