Aging & Disability Resources

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Welcome to the Area Agency on Aging for Pierce County!

Aging and Disability Resources (ADR) is designated by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services / Aging and Long Term Support Administration as the Area Agency on Aging (AAA) for Pierce County. As an AAA, ADR is responsible for local planning, coordination and administration of Federal and State funds targeted to provide a comprehensive system of long term services and supports (LTSS) designed to address the needs and support community living for frail older adults, adults with disabilities and their caregivers residing in Pierce County. The Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) is a program of ADR and serves as the front-door to the local LTSS delivery system, providing unbiased information, community outreach / education, help accessing services and person-centered care planning / care coordination to meet the individual needs of older adults, persons with disabilities and their caregivers.

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Aging & Disability Advisory Board

Assists with program planning, funds allocation, evaluation of contracted services, identification of unmet community needs, and community education.

ADRC eNewsletter

Focus is on issues related to older adults and people of all ages with disabilities

News & Events

Do you know someone caring for a loved one at home?

Our Family Caregiver Support Program can help with support, respite, and other services that reduce your stress and enable your loved one to remain at home.

Making the Link 2019

October 16, 2019

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Health Care Providers Council of Pierce County presents the annual resource expo for health care providers, social service professionals and others serving the needs of older adults and individuals with disabilities.

Social Security Retirement

October 21, 2019

4 - 5 p.m. 

Pierce County Human Services, in collaboration with the Social Security Administration, is offering a fast-paced presentation for anyone anticipating retirement benefits and those currently receiving benefits.

Too Soon To Forget

November 4, 6, 8, 9 and 13

Various Times

Living with Alzheimer’s disease is a challenge, changing life for both the person with dementia and their family. This video presentation and discussion features nine families sharing their stories to encourage awareness, understanding and acceptance of younger onset dementia – and ways communities can support can make life better for individuals living with dementia. 

Resources & Services

  1. About the Program
  2. Plans and Reports
  3. Aging and Disability Advisory Board
  4. Case Management

Community-Based Services

The Aging and Disability Resources Program offers a wide range of community-based services that allow older adults and adults with disabilities to remain at home as long as possible. These services address the needs of frail, older and functionally disabled adults living in Pierce County.

Case Management

Case managers assist individuals to access the services and supports they need to remain in their own home. Nurses are also available to review health needs and teach in-home care aide how to best meet those needs.

Family Caregiver Support

Provides services to help unpaid caregivers caring for aging parents, ailing spouses, partners, disabled adult children, or friends suffering from a debilitating illness. FCSP webpage.

Long Term Care Ombudsman

Serves as a voice for residents of long-term care facilities, look into complaints, and helps solve problems. LTC Ombudsman webpage.

Aging & Disability Resource Center

Provides an access point for those seeking information and assistance regarding programs or services available to older adults or adults with disabilities. This service can range from a brief phone conversation to more in-depth conversations in the home setting. 

Contact Us

Talk to Us

Phone: 253-798-4600

Toll-Free: 1-800-562-0332

TTY Line: 253-798-2837

Special 24/7 voice mail for non-English speakers:

  • Khmer / Cambodian - (253) 798-4550
  • Korean - (253) 798-4551
  • Russian - (253) 798-4552
  • Spanish - (253) 798-4553
  • Vietnamese - (253) 798-4554

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Make an Appointment

Service Hours: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

1305 Tacoma Ave. Suite 104
Tacoma, WA 98402