This page provides information about educational materials offered by Network members. The documents, seminars, talks, and workshops are on a broad range of topics, from advocacy to professional development to self-help. Please contact each Network member individually to learn more. The information about Network members' materials does not constitute an endorsement of the materials by the Network.


Annie K. Jacobsen
Jacobsen Dementia Care Coaching

shared her expertise, focused on a specific client of hers, for "When the Diagnosis is Dementia", the third chapter of The Secret Language of Healthcare, How to Ask for the Care You Deserve by Robin L. Shapiro


ANNOUNCING an open consultation group for clinicians and care providers working with older adults with mental health issues

Aging Care Consultation Services and Aging for Life are pleased to co- sponsor this FREE consultation group which will meet five times a year for a brown-bag lunch from 12noon to 1:30pm on selected Tuesdays.

The first meeting will be on Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 12:00PM-1:30PM
Shoreline Senior Center
18560 1st Avenue NE
Shoreline WA 98155

Parking available: please do not park in spaces marked “Senior Center."

When you enter the Center, go left into the Computer Room opposite the Reception Desk.

Please note, location may change for future meetings – we will discuss at this meeting.

Future dates are: October 30, 2018, February 26, 2019, April 30, 2019, June 25, 2019, August 27, 2019, October 29, 2019

Terri Haaga, MSW LICSW GMHS, and Karin Taifour, MA LMHC GMHS,
both Geriatric Mental Health Specialists, will facilitate the meeting and provide input, but all attendees are
encouraged to actively participate.

You are invited to bring cases and questions to present, issues to discuss, and information on community resources and services for older adults.

Please note, this is a working consult group and not a marketing or networking group.

This group is open to all clinicians or senior care professionals, but RSVP is required to ensure we have enough space for everyone.

To RSVP or for any questions, please contact:

Aging for Life

Karin Taifour, MA LMHC GMHS
Aging Care Consultation Services


Friday, September 7, 2018

Weekly pain-reduction and brain health classes which complement each other: take one, two or all three consecutively.

Gamer Changer: Pain Management through Movement for Beginners: weekly class $50/month

Spark Circuit: Games and Circuit Training Challenges to improve the link between cognition and movement: weekly class $50/month

Team Brain: Activities-based club focused on team training challenges: weekly class FREE PARTICIPATION.

IRG Evergreen Physical Therapy
5029 Evergreen Way
Everett, WA 98203

Classes led by Lisa Stuebing, Mud Puddle Fitness

PLEASE CALL Lisa at 206-524-6788 to register.


2018 Seattle Rainbow Housing Report: Aging in Community; Addressing Inequities in LGBTQ Housing & Senior Services
sponsored by GenPride, City of Seattle Office of Housing, Aegis Living and UW Aging with Pride.


Johnnie Hawkins
Legal Administrative Specialist
LGBTQ Veteran Coordinator
Seattle VA Regional Office
915 Second Avenue
Seattle, WA 98174
spoke about current benefits available to (LGBTQ) veterans on Friday March 23, 2018. His presentation is here.



Burien Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is a financial sponsor of  Reel in the Closet, a Stu Maddox documentary. Mr. Maddox explains his motive for filming this movie:

"Reel In The Closet is a feature-length documentary that let's us connect with queer people from the past through the rare home movies that they left for us.

I was searching for a way to really understand the people who came before me, not just read about them. I discovered old queer home movies dating back to the 1930s in closets and attics around the world. There were also all these recorded news stories and community productions that they left behind.

I spent three years making a documentary that I hope lets you feel what I felt the first time I saw one of these movies.

But a big part of the story for me are not the few movies that have been saved but all the ones being thrown out- sometimes on purpose. In a decade, most will be destroyed or no longer playable.

We will never get that feeling back."


Ruben Rivera-Jackman, MNPL, GMHS, PSC, Director of Resident Services, SHAG Community Life Foundation, is a certified Trainer with the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging. Among other topics, he speaks on "Introduction to LGBT Aging" and "Welcoming LGBT Older Adults."


Lauren Williams of Casual Uncluttering LLC has a portable demonstration of an organizing session, her "Organizer on the Road Show," designed to let anyone get comfortable and familiar with the process of using a professional home organizer. You can follow this link to learn more.


"LGBTQ Senior Care: Where are we today?" by Lauren Williams, Seattle Gay News, p. 1, Friday July 1, 2016 Volume 44 Issue 27


Puget Sound Old Lesbians Organizing for Change (PSOLOC) have contributed to numerous books and maintain an oral history project. Please go to their website for details.


This fact sheet, "Addressing Social, Economic and Health Disparities of LGBT Older Adults & Best Practices in Data Collection", was released in 2016 by the LGBT+ National Aging Research Center.


February 26, 2016
Allena Gabosch, Sex-Positive Speaker, Author, Coach and Activist, spoke on "Sexuality and Our Seniors." She pointed to the Sexual Expression Policy" formulated by the Hebrew Home at Riverdale as a model for senior housing providers to follow.


January 24, 2014
Ms. Mary Sroufe, Ballard Elder Law, gave an overview of the legal environment for gay and lesbian relationships, WA Marriage after DOMA, after the 2013 defeat of the (US) federal Defense of Marriage Act.