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.

Monday April 23, 2018
10:00AM – 11:00AM

Kenmore Senior Center
6910 NE 170th St
Kenmore WA 98028

and Tuesday April 3, 2018 as a part of the Sno-Valley Senior Center Health and Wellness Fair
1:00PM – 2:00PM

Sno-Valley Senior Center
4610 Stephens Avenue
Carnation, WA 98014

Lauren Williams, Certified Professional Organizer, Owner of Casual Uncluttering LLC, will present her Organizer on the Road Show.

Lauren has a portable demonstration of an organizing session, to let anyone get familiar and comfortable with the process. It’s a bin of items she and her clients often encounter in our sessions.

“The Organizer on the Road Show” is practical, educational and great fun. Lauren has an excellent sense of humor, and she gets my audience to laugh AND teaches them some tips to help them deal with their stuff.

You and your circle will learn organizing techniques, gain access to various reliable and qualified contractors, and be offered specialized instructional materials she has compiled from numerous sources on an assortment of topics from “how-to-prepare for a disaster” to “where do I donate _____?”

Here’s What People Have to Say About the Show
“I appreciated hearing from you about how to declutter more systematically. I especially appreciate the fact that you are professionally credentialed.

So thanks again for sharing your knowledge about how to re-home, and release items we no longer find as useful as they may once have been.”
— Gini P.

“My friends and I are still talking about how much of a difference Lauren made for us three weeks later.”
— Staci C.​


Wednesday, May 16, 2018
6:00PM – 8:00PM

Stages of Dementia and What to Expect

Prognosis, progression, and timeframe
Symptoms, care needs, and problems to watch for by stage.


Aegis at Callahan House
15100 1st Avenue NE
Shoreline, WA 98155

RSVP to 206-452-0285

Wednesday March 14, 2018
2:00PM – 5:00PM

Advance Care Planning: Exercises and Tools for Working with Older Adults

Deepen your understanding, empathy, and compassion for the decisions that aging adults and families face.
Add resources to your toolbox for supporting clients through the advance care planning and documentation process.

3 CEU’s (counselors/WMHCA, guardians/CPGB, LTC/DSHS)

Cost $60

To register, email

Jonathan Prescott, BCC BCCC BCPC

with Karin Taifour, MA LMHC GMHS

Merrill Gardens at Burien
15020 5th Avenue SW
Burien, WA 98166
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
6:00PM – 8:00PM

Maintain Meaningful Relationships
Let Go of Guilt

Class for family caregivers will cover:
Maintaining connection –  ways to spend time, activities you can do together
Changing relationships -spouses / partners, adult children, grandkids.
Less-Stress Celebrations –  make them more manageable for the person with dementia and less stressful
Resolving the guilt –  honoring your feelings, how to get ongoing support


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

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
9:00AM – 4:00PM

Mood Disorders In Older Adults

An in-depth view of how mood disorders present in older adults as well as considerations for treatment.

This class counts toward the education requirements for the WA state Geriatric Mental Health Specialist credential.

– 6 CEU’s (counselors/SW)

Cost $100

To register, visit:

Aegis on Madison
2200 East Madison Street
Seattle 98112

Thursday March 1, 2018
1:00PM – 3:00PM

Red Flags for Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation

Recognize the red flags of elder abuse, neglect and exploitation
Learn effective ways to talk wit clients and families about it
Understand if you are a mandated reporter and your obligations
Know how and when to report and what happens after a report

1.5 CEUs for counselors and social workers



Sponsored by the City of Enumclaw, the Enumclaw Senior Center and Farr Law Group

TO REGISTER, PLEASE call 360-825-4741 or email

Classes 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.

Karin Taifour, MA LMHC GMHS
Aging Care Consultation Services
P.O. Box 27612, Seattle 98165

Seattle Parks & Recreation
Aging with Pride
Programs for LGBTQ Adults 50+

To look for and register for future programs, click HERE