Commission on Aging

COVID-19 Road to Recovery Discussion Series

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

CVTV Close-Up on Commission on Aging's focus on COVID-19 impacts and the road to recovery.


Staff Contacts

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

Jacqui Kamp, Planner III
564.397.4913
jacqui.kamp@clark.wa.gov