Important General Resources

Community Living Connections

To speak with someone about what services and supports may be available to support your specific aging needs—whether you are an older adult or a caregiver—contact Community Living Connections at 1 (844) 348-5464 (toll-free) or visit Calls are free and confidential. You get easy access to information, individual consultation, and local service options.

Affordability Portal

To find out which City of Seattle assistance programs you may be eligible for, please visit

Stay up-to-date and Get Involved with Age Friendly Seattle:

If you are a planner, policymaker, or advocate interested in making your community more age-friendly, we hope the resources in our Planning and Policy section are useful tools.

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Emergency Preparedness

Preparing early for a potential emergency can help minimize harm and reduce anxiety. Emergencies can include a range of events and the impacts of climate change, including extreme heat and cold, can disproportionately harm older adults. Fortunately, there are several ways people can prepare themselves and stay safe.

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Many people work into their later years—in fact, people are working longer now than ever before. Whether you’re looking for a new job or interested in gaining new skills, or an employer committed to making your businesses more age-friendly, check out the resources below.

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Health & Nutrition

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Financial Fraud and Abuse

Everyone is vulnerable to scams and fraud, and older adults may be especially targeted. Check out these resources to help prevent financial fraud and abuse, and to seek justice if you are a victim.

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Addressing administrative and legal paperwork and decisions can provide peace of mind for older adults and family members, and ease aging-related transitions. The below resources may help with planning and preparing for aging.

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Social Connection & Volunteering

Human beings are social creatures and staying socially connected is vital to our health and well-being. Neighbor networks, volunteering, educational and exercise classes, and community hubs all provide local opportunities to get and stay connected with other people.

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Technology Resources & Support

Daily tasks increasingly involve technology. Having access to the internet and devices, as well as knowing how to use them, can help people stay connected to friends and family, get information and resources, and enjoy entertainment.

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Many different types of transportation options exist in Seattle and King County, including public transit like buses, light rail, water taxis, and ferries, as well as special needs transportation for people with mobility challenges. Various city, county, non-profit, and private organizations offer these options.

If you are age 65+, you qualify for a Regional Reduced Fare Permit ORCA Card for discounted fares on Metro Transit, Sound Transit, Washington State Ferries, King County Water Taxi, South Lake Union Streetcar, and more. If you are under age 65, you may qualify for an ORCA LIFT card (age 19-64 years, low-income, e.g., SNAP/EBT, TANF, and Medicaid beneficiaries). For information about both cards, visit

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Planning and Policy

The resources below are intended to support planners, policymakers, and advocates who want to make their communities more age-friendly. Some of these are Age Friendly Seattle publications, and some are resources from other sources. Please contact with any questions or ideas.

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Age Friendly Seattle has conducted surveys, produced reports, and created guides on a range of topics. We do this often in partnership with other City of Seattle departments or community organizations. We hope these resources will be useful to others who are interested in incorporating an age-friendly lens into their work. If you’d like to see a specific resource or tool created for your line of work, please contact us at We welcome ideas!

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