The Clark County Commission on Aging will focus on community engagement with a monthly speaker series that kicks off Wednesday, Aug. 16.
The speaker series will feature staff from the Area Agency of Aging and Disabilities of Southwest Washington, a release from the county stated. The series will focus on ways to support individuals, businesses and community groups to understand best practices for engaging with older adults and where there are community-wide awareness of available aging resources.
The Aug. 16 session will include a review of priority community engagement strategies and a discussion of how the Commission on Aging and Area Agency on Aging can partner to move those strategies forward and identify what determinations can be made by the end of the year, the release stated.
The following sessions are tentatively scheduled to focus on community engagement examples in the Portland metropolitan region on Sept. 20 and community engagement examples outside of the metro area on Oct. 18, according to the release.
Commission on Aging meetings are at 4:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month. Meetings are currently hosted in a hybrid format with both in-person and virtual participation options. The in-person side of the meeting is hosted in the sixth-floor hearing room of the Clark County Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St., Vancouver. Attendees can join by phone or computer through information provided at clark.wa.gov/community-planning/commission-aging-meetings.
The Commission on Aging is a nine-member volunteer group that implements the county’s Aging Readiness Plan and provides leadership addressing needs of aging community members. More information about the commission is available at clark.wa.gov/aging.
Commission meetings are carried on CVTV channel 23/323 and online at cvtv.org.