News: Press Releases

WA Cares Fund – A long-term care fund for everyone

December 27, 2023

Most of us will need long-term care but do not have a way to pay for it. The WA Cares Fund is a new state program that makes long-term care insurance affordable for all Washingtonians for the first time. For those looking for educational opportunities or presentations about WA Cares, contact Aging & Long Term

Press Release – Medicare Open Enrollment starts October 15th

October 9, 2023

For more than 1.3 million Medicare beneficiaries in Washington state, this is an important time of year. Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period – also called the Annual Election Period – runs each year from October 15th to December 7th. During this time, those on Medicare: Can switch from Original Medicare to a Medicare Advantage plan –

Ageism Awareness Day on October 7th

October 6, 2023

Ageism Awareness Day on Saturday, October 7, 2023, is an opportunity to draw attention to the existence and impact of ageism in our society and how we can reframe aging in our communities. “We live in an aging society, which is a wonderful, remarkable thing,” says ASA’s Interim President & CEO Leanne Clark-Shirley, PhD. “But

Press Release – Older American’s Month 2023, Aging Unbound

May 2, 2023

Established in 1963, Older Americans Month (OAM) is celebrated every May. Led by the Administration for Community Living (ACL), OAM is a time for us to acknowledge the contributions and achievements of older Americans, highlight important trends, and strengthen our commitment to honoring our older citizens. This May, join us as we recognize the 60th

Aging & Long Term Care Encourages Older Adults To Volunteer In Their Communities

December 21, 2022

There are many ways that older adults can give back to their communities and stay healthy while doing it! That’s why we’re participating in Home for the Holidays, a national campaign led by USAging and the Eldercare Locator, this year in partnership with AmeriCorps. Because older adults may not know where to start on their

Take WA State’s Plan on Aging survey!

November 17, 2022

To inform the planning and development of the State Plan on Aging for 2023-2027, The Aging and Long-Term Support Administration (ALTSA), which is part of the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) is sharing this short survey about the needs and concerns of older state residents, their families, and caregivers. Regional results from this