The Clark County Commission on Aging is focusing this year on the road to recovery from COVID-19, especially for people 65 and older. The coronavirus pandemic has had a significant impact on older adults in Clark County, as around the world. According to the CDC, older adults are at greater risk of requiring hospitalization or dying if they are diagnosed with COVID-19.
The pandemic raised concerns regarding the health and well-being of older adults, especially the community’s most vulnerable. What have we learned so that we are better prepared in the future?
The year-long focus will educate and raise awareness about how we can learn from the COVID-19 health crisis and recover in a way that makes Clark County more resilient for residents of all ages.
Meetings are at 4:30 pm on the third Wednesday of each month. Meetings are currently in an online format. Please visit the meetings page for information on how to join the meeting.
The commission has invited experts to join a moderated discussion on specific topics. Members discuss the topic with their guests and answer questions from the audience.
Here is a tentative schedule of the 2021 topics:
March 17 – Overview of the road to recovery from COVID-19 for older adults
April 21 – First and early responders
May 19 – Serious illness and caregiver support
July 21 – Food as medicine
Aug. 18 – Social determinants of health
Sept. 15 – Opportunities for social connections
Oct. 20 – Personal economics and financial recovery