Older Adults Services
We join regional partners to address issues of social isolation and physical/functional challenges by providing social services assistance, health promotion, socialization, and information and referral services for older adults age 55 and older.
King County older adult funds complement existing services and programs, with a focus on senior centers and the Volunteer Transportation Program in order to serve residents of unincorporated areas of King County.
The Veterans and Human Services Levy provides funding for the Program to Encourage Active and Rewarding Lives for Seniors (PEARLS) which is an evidence-based program for older adults experiencing symptoms of minor depression.
Throughout King County, services for older adults are available to help them stay independent. The Department of Community and Human Services, in addition to the Older Adults Program and the PEARLS program:
- serves older adults needing mental health and substance abuse support
- provides minor home repairs assistance to qualified older adults
- provides funding for construction and maintenance of housing designed for older adults
- helps with finding employment
- assists older King County veterans and their spouses
- and supports older people with developmental disabilities.
The primary responsibility for older adult services throughout King County currently rests with the federally-designated Area Agency on Aging, known as Aging and Disability Services (ADS). ADS is administered by the City of Seattle through an agreement with King County and United Way of King County.