Area Plan

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.

Development of the Area Plan for 2020–2023 is now underway. To get involved or for more information, contact ADS planner Karen Winston at

The 2016–2019 Area Plan for Seattle-King County is available here. For a one-page summary, click here.

Link to the 2018-2019 Area Plan Update, here.

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

Area Plans, Report Cards, and Updates dating back to 2012 are posted on the Reports webpage.