Healthy Aging


By 2030, it is predicted that 20% of the Nations population will be 65 years of age or older. In comparison, by 2030, it is predicted that 21.4% of Walla Walla County residents will be 65 years of age or older. The Walla Walla County Department of Community Health, along with Aging and Long-Term Care (ALTC) have joined Trust for Americas Health (TFAH).



Contact
Amy Osterman
Epidemiologist, MPH 
(509) 524-2683
aosterman@co.walla-walla.wa.us



Hours of Operation:
Monday- Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Healthy Aging
Healthy Aging
As people age, mobility limitations and health issues become more common. Many factors that influence these issues, such as genetics, are not within an individuals control. For those that are, such as a healthy diet, regular doctors appointments, and taking care of your mental health, there are resources available.

Local:

Walla Walla Senior Center

Walla Walla Senior Center partners to coordinate, develop, and carry out community-wide programs of social services, employment, health, recreation and education primarily designed for seniors.

Aging and Long-Term Care Southeast Washington

Aging and Long-Term Care Southeast Washington has been serving our counties since 1973 by promoting and developing a comprehensive and coordinated system of services to help meet the needs of older adults and adults with disabilities and serve as the advocacy/focal point for older people in our eight county area.

State:

Washington Department of Health Here, you will find some of the most important thinks you can do to stay healthy, active, and independent through the years. No matter how old you are, it is never too late to begin taking care of your health.

National:

National Institute on Aging

NIA leads a broad specific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend health and individuals active years of life.
Brain Health
Brain Health
State:

Brain Injury Alliance of Washington

Founded in 1982, the BIAWA is a small nonprofit organization created to support Washingtonians affected by brain injuries through classes, support groups, info/referral services, and social services. With over 10,000 people served, their mission is to increase public awareness, support, and hope for those affected through education, assistance, and advocacy. 

National:

Brain Health | National Institute on Aging

NIA, one of the 27 Institutes and Centers of NIH, leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life.
Their mission is to support and conduct genetic, biological, clinical, behavioral, social and economic research on aging while disseminating info about aging and advances in research to the public, health care professionals, and the scientific community.
Alzheimer's Disease/Dementia
Alzheimer's Disease/Dementia
State:

Alzheimer's Association

The Alzheimer's Association leads the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. 

National:

Alzheimers.gov

Alzheimers.gov is the federal government portal to information and resources for Alzheimer's disease and related dementias'. A primary goal of Alzheimers.gov is to connect people to the many federal resources available, and to educate and support people whose lives are touched by these diseases. They are committed to making every day better for people with dementia, their caregivers, and their families.