Agency on Aging wins award for its efforts



Vancouver — The Southwest Washington Agency on Aging and Disabilities has received an Aging Achievement Award from the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging for its Aging Boom forum.

The Southwest Washington agency was among 44 local aging programs to receive honors at the national association’s annual conference July 7-12 in Denver. The honored programs serve as models for other agencies serving older adults, persons with disabilities and their family caregivers, according to a Wednesday news release.

The Get Ready for the Aging Boom forum began in 2009. It involved local service providers, planners, policymakers and senior advocates who engaged the public to discuss the impact of baby boomers on housing, transportation, health, long-term care and workforce development. More than 180 participants gave input on how to plan for the aging baby boomer generation.