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 ageIDEA@uw.edu.
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.
GenPride (Generations Aging with Pride)
empowers older LGBTQ adults to live with pride and dignity by promoting, connecting and developing innovative programs and services that enhance belonging and support, eliminate discrimination, and honor the lives of older members of our community. GenPride offers a broad range of activities on-site, from yoga classes to conversations about mental health and older gay people. PLEASE CHECK ITS CALENDAR FREQUENTLY!!!
401 Broadway E, Unit 223
Seattle, WA 98102-5092
P.O. Box 23123
Seattle, WA 98108
is a grassroots movement empowering persons with memory loss and their loved ones to remain connected and active in the community.
The Puget Sound region is home to a variety of dementia-friendly opportunities offered by a growing number of community members and organizations.
hosts a variety of events, not just those listed below. Please check its website frequently.
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 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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com