Advocacy

The Older Americans Act charges Area Agencies on Aging 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 tracks and advocates for the needs of older adults on the local, state, and national level. They track and comment on topics that matter to older adults – Medicare, in-home care, housing, food, and more. They 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 when we plan for our community, we are planning for the needs of all members. Staff provides technical assistance and comment to many local organizations to make sure seniors aren’t forgotten.

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