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.