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.


Ruben Rivera-Jackman, Continuing Education Coordinator, AgePride Center, The Goldsen Institute, University of Washington conversed with Shane Fowler, Executive Director of Holden Southcenter, Milestone Retirement Communities, for Shane's 6/5/2022 Your Life, Your Way podcast about the special challenges aging members of the LGBTQ community face in today's world.


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


Safe Home: Best Practices for Serving LGBTQ+ and Racial and Ethnic Older Adults Residing in Nursing Homes in Washington State.

The Goldsen Institute's AgePride Center at the University of Washington is inviting skilled nursing home providers in Washington State to participate in innovative, no-cost training which helps them gain knowledge and build skills to reduce health disparities and better serve the needs of LGBTQ+ older adults and their loved ones.



improves cultural inclusivity

addresses LGBTQ+ and racial and ethnic needs

develops effective communication strategies

mitigates negative stereotypes and unconscious bias

gives participants practical skills to provide affirming services and create safe and welcoming environments

connects participants with local LGBTQ+ community resources


Contact or call 206-543-2449 for more information and to schedule a training

See attached flyer for printable details: Safe Home Flyer The Goldsen Institute




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


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."


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.