Area Plan

The Area Plan charts the course Aging and Disability Services (ADS) will follow as we seek to create an age-friendly community. The plan describes the function of ADS as the local Area Agency on Aging, presents relevant demographic trends, and outlines the major goals and objectives to be achieved over the course of four years.

2016–2019 Area Plan

areaplancover2016-reviewEvery four years, ADS and other Area Agencies on Aging around the country develop an Area Plan. The agencies also prepare biennial updates. Plans and updates for Seattle-King County are submitted to the State Unit on Aging, part of the DSHS Aging and Long-Term Support Administration, which in turn files a State Plan on Aging with the federal Administration on Aging, all part of the Aging Network authorized by the Older Americans Act of 1965.

For more information about Area Plan development, contact ADS planner Karen Winston at

To request the Area Plan in an alternative format, click here. Please allow three to five days lead time.

To read the full plan, click here. For a one-page summary, click here.

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