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Aging & Disabilities Advisory Council is recruiting members from Wahkiakum County

 

February 10, 2022



Aging & Disabilities Advisory Council is recruiting members from Wahkiakum County

The Area Agency on Aging & Disabilities of Southwest Washington (AAADSW), is a multi-service public agency helping older adults and adults with disabilities remain in their homes. Their Advisory Council is looking for one member from Wahkiakum County to fill a vacancy in 2022.

The AAADSW Advisory Council is a group of dedicated volunteers who play an important role in the agency by representing the counties of Clark, Cowlitz, Wahkiakum, Skamania, and Klickitat.

Advisory Council members:

• Identify needs of older adults, adults with disabilities, and family caregivers in their communities,

• Advise on services to meet those needs,

• Advocate on behalf of the people they represent,

• Assist in the development of the Agency’s four-year Area Plan.

The Advisory Council meets every third Wednesday of the month in various locations throughout the five-county service area. Travel expenses will be reimbursed. Due to COVID-19, there is an option of in-person attendance or virtual attendance. Under current Department of Health Guidelines, all meeting attendees are required to wear masks and maintain a six-foot distance from others in indoor public spaces. Advisory Council members serve one three-year term and may apply for a second three-year term.

Those interested in issues related to aging and long-term services and supports for seniors, adults with disabilities, and family caregivers are invited to join.

For more information and to request an application, contact: Christina Marneris, Community Services Manager, Area Agency on Aging & Disabilities of Southwest Washington, 201 NE 73rd Street, Vancouver, WA 98665 or (360) 735-5728 or christina.marneris@dshs.wa.gov or http://www.helpingelders.org/advocacy-and-planning/advisory-council.

 

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