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Organizations

Statewide or regional organizations whose main purpose is to advocate for Senior Citizens.  Each organizational member shall have one vote through their delegate or alternate serving on the Board.

 

Adult Family Home Council of Washington State

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The Adult Family Home Council is a mission driven member organization formed in 1995 providing adult family home providers with resources and training covering all aspects of their business. The Adult Family Home Council supports 11 regional chapters that conduct regular meetings, continuing education and networking opportunities. The Adult Family Home Council  also advocates on behalf of AFH providers with the state legislature, the Department of Social and Health Services, as a member of the Washington State Senior Citizen’s Lobby, and is the exclusively recognized representative of adult family homes for purposes of collective bargaining.

 

Aging and Disabilities Services 

Area Agency On Aging For Seattle and King County

Aging & Disability Services plans, coordinates, and advocates for a comprehensive service delivery system for older adults, family caregivers and people with disabilities in King County.

ADS is a division of the Seattle Human Services Department and works in partnership with King County and United Way to:  improve the health and quality of life for seniors and adults with disabilities;  connect seniors and adults with disabilities with helpful resources; and provide help and support for caregivers

  Alzheimer’s Association –  (ALZWA)

Alzheimer’s Association was started by family caregivers who came together around a common need of getting support and help for their loved ones with dementia. This Chapter was one of seven founding chapters of the National Alzheimer’s Association, headquartered in Chicago. Today this Chapter serves individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease (and related dementias), their families, health care professionals and administrators, and the general public throughout a 23 county service area that runs from the Canadian to the Oregon borders.

Our Mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.   You can call us any time of the day or night and get advice and information about the many issues and challenges of care giving and about dementia.  A call to our Help Line is all it takes 206-363-5500 or 1-800-848-7097.

 

American Association Retired Persons, Washington Chapter (AARP)

Founded in 1958, AARP is nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organizations that helps people 50 and over improve the quality of their lives.  AARP has grown to 40 million members and has offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. As the nation’s largest membership organization for people 50+, AARP is leading a revolution in the way people view and live life after 50.

AARP’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for all as we age, leading positive social change and delivering value to members through information, advocacy and service.  We believe strongly in the principles of collective purpose, collective voice, and collective purchasing power, and these principles guide all organization efforts.  AARP works tirelessly to fulfill its vision: a society in which everyone ages with dignity and purpose, and in which AARP helps people fulfill their goals and dreams. AARP speaks with one voice – united by a common motto: “To serve, not be served.”

 

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 Arcora Foundation

New name – Still dedicated to improving oral health

Washington Dental Service Foundation has a new name. We are now Arcora Foundation, which better reflects our determination to change the arc of oral health so that everyone enjoys good oral health.

Funded by nonprofit Delta Dental of Washington, we believe everyone deserves good oral health, with nobody left behind. Equity drives our work. We are improving oral health by partnering with communities and boldly transforming systems.

We are rational radicals, using evidence-based approaches and promising practices to effect change. We leverage our partnerships, technical expertise, and grant funding to transform health systems, promote prevention, and improve access to care.

Everyone is healthier with a healthy mouth. Oral health affects employment opportunities, well-being, and quality of life. That’s why everyone should have good oral health and a life free from oral disease and pain.

 

Association of Manufactured Home Owners (AMHO)

The Association of Manufactured Home Owners (AMHO) is a state-wide non-profit organization of manufactured homeowners in Washington State. Our mission is to provide technical assistance and referral services, enroll members and help them organize homeowners’associations, and policy advocacy.

AMHO was formed in 2007, and has grown to a membership of over 500 residing in manufactured home communities’ state wide. AMHO has helped many manufactured housing communities to form their own home owners associations which can work to preserve their communities. AMHO actively works with Manufactured housing is affordable housing which is vital to Washington State’s senior citizens and lower-income families and individuals.

 

Catholic Community Services of Western Washington (CCSWW)

Catholic Community Services believes the elderly should be able to live in security and dignity. Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services provide a variety of services to seniors and to people with disabilities that dignifies each individual while providing the needed tools to help extend independent living and promote physical and mental well being.

As the senior population continues to grow, CCSWW is constantly looking for new ways to provide solutions to a variety of care challenges and opportunities. Historically, CCS has provided home care services that enable seniors and people with disabilities to remain in their own homes. In addition, they provide this to people with low or no income, as well as to people who are able to pay for the service.

An outgrowth of their home care programs has been the recognition that low income seniors who are not homebound need nutritional meals and socialization. To this end, numerous senior meal sites as well as Meals on Wheels have been established in Pierce County.

Other services to seniors and people with disabilities include referrals through Volunteer Chore Services, a vast network of help that matches volunteers to the needs of seniors and others; low income housing, Foster Grandparents Program, and volunteer transportation.

 

CDM Caregiving Services       CDM CARE GIVING

CDM Caregiving Services is Southwest Washington’s largest in-home care agency for the elderly, disabled, and those with dementia and traumatic brain injury. We are also proud to offer adult day services that offer meaningful therapies, activities, and socialization, and we are the Home Care Referral Registry for Southwest Washington.

We have been a vital part of our community for nearly 40 years. We were founded by volunteer leaders to serve a growing segment of our population in need of services that did not exist. Since 1978, CDM Services has served thousands of individuals of all ages. We have continued to grow with the help of our donors and volunteers who make our mission possible.

CDM has grown exponentially since our humble founding around a kitchen table in the winter of 1978. Demographics tell us that the future holds an explosion in the elderly population, an increase in traumatic brain injuries and other disabilities, and both groups living longer. We will continue to adapt to meet the basic desire that most of us share – to remain in our own homes, with our families, our pets, and as vital members of our neighborhood and community.

Columbia Legal Services

Columbia Legal Services (CLS) is a nonprofit law firm that protects and defends the legal and human rights of low-income people. CLS represents people and organizations in Washington State with critical legal needs who have no other legal assistance available to them. For information about CLS’s mission and work for clients, please see About CLS and Our Work.

CLS is part of the Alliance for Equal Justice, a coalition of legal services providers working to address the critical legal needs of low-income people. Please seePartners for more about the Alliance for Equal Justice.

CLS accepts referrals from Alliance for Equal Justice partners, community organizations and social service providers in areas of our expertise. Please see Legal Helpto find out how to obtain legal assistance.


ALTSALogo-smDepartment of Social and Health Services(DSHS) Aging and Long Term Care Support Administration (ALTSA)

Serving adults with chronic illnesses or conditions and people of all ages with developmental disabilities.

Adult/Senior Services & Information

Find in-home services, residential care (assisted living, nursing home), resources to pay for care, possible state and federal benefits, legal and financial planning, and aging health information.

 


DRW2Disability Rights Washington (DRW)

DRW is a private, non-profit organization that protect the rights of people with disabilities statewide.  Their mission is to advance the dignity, equality, and self-determination of people with disabilities.  DRW works to pursue justice on matters related to human and legal rights.  DRW provides free advocacy services to people with disabilites.  Contact DRW for: Disability rights information and referrals; Problem solving strategies for disability issues; Community education and training; Legal services for disability discrimination or violation of rights.  We focus our legal resources on major cases which will improve service systems for people with disabilities.

 

Hearing Loss Association of America – Washington State Association

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We are the Washington Sate Association of the Hearing Loss Association of America.  HLAA is the nation’s voice for people with hearing loss.  HLAA is the leading membership and advocacy organization for people who cannot hear well but who remain committed to participating in the hearing world using spoken language.  We provide information, education, support and advocacy for those adults of  all ages who are Hard of Hearing (HOH).  All HLAA state organization and chapter leaders are volunteers who have direct experience with hearing loss.  Attending our state and/or local HLAA meetings helps individuals who do not hear well learn more about coping with hearing loss and learning principles of self-help.

 

HOMAGE SENIOR SERVICES

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Homage Senior Services, formerly Senior Services of Snohomish County, was created in 1974 in response to the ‘great society’ programs of the 1960s and specifically the Older Americans Act with the goal of bringing millions of older adults out of poverty.

Homage Senior Services is the largest provider of services for older adults and people with disabilities in Snohomish County. Each year more than 23,000 individuals benefit from Senior Services’ core programs in food and nutrition, health and wellness, home repair, social services and transportation. The majority of people receiving our services live on limited incomes, are frail, and in need of services that help them maintain their health, independence, and quality of life.

 

Home Care Association of Washington (HCAW)

Established in 1968, the Home Care Association of Washington is celebrating 40 years of promoting their members and the quality services they provide to Washington State Residents in the setting they prefer, their homes.

HCAW Members include Home Health, Home Care, Hospice, and Hospice Care Centers and provide an array of health-related services.  Please enter the consumer section for details about home services and to locate an HCAW member provider. HCAW supports these care providers, providing advocacy, expertise, training opportunities and community support.

 

Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser PermanenteThe Senior Caucus advocates for seniors’ needs; works on care delivery, health care coverage, and legislative issues; and plans local meetings with health-related programs.  The Senior Caucus also helps with many wonderful programs, including the Senior Outlook newsletter. All members age 65 and older are automatically members of the Senior Caucus.  There are local chapters throughout the area.  For information, contact the Resource Line.

 

 

 

 

Long Term Care Ombudsman – Multi-Service Center (LTCOP)

Washington State Long Term Care Ombudsman Program – A place for protecting loved ones in residential care.  An ombudsman listens to residents’ complaints or questions, and works with staff, local and state agencies and other organizations, to solve problems and answer questions.  In addition, an Ombudsman provides the following:

  • Promoting the rights of residents in long-term care facilities
  • Effective means for the receipt, investigation, and resolution of complaints and concerns regarding such residents
  • Monitors laws, regulations, and policies which affect those in long-term care
  • Serves as a source of information for the public regarding these issues
  • Development consumer organizations concerned about long-term care

In fiscal year 2007-2008 Statewide, over 3,526 complaints by residents / relatives / friends/ staff were resolved.  19,141 routine volunteer visits were made to 1,528 of Washington’s nursing homes, adult family homes and boarding homes. Approximately 81% of the complaints were resolved; only 13% were referred to an outside agency for resolution.  443 Volunteers provided 69,081 hours of services.

 

Manufactured Mobile Home Owners of America (MHOA)

The purpose and objective that guides MHOA was designed with a concern for improving the quality of life for all manufactured/mobile home owners and promoting the health, safety and welfare of the owners of manufactured/mobile homes.  Our major activities center around the include; wncouraging residents to join our association, encouraging residents in a park to form a chapter of MHOA centering on the importance of how this allows the residents to speak united when dealing with park problems when they arise.

In addition, offer guidance and provide information and resources to member chapters or individual members, when issues arise between residents and park management or park owners. Educate residents of manufactured/mobile home communities as the rights afforded them by the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 59.20 Mobile/Manufactured Home Landlord/Tenant Act.

Speaking as an organized voice for owners of manufactured/mobile homes to state government, provide park purchase information assistance to community residents for various forms of park buyouts. Maintains communications with agencies and groups involved in manufactured/mobile home affairs.  Monitor, initiate and promote legislation relating to manufactured/mobile home living and keeping abreast of legislation proposed by others and reporting these proposals to all members through the  Manufactured Home Living newsletter.

 

National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE)

The Washington State Federation of Chapters is a nonprofit organization which provides leadership in advocating the interest of current and former federal employees at federal and state levels, provides support and assistance to NARFE chapters throughout the state, and coordinates with strategic partners in accomplishing its work. The Federation is led by a board of directors composed of elected officers and appointed members.

 

OPEIU

Office & Professional Employees International Union Local 8 (OPEIU)

OPEIU Local 8 is a progressive, democratically run union working for social and economic justice since 1945. Local 8 represents more than 5,000 members all over Washington state working in many settings including offices, health and home care, housing, social services, the insurance industry, legal services and the public sector.

Local 8 members join together for health benefits and wages we can count on, for respect and dignity on the job, and for protections of our workplace rights. Local 8 also organizes non-union employees to raise standards for all working families, and to protect the hard-won rights and benefits of our current members.

Local 8 belongs to the 100,000 member strong Office and Professional Employees International Union, which is one of the larger AFL-CIO unions. However, members from Local 8 vote on our local leaders from the membership, vote on important union decisions at Membership Assemblies that are always voluntary and govern the union based on the desires of our local membership.

Local 8’s over 5,000 members work at  Group Health Cooperative, Providence Everett Medical Center, Kennewick General Hospital, Sea Mar Community Health Centers, City of Ellensburg, Union and Law Offices, Willapa Harbor Hospital, King County, Seattle and King County Housing Authorities, Valley Medical Center, Solid Ground, Tri-Cities Community Health Center, Visiting Nurse Services, Coastal Community Action Program, Waterfront Credit Union, Low Income Housing Institute, Central Area Motivation Program (CAMP) and many other workplaces all over Washington.

 

Pierce County Community Connections – Aging and Disability Resources 

The mission of Aging and Long Term Care is to ensure that Pierce County residents have available a range of community-based services that promote dignity and maximize individual choice. Pierce County Aging and Long Term Care (ALTC) is one of thirteen designated Area Agencies on Aging in Washington State. Their job is to speak for the rights of elders and to plan and manage long-term care programs that help older and disabled people to remain secure and independent. Long-term care services provide needed help when disability or illness makes it difficult to meet all of your own care needs. The help is provided by several agencies working together; to make sure you receive the services you need.

 

Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action (PSARA)

For more than a quarter century, we’ve been a forceful advocate for older Americans, their children and their families.

Today, we’re an active affiliate of the national Alliance for Retired Americans, born in 2001, 3 million strong, and growing. We’ve worked hard all our lives, and in retirement, we deserve: A lifelong, adequate, dependable income; Comprehensive, affordable health care, including prescription drug coverage; Taxes and utility bills we can handle; Access to affordable housing, transportation, and social services; Support for our family caregiving responsibilities, and Quality time to relax and enjoy life with family and friends.

 

 

Resident Councils of Washington

 

 

Retired Public Employees of Washington (RPEC)

The Retired Public Employees Council of Washington (RPEC) was formed in 1971 as an organization to promote the interests of retired public employees (state, county and municipal).

It was formally incorporated in July 1978, under the laws of the state of Washington as a non-profit corporation, to operate for charitable, social and educational purposes.

In September 1979, the organization became affiliated with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME, AFL-CIO). We are also affiliated with the Washington State Labor Council. The RPEC has membership in the National Council of Senior Citizens and the Washington Senior Citizens’ Lobby. RPEC currently has 42 Chapters statewide with over 12,000 members from state and local governments.

Purpose: (Mission Statement)

Our mission is to unite public employee retirees for their mutual benefit and welfare. We do this by promoting legislation to improve financial and medical benefits, providing information to and otherwise supporting members, and working closely with other organizations.


SEIU 775

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SEIU  775 was formed in 2003 when home care and nursing home workers from several different SEIU locals united together to form a union focused specifically on long-term care workers and issues. SEIU  775 now represents almost 34,000 home care and nursing home workers in Washington state and Montana. SEIU 775 is one of the most effective grassroots advocacy organizations both nationally and here in the Northwest.

We’re named after Initiative 775, the Quality Home Care Initiative which voters overwhelmingly approved in 2001 and which gave 23,000 Individual Provider home care workers the right to form a union in the largest union election ever held in Washington state.

Wages have improved by 40% throughout Washington home care as over the last five years, SEIU 775 has won more than $400 million in improved wages and benefits for Washington home care workers, including affordable health care including dental, prescription drug and vision coverage, paid vacations, and wage scales with guaranteed increases based on experience. Our grassroots advocacy efforts and union contracts have also increased the number of hours of care for both clients and hours of work for caregivers. We are now engaged in state and national efforts on workforce development, to recognize home and community-based care as an emerging healthcare profession.

 

SOUND GENERATIONS BOARD

Senior Services is now Sound Generations,  the most comprehensive non-profit agency serving older adults and their loved ones in Washington State. Established in 1967, we promote positive aging for thousands of seniors and their families each year through our integrated system of quality programs and senior centers. More than 3,000 volunteers, together with 250 employees, make our work possible and efficient.

Half of our $15 million annual budget comes from taxpayer-based sources, including federal, state, city and county government. We also receive significant funding from the United Way of King County, fees, client and individual donations, corporations, foundations and civic organizations. We are grateful to all those who so generously support us.

With vastly improved longevity and health in recent decades, our nation is becoming more mature. Those 85 and up and the Baby Boomer generation are growing very rapidly. The outlook for aging is both exciting and challenging. Senior Services expects to lead our community into a future where its older residents can remain healthy and productive longer. We are similarly committed to providing a much-needed helping hand to family caregivers, many of whom care for aging parents and children simultaneously.

 

Washington Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (WAELA) Washington Chapter

The Washington Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (“WAELA”) is a non-profit association of attorneys who devote      a significant part of their practice to working with older clients and their families.  The Academy was established      in 1987 to provide resources and assistance to attorneys who deal in the highly specialized issues which its members encounter on a daily basis in providing legal services to elderly clients and those with special needs.  You may visit the National site (NAELA) web site by clicking here: www.naela.org.

The Washington Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (WAELA) consists of Washington members of NAELA, who not only practice elder law, but are also especially aware of and concerned with the special issues pertaining to the practice of elder law in Washington State.  Many of our members assist clients with estate planning, planning for incapacity with durable powers of attorney for financial and health care decisions, Medicaid qualification and asset protection matters, guardianships and probates. Our members are very concerned with access to justice issues and have participated in many efforts to ensure that seniors, their families and persons suffering from various incapacitating conditions receive the benefits to which they are entitled.

 

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Washington Alliance for Retired Americans (WSARA) 

Washington Alliance for Retired Americans: Protecting Social Security and ensuring social justice for all Americans.The Alliance for Retired Americans is a nationwide organization, founded in May 2001, with now over 4.2 million members working together to make their voices heard in the laws, policies, politics, and institutions that shape our lives.  For 13 years, we have enrolled and mobilized retired union members and other seniors and community activists into a nationwide grassroots movement advocating a progressive political and social agenda that respects work and strengthens families.

 

Washington Association of Area Agencies on Aging (W4a)

The Washington Association of Area Agencies on Aging (W4A) works with local Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) to create communities that support people as they age. The organization seeks to enhance the effectiveness of each AAA through a strong agenda of information, debate, advocacy and education. AAA’s provide a range of services to elders and adults with disabilities. Contact your local AAA or Senior Information & Assistance to find out about available services. The Washington Association of Area Agencies on Aging (W4A) is a membership organization made up of 13 Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) in Washington State. The organization seeks to enhance the effectiveness of each AAA through a strong agenda of information, debate, advocacy and education.

W4A is an affiliate of n4a (www.n4a.org), its national resource for information and education.

 

 

The Washington Association of Professional Guardians (WAPG) is the exclusive organization representing the interests of Certified Professional Guardians (CPGs) in Washington State that meet the standards of certification established by the Washington State Supreme Court through the Certified Professional Guardianship Board.

WAPG is an affiliate member of the National Guardianship Association.

 

Washington Association of Service Nutrition Programs

    WASHINGTON ASSOCIATION OF SENOR NUTRITION PROGRAMS  

The Washington Association of Senior Nutrition Programs (WASNP) is a professional organization with members working or experienced in the field of aging, community-based services, and nutrition.  The Association provides invaluable training, resources and networking to its members.

 

Washington Education Association – Retired

WEA began as a state wide education organization in 1889. For more than 80 years, membership included teachers and administrators. In the 1970s, following passage of a collective bargaining law for teachers, WEA evolved into a pro-active teachers union. Public schools have, of course, undergone tremendous change since statehood, but many of the greatest strides for school employee rights are relatively recent. Today, our members include teachers, librarians, counsellors, higher-ed faculty, school psychologists, bus drivers, occupational and physical therapists, cooks, coaches, custodians, curriculum specialists, speech and language pathologists, nurses, secretaries, office assistants, classroom paraprofessionals, preschool specialists and technology experts.

Purpose

WEA Retired supports public education and the enhancement of the quality of life for WEA’s active and retired members.

Goals

  • To be the primary voice for public-education retirees in the state of Washington
  • To work in partnership with WEA members to achieve public confidence in public education.
  • To make the retirement years the best they can be for WEA/NEA Retired members.
  • To secure legislation that fully supports our purpose.

WEA Retired elects officers, board directors and delegates at its own annual meeting and also elects delegates to the WEA and NEA Representative Assemblies. WEA Retired has representation on the WEA and NEA Board of Directors.

WASHINGTON LOW INCOME HOUSING ALLIANCEWA low income housing alliance

As the statewide champion for housing, the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance is a powerful coalition of diverse organizations and individuals working together to build and protect safe, healthy, affordable homes for everyone in Washington.

The mission of the Washington Low Income Housing Alliance is to lead the movement to ensure that all our residents thrive in safe, healthy, affordable homes. We do this through advocacy, education, and organizing.

The following values guide our work:

Leadership
The Housing Alliance provides leadership to bring people and organizations together to have the greatest impact on policy. We also nurture and develop leaders across the state who can engage their local communities.

Justice
A just society provides everyone the opportunity to live in a safe, healthy, affordable home. As people and organizations who care about affordable housing and ending homelessness, we are part of a broader struggle for social justice.

Community
A home is the foundation that each person and family needs to succeed, but a roof overhead is just the first step. Ultimately, our vision is for everyone in Washington to have a home in a thriving community — one that is safe, healthy, affordable, and inclusive.

 

 

Washington State Association of Senior Center(WSASC)

Leadership Opportunities, Networking, Collaboration, Travel & Tours, Front & Center Newsletter and Resources & Support are some of the benefits to joining the Washington State Association of Senior Center.  “Networking is the key to any organization. The valuable information shared between colleagues is worth more than a nominal membership fee.  This organization is generous, fun and provides a wealth of knowledge”.  H.P. Member

 

WASHINGTON STATE CONTINUING CARE RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION (WACCRA)

Formed in 2015, our association is the only Washington organization
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this group of elders. While CCRCs have operated in Washington for over 40 years, our state has been   one of a few lacking adequate legislation to protect those CCRC residents with independent living status. These residents felt the need for consumer legislation to be so urgent that, in just a few months, we went from 35 to over 550 members, in eight different CCRCs.

 

Washington State Council on Aging (SCOA)

The State Council on Aging was established under RCW 43.20A.680 as an advisory council to the Governor, the Secretary of Social and Health Services, and the Office of Aging or any other office solely designated as the state unit on aging. The State Council on Aging may be designated by the Governor to serve as the State Advisory Council to the State Unit on Aging with respect to federally funded programs as required by federal regulation.

The State Council on Aging has the following powers and duties:

  • To serve in an advisory capacity to the Governor, the Secretary of Social and Health Services, and the State Unit on Aging on all matters pertaining to policies, programs, and services affecting older persons;
  • To create public awareness of the special needs and potentialities of older persons; and
  • To provide for self-advocacy by older citizens of the state through sponsorship of training, legislative and other conferences, workshops, and such other methods as may be deemed appropriate.
  • To establish bylaws to aid in the performance of its powers and

 

Washington State Dental Hygienists’ Association

Mission Statement

The mission of WSDHA is to increase awareness of and access to quality oral health care, to promote the   highest standards of research and education, licensure and practice for dental hygienists, and to represent and promote the interests of the dental hygiene profession, as a means to improve the public’s health.

WSDHA Goals

  • To serve as the authoritative resource for the profession of dental hygiene
  • Promote consumer advocacy in oral health care as part of total health
  •  Achieve autonomy of dental hygiene education, licensure and practice

Washington State School Retirees Association

The Washington State School Retirees’ Association (formerly the Washington State Retired Teachers’ Association) is often referred to as WSSRA. More than 16,000 members belong to WSSRA.

WSSRA aims to enhance the security and vitality of your retirement years. We welcome all present and future TRS, PERS and SERS retirees. We provide pro-retiree and pro-education advocacy and leadership to the Washington State Legislature. We have representatives on governmental bodies that impact retirement and pension issues, and we collaborate and advocate with other groups that share our vision, values, and aims.

WSSRA aims to enhance the security and vitality of your retirement years. We welcome all present and future TRS, PERS and SERS retirees. We provide pro-retiree and pro-education advocacy and leadership to the Washington State Legislature. We have representatives on governmental bodies that impact retirement and pension issues, and we collaborate and advocate with other groups that share our vision, values, and aims.

We also sponsor pre-retirement seminars throughout the state, award (in cooperation with the PEMCO Insurance Company) substantial scholarships to future teachers, provide classroom grants to active teachers in local schools, and foster volunteer activities with Washington’s school children

WSSRA provides access to many members-only benefits through the Association Member Benefits Advisors (AMBA). Special insurance rates, travel discounts and product savings are available to our members.

We consider ourselves educators for life. If you are or have been a certificated or classified school district employee in the state of Washington–from superintendent to school nurse or behavioral psychologist to bus driver–you are welcome at the Washington State School Retirees’ Association.

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Washington State Hospice & Palliative Organization (WSHPCO)

WSHPCO is an organization committed to taking a leadership role in improving end-of-life care through education and advocacy efforts.

While we are not an actual hospice or palliative care program, we are dedicated to promoting and maintaining quality, compassionate care for those facing life-threatening illnesses. We do this by providing information and referral services to the public and by providing professional services for Washington State’s hospice and palliative care programs.

 

 

 

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