Mission, Vision & Values

Mission:

Whatcom Council on Aging, in partnership with the people we serve, offers nutritional, health, social, recreational, and educational programs that promote lifelong independence.

 

Vision:

Lifelong empowerment through education, advocacy, and support:

  • Independence through affordable housing, nutritious food, health care and programs that support lifetime wellness.
  • Connections with community Senior Centers, programs and outreach.
  • Opportunities for civic and community life engagement through education, recreation, and volunteerism.
  • Self-respect through self-determined and independent living to prevent premature non-independent living and through opportunities for seniors to maintain autonomy.
  • Good physical and mental health through proper nutrition, exercise, and other social activities.
  • Community support built through advocacy for rights of older adults and through promotion of a positive image of aging.

 

Values:

Whatcom Council on Aging engages in partnerships with agencies and community groups that support the values of Accessibility, Connectedness, Involvement, Independence, Individual Respect, Health, and Advocacy.

Board of Directors

  • Pat Atkinson, President
  • Shirley Forslof, Vice President
  • Janet Malley, Treasurer
  • Gurpreet Dhillon, Secretary
  • Britt Kane
  • Dr. Ione Adams
  • Louise Bjornson
  • Jim Garnett
  • Ryan Romero
  • Jeremy Standen
  • Phil Tucker, Emeritus

Staff

To reach a staff member by phone, call 360-733-4030.  Once message begins, enter the 4-digit extension number. For TTY access, dial 7-1-1.

Hours for the Bellingham Senior Activity Center

Monday - Friday: 8:00am to 4:30pm (note the Front Desk closes at 4:00pm) Saturday: 9:00am to 1:00pm

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