Senior Resource Guide
About the Guide
Ridgefield does not have a Senior Center, however, services typical of a Senior Center are often available through various community organizations. In an effort to provide information regarding the various services offered to our community’s seniors, we have compiled a list of senior resources, called our Senior Resource Guide (PDF).
The information provided offers general resources to our local seniors and is not meant to be comprehensive. Information was gathered through public sources and/or direct contact. Updates will be made periodically.
Printed copies of the Senior Resource Guide are available during business hours at City Hall, located at:
230 Pioneer Street
Ridgefield, WA 98642
Facts About Our Aging Population
- By 2030, every Baby Boomer will be age 65 or older, which means that 1 out of every 5 Americans will be retirement age.
- By 2035 older people will outnumber children for the first time in U.S. history – there will be 78 million people 65 years and older compared to 76.7 million under the age of 18.
- Older adults are working longer. In 2018, 24% of men and 16% of women ages 65 and older were still in the labor force. These levels are projected to rise.
- Education levels are increasing. Among people ages 65 and older in 1965, only 5 percent had completed a bachelor’s degree or more. By 2018, this share had risen to 29 percent.
- People are living longer and are interested in “active aging” – enjoying better health, quality of life and staying active.
- Clark County Commission on Aging - The commission is charged with implementing the 91 strategies of the Aging Readiness Plan to improve the community’s capacity to support its growing older population and ultimately benefit all ages.
- Senior Programs for Emergency Housing
- Memory Care in Washington State - Living with or caring for someone with memory or cognitive impairment comes with its own unique set of challenges. MemoryCare.com provides research-backed resources to guide caregivers and seniors in the early stages of memory impairment through the process of finding and obtaining the care they need.