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Here are a few of our favorite resources for seniors and their families.

Listed below is the Senior Info & Assistance referral numbers for each county where SHAG operates. Operating hours do vary but these lines are generally staffed during Monday-Friday business hours.


   King County    1-888-435-3377
   Lewis/Mason/Thurston Counties    1-888-545-0910
   Pierce County    1-800-562-0332
   Snohomish County    1-800-422-2024
   Whatcom County    1-800-585-6749

AARP Washington
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that helps people 50 and over improve the quality of their lives.

AARP Fraud Prevention

American Cancer Society
Saving lives by helping people stay well, get well, find cures, and fight back.
More information here

American Diabetes Association
American Diabetes Association is leading the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fighting for those affected by diabetes.
More information here

American Heart Association
National voluntary health agency to help reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
More information here

American Lung Association
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through Education, Advocacy and Research.
More information here

DrugWatch advocates for people to make a stand against prescription drugs that have harmful side effects and medical devices that cause damage. DrugWatch provides accurate, comprehensive information about these commonly used drugs and devices and by answering questions raised by people who contact them. 

Enhanced Fitness
These award-winning, community-based health programs are for older adults.

King County Public Health
King County Public Health offers news and resources.

Mighty Mouth Campaign
The Mighty Mouth campaign is all about helping people understand that good oral health is essential to overall health. Physicians, dentists, fitness professionals, Washington Dental Service Foundation and others are working to spread the message that you’re not fit unless your mouth is fit.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Network(RASN)                                                     The Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Network (RASN) is dedicated to providing up-to-date information and resources for rheumatoid arthritis patients. Our goal is simple. We want RA patients to know their options and fully understand their diagnosis. You can take steps, right now, to improve symptoms and your quality of life.

Senior Services

Senior Services is the most comprehensive non-profit agency serving older adults and their loved ones in Washington State. Established in 1967, they promote positive aging for thousands of seniors and their families each year through their integrated system of quality programs and senior centers.

United Way of King County
Its mission is to bring caring people together to give, volunteer and take action to help people in need and solve our community's toughest challenges.
More information here

US Family Health Plan
USFHP offers free or low-cost medical care for retired military professionals.
More information here
The SASH Program offers a private, custom-designed home sale service exclusively for seniors.

Financial Resource Links 

Regional Social Security Administration Office

Seattle Region Social Security office services residents of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. They provide answers to your questions about monthly retirement, survivors or disability benefits. They can also explain the programs and take your applications for benefits.
More information here
Telephone: 1-800-772-1213

National Social Security Administration Office
The Official Website of the U.S. Social Security Administration
More information here
Telephone: 1-800-772-1213

Veterans Administration
The Veterans Administration can provide some funding for veterns.
More information here
Telephone: 1-800-827-1000

Seattle City Light Senior Utility Assistance Office
Mayor’s Office for Senior Citizens provides a variety of Energy and Utility Assistance Programs to help senior citizens.
More information here
Telephone: 206-684-0268

Seattle Human Services Department
Meal and food bank programs for people who have low incomes to meet their basic nutritional needs.
More information here
Telephone: 206-386-1001

Seattle Housing Authority
The Housing Choice Voucher program (Section 8)
More information here
Telephone: 206-239-1674

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