A draft of Columbia Association’s (CA) Comprehensive Plan for Serving Older Adults is now available for public review. Feedback is welcome through Jan. 31 via a comment form or by attending one of two upcoming public meetings.
The public review draft and comment sheet can be found online at ColumbiaAssociation.org/OlderAdults. A limited number of printed copies are available upon request by calling 410-715-3121.
CA asks that community members use the comment sheet to suggest changes and that comments be as specific as possible, including page numbers and recommendation numbers, as appropriate, to help CA team members understand your comments and suggestions.
For more than a year, a CA work team has been developing the Comprehensive Plan for Serving the Older Adult Community. The work team’s findings and recommendations will be presented at a pair of public meetings 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 go 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 the plan process, findings and draft recommendations with the community. The presentations will be followed by a question-and-answer period. Comment sheets will be available for 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 avenues to identify older adults’ needs in Columbia. The community input has included public meetings and small group discussions, an intercept survey of older adults and a statistically valid telephone survey of the older adult community. In addition, CA project 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.