Area Plan

Quick links: Area Plan 2024–2027 Planning Process | Area Plan Update 2022–2023

Every four years, Aging and Disability Services and other Area Agencies on Aging around the country develop an Area Plan, which charts the course we will follow as we seek to create an age-friendly community. The Area Plan describes the function of Aging and Disability Services 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.

Each Area Agency on Aging also prepares a biennial update. 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.

Area Plan 2024–2027 Planning Process

2023 Area Plan Engagement SurveyThe Area Plan 2024–2027 for King County is now in development. You can help determine priorities! Complete the 2023 Area Plan Engagement Survey on or before April 15, 2023.

To request materials in an alternative format, click here. Please allow five business days lead time.

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Public Hearing:

  • To be announced

Area Plan 2020–2023

The final draft Area Plan Update 2022–2023 for Seattle and King County, Washington, was submitted November 1, 2021 to the Washington State Unit on Aging for review. To read the update, click here.

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Area Plan Update 2022-2023 for Seattle and King County as submitted to State Unit on Aging 11/1/2021

Click on the image above to open a PDF copy of the Area Plan Update (8 MB | 137 pages).

Area Plan Update 2022–2023 Planning Process

ADS has updated the Area Plan on Aging for 2022–2023.

The Area Plan Update for 2022–2023 includes a summary of how ADS, network providers, and key partners have worked together to provide services and supports for those in greatest economic and social need during the COVID-19 pandemic. This section also includes post-COVID goals and objectives.

A virtual public hearing was held on August 2, 2021 in conjunction with the ADS Advisory Council’s Planning and Allocations Committee meeting.

Read “Updating the Aging Network Roadmap in Seattle-King County” in the July 2021 issue of AgeWise King County. For more information, contact ADS senior planner Karen Winston at

Previous Planning Process

The ADS Advisory Council reviewed and approved an overview of the draft 2020–2023 Area Plan for public review. Two public hearings were held—July 19, 2019 (Seattle) and August 5, 2019 (Tukwila).

The July 19 public hearing was held in conjunction with the Age Friendly Seattle Coffee Hour, featuring Aging and Disability Services (ADS) director Cathy Knight and ADS Advisory Council co-chair Dick Woo. This event was broadcast on Facebook Live at the time of the event (watch the video here). The public comment period closed at the end of August 5.

A final draft 2020–2023 Area Plan was approved by the ADS Advisory Council at its September 13 meeting.

Prior Years

Area Plans for 2016–2019 and 2012–2015, updates, and progress reports are available on the Reports page. For more information, contact ADS planner Karen Winston at