Advocacy

The Older Americans Act charges Area Agencies on Aging with the responsibility to; “serve as the advocate and focal point for older individuals within the community by… monitoring, evaluating, and commenting upon all policies, programs, hearings, levies, and community actions which will affect older individuals.”

Aging & Long Term Care’s Planning and Management Council advocates for the needs of older adults on the local, state, and national level. They meet regularly to discuss and document topics that matter to older adults such as Medicare, in-home care, housing, and food. They additionally meet with elected officials to talk about the needs of local seniors in the community.

Aging & Long Term Care staff also represent the needs of older adults in community groups and forums to make sure that we plan for the needs of all members in our region. In order to make sure organizations cater towards the needs of older adults and adults living with disabilities, we can also provide them technical assistance and support.

For more information and history, check out our History Page.

Advocacy Information Links:

  • Current information about state legislative issues can be found at agingwashington.org
  • The most current information about national legislative issues is available at n4a.org
  • Find your members in the state legislature: leg.wa.gov
  • Find your members in the U.S. Congress: house.gov, senate.gov
  • AARP’s official website: aarp.org