Washington senior services are readily available – if you know where to look. For most elders and caregivers, the primary place to access resources and get referrals is your local Area Agency on Aging or the Aging and Disability Resource Centers. We have listed those below in addition to other places to access help.
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Area Agencies on Aging (AAA): What is an Area Agency on Aging?
- Aging and Adult Care of Central Washington – serving Adams, Chelan, Douglas, Grant, Lincoln and Okanogan Counties
- Aging and Long-Term Care of Eastern WA – serving Ferry, Stevens, Pend Oreille, Spokane and Whitman Counties
- Kitsap County Aging and Long-Term Care Services – serving Kitsap County
- Lewis-Mason-Thurston AAA – serving Lewis, Mason and Thurston Counties
- Northwest Regional Council – serving Island, San Juan, Skagit and Whatcom Counties
- Olympic Area Agency on Aging – serving Grays Harbor, Pacific, Clallam and Jefferson Counties
- Pierce County Aging and Long-Term Care – serving Pierce County
- Seattle/King County AAA – serving King County
- Snohomish County Aging and Disability Services – serving Snohomish County
- Southeast Washington Aging and Long-Term Care – serving Asotin, Benton, Columbia, Garfield, Kittitas, Walla Walla and Yakima Counties
- SW Washington Agency on Aging – serving Clark, Cowlitz, Wahkiakum, Klickitat and Skamania Counties
- Aging and Long-Term Support Administration – Washington State Department of Social and Health Services
- Attorney General’s Office
- Medicaid Office
State Agencies and Non-Profits:
- AARP of Washington
- Alzheimer’s Association, Washington State
- Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, University of Washington – focused on research that can reveal the basic mechanisms underlying the development of adult dementing disorders
- Healthy Aging and Longevity Research Institute, University of Washington – an interdisciplinary center dedicated to research and teaching on aging
- Long-Term Care Ombudsman Washington State – established to enhance the quality of life, improve care, protect rights, and promote the dignity of residents in a long-term care facility.
- Washington Association of Area Agencies on Aging – works with AAAs to create communities that support people as they age
- Washington State Senior Games – about staying active and competing with others in your own age group
- Columbia Legal Services – protecting and defending the legal and human rights of low-income people in Washington state
- Equal Justice Coalition – working on behalf of low-income people and the legal community to educate policymakers and the public about the importance of civil legal aid in Washington
- Northwest Justice Project – working for equal access to the legal system by empowering low-income persons and communities
- Washington Law Help – helping low-income people find solutions to civil legal problems