Resources which may have a deadline are listed on this page. But please also explore the submenus to this page to find general resources for Elders, resources specific to LGBTQ Seniors, research of interest to caregivers for the LGBTQ community and programs produced by Network members.
DO MORE, FEEL BETTER
The University of Washington is hosting a program for individuals, age 60 and older, facing depression.
University of Washington is looking for participants (aged 60+) interested in a 9-week virtual program called "Do More, Feel Better" that is based on research showing that increasing participation in pleasurable and rewarding activities can lead to improvement in depressive symptoms. If you are eligible to participate, you will receive up to $130 over the course of the program.
For more information contact the study team
at (206) 616-2129 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Full Life is offering caregiver respite for:
King County, WA residents who are unpaid or family caregivers for a senior, age 55 or more, or
King County, WA residents who are unpaid or family caregivers for a person who is a military veteran of any age, or
King County, WA residents who are unpaid or family caregivers for the family of a military veteran of any age.
Volunteers work with the caregiver to offer personalized, meaningful support. Examples may include:
Visiting with the person the caregiver supports while the caregiver takes time for self-care.
Companionship, a walk, a listening ear
Help with light home chores, gardening, shopping, special projects
Assistance to help the caregiver enjoy favorite events and activities
To request help, please complete this online form
If you have any questions, or to volunteer, please contact Tegenu Negi at 206-240-2545. This flyer also describes the program.
Aging with Pride: IDEA. IDEA (Innovations in Dementia Empowerment and Action) at the University of Washington is offering a free program for individuals with memory loss and their caregivers. Either the person with memory loss or their caregiver must be LGBTQ+. The program includes nine individualized sessions with a trained coach and focuses on problem solving, improving communication, and low impact exercise. The sessions are virtual, using easy video chatting. Compensation is provided for completing phone interviews, and the program is available in all 50 states.
Amy Cunningham, MS
Aging with Pride: IDEA Research Coordinator
University of Washington
School of Social Work