The Older Americans Act of 1965 was the first federal level initiative aimed at providing comprehensive services for older adults. It created the National Aging Network comprising the Administration on Aging on the federal level, State Units on Aging at the state level, and Area Agencies on Aging at the local level. DAVS is the designated Area Agency on Aging for Washington County. In accordance with the Older Americans Act, each area aging on aging must develop an area plan and regular updates to the state area on aging.
Due to COVID-19 the Area Agency on Aging 2017-2020 Area Plans have been extended for six months and will now expire on June 30, 2021. The next area plan is due March 19, 2021, and will encompass the service period July 2021 through June 30, 2025.
Disability, Aging and Veteran Services completed a needs assessment survey in August 2020. Over 700 responses were received. The survey provided insight on the needs of older adults from their personal perspective. The survey participants consisted of those receiving or needing support services to those providing them; family caregivers and community organizations among them. Click here to view the November 2020 presentation which includes survey results and analysis.
We Would Like Your Input!
Please join via Zoom on Thursday, January 21 from 9-9:45 a.m. or January 27, 2021 from 3-4 p.m. for an opportunity to comment on issue areas the State has identified as priorities. We'd love to hear from you! The input provided will be incorporated into the DAVS Area Plan. If you'd like more information on how to participate, contact us at 503-846-3060 or HHSDAVSinfo@co.washington.or.us.
Other Helpful Resources
Needs Assessment Steering Committee
2016 Survey and Demographic Info
2017 - 2020 DAVS Area Plan
2019 Update to 2017 - 2020 DAVS Area Plan
AVSAC Budget Report September 2019
Glossary of Terms
Learn more about area plans.