For more than a year, a Columbia Association (CA) work team has been developing a Comprehensive Plan for Serving the Older Adult Community. Now the work team is getting ready to release its draft plan recommendations — and is seeking the community’s feedback.
A pair of public meetings will be held on Monday, Jan. 13, at Slayton House, which is located at 10400 Cross Fox Lane in the Wilde Lake Village Center. The first session will be held from 10 a.m. to noon, while the second session is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m.; meeting content will be the same at both sessions.
An inclement weather day has been set for Tuesday, Jan. 14, at the same times.
These meetings will review and discuss with the community the plan process, findings and draft recommendations. The presentations will be followed by a question-and-answer period. CA staff also will prepare a comment sheet to gather ideas and suggestions from participants.
Following these meetings, CA will prepare a revised draft that will be reviewed for approval by the CA Board of Directors.
Over the course of this project, CA has used a number of different tactics to identify older adults’ needs in Columbia. The community input has included public meetings and small group discussions, an intercept survey of older adults in Columbia, benchmarking interviews with experts around the country and a statistically valid telephone survey of the older adult community. In addition, CA staff reviewed a number of recent studies, surveys and reports that also address the needs and desires of the older adult community.
About Columbia Association
Columbia Association (CA) is a nonprofit service corporation that manages Columbia, MD, a planned community that is home to approximately 100,000 people and several thousand businesses. Additional information about CA is available at ColumbiaAssociation.org.