VCAAA starts a community conversation on aging with Santa Paula residents

The Ventura County Area Agency on Aging is partnering with the City of Santa Paula to host A Community Conversation on Aging on February 29 at 9 a.m. at the Santa Paula Community Center. This event is free and open to the public.

A Community Conversation on Aging is a platform to address gaps in services and any concerns related to resources for older adults and individuals with disabilities. As part of a countywide series of community conversations, this event will help shape Ventura County’s Master Plan on Aging.

Currently there are 196,000 individuals 60 and older living in Ventura County. That number is expected to climb to 270,000 by 2040. One in four people are living with a disability, and more than 5.8 million are living with a dementia-related disease. The needs of these populations are growing, and the time to address those needs is now.

All Santa Paula (and others) residents are encouraged to participate in this vital conversation on aging and accessibility in Santa Paula and all of Ventura County. Translation services will be available for individuals who speak Spanish. The Santa Paula Community Center is located at 530 W. Main Street. For more information, call (805) 933-4226 ext. 356.

The Ventura County Area Agency on Aging, an agency of the County of Ventura, is the principal agency in Ventura County charged with the responsibility to promote the development and implementation of a comprehensive coordinated system of care that enables older individuals, people with disabilities, and their caregivers to live in a community-based setting and to advocate for the needs of those 60 years of age and older in the county, providing leadership and promoting citizen involvement in the planning process as well as in the delivery of services.

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