Take Our Survey: Area Plan on Aging, 2016–2019

Aging & Disability Services—the Area Agency on Aging for King County—is part of the Aging Network that was established in 1965 with the passage of the Older Americans Act.

Every four years, each of the 650-plus Area Agencies on Aging around the country develops a four-year plan. The agencies also prepare annual update plans. Plans and updates are formatted specifically for the Aging and Long-Term Support Administration (ALTSA), which is part of Washington State DSHS.

The Area Plan on Aging for Seattle-King County charts the course that Aging and Disability Services (ADS)—the Area Agency on Aging (AAA) for Seattle-King County—will follow as it seeks to create an elder-friendly community. The plan describes relevant demographic trends; the function, staffing and structure of the AAA; the functions provided directly by the AAA and those that are subcontracted; and major service goals and objectives.

Area Plan for 2012–2015

The current plan—available online—addresses 2012 through 2015. In December 2012, AARP wrote: "This is a very detailed and well-organized plan that can serve as a guide for local planners and community leaders outside of the King County area. It provides strong goals based on solid consumer research, as well as strategies and objectives for achieving these goals. Additionally, the information on promoting age readiness can be used by planners and leaders in all communities that understand the importance of educating older adults on preparing for the future."

Area Plan for 2016–2019

Seattle-King County Advisory Council on Aging & Disability Services members and ADS staff are now seeking input on the plan for 2016 through 2019. You can help by completing an online survey (Survey Monkey link). Print copies are also available—see the Update Process webpage or e-mail ADS planner Karen Winston (karen.winston@seattle.gov).

We want to know what you think. Please take the time to take the survey that will help shape the Area Plan on Aging for Seattle-King County for 2016–2019.