Thursday, February 28, 2019

6:30PM – 7:30PM

Heart Healthy Eating and Lifestyle

Attend our free wellness workshop on Heart Healthy Eating and Lifestyle, with Dawn Jae of Jae Dietetics!
February is heart month! Come celebrate YOUR heart and that of your loved ones and learn eating patterns and lifestyle habits that support heart health.
Dawn Jae is a registered dietitian and diabetes educator and will share evidenced-based eating patterns that support heart health such as the Mediterranean diet.
Our Workshop is great for a wide demographic of folks and reasons:
- Anyone who has had a heart attack
- Caregivers/partners of people who have a heart attack
- 31% of African American males aged 65-74 have heart disease (NHANES)
- 45% of African American men 75 and older have heart disease (NHANES)
- Cardiovascular disease is the 2nd leading cause of death for Hispanic/Latinos behind cancer (


Saturday, March 2, 2019
4:30PM - 7:00PM

Movie Screening : Strawberry and Chocolate -

FREE, but limited seating, so please pre-register by following this link.
You are cordially invited to join Springboard Cuba for a screening of the Oscar-nominated film Strawberry and Chocolate.
A panel discussion will accompany the film.
Set in Havana, Strawberry and Chocolate is a lighthearted portrayal of a friendship between two men, one gay and one straight, one fiercely communist and the other stridently independent. The film was the first major Cuban film to feature an openly gay lead character. Upon its release in 1994, it quickly won over critics for its powerful story-telling and themes of understanding and acceptance.
During the upcoming trip to Cuba for GSBA members in May, we will have the opportunity to discuss the film’s significance with a well-known Cuban film director and visit the elegant restaurant featured in the setting of the story.


Sunday, March 3, 2019

2:00PM – 4:30PM

Midday Matinee : Moonlight -

Free, age & LGBTQIA+-friendly. Limited seating, please RSVP by following this link.
Moonlight by Barry Jenkins.
#Moonlight takes a look at three defining chapters in the life of Chiron, a young black man growing up in Miami. His epic journey to manhood is guided by the kindness, support and love of the community that helps raise him.
There will be popcorn and snacks provided by QFC.
Tickets are free but space is limited, please RSVP to let us know if you’re attending.

Third Annual LGBTQI+ Health Symposium: Health Disparities in Marginalized LGBTQI+ Populations

Friday, April 12, 2019
Swedish First Hill  - Glaser Auditorium
747 Broadway
Seattle, Washington

Swedish Medical Center’s Third Annual LGBTQI+ Health Symposium is designed to identify and evaluate the barriers to care and other healthcare inequities faced by marginalized populations within the LGBTQI+ community. Featuring roundtable panel sessions with representatives from advocacy organizations and didactic lectures from expert faculty, this course will evaluate how intersectional identities affect the healthcare experience for LGBTQI+ patients.  This course will also explore ways in which healthcare professionals can improve their patient care and outcomes, as well as advocate for their patients in practice. Topics of focus will include Intersex persons, communities of color, refugees, HIV and substance abuse in LGBTQI+ patients.

This conference is intended for all healthcare professionals including physicians, ARNPs, PAs nurses, allied health professionals, administrative leaders, patient health advocates and residents/fellows from Washington, Alaska, Montana, Idaho and Oregon.

View more information about this course below or click the "Register Online" button to register for this CME event.


Residents/Fellows/Medical Students, please contact Swedish CME to register

Register HERE


Saying It Out Loud 2019

Liberation and Illumination: Finding the Flame in Each Moment and Using it for Freedom

Hosted by the Washington State Health Care Authority

Featured Speaker: Dr. Leticia Nieto, Psy.D., LMFT
Leticia Nieto Psy.D., LMFT has been an active poet, dramatist, and performer since 1978. She has been a psychotherapist and trainer in anti-oppression and expressive techniques including psychodrama, playback theatre, and theatre of the oppressed since 1980.   For her work in the Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology Program at Saint Martin’s University, Nieto was named Outstanding Faculty of the Year in 2005. She is also a member of the faculty of the European School of Classical Psychodrama in Mexico, and loves to sing.

April 29, 2019

Greater Tacoma Convention Center
1500 Commerce Street
Tacoma, WA 98402
Local: 253-830-6601

Follow this LINK to register.




Aging with Pride: IDEA

Are you or a loved one experiencing memory loss?

Aging with Pride: IDEA (Innovations in Dementia Empowerment and Action) is an exercise and problem-solving program for older adults with memory loss and the people who help them. Learn about the program and join by contacting us at (888) 655-6646 or

Aging with Pride: IDEA is the first federally-funded project testing a program designed to improve quality of life for LGBTQ people who experience memory loss or who help those experiencing memory loss. Participants are compensated for their time.

The study takes place in the Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles metropolitan areas. Older adults with memory loss can participate with an informal care partner, who may be a spouse or partner, friend, family member, or anyone who assists them. Either the person with memory loss or the person who helps them (or both) must be LGBTQ. Participants meet with a coach to learn exercises and strategies related to memory loss. The program includes 9 in-person sessions with the coach over 6 weeks, with follow-up phone calls.

IDEA is led by University of Washington School of Social Work professor Karen Fredriksen Goldsen and UW Nursing professor Linda Teri. Dr. Fredriksen Goldsen is the primary investigator for Aging with Pride: National Health, Aging, and Sexuality/Gender Study (NHAS), the first national longitudinal study of health and well-being in LGBTQ older adults, and Dr. Teri pioneered the RDAD (Reducing Disabilities in Alzheimer’s Disease) program, which has been shown to improve quality of life for people with memory loss and reduce rates of institutionalization.

Click for our flyerpostcard, and business card, or contact us if you want some mailed to you.

Contact Us!


Aging with Pride: IDEA


Old Friends Club

Holy Cross Lutheran Church
4315 129th Place SE, Bellevue 98006

Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays
10:00AM  - 3:00PM

Call 425-681-9776 for more information

Alzheimer's Cafes
Alzheimer's Cafe's are fun outings for people who are living or caring for someone with Alzheimer's or other dementia.

Come to socialize in a relaxed setting with a supportive, accepting group. Enjoy a meal and entertainment.

Free (except for cost of food purchase.)

Every 2nd Wednesday
3:00PM – 4:30PM

Mo’s Pizza
2630 77th Avenue SE
Mercer Island, WA 98040

Info: Carolyn Kelso, 206-356-0271

Every 3rd Tuesday
3:00PM - 5:00PM

Thorndike Room in the Woodshop Restaurant of
McMenamin's Anderson School
18607 Bothell Way NE
Bothell, WA 98011

Info: Heather Steele, 425-485-9797,

Every 4th Tuesday
3:00PM - 5:00PM

Tutta Bella Neapolitan Pizzeria - Crossroads
15600 NE 8th Street, Suite J1
Bellevue, WA 98008

Info: Cheri Pamer, 425-830-0902,