NoteWorthy Events and News

The Northwest LGBT Senior Care Providers Network will feature noteworthy events and news on this page, resources we feel will be of value to our members and the general public.

Thursday, December 14, 2017
9:00AM – 12:00PM

Self-Care Survival for Senior Service Care Providers

Class taught by Karin Taifour, MA LMHC GMHS, who provides training for the county and state bar associations, guardian and GAL programs, Adult Protective Services, hospitals, clinics, mental health agencies, and social services providers as well as graduate level courses. She is an active member of the Elder Abuse Council of Seattle/King County.

3 CEU’s for counselors, social workers, guardians, and LTC providers, $60.
** Multiple staff paying together = each receive $5 discount

Merrill Gardens Burien
15020 5th Ave SW
Burien, WA 98166
206-452-2216

Please click this link to register.

See attached flyer for further details.

November 18, 2017
3:00PM – 5:00PM

Public All Gender Swim

Medgar Evers Pool
500 23rd Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122

$2.00 per person
Children under 1-year-old free with parent or guardian

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
3:30PM – 6:30PM

An opportunity to learn more about elder abuse and how to help older adults.
Recognize the red flags of elder abuse, neglect and exploitation, and learn effective ways to talk with clients and families about it.
Understand your obligations as a mandated reporter (you are one), how and when to report, and what happens after a report.
Bonus: update from the Nov 1 WA State Elder Abuse conference.

Class taught by Karin Taifour, MA LMHC GMHS, who provides training for the county and state bar associations, guardian and GAL programs, Adult Protective Services, hospitals, clinics, mental health agencies, and social services providers as well as graduate level courses. She is an active member of the Elder Abuse Council of Seattle/King County.

3 CEU’s for counselors, social workers, guardians, and LTC providers, $60.
** Multiple staff paying together = each receive $5 discount

Merrill Gardens Burien
15020 5th Ave SW
Burien, WA 98166
206-452-2216

Please click this link to register.

See attached flyer for further details.

ON-GOING
Seattle Parks & Recreation
Aging with Pride
Programs for LGBTQ Adults 50+
to see sample Fall programs click HERE

To look for and register for future programs, click HERE

October 23, 2017
5:30PM – 7:30PM

Connect and Engage with Generations Aging with Pride (GAP) Seattle

The GAP Board of Directors would like to hear your ideas for the Seattle LGBTQ Aging community, as we approach our second anniversary. Over light refreshments we would like to discuss your goals, GAP goals, and how we can collaborate to shape the region’s response to this growing community.

Miller Community Center
330 19th Avenue East
Seattle, WA 98112

Part of the evening will be used to get your ideas of how to best serve our LGBT elders. We ask that you take a moment and indicate on our RSVP your areas of interest so we can plan accordingly.

Please RSVP Here

We hope you will join us to build the future for LGBTQ elders in Seattle!

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Monday, October 9, 2017
8:00AM – 5:00PM

Fabulous Aging Conference

This conference for Caregivers, Providers, Service Professionals, Adult Family Home, Assisted Living Facility, Skilled Nursing Facility, Case Managers, Social Workers and Home Care Agency Providers

will offer six 90-minute workshops to be repeated three times throughout the day, speakers, vendors and entertainment concerning diverse topics of concern around caring for and interacting with older LGBTQ clients.

Tukwila Community Center
12424-42nd Avenue South
Tukwila, WA 98168

Click HERE to register.

A box lunch will be served.
Light snacks will be available for some breaks.

Thursday, September 21, 2017
2:00PM – 5:00PM


Depression, delirium and dementia: Knowing the difference can be life or death!

Karin Taifour, MA, LMHC, GMHS, Aging Care Consultation Services, has provided training for hospitals, clinics, mental health agencies and social services providers and taught graduate level courses.

She will be teaching diagnostic tools, as well as prevention and treatment options, for depression, delirium and dementia in older adults. This course is accepted as three CEUs for Washington State licensed Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, and Licensed Social Workers.

Merrill Gardens at Burien
15020 5th Avenue SW
Burien, WA 98166

Cost: $50.00

Registration online: Aging Care Consultation Services

PLEASE SEE THE ATTACHED DOCUMENT FOR FURTHER IMPORTANT DETAILS

Thursday, June 8, 2017
6:00PM

Dr. Ronni Sanslo became an LGBT activist in the 1970s after losing custody of her children solely because she came out as a lesbian. The same state that stripped her children from her paid for her education due to her willingness to work with AIDS patients at the beginning of the epidemic. Her life journey took her into higher education where she created Lavender Graduation for LGBT students and their families, while also creating some of the first university-level LGBT centers in the US. She is the author of multiple publications, including her autobiography The Purple Golf Cart: The Misadventures of a Lesbian Grandma. The award-winning documentary Letter to Anita is based on Dr. Sanlo’s life.

Dr. Sanlo will be speaking on LGBT History to kick off Pride Month at

Burien Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
1031 130th Street SW
Burien, WA 98146
206-242-3213

light refreshments will be served

 
Saturday June 3, 2017

Aging the LGBTQ Way

9:30AM – Resource Fair
10:00AM – 5:30PM Forum

Seattle City Hall
601 Fifth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104

Hear Mayor Ed Murray and community leaders. Learn what the Aging with Pride: National Health, Aging, Sexuality and Gender Study produced by the University of Washington can tell us about Seattle. Consider the intersections between sexuality, gender, race, and social justice. Help inform with your own views about LGBTQ equity, respect, and inclusion; economic and housing security; social and civic engagement, and aging, health, and community services.

Lunch and afternoon appetizers are included at no cost.

Pre-register at www.surveymonkey.com/r/LGBTQforum060317. For more info, e-mail agefriendly@seattle.gov or visit Age Friendly Seattle on Facebook and Twitter.

For accommodations, language interpretation or childcare, contact:
Terry Ann at 206-386-1521 or agefriendly@seattle.gov

Sponsored by: Area Agency on Aging for Seattle and King County Aging and Disability Services; the City of Seattle Seattle Human Services Department, Seattle LGBTQ Commission, Seattle Office for Civil Rights and Seattle Parks and Recreation; Entre Hermanos; Gay City; Generations Aging with Pride; Ingersoll Gender Center; LGBTQ Allyship and POCAAN

For a copy of the flyer advertising this event click AgingTheLTBTQWay2017flyer

 
Wednesday March 22, 2017

This week, Mayor Ed Murray announced a series of age-friendly initiatives for the City of Seattle to address environmental, economic, and social factors influencing the health and well-being of older adults. The goal of these new initiatives is to increase social participation, racial equity and awareness of issues older adults face daily, while decreasing displacement. Mayor Murray set aside $200,000 in the proposed 2017 first quarter supplemental budget to support these initiatives.

Mayor Murray also committed to two community equity forums—one focused on the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender elders; the other on the needs of older women.

These new initiatives join other actions the City has taken in 2017, including:

• Entering a new agreement with the King County Assessor to increase enrollment in the City’s Utility Discount Program and the State’s Property Tax Exemption/Referral Program
• Partnering with King County Metro to increase usage of the Regional Reduced Fare Permits program
• Improving pedestrian environments and incorporating age-friendly criteria in the Pedestrian Master Plan
• Improving housing affordability by developing a regional housing action plan to assess senior housing needs.

Seattle joined the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities in July 2016.

Watch Mayor Murray’s announcement and learn more about age-friendly policies here.
http://murray.seattle.gov/mayor-murray-launches-age-friendly-initiatives/
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Hospice Demystiified
Speaker: Dorian King

Free seminar: “What is hospice?” “Who is hospice?”
Here is an opportunity to learn what this specialized care is truly about, and the many ways it can benefit our lives.

Come hear how hospice services can improve the quality of everyday life, and in many cases can even extend it.

Together, we will discuss hospice’s holistic approach, separate myth from truth, clarify eligibility requirements and coverage, and explore the many layers of this incredible health care benefit.

There will be ample opportunity for questions and sharing.

Light lunch served.

Regency Everett Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
5129 Hilltop Road
Everett WA 98203

Limited Seating: Please RSVP to Scott Ernst at 425-212-8965
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
10:00AM – 3:00PM

LGBTQ SENIORS RESOURCE FAIR

Find:
Groups and social activities
Help with utility bills and housing
Fitness programs and healthy eating
Help with changing military discharge status
Help with changing gender markers on IDs
AND MUCH MORE!!

Rainer Community Center
4600 38th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98118

If you need transportation help or have other questions, please contact Cheryl Brown in Seattle Parks and Recreation at 206-615-0619 or cheryl.brown@seattle.gov
Saturday, April 29, 2017
10:00AM – 3:00PM

LGBTQ SENIORS RESOURCE FAIR

Find:
Groups and social activities
Help with utility bills and housing
Fitness programs and healthy eating
Help with changing military discharge status
Help with changing gender markers on IDs
AND MUCH MORE!!

Northgate Community Center
10510 5th Avenue NE
Seattle, WA 98125

If you need transportation help or have other questions, please contact Cheryl Brown in Seattle Parks and Recreation at 206-615-0619 or cheryl.brown@seattle.gov
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
10:00AM – 3:00PM

LGBTQ SENIORS RESOURCE FAIR

Find:
Groups and social activities
Help with utility bills and housing
Fitness programs and healthy eating
Help with changing military discharge status
Help with changing gender markers on IDs
AND MUCH MORE!!

Miller Community Center
330 19th Avenue East
Seattle, WA 98112

If you need transportation help or have other questions, please contact Cheryl Brown in Seattle Parks and Recreation at 206-615-0619 or cheryl.brown@seattle.gov
Tuesday February 28, 2017 AND EVERY LAST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH

MAKE SOME NOISE!!!

A free monthly drum circle experience in West Seattle
for people with memory loss and their loved ones

We’ve all got rhythm—come find yours!
You’re invited to join the regular drum circle at
Providence Mount St. Vincent.
Drums provided, no experience necessary.
Enjoy lunch before or after in our Café if you like.

10:30AM — 11:00AM
Sunnyside 2
Providence Mount St. Vincent
4831 35th Avenue SW
Seattle, WA 98126

OR 1:00PM — 1:30PM
Neighborhood 2ndFfloor Apartment Lounge
Providence Mount St. Vincent
4831 35th Avenue SW
Seattle, WA 98126

Use visitor parking or street parking.

To register: Front Desk 206-937-3700
to confirm the day before or morning of

Questions: Martha Smith, Social Worker, 206-937-3701 ext. 28578

 

Thursdays March 30, 2017 – April 20, 2017
10:00AM – 12:00PM

Story Share & Sketch
A West Seattle story-telling and art-making experience for people living with memory loss

There are many stories in each of us! Explore a few of yours in this 4-week creative workshop. Led by skilled facilitators, reflect on and share a story from your life using art and drama. No experience necessary. Care partners welcome.

High Point Community Center
6920 34th Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98126

Register by 3/27: 206-615-0100, cayce.cheairs@seattle.gov
Friday, April 7, 2017

Discovery 2017
32nd Annual Alzheimer’s Regional Conference, Alzheimer’s Association Washington State Chapter

The staff and volunteers of the Alzheimer’s Association Washington State Chapter, our sponsors, exhibitors, and presenters offer you a day filled with dementia-specific, evidence-based information and education.

As the number of individuals and families touched by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias continues to increase dramatically, recognition and knowledge are the keys to hope and empowerment—and collaboration among providers and caregivers is essential for the delivery of care and support through reduction of stigma, early detection and diagnosis, dementia-capable long-term services and supports, and communities prepared to meet the needs of those affected.

We believe our Discovery Conference is an opportunity for you to learn and affirm, connect and confer, energize and visualize ways to enhance the lives of those you love and those you serve.

We hope you will join us for a day of Discovery!

Bob Le Roy
Executive Director

8:30AM – 4:00PM

Washington State Convention Center
705 Pike Street
6th Floor
Seattle, Washington 98101
USA

For more information pr to register, please click here.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Care Transitions: We’re All In It Together

On Wednesday, May 10, 2017, hospital and home health care administrators, discharge planners, nurses, physicians, pharmacists, policymakers, social service providers, community leaders, and consumers will gather in Des Moines, WA to discuss new ways to work together to decrease avoidable hospital admissions and health care utilization.
This is our sixth annual care transitions conference. We anticipate that 300 individuals—representing more than 75 organizations—will participate.
The focus of this year’s conference will be on developing a shared vision for patient- and family-centered transitions of care across the continuum. We encourage participation from stakeholders throughout King, Snohomish, Pierce, and Kitsap counties, while welcoming anyone engaged in improving health care quality and transitions of care. Last year’s conference drew participants from 11 states.

We anticipate providing learning and networking opportunities in the following areas:
• Fundamentals of Care Transitions—Participants will get up-to-speed on trends in transitions of care and what it means to be patient- and family-centered (e.g., understanding and managing relationships, effective team-based communication, social determinants of health, cultural competency, health literacy).
• Enhance Your Skills—Through engagement with regional leaders and their peers, participants will have the opportunity to discuss the most challenging aspects of today’s care transitions and enhance their ability to provide patient-centered, whole person care (e.g., care transitions for people experiencing homelessness, care transitions and behavioral health, crisis intervention, cross-setting coordination of palliative care).
• Transformation and Policy—Participants will learn about policy developments that are transforming transitions of care, reducing system fragmentation and duplication (e.g., behavioral health integration, 1115 waiver, value-based care).
• Innovation and Development—Participants will learn how innovations in service delivery and technology can improve patient, family and staff engagement. Participants will receive guidance on how to put ideas to action in their own organizations (e.g., managing moral distress and burnout, EHR/information management, emerging best practices or pilot programs).

Aging and Disability Services—the Area Agency on Aging for Seattle-King County—is the convening sponsor.
For more information, visit www.agingkingcounty.org/CTconference/.

Four Points by Sheraton Seattle Airport South
22406 Pacific Highway South 98198
Des Moines, Washington