Long-Term Care Trust Act Presentation at N4A Conference

Jul 30, 2019 — Today at N4A’s 44th annual conference in New Orleans, W4A’s Dan Murphy and Cathy MacCaul, AARP, presented details on the Trust Act. The PowerPoint they presented is available here as a PDF: Washington LTC Trust Act N4A Presentation

Long-Term Care Trust Act Passes Into Law

Jul 30, 2019 — Thanks to diligent efforts by the Washingtonians for a Responsible Future coalition, Washington State became first in the nation to create a public option for long-term care when the Long-Term Care Trust Act passed into law earlier this year. Governor Inslee signed the bill on Monday, May 13th in Olympia as a crowd of onlookers... Read More

State Legislative Candidates Educated on Age Wave at 2018 Forums

Oct 9, 2018 — 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... Read More

The Age Wave Forums are Back!!

Aug 18, 2018 — The Age Wave is here and it is both an opportunity and a challenge.  It is a wonderful thing that people can now expect to live 20 to 30 years beyond the traditional retirement age of 65.  And, the reality is that this growing aging population is putting pressure on state-funded services and infrastructure. Come... Read More

Alzheimer’s Town Halls Scheduled for This Fall

Aug 18, 2018 — You can support the promise of care and support for people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Learn about the progress made in implementing the Washington State Plan to Address Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias and the Idaho Alzheimer’s State Plan followed by a question and answer session. “The state legislatures of Washington and Idaho may be... Read More

Washington State Age Wave Advocates Set Course for 2018 Legislative Session

Oct 25, 2017 — Celebrating Success in LTSS! What it Means To Be #1 & How Advocates Can Help Us Stay #1   The Washington Association of Area Agencies on Aging (W4A) hosted our annual statewide gathering on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at the beautiful Washington State Historical Society in Tacoma, WA. A major purpose of our annual event... Read More

Washington tops national rankings for supporting seniors, adults with disabilities

Jul 21, 2017 —   AARP has named Washington the most successful state in the country when it comes to supporting seniors, adults with disabilities and their family caregivers. The third edition of the State Long-Term Services and Supports Scorecard, released today by the AARP, Commonwealth Fund and Scan Foundation, highlights the rapid changes states face in terms of... Read More

Dementia Action Collaborative Wants Your Ideas for Dementia-Friendly Communities

May 2, 2017 — The Dementia-Friendly Communities project team of the Washington State Dementia Action Collaborative  (DAC) reviewed dementia-friendly programs and initiatives around the world, and created a DFC-WA Fact Sheet highlighting the key elements of dementia-friendly communities for Washington State. This year, the DAC project team is working to distribute this fact sheet, while exploring statewide interest in... Read More

“Age Out Loud” is 2017 Theme for Older American’s Month

Apr 26, 2017 — Each May, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) and the Administration on Aging lead our nation’s celebration of Older Americans Month (OAM). ACL designed the 2017 OAM theme, Age Out Loud, to give aging a new voice—one that reflects what today’s older adults have to say. This theme shines a light on many important trends.... Read More