Aging in Place

Posted on July 21, 2016 at 4:21 pm

aging in place

On June 29th, four members of the Tualatin Area Aging Task Force attended the “Livability for All Age-Friendly Washington County Roundtable” presented by AARP of Washington County. Following the guide lines set by the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Global Age-Friendly Cities and Communities, a project was created by WHO to help cities prepare for the rapid aging population. Washington County is the second fastest growing county in the state. The 65+ population makes up 12.2% of the total population, compared to 16.4% for the rest of Oregon. This same 65+ population in Tualatin makes up around 15% of the community’s total population.

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