Community & National Resources

Community Living Connections

If you need services related to aging, disabilities, or caregiving, call Community Living Connections at (toll-free) 1-844-348-5464. Your call, information, and referrals are professional, confidential, and free of charge. www.communitylivingconnections.org

Local & State Resources

  • Age-Related Demographics for King County: See demographic information in Aging and Disability Services' current Area Plan for Seattle-King County under Planning and Service Area Profile.

  • 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. www.agingkingcounty.org

  • AgeWise King County: AgeWise King County is a monthly online newsletter published by the Seattle-King County Advisory Council on Aging & Disability Services. Subscriptions are free. www.agewisekingcounty.org

  • 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. The program is hosted by Catholic Community Services. www.ccsww.org/site/PageServer?pagename=seniors_africanamericanelders

  • Sound Generations: Senior Services is a non-profit agency established in 1967 to serve older adults and their loved ones in Washington State. www.soundgenerations.org

  • Alzheimer's Association of Washington State: The Alzheimer's Association provides support and help for individuals with Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia and their caregivers and loved ones. www.alz.org/alzwa/

  • Dementia Road Map: A Guide for Family and Care Partners: https://bit.ly/2sZNnuK (for a print copy, e-mail your name and USPS address to dementiaroadmap@dshs.wa.gov)

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. www.ncoa.org
  • NCOA Center for Healthy Aging: NCOA helps community-based organizations develop and implement evidence-based programs that promote healthy lives for older adults. www.ncoa.org/improve-health/center-for-healthy-aging/ 

  • 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. www.ncba-aged.org

  • National Institute on Aging: The National Institute on Aging provides 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. www.nia.nih.gov
  • Office for Minority Health: Created in 1986, this office 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. www.minorityhealth.hhs.gov

  • The Balm in Gilead:  www.balmingilead.org

  • National Brain Health Center for African Americans: Sponsored by The Balm in Gilead. www.brainhealthcenterforafricanamericans.org

  • Memory Sunday: Usually the second Sunday in June, Memory Sunday is a designated Sunday, within congregations serving African Americans, that provides education on Alzheimer’s: prevention, treatment, research studies and caregiving. www.brainhealthcenterforafricanamericans.org/memory-sunday