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State Legislative Candidates Educated on Age Wave at 2018 Forums

Age Wave forums were held in King, Snohomish and Spokane Counties this Fall. Candidates heard about issues important to the Age Wave Coalition. Information provided at the forums included:

Age Wave Forum Presentation: 2018 Age Wave Legislative Candidates Forum Presentation 

Washington State: The Best in the Nation (4-page W4A handout): Age Wave State Maps Handout

Washington State’s Age Wave Maps
www.agingkingcounty.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/185/2018/10/WaStateAgeWave4maps.pdf

During the 2019 session, the Age Wave Coalition will be advocating for: 

  • Affordable and accessible housing and transportation options, including investments in the Housing Trust Fund for families of all ages, solutions for property tax relief for older homeowners on fixed incomes and stronger protections for them from financial scams.
  • Continued investment in our strong system of community-based long-term services and supports (LTSS) for family caregivers, older adults, and people with disabilities, including dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Financial solutions for growing LTSS costs, including the proposed Long Term Care Trust Act, which will help workers plan for their future LTSS needs, thus reducing the risk of impoverishment and added stress on the Medicaid budget.
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