Alzheimer’s Association – Western and Central Washington Chapter
Non-profit organization dedicated to Alzheimer’s research and supporting those affected by Alzheimer’s, including family and friends.
South Sound Alzheimer’s Council
Provides support, education and advocacy for people who are affected by Alzheimer’s Disease or related disorders, and their families and caregivers.
Professional Registry of Nursing, Inc. (PRN)
Provides caregiver training opportunities for home care aides, Individual Providers and Family Caregivers.
The Training Partnership was formed by SEIU Healthcare 775NW and a group of long-term care employers to train and develop professional long-term care workers to deliver high quality care and support to older adults and people with disabilities.
Centralia-Chehalis Chamber of Commerce
Morton Chamber of Commerce
Lacey-Thurston County Chamber of Commerce
Thurston County Chamber of Commerce
Destination Packwood/Packwood Chamber of Commerce
Shelton-Mason County Chamber of Commerce
North Mason Chamber Network
Tumwater Area Chamber of Commerce
Yelm Area Chamber of Commerce
United Way of Lewis County
United Way of Thurston County
United Way of Mason County
Community Action Council
Programs include Women, Infant and Children (WIC), case management, parent education, kinship services, weatherization, energy and rental assistance, housing rehabilitation, spay/neuter program, summer school lunch, winter help fund, holiday connection and local surplus food distribution.
The Salvation Army
Promotes self-sufficiency for homeless and low-income individuals and families by assisting with emergency housing, meals, transportation, counseling, employment and case management.
Human Response Network
Services for domestic violence, sexual assault and a 24-hour response line.
YWCA of Olympia
Non-profit multi-service organization serving women and their families.
Lewis County, Washington
Mason County, Washington
Thurston County, Washington
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Mind Your Mouth Campaign
This summer, the Washington Dental Service (WDS) Foundation is launching an awareness campaign – Mind Your Mouth – to educate older adults about dry mouth and its impact on health.
Oral Health America
Washington Department of Health, Oral Health Program
Washington Oral Health Foundation
ARC of Washington State
A non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the education, health, self-sufficiency, advocacy, inclusion and choices of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Resource Specialist
Informing Families Building Trust
This website is sponsored by the Washington State Developmental Disabilities Council, in collaboration with the Division of Developmental Disabilities and others, to provide information about issues, services and supports that make a difference in the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.
Community based vocational services to people with disabilities. Services include assessment and on-the-job training.
Washington State Developmental Disabilities Council
A council appointed by the Governor to plan comprehensive services for Washington State’s citizens with developmental disabilities.
Administration on Aging Emergency Preparedness
American Red Cross
Faith Communities Disaster Preparedness
Mason County Emergency Management
Thurston County Emergency Management
WA State Emergency Management
Winter Weather Preparedness Tips and Resources for Western Washington
Make It Through
Local agencies across Puget Sound are teaming up to share information and encourage residents to prepare for catastrophic events with a regional campaign, What to do to Make it Through.
Learn Not To Fall
Falls Prevention – ADSA
Fall Prevention Checklist
Healthy Aging Partnership
Preventing Falls Among Older Adults
Today’s Caregiver Magazine’s website provides information and resources for family caregivers.
The Caregiver’s Home Companion
Provides useful tips, advice, information and resources for family caregivers.
Information for family caregivers on managing stress, making decisions and finding solutions to caregiving situations.
DSHS Help for Family Caregivers
Information for Family Caregivers.
DSHS Help for Family Caregivers website
Family Caregiver Alliance
A public voice for family caregivers, offering information, education, services, research and advocacy for family caregivers.
National Alliance for Caregiving
Organization dedicated to providing support to family caregivers and the professionals who help them and to increasing public awareness of issues facing family caregivers.
National Family Caregivers Association
Association that supports, empowers, educates and speaks up for family caregivers, committed to improving the overall quality of life of caregiving families.
PFLAG is the nation’s foremost family-based organization committed to the civil rights of gays, lesbians, bisexual and transgender persons.
SageUSA.org is a website focusing on gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender seniors, and encourages advocacy and services to this community.
From its humble beginnings as Olympia AIDS Taskforce in 1985, UCAN has provided support services to all people living with HIV and AIDS. As the pandemic has grown, UCAN has expanded services to include efficient delivery of education and prevention activities to assist in reducing the spread of HIV.
Information for grandparents and other relatives raising grandchildren.
DSHS – About Kinship website
Family Education and Support Services
Support groups with child care, Kinship Navigator services, educational opportunities and emergency support services.
A national membership organization focused on promoting intergenerational strategies, programs and public policies.
Free, confidential way to find programs that can assist people ages 55 and over.
Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA)
A statewide network of trained volunteers who help consumers with questions about health insurance, sponsored by the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner.
Restart Living – CDSMP
Having a chronic condition like diabetes, arthritis, or heart disease can make everyday life a real challenge. Restart Living can help individuals determine if the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) is right for them. CDSMP is a proven program that empowers people to manage their symptoms and improve their lives.
CHOICE Regional Health Network
A non-profit consortium dedicated to improving the health of people who live in central and southwest Washington.
Living Well With Chronic Conditions
Website for providers and potential providers, leaders, trainers and participants to learn about healthy aging and self management programs.
United States Living Will Registry
The United States Living Will Registry allows you to store your living will documents in a secure, online database. A living will gives you the power to record your medical decisions in the event you’re unable to communicate and gives your physician vital information about your treatment wishes.
Healthy Aging Partnership
CDC Healthy Aging
CDC Healthy Aging Magazine
NCOA Center for Healthy Aging
Healthy Aging Tips on YouTube
The National Institute on Aging now has a YouTube channel – watch informational videos on aging, exercise success stories, and Go4Life® exercises for older adults.
Catholic Community Services, Long Term Care
Providing in-home personal care and respite services in Lewis, Mason and Thurston Counties.
Korean Women’s Association
Providing in-home personal care and respite services in Lewis, Mason and Thurston Counties.
Personalized services to people of all ages, physical conditions and cognitive abilities. We offer professional nursing, personal care, homemaking, respite and many other services in the home, the hospital, long-term care facilities and other places of residence.
Providence SoundHomeCare and Hospice
Home health and hospice care services in Lewis, Mason, Pierce and Thurston Counties.
Providence SoundHomeCare website
Association of Washington Housing Authorities
The Housing Authority of Thurston County
Provides safe, decent and affordable housing opportunities.
Columbia Legal Services
A not-for-profit organization that provides legal assistance and representation to low-income and senior residents for public entitlement, landlord-tenant relations, housing, health, consumer, education and family law.
Washington State Living Will Registry
Allows you to store your living will documents in a secure, online database. A living will gives you the power to record your medical decisions in the event you’re unable to communicate and gives your physician vital information about your treatment wishes.
The Washington State Living Will Registry includes:
- Health Care Directive
- Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care
- Mental Health Advance Directive
- Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment
The registry is:
- FREE to Washington State residents.
- Accessible online.
- Convenient and easy.
NW Justice Washington Law Help
Offers civil legal information for low-income people.
The Chronicle, Centralia
The Nisqually Valley News, Yelm
The Olympian, Olympia
The Shelton-Mason County Journal
The Weather Channel
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
A federal agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, offering information on Medicare and Medicaid.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid website
Medical Assistance Customer Services
Medical Assistance Customer Services can help Medicaid recipients find a provider quickly at any time of day through interactive telephone features. The following link includes much related information, with specific links to find medical and dental care providers.
Official US Government Medicare website.
Medicare Part D
Durable Medical Equipment Reused/Recycle Program
On this site, you can access Washington Assistive Technology Act Program in Seattle, WA to try various assistive technology devices before you purchase to make sure it is right for you.
Medication Use Safety Training (MUST) for Seniors™
Medication Use Safety Training (MUST) for Seniors™ is an online educational campaign and workshop designed to promote safe and appropriate medication use.
Take Back Your Meds
Take Back Your Meds is a group of organizations demanding a statewide program for the safe return and disposal of unused medicines.
Behavioral Health Resources
Services provided include mental health wellness, substance abuse counseling and other social services to low-income families, children and adult residents of Thurston, Mason and Grays Harbor Counties.
Offers rehabilitation for people with mental illness. Support groups, recreational activities, and basic job skills offered in a peer support environment.
Washington State Department of Health
General and local information on pandemic influenza, to include frequently asked questions, fact sheets, Washington State government pandemic influenza planning efforts, educational video clips, links to other sites, as well as a downloadable guide on personal and family preparedness in a pandemic.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Pandemics and Diseases
General information about avian and pandemic influenza, current planning efforts, the history of pandemics, fact sheets, the current tracking of the bird flu, as well as the World Health Organization’s Pandemic Alert Phase.
Interim Pre-pandemic Planning Guidance: Community Strategy for Pandemic Influenza Mitigation in the United States
Center for Disease Controls and Prevention (CDC)
Information about stopping the spread of germs at work, including general information about germ transmission, flu symptoms, and links to downloadable poster materials, as well as other resources.
City of Centralia Parks and Recreation
Recreation, programs and park information in Centralia.
City of Lacey Parks and Recreation
Recreation, programs and park information in Lacey.
City of Olympia Parks and Recreation Department
Recreation, programs and park information in Olympia.
City of Shelton Department of Parks and Recreation
Recreation, programs and park information in Shelton.
City of Tumwater Parks and Recreation
Recreation, programs and park information in Tumwater.
A not-for-profit organization, the world’s largest educational and travel organization for older adults.
Master Gardeners of Mason County
Public education on gardening.
Master Gardeners of Thurston County
Public education on gardening
Puget Sound Senior Games
The Senior Games promotes wellness, health and fitness throughout the year for people 50 years of age to 100+ through participation, competition and education.
YMCA–Olympia Downtown and Briggs YMCA
Recreation for families, kids and individuals.
The Crisis Clinic Resource Network
Provides 24-hour telephone crisis intervention, and information and referral services in Lewis, Mason and Thurston Counties. Site includes a searchable resource directory.
This website provides quick and easy access to comprehensive information about disability programs, services, laws and benefits.
Connects seniors and their caregivers with sources of information on senior services. The service links those who need assistance with state and local area agencies on aging and community-based organizations that serve older adults and their caregivers.
FirstGov for Seniors
Federal Government website with information for seniors including health, retirement, jobs, consumer protection, federal agencies, laws and recreation.
Senior advocacy and information.
AARP Washington State
Senior advocacy, information and resources in Washington State.
Aging Washington – Washington Association of Area Agencies on Aging (W4A)
Information on areas of interest for seniors including legislation, your rights and resources, as well as links to the 13 Area Agencies on Aging in Washington.
National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
National association that advocates on behalf of the local aging agencies to ensure that needed resources and support services are available to older Americans.
National Long Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center
Washington Long-Term Care (LTC) Ombudsman Program
The overall purpose of the ombudsman program is to promote the interests, well-being, and rights of long-term care facility residents
Washington State Senior Citizens’ Lobby
A statewide coalition of senior advocacy groups, which is dedicated to providing seniors with better and affordable housing, health care, insurance, long-term care, access to justice and other issues.
Catholic Community Services
Senior Action Network
Network of Lewis, Mason and Thurston County providers of service to seniors.
Senior Services for South Sound
A non-profit organization providing extensive services to seniors in Thurston and Mason County.
Social Security Online
The official website for the U.S. Social Security Administration.
The official Washington State government web site, which offers information about the state, services, government, recreation, etc.
Department of Social and Health Services, Aging and Disability Services Administration (ADSA)
A division of DSHS, which advocates for and funds programs for seniors and adults with disabilities.
Washington State Legislature
Learn about the Legislative process, find your Legislator, bill information and view the Legislative calendar.
Cowlitz Tribe Transportation
The Cowlitz Tribe will provide transportation for non-tribal members that live outside city limits. They will provide transportation between Centralia and Woodland and as far east as Salkum/Mossyrock/Napavine.
Contact Diane: 360-232-8585
Public transportation provider for commuters and residents of Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater, Yelm, and the South Puget Sound Region of Washington State.
Mason County Transportation Authority
Operates a coordinated system of affordable public transportation, available in most areas of Mason County.
Catholic Community Services
Senior Services for South Sound
Senior transportation services for individuals 60 and over living in Thurston County.
Thurston Here to There
Information for people who live in and around Thurston County to try alternative ways to travel around our community.
A special needs transportation company providing transportation only under contract with agencies and private companies.
The Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis
Cowlitz Indian Tribe
Northwest Urban Indian Community
Improving the lives of Urban Indians in Western Washington by promoting social justice through arts and humanities.
Skokomish Tribal Nation
South Puget Intertribal Planning Agency (SPIPA)
Delivers social, human and health services and provide training and technical assistance, resource development and planning to the Chehalis, Nisqually, Shoalwater Bay, Skokomish and Squaxin Island Tribal communities.
Squaxin Island Tribe
The Volunteer Connection is an online hub where individuals can seek volunteer opportunities and organizations can post volunteer needs in our community.
Senior Companion Program
The Senior Companion Program is a federally funded program which serves residents of Thurston, Grays Harbor, and Pacific Counties, and is sponsored by the YMCA of Grays Harbor and authorized through the Corporation of National and Community Service. The program focuses on maintaining independence, while building self-worth for both the volunteers and the clients. Services are available to adults aged 18 and older, who are recuperating from illness or have a disability. Volunteers and clients are matched according to skills, interests and location.
Thurston County United Way, Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)