State Plan on Aging


As mandated under the Older Americans Act, every four years, Aging and Long-Term Support Administration submits a State Plan on Aging to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration on Community Living (ACL). This plan covers the period of October 1, 2018 to September 30, 2022 and was approved by the ACL September 14, 2018.

The purpose of the State Plan on Aging is to document achievements and planned activities related to the state's long-term supports and services planning efforts, provide a state framework for activities related to programs/activities/services to Older Adults, and provide assurances to ACL that the provisions of the Older Americans Act will be followed.

The Aging and Long-Term Support Administration filed a one-year waiver request with the ACL to extend the current State Plan on Aging period through September 30, 2023.  This waiver was requested to better assess the current and future needs of older Washingtonians while continuing to address the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The ACL approved this one-year extension request on December 15, 2021.    

Thank you for the comments you provided during the development of the State Plan on Aging and for your participation in the corresponding survey.

State Plan on Aging Survey

To inform the planning and development of the State Plan on Aging for 2023-2027, we’re asking you to take a short survey about the needs and concerns of older state residents, their families, and caregivers. The survey is anonymous, confidential, does not collect identifiable information, and should take 10-15 minutes to complete. 

Participation in this survey is completely voluntary. If you choose not to take the survey or choose to take the survey but later change your mind, there will be no penalty. This will have no impact on any benefits or funding you or your organization receives. 

If you have any questions about this project, please contact ALTSA at 1-800-422-3263 for more information.

Please help be a part of this planning process by sharing your views on the needs and concerns of older adults in Washington State. We look forward to your feedback and value your input!

Please click on the following link or scan the QR code below to take the survey:

The State Plan on Aging Survey is available in hardcopy in the following languages: