Snohomish County Council on Aging


Who We Are

The Snohomish County Advisory Council on Aging, mandated by the Older Americans Act of 1965, was established by Snohomish County as the Advisory Council to the County Executive and to the County's Human Services Department, Aging and Disability Services, Long Term Care and Aging (LTCA).

What We Do

 The purpose of the Council on Aging is to advise, assist, and advocate for older persons and those adults with disabilities in Snohomish County. We do this by:
  • Keeping the County Executive and other elected officials apprised of the concerns and needs of the older populations;
  • Assisting and guiding the work of the Long Term Care and Aging group in fulfilling its stated missions; and supporting ongoing evaluation of program services; and policy involved in the implementation of the Snohomish County Area Plan on Aging.
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Upcoming Events

Chair's Corner

Jan Howard smiling

I am happy to report that much progress is being made on the Council's Mission including the following:

  • Successful Lobby Day in Olympia where we spoke with Legislators and their Assistants about our Legislative Priorities for 2019 (you will find them in the Snohomish County Area Agency on Aging section).
  • Area Plan Update - we are working hard to update this information and to come to consensus with what the Council on Aging, stakeholders like Seniors and Adults with Disabilities, and the County's Long Term Care and Aging group see as ways to move forward on the Area Plan. You can find the current plan below. Public hearings (check this website for information on these later) will be held for input on the updated Plan and it will then be finalized and presented to the County Council nearer the end of this year - so stay tuned for that one!
  • Plans are in the works for an Elder Justice forum.
  • Council on Aging monthly meetings continue with March seeing the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program as our speaker. April we will learn how Adult Protective Services complements the Ombudsman's work, and in May we will hear from GenPride (Generations Aging with Pride) Seattle about Aging Issues within the LGBTQIA community. Join us! You will find our monthly meeting calendar on this web page.

Best wishes for a Happy Spring! Let the warm weather come and let the flowers start to bloom!!!!

Jan Howard

Monthly Council On Aging Meetings, Agendas & Minutes

Current Annual COA Calendar (PDF)

  1. General COA Meetings
  2. Advocacy & Diversity
  3. Healthy Aging
  4. Senior Centers



Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Homage Senior Services
9:00 - 11:00am

5026 196th ST SW

Lynnwood, 98036


Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Rosehill (Mukilteo) Community Center

9:00 - 11:00am

304 Lincoln Ave
Mukilteo, 98275


Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Homage Senior Services

9:00 - 11:00am

5026 196th ST SW

Lynnwood, 98036


March 29, 2019 (PDF)

February 27, 2019 (PDF)

January 2, 2019 (PDF)



February 27, 2019 (PDF)

January 02, 2019 (PDF)

November 28, 2018 (PDF)


Contact Us

LTCA Referral Line

Long Term Care & Aging

3000 Rockefeller Avenue, M/S 305

Everett, WA 98201

Phone: (425) 388-7393

Fax: (425) 388-7304

Snohomish County Area Agency on Aging