We are proud of the depth and broad range of speakers and topics we offer in our monthly meetings. Experience and expertise shared in our Network strengthens our efforts.
We were pleased to host Bonnie Bizzell, Community Engagement Liaison and Program Manager, Honoring Choices Pacific NorthWest, on 9/27/2019.
"a joint initiative between the Washington State Hospital Association and Washington State Medical Association.
We inspire conversations about the care people want at the end of life. This comprehensive initiative uses a variety of approaches, such as an advance care planning program, community engagement, physician education, advocacy, and a central repository.
We help the public make informed choices about end-of-life care. We help health care organizations and community groups discuss, record and honor people’s end-of-life choices.
We are a philanthropic endeavor so all who want to participate can."
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.
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.
Here is a further sample of the speakers we bring to our monthly meetings:
Bonnie Bizzell, Community Engagement Liaison and Program Manager, Honoring Choices Pacific NorthWest
Marsha Botzer, Botzer Consulting, Transgender Issues
Debbie Carlsen, LGBTQ Allyship, The Intergenerational Project
Jamie Clausen, Phinney Estate Law, Same-Sex Marriage Laws in the State of Washington
Simon Ellis, Cedar River Clinics, Medical Care for the LGBTQ Community
Lauren Glickman, Foray Consulting and Associates, Resiliency, Trauma Exposure Response, and Self-Care within Mission-Driven, Emotionally-Intense Professions
David Haack, Living Care Lifestyles, Long-Term Care Marketing to the LGBT Community in Washington State
Andrea Lahr, MSW, University of Washington, Caring for Partners: An LGBT Study
Leanne Plancic, AXA Advisors, Financial Planning for Same-Sex Couples
Ruben Rivera-Jackman, SHAG (Sustainable Housing for Ageless Generations), Cultural Competency Training
Kathleen Sullivan, Executive Director, Generations with Pride
Karin Taifour, Aging Care Consultation Services, "Help and Resources for Dementia Caregivers"
Brady Walkinshaw, candidate for 2016 Congress in the 7th District.
Nancy Werner, Transitional Marketing Services, discussing "Marketing Your LGBTQ-Inclusive Quality."
Katie Bernstein, NW Elder Law Group
Marsha Botzer, Founder, Ingersoll Gender Center, sharing "A Personal Life of Transgender History."
Margaret Boyle, Boyle Martin PLC, concerning "LGBT Employment Law.
Pam Ellison, Wealth Advisor; Lee-Norah Sanzo, Sr. Fiduciary Specialist, Life Management Services Group, Wells Fargo Investment & Fiduciary Services; Kate Thayer, Fiduciary Advisory Specialist, Wells Fargo Bank on “Planning for Incapacity."
Mitchell C. Hunter, Seattle LGBT Commission of the Mayor's Office on "Transgender Issues in Seattle"
Liz Illg, Outreach Coordinator, introducing Generations Aging with Pride
Pramila Jayapal, US Congressional Representative, 7th District, 2017 - .
Denise Klein, Executive Director, Wider Horizons, "Elder-Friendly Communities without Walls."
Kirk Larson, Western Washington Public Affairs Specialist, "Navigating the Social Security Administration."