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Clark County Commission on Aging to focus on virus recovery

By Wyatt Stayner, Columbian staff writer
Published: March 6, 2021, 5:58am

The Clark County Commission on Aging is focusing this year on the road to recovery from COVID-19, especially for people age 65 and older.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, older adults are at greater risk of requiring hospitalization or dying if they are diagnosed with COVID-19.

The yearlong focus will educate and raise awareness about how people 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 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month. Meetings are currently in an online format.

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

For information on how to join and participate in a commission online meeting, please visit https://clark.wa.gov/community-planning/commission-aging-meetings.

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