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How to Talk to Aging Parents About Difficult Aging Issues and Plans
January 19, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pmFree
How to have difficult conversations with aging parents will be the topic of the Tuesday, Jan. 19, meeting of the Commission on Aging.
The meeting will be 4:30-6 p.m. in the sixth-floor hearing room of the Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin St. It is open to the public, and a chance for Clark County residents to share concerns about needs of local residents.
Christina Marneris, a community services program supervisor with the Area Agency on Aging and Disabilities of Southwest Washington, will be the speaker. She develops and oversees an array of programs aimed at seniors, adults with disabilities and family caregivers gaining access to information and services so they can thrive.
Marneris has more than 20 years of experience developing innovative programs and services to meet the needs of her community. She earned a Bachelor of Arts at Virginia Wesleyan College.
Following a national trend, Clark County’s population of 60+ is growing and projected to almost double by 2030. In 2012, the then-Board of County Commissioners appointed the Commission on Aging to help the county and local cities implement an Aging Readiness Plan. It has 91 strategies about housing, transportation, recreation, lifestyle choices, support services and civic and social engagement.