The Clark County Commission on Aging is focusing on emergency preparedness in 2024, particularly for people over the age of 50.
Emergency preparedness is crucial to maintaining quality of life and particularly important for older adults, who are among those most impacted by major health events or hazards, the county stated in a news release.
The Commission is dedicating eight monthly meetings to increase awareness about what emergency preparedness is, and what it can look like on a personal, neighborhood, community and regional level.
The meetings will be held at 4:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month in the sixth-floor training room of the Public Service Center, located at 1300 Franklin St., Vancouver.
The Commission has invited experts from CRESA, Clark County’s regional emergency services agency, to speak on the specific topics below. Members then will discuss the topic and answer questions from the audience.