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).

Healthy Aging

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 
Find some of the most important things 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

Local:

Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group
The Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) support group is designed for TBI survivors and spouses, families and friends of TBI survivors. The group provides opportunity for members to connect, share their stories, thoughts, and experiences. 
This is a free resource, open to everyone. 
There will be a meeting on Tuesday, July 2nd beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Hot Mama's Espresso (1447 W Pine St, Walla Walla)

For questions and inquiries, please contact 
Steve Thompson
(509) 386-3251
thompssk.st@gmail.com 


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

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.



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