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Clark County sets workshops on aging readiness plan

By , Columbian staff writer

Clark County is holding public workshops to discuss updates to its aging readiness plan. The first workshop will be held from 4:30-6 p.m. on Jan. 18 at the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St., Vancouver. The second part of the first workshop will be from 3:30-5 p.m. on March 15 at Battle Ground City Hall, 109 S.W. First St. A second workshop will be from 4:30-6 p.m. on April 19 at the Public Service Center.

Approved in 2012 and with oversight by the Commission on Aging, the aging readiness plan includes strategies to improve support to the county’s growing older population.

Updates to the plan were begun in fall 2022. The update will refresh the plan to address changes in the last 10 years, update data and maps 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.

The public workshops will help assess implementation and refine strategies in the existing plan and brainstorm new policy ideas. The workshops will be interactive and will concentrate on housing, community engagement, supportive services, healthy communities, transportation and emergency management.

For more details, go to https://bit.ly/agingreadiness.