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The State Council on Aging was established under RCW 43.20A.680 as an advisory council to the Governor, the Secretary of Social and Health Services, and the Office of Aging or any other office solely designated as the state unit on aging. The State Council on Aging may be designated by the Governor to serve as the State Advisory Council to the State Unit on Aging with respect to federally funded programs as required by federal regulation.

The State Council on Aging has the following powers and duties:

  1. To serve in an advisory capacity to the Governor, the Secretary of Social and Health Services, and the State Unit on Aging on all matters pertaining to policies, programs, and services affecting older persons;

  2. To create public awareness of the special needs and potentialities of older persons; and

  3. To provide for self-advocacy by older citizens of the state through sponsorship of training, legislative and other conferences, workshops, and such other methods as may be deemed appropriate.

  4. To establish bylaws to aid in the performance of its powers and duties.

State Council on Aging Staff
Aging & Disability Services Administration
State Unit on Aging
Rosemary Biggins
(360) 725-2466

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