Who We Are

In order to support people aging in place and living independently in their own homes, the Olympic Area Agency on Aging (O3A) has developed a multidimensional approach that includes both direct and contracted service delivery; community outreach with disease prevention and health promotion; and strategies to increase access to medical, health care, and supportive services.

To overcome the difficult geographic barriers in its service region, O3A relies on:

  • a decentralized field office placement, with direct service and support staff situated in the communities they serve;
  • a communications system supported by information technology;
  • a provider network of contracted and cooperating partners offering support and care to older adults.

The provider network includes family and paid caregivers; individual and agency providers of in-home and respite care and support; community action programs providing senior nutrition, transportation, peer counseling, and adult day care services; legal and mental health services; and local contractors providing home safety modifications and personal emergency response services.

Cooperating partners include local area hospitals, clinics, health departments, as well as legal and law enforcement agencies.

O3A client service staff provide nursing and case management services to more than 1,700+ Medicaid-eligible adults over 60, as well as adults ages 18 to 59 with functional disabilities. O3A’s Information & Assistance program provides community outreach with information about health insurance, legal issues, long-term care options, and other senior service programs and benefits.

O3A’s 78 staff are based in seven offices – one in Grays Harbor County, and two each in Clallam, Jefferson, and Pacific Counties.  These offices are comprised of  Case Managers, Information & Assistance Specialists,  Family Caregiver Support Program Coordinators, SHIBA Coordinators, Nursing Services, Health Home Care Coordinators, and Long Term Care Ombudsman, as well as Supervisors, Directors, contracts management, and IT staff.  O3A ‘s administrative office in Port Townsend houses executive, financial, human resource, and planning and contract management staff.