Area Plan

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Every four years the Olympic Area Agency on Aging (O3A) seeks broad input from our community members in Clallam, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, and Pacific Counties to help us develop an Area Plan.  The Area Plan guides our work in building a more age and disability friendly community that supports aging in the place of the client’s choice. Once approved, the Area Plan provides a road map for program development, funding priorities, and planning for the Olympic region.

The Area Plan includes the regional demographics, identifies trends, strengths and weaknesses in the long term care system available to our region, as well as goals and objectives.  O3A’s Advisory Council members play a lead role in helping to develop the plan and in guiding the Plan’s work.  Once completed, the Area Plan is submitted to the Council of Governments through a public hearing process.  Once finalized the Plan is sent to the State Unit on Aging, part of the DSHS Aging and Long Term Support Administration (ALTSA), which in turn files a State Plan on Aging with the federal Administration on Aging, all part of the Aging Network authorized by the Older Americans Act of 1965.

On November 2, 2023 the Council of Governments approved the final draft of the agency’s 2024-2027 Area Plan for submission to ALTSA. ALTSA approved the plan April 19th, 2024.  Below please find a link to O3A’s 2024-2027 Area Plan.

2024-2027:  O3A Area Plan

If you have questions about the area plan, please contact our office at 360-538-8876 and speak to Michelle Fogus, Planning and Program Development Manager.

Previous Area Plan

A copy of the previous O3A Area Plan 2020-2023 can be found here.

2022 – 2023 Area Plan Update

Area Plans are updated during the intervening two years to report on changes and goal efforts. Below is a link to the Draft 2022-2023 O3A Area Plan Update. This draft has been approved by the Council of Governments and submitted to the Aging and Long Term Care Support Administration for final approval. The Draft O3A Area Plan Update can be found here: O3A 2022-2023 Area Plan Update DRAFT 11-1-2021