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Mayor's Council on African American Elders

Community & National Resources


Community Resources

  • Aging Related Demographics for King County

  • Facts about Older African Americans in King County

  • Aging and Disability Services,
  • Aging and Disability Services (ADS) is the local Area Agency on Aging, chartered under the Older Americans Act. ADS mission is to develop a community that promotes quality of life, independence, and choice for older people and adults with disabilities in King County.

  • AgeWise King County,
  • AgeWise King County is an online news letter sponsored by the Aging and Disability Services Advisory Council. Visit the website for the latest issue.

  • CSS – African American Elders Program,
  • The African American Elders Program serves African-American elders in Central and Southeast Seattle and South King County. The program identifies frail, isolated and hard-to-serve African Americans and assists them in accessing and receiving needed social and health services through ongoing case management, support and referrals.

  • Senior Services of King County
  • Senior Services is a non-profit agency established in 1967 to serve older adults and their loved ones in Washington State.

  • Alzheimer’s Association of Western and Central WA
  • The Western and Central Washington State Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association was incorporated as a nonprofit organization in 1978. It was started by family caregivers who came together around a common need of getting support and help for their loved ones with dementia.


National Resources

  • National Council on Aging
  • The National Council on Aging (NCOA) is a nonprofit service and advocacy organization headquartered in Washington, DC. The NCOA mission is to improve the lives of millions of older adults, especially those who are vulnerable and disadvantaged, and to act as a national voice for older adults and the community organizations that serve them.

  • NCOA Center for Healthy Aging NCOA helps community-based organizations develop and implement evidence-based programs that promote healthy lives for older adults.

  • National Caucus and Center on Black Aged
  • NCBA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the dignity and enhancing the lives of low income elderly African Americans. Founded in 1970, as one of the largest minority focused organizations in the United States, NCBA addresses the needs of its constituency in the areas of health, affordable housing and employment.

  • National Institute on Aging
  • In 1974, Congress granted authority to form the National Institute on Aging to provide leadership in aging research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs relevant to aging and older people. Part of their mission is to disseminate information about aging and advances in research to the public, health care professionals, and the scientific community.

  • Office for Minority Health
  • The Office of Minority Health (OMH) was created in 1986 and is one of the most significant outcomes of the 1985 Secretary's Task Force Report on Black and Minority Health. The Office is dedicated to improving the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through the development of health policies and programs that will help eliminate health disparities.