Clark County to hold interactive workshops for Aging Readiness Plan

In-person and virtual workshops set to begin Wednesday, Jan. 18

The Clark County Aging Readiness Plan 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 Commission on Aging implements the Aging Readiness Plan and initiated an update to the plan in fall of 2022. The update will refresh the plan to address changes in the last 10 years, update the data and maps in the document, and ensure new technologies and services are incorporated. The plan update will also add a new health and safety chapter, focusing on emergency preparedness, a topic that is not currently covered in the plan.

The county will hold public workshops to help assess implementation and refine strategies in the existing plan and brainstorm new policy ideas for the update of the plan. The workshops 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 Commission will host the workshops at the following times and locations:

Workshop No. 1: Strategy Feedback and Brainstorm

Attend one of the following:

  • 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, in-person event at Public Service Center
  • 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, virtual event via Webex
  • 3:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, in-person event at Battle Ground City Hall

Workshop No. 2: Strategy Priorities

Attend one of the following:

  • 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, in-person event at Public Service Center
  • 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, virtual event via Webex

For workshop details, visit bit.ly/agingreadiness.

The Commission on Aging, supported by the Clark County Council, is a nine-member volunteer group that provides leadership addressing needs of aging community members. For more about the Commission, visit clark.wa.gov/aging.