Whatcom/WA Resources

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Resources available to senior citizens in Whatcom County, and through the State of Washington. Click here for a list of national resources.

Community Resources Directory
fms1.oppco.org/resources/guide
Opportunity Council’s site for support services and free and low-cost community resources for all ages.

Northwest Regional Council
nwrcwa.org
Implement state and federal programs for seniors and people who need long-term care.

SHIBA (Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisers)
insurance.wa.gov/about-oic/what-we-do/advocate-for-consumers/shiba/
Expert and impartial senior health insurance counselors. SHIBA services are free.

Washington Law Help
washingtonlawhelp.org/WA/
Legal assistance on elder law, Medicaid, Medicare, etc.

Washington State Department of Social and Health Services
dshs.wa.gov/adult
Proving help to those qualifying for financial assistance.

Washington State Department of Licensing
dol.wa.gov/vehicleregistration/parking
Disabled parking permits

Washington State Department of Veteran’s Affairs
dva.wa.gov/benefits
Provides a variety of benefits, services and programs to those who have served our country.

Whatcom County Assessor
http://www.whatcomcounty.us/297/Property-Tax-Relief-Exemptions
Provides property tax relief to qualifying seniors in Whatcom County.

Whatcom County Council on Aging
wccoa.org/index.php/Home/
Information on local senior centers, meals, etc.

Whatcom Hospice
http://whatcomhospice.org/
Whatcom Hospice partners with CHCC to provide comfort and preserve dignity for our patients and their loved ones at the end of life.

Whatcom Transit Authority
http://www.ridewta.com/
Curb-to-curb transportation to people who are unable to ride fixed route buses due to a mental or physical disability. Riders must first meet eligibility standards based on Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).