Special Opportunities

Funding Available for a Home Share Project

Affordable Housing remains is an issue that impacts all 4 counties in the Olympic Area Agency on Aging (O3A) service region including Clallam, Jefferson, Grays Harbor and Pacific Counties.    We have issued an RFP to provide a home share platform as a pilot project in our area.   Questions on the RFP should be submitted by email to the designated point of contact, Ingrid Henden,   Questions and responses will be posted below and updated as needed.  The last update for Q&A responses will be Wednesday, April 20, 2022. Please review the attached RFP:

2022 RFP No.002 Home Sharing Platform Final 4-1-2022

Home Share RFP Q&A:  Homeshare RFP Q and A 4-20-2022

Funding Available to Provide Health Promotion Workshops to Older Adults

Introduction: 

Washington State has consistently ranked number one on the Long-Term Services and Supports State Scorecard for creating a high-quality system of care for older adults.  This could only happen with the help of partners in the communities we serve.

O3A offers funding opportunities for people and partners in our communities to become trained to offer  evidence-based fitness/exercise and whole-health programs.

Older Adult Fall Prevention:  Falls are a growing health problem for older adults.  Statistics reflect that as we age, falling is more severe and it takes us much longer to heal…if we heal at all. Washington State Department of Health reports that “in 2019, fall-related deaths accounted for more than half of injury deaths of Washington residents over age 65” and account for 40% of all nursing home admissions.

Falls are preventable!  Evidence-based fitness/exercise classes can help older adults strengthen and improve balance to prevent falling, as well as offer some fun & interactive social contact.  Popular health promotion workshops include: A Matter of Balance, Stay Active & Independent for Life, Stepping On, Tai Ji Quan, and many more.

Get Paid to Become a Trainer!  Learn more about the workshops available and funding opportunity by clicking below to read the Request of Proposals:

TO APPLY:  YOU MUST READ THE RFP AND FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLY

Issue Date:  December 1, 2021.  Closing Date:  January 31, 2022.

If you have questions or need assistance, please Contact Janis Housden, Program Manager

at Janis.housden@dshs.wa.gov