Area Plan

Planning for Services Under the Older Americans Act

Community with aging and disabled people


About the Older Americans Act 

The Older Americans Act of 1965 was the first federal level initiative aimed at providing comprehensive services for older adults. It created the National Aging Network comprising the Administration on Aging on the federal level, State Units on Aging at the state level, and Area Agencies on Aging at the local level. DAVS is the designated Area Agency on Aging for Washington County. In accordance with the Older Americans Act, each area aging on aging must develop an area plan and regular updates to the state area on aging.  

Due to COVID-19 the Area Agency on Aging 2017-2020 Area Plans have been extended for six months and will now expire on June 30, 2021. The next area plan is due March 19, 2021 and will encompass the service period July 2021 through June 30, 2025.

Your Voice Matters!    Take Our Survey Online

Washington County Disability, Aging and Veteran Services (DAVS) is collecting information to learn about the needs of veterans, people with disabilities and older adults in our community. We will use information gathered through this survey to identify gaps, leverage resources and prioritize services. The strategic plan that will be created to meet the needs identified in this survey will be called the 2021-2025 Disability, Aging and Veteran Services Area Plan. It is a requirement under the Older Americans Act.  

Assistance is available to take this survey over the phone or we can mail a printed version to your home.  

Click here to take our survey online. The survey is also available online and in print in the following languages:

If you would like this survey in another language or need any other accommodation or assistance,
please call 503-846-3060 option 1.

Other Helpful Resources

Needs Assessment Steering Committee

2016 Survey and Demographic Info

2017 - 2020 DAVS Area Plan

2019 Update to 2017 - 2020 DAVS Area Plan

AVSAC Budget Report September 2019

Glossary of Terms

Learn more about area plans.