State Plan on Aging

State Plan on Aging Equity Focus Groups (March 2023) 
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Are you a 60+ adult or a relative, friend, caregiver, or service provider for an older adult who needs care? 

ALTSA seeks feedback from diverse or disadvantaged communities on their experience accessing services. We would like to hear about barriers experienced or services we could improve.

Please register for a hosted online focus group to help us address older adults' care needs and hear your concerns and experiences.  

Your participation will help us better understand your experiences and critical issues/needs related to aging care and services. It will also help as ALTSA plans services and develops the State Plan on Aging for 2023-27. 

Your participation in a focus group is voluntary. If you know someone else who would be interested in participating, feel free to pass the information on to them.

Registration is closed. Thank you for registering!

Each session will host up to 60 participants.

Focus Group Session 01
Mar 29, 2023 11:00 AM
(ASL interpreters available)
Zoom Meeting Registration

Focus Group Session 02 
Mar 30, 2023 09:00 AM
(Spanish and ASL interpreters available)
Zoom Meeting Registration

Focus Group Session 03
Mar 30, 2023 6:00 PM
(ASL interpreters available)
Zoom Meeting Registration

Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request. Please allow at least two weeks (14 days) advance notice. Last-minute requests will be accepted but may be impossible to fill. Send an email to with recommendations or questions.


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.