Promoting Healthy Aging

Seattle has adopted the Age-Friendly Communities framework---developed by the World Health Organization to address the environmental, economic, and social factors that influence the health and well-being of older adults. In an effort to ensure all older adults experience stable health and can age in place, the Human Services Department invests $39.8 million in a combination of direct services and in funding agencies that serve our older adults. Program and service investments are managed by the Aging and Disability Services division that support older individuals, those living with a disability, and their families.

Programs and Initiatives:

Age Friendly Seattle

The City's Age Friendly Seattle initiative is working to make Seattle a great place to grow up and grow old. Working across departments and in the community, Age Friendly Seattle promotes improvements in housing, transportation, outdoor spaces and buildings, social participation, respect and social inclusion, civic participation, community and health services, and communication and information.

Visit the Age Friendly Seattle events page for information about upcoming events, including virtual Civic Coffee Hours and a new series called "Close to Home: Stories of Health, Tech and Resilience."

Age Friendly Seattle Gold and FLASH cards provide discounts throughout King County for older people and adults with qualifying disabilities offered by local businesses, arts organizations, and more.

Senior Centers

Senior centers are community resource centers that meet the physical and emotional needs of older adults (usually age 50+) by providing opportunities for fitness, volunteerism, lifelong learning, transportation, and healthy meals as well as services and resources such as immunization, health screening, and foot care.

Aging and Disability Services supports an extensive, reliable network for aging and disability services in King County. Have a question or concern? Call Community Living Connections (toll-free 1-844-348-5464) for professional, confidential information and referrals, free of charge.