Upcoming event to highlight housing options for aging adults

By Stefanie Donahue

Curious to know more about what types of housing assistance is available for aging adults in your community? An event this month may be just what you’ve been looking for.

The event, “What’s Next? Housing Options as We Age,” is free and open to the public and focuses on housing options for the aging population in Whatcom County. Staff at the Bellingham Senior Activity Center, located at 315 Halleck Street in Bellingham, will host the event from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Friday, January 27.

“Our goal is for people to receive as much information they can in order to become informed on the various housing options and resources available to them and their loved ones,” read a statement released by the Bellingham Senior Activity Center on January 19.

Bellingham Mayor Kelli Linville will kick off the event with a welcome address prior to a panel discussion and series of presentations sponsored by the senior center, a program of the Whatcom Council on Aging.

Presentations will aim to educate the public about local senior housing programs, ways to prepare for long-term care and methods of maintaining in-home care. Vendors representing programs from throughout the area will also be on the scene to answer questions.

So whether you’re making housing decisions on your own or you’re a family member assisting a parent or grandparent, staff with the senior center encourage you to engage in the discussion and ask questions.

For more information, contact program coordinator Eric Pierson at 360/733-4030, extension 1035 or epierson@wccoa.org.

Visit wccoa.org to learn more about the Whatcom Council on Aging.

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