Seattle, Washington Print
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Lead Agency: City of Seattle, Human Services Department, Aging and Disability Services
Action Plan Download
Seattle developed its action plan specifically focused on reducing racial and social inequality, addressing the needs of refugees and immigrants, and more broadly accommodating the needs of its large LGBTQ population. The plan identifies strategies for improvement in each of the eight domains of livability to address the environmental, economic, and social factors influencing the health and well-being of older adults.
Action Plan Highlights
Health and Community ServicesInvolve more older adults and people with disabilities in neighborhood emergency preparation and safety programs, while developing and implementing strategies to disseminate emergency preparedness information to older adults and caregivers.
Respect and InclusionEducate city employees, boards, and commissions about the impacts of age, disability, and memory loss, along with the "no wrong door" information and assistance service.
TransportationAdvance age-friendly mobility through community-based transportation services by collaborating with transit agencies.