To encourage state lawmakers to prepare for the coming “age wave,” AARP Washington has compiled its Aging Agenda, which outlines policy and funding priorities for health care, long-term services and supports, financial security, housing and transportation.
AARP will urge adoption of this age-friendly plan when the legislature convenes Jan. 13.
One in five Washingtonians will be 65 or older by 2030. Current funding for services that help people age in their own homes will not keep pace with the needs of an aging population. Meanwhile, reports of elder abuse, neglect and exploitation are on the rise.