Links You Can Use

Information & Assistance

Any of the following agencies can provide you with information about programs and services for older adults and persons with disabilities, including case management, chores, counseling, employment, fitness, health care, home repair, housing, legal, Medicaid, nutrition, transportation, and wellness.

African American Elders Program

The AAEP identifies low-income African American residents of central and southeast Seattle and south King County (age 60+) who have chronic health conditions and little or no support system. Ongoing case management, support and referrals help those at risk of institutionalization to remain in their homes.

AgeWise King County Resource Directory

Our Resource Directory provides a wealth of online information and topics of interest to older adults, family caregivers, and professionals in the field of aging.

Benefits CheckUp

Use this free, comprehensive online screening tool to help find benefits programs that help pay for prescription drugs, health care, rent, utilities, and other needs. Uncomfortable searching online? Call Information & Assistance at any of the agencies listed above.

Encore: A Seattle.gov Website for People 50+

Encore serves as a portal to community, employment, financial, health, recreation, and safety resources for older residents of Seattle and the surrounding region.

Healthy Aging Partnership

A coalition of more than 30 local nonprofit, government and community organizations, the Healthy Aging Partnership offers a wealth of information and resources to older adults and caregivers through education, outreach, and promotion of a free confidential information and assistance line: 1-888-4-ELDERS (1-888-435-3377).

Kin On Healthy Aging Program

Enables Asian American adults and seniors to stay physically, mentally and socially active.

King County Caregiver Support Network

In King County, nine agencies provide support for informal caregivers (family members, friends, and neighbors) for adults who, due to age or disability, have limited ability to care for themselves. In addition, kinship care resources are available for people taking care of a grandchild or other young family member.

Metro Transit—Regional Reduced Fare Permit

Entitles riders age 65+, riders with a disability, and Medicare card holders to reduced fares on public transportation systems in the Puget Sound region. Note: Low-income residents who do not qualify for a Regional Reduced Fare Permit should see if they qualify for Metro's ORCA LIFT card.

National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

Offers LGBT resources for healthy aging, including an extensive library of more than 400 multimedia resources for LGBT older adults and aging service providers covering topics such as ageism, cultural competence, end-of-life decisions, financial security, housing, health care access, HIV and aging, Medicaid and Medicare, mental health, racial equity, retirement, and transgender issues.

SAGE Providers Network

Provides an informal network of senior care providers of all kinds working together to provide advocacy and quality of care for the LGBT seniors of Washington state.