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Strategic Planning for DAVS Programs and Services

DAVS is collecting public input about the needs of veterans, people with physical disabilities, and older adults in our community.

Identifying community needs: Your voice matters!

June 5, 2024: DAVS is conducting a survey to collect public input about the needs of veterans, people with physical disabilities and older adults in our community. The survey is one part of a community needs assessment DAVS is undertaking to help identify gaps, leverage resources and prioritize services in their next strategic plan (the 2025-2029 Disability, Aging and Veteran Services Area Plan). Development of an area plan is a requirement under the Older Americans Act.

DAVS especially wants to hear from Washington County community members who are:

  • Ages 55+, particularly:
    • Black, Indigenous, and people of color
    • Immigrants and refugees
    • LGBTQIA+ older adults and veterans
    • People who are homebound or isolated
    • Older adults with low income
  • Unpaid family and friend caregivers
  • Veterans of all ages and their families
  • Adults with physical disabilities

The survey is available online through July 22 at in Arabic, Chinese (Traditional), English, Korean, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese. DAVS also has hard copies of the survey in these languages if individuals prefer to fill out a paper version. Stop by DAVS’ office during regular business hours at 5240 NE Elam Young Parkway, Suite 300, Hillsboro. To take this survey by phone or in another language or to request any other accommodation or assistance, please call 503-846-3060.

Take the survey.

Download and share our flyers:

Community Survey Flyer in Seven Languages (PDF 429.59 KB)
Brief description in Arabic, Chinese (Traditional), English, Korean, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese, along with a QR code to the survey

Current area plan information

2021-2025 DAVS Area Plan (PDF 953.52 KB)

Learn more about area plans

About the Older Americans Act and Area Plan

The Older Americans Act of 1965 was the first federal level initiative aimed at providing comprehensive services for older adults. It created the National Aging Network comprising the Administration on Aging on the federal level, State Units on Aging at the state level, and Area Agencies on Aging at the local level. DAVS is the designated Area Agency on Aging for Washington County. In accordance with the Older Americans Act, each area agency on aging must develop an area plan and update it annually.