The Seattle-King County Advisory Council for Aging & Disability Services advocates for local, state, and national programs that promote quality of life for older people and adults with disabilities.
What is the Advisory Council?
We are a 27-member volunteer council appointed by the City of Seattle, King County, and United Way to advise Aging and Disability Services—the Area Agency on Aging for King County.
What Advisory Council members do?
- ADVISE—We bring our knowledge of local issues to Aging and Disability Services.
- ADVOCATE—We advocate at the federal, state, county, and city levels.
- CONNECT—We connect with other organizations that provide for the older adults and individuals with disabilities, as well as with the general public.
- COLLABORATE—We collaborate with local and statewide advocacy organizations to achieve mutual goals, including senior centers, disability organizations, and human services providers.
Advocating for age-friendly communities
- STATE SENIOR LOBBY—We take part in an annual conference and discuss priorities with our legislative delegation during Senior Lobby Day in Olympia.
- COMMUNITY FORUMS—We host and cosponsor forums on issues such as ageism, aging in place, Alzheimer's, behavioral health, end-of-life planning, food access, health care reform, housing, LGBTQ elders, Medicare, rural aging, transportation, the "Village Model," and Washington's aging readiness.
Key link between the community and the Area Agency on Aging
Aging and Disability Services—the Area Agency on Aging for King County—is funded by federal, state, and city sources to provide an extensive range of programs and services, including adult day services, caregiver support, case management, Community Living Connections, elder abuse prevention, health maintenance, health promotion, legal services, nutrition services, senior centers, and transportation. For services, contact Community Living Connections at 1-844-348-5464.
Area Agency on Aging (AAA) Advisory Councils are mandated by the Older Americans Act of 1965 as part of the Aging Network.
- Read the bylaws for more information about the work of the council.
- AgeWise King County, the ADS Advisory Council e-newsletter. For a free subscription, click here.