Specialty Associations

Organizations that provide information, education, counseling, and advocacy for specific diseases or conditions.


Our Resource Directory for LGBTQ older adults aims to help people looking for LGBTQ–welcoming services for themselves, a loved one or a client.  The Directory is not meant to endorse or guarantee the sensitivity of any provider. However, we do indicate which organizations and providers report having non-discrimination policies that specifically include sexual orientation (SO) and/or gender identity (GI). The Generations Aging with Pride logo  is indicated next to providers that have had one or more staff members attend our evidence-based training.

 

 

Burien Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

 

Contact:

Nichole Casado, Lynda Baldwin

Address: 

SOGI

Phone #:

206-242-3212 (facility), 

206-631-0222 (24/7 admissions)

1031 SW 130th St 

Burien, WA 98146

 

 

E-mail:

admissions@burienrehab.com

 

Ages

19+

 

 

ADA

Website/Social Media Page:

Languages:  

Transit

www.burienrehab.com

12+ languages & translation

Parking

 

Services provided: Advocacy, Alternative and Complementary Therapy, Caregiver Support, Case Management/Care Coordination, Community and Social Activities, Counseling partner with NAVOS mental health, Financial Planning (can help with Medicaid application), Food and Nutrition, Healthcare (Hospitals, Clinics, Health Centers), Hospice & Palliative Care, Housing, Information and Assistance, Specialty Associations (HIV care), Volunteer Opportunities

 

Summary:  Burien Nursing and Rehabilitation Center provides 24-hour skilled nursing and sophisticated rehabilitation services in a clean, comfortable, friendly and motivating environment. We believe the most effective way to provide compassionate care is to maintain high medical integrity, build a team spirit among staff and provide beautiful surroundings for our patients and their visitors. ALL our staff are given LGBT cultural competency training upon hire. Burien Nursing and Rehabilitation Center participates in the NW LGBT Senior Provider Network, has a close working relationship with the Madison Clinic and Bailey Boushay House.

 

 

 

 

Central Area Senior Center

 

Contact:

Dian Ferguson, Director

Address: 

SOGI

Phone #:

206-726-4926

500 30th Avenue S

 

 

E-mail:

dianf@soundgenerations.org

Seattle, WA 98144

Ages

50+

 

 

ADA

Website/Social Media Page:

Languages:  

Transit

www.centralareasrcenter.org

English, Spanish, Filipino

Parking

 

Services provided: Adult Day Services, Advocacy, Caregiver Support, Case Management / Care Coordination, Community and Social Activities, Counseling, Financial Planning, Food & Nutrition, Funeral/Cremation/End of Life Planning, Help at Home, Healthcare, Information & Assistance, Legal Assistance, Lifelong Learning & Arts, Specialty Associations, Transportation, Volunteer Opportunities

 

Summary:  As a program of Sound Generations, our mission and vision is to promote the emotional, social and physical well-being of older adults helping to create a just society where aging adults and those who care about them can live their best lives. CASC also serves as a neighborhood gathering place for non-profit, civic and PanHellenic organizations. You can find a rich diversity of neighborhood groups and participants who access the center on a daily basis. They participate in community meetings, attend wedding receptions, birthday parties, Green Dolphin Lounge, special events and Neighborhood Council meetings. On any given day reflected at the center is the full diversity of age, race, class, culture, gender and diversity of thought.

 

 

 

 

Eldercare Consulting LLC

 

Contact:

Patricia Throop, GCM

Address: 

SOGI

Phone #:

206-355-8965

2516 SW Portland Ct 

 

 

E-mail:

Pthroop@EldercareNW.com

Seattle, WA 98106

Ages

all

 

 

ADA

n/a

Website/Social Media Page:

Languages:  

Transit

n/a

www.EldercareNW.com

English, Limited ASL

Parking

n/a

 

Services provided: Advocacy, Caregiver Support, Case Management/Care Coordination (PRIMARY), Help at Home, Information & Assistance, Moving and Travel, Specialty Associations, Transportation

 

Summary:  Eldercare Consulting assists families and friends dealing with the challenges of an aging or ill loved one.  We work together to assess the concerns, develop a strategy and then work to solve them in a manner that allows the loved ones to be safe, happy and healthy.   Common issues we assist with include in-home care, transportation and advocacy to doctor appointments, communication with needed parties, errands, referrals to other professionals (doctors, lawyers, financial planners, repair staff…), transition to new housing, end of life issues and so much more.   
We understand the unique challenges associated within the LGBT community and are actively fighting for better awareness and services.

 

* We come to you! We recognize that your time is precious and travel may be difficult. We come to your home, office, or local coffee shop to best serve you.

 

 

 

Greater Seattle Business Association

 

Contact:

Louise Chernin

Address: 

SOGI

Phone #:

206-363-9188

400 E Pike St Ste 322

 

 

E-mail:

office@theGSBA.org

Seattle, WA 98122

Ages

all

 

 

ADA

Website/Social Media Page:

Languages:  

Transit

www.theGSBA.org

English, Spanish, German

Parking

 

Services provided:  Advocacy, Community and Social Activities, Specialty Associations, Volunteer Opportunities

 

Summary:  Our mission is to combine business development, leadership, and social action to expand economic opportunities for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community and those who support equality for all. We are a community resource and one-stop shop connector for the LGBT community. We often receive calls from LGBT seniors looking for referrals.

 

 

 

Lifelong AIDS Alliance

 

Contact:

n/a

Address: 

SOGI

Phone #:

206-957-1600

1016 E Pike Street

 

 

E-mail:

info@lifelong.org

Seattle, WA 98102

Ages

all

 

 

ADA

Website/Social Media Page:

Languages:  

Transit

n/a

www.lifelong.org

English, Spanish, 

Parking

n/a

 

translation services

 

 

 

Services provided:  Advocacy, Caregiver Support, Case Management / Care Coordination, Counseling, Food and Nutrition, Housing, Information and Assistance, Transportation, Volunteer Opportunities 

 

Summary:  Lifelong's mission is to empower people living with or at risk (of acquisition or transmission) of HIV, AIDS, and/or other chronic conditions to lead healthier lives. The agency is a Community Health Organization committed to assisting people living with chronic conditions that interfere with their quality of life, independence, and ability to fully participate in their community. 
Founded in 1983, Lifelong was forged out of the HIV/AIDS crisis—providing care, prevention and quality of life services to all individuals, regardless of age. Today, our HIV medical case management, wellness advocates and prevention services teams are trained to assist clients in: identifying and accessing resources; coordination of medical and treatment adherence support services; HIV counseling and testing, as well as pre-exposure prophylaxis (or PrEP / Truvada for HIV-negative folks); dental care; health insurance navigation and enrollment; financial resources; food and nutrition; housing and more. 

 

Lifelong’s food and nutrition program—Chicken Soup Brigade—is unique in our region as being the only clinically-focused, diagnosis-specific, meal and grocery operation. Lifelong also provides a wide array of other supportive, wrap-around health-related services to communities that face significant health disparities. Other conditions our case management, prevention, and food programs assist with or aid in the provision and coordination of services include: Diabetes, cardiovascular disease, renal disease, cancers, and multiple sclerosis.


We further serve as a community-based, policy and advocacy agency on issues related to health. 
Lifelong currently operates or coordinates services in 12 counties in Washington State: King, Snohomish, Whatcom, Skagit, Island, San Juan, Cowlitz, Wahkiakum, Clallam, Jefferson, Grays Harbor, and Mason.

 

 

 

Senior Center of West Seattle

 

Contact:

Lyle Evans

Address: 

SOGI

Phone #:

206-932-4044

4217 SW Oregon St

 

 

E-mail:

lylee@soundgenerations.org

Seattle, WA 98116

Ages

50+

 

 

ADA

Website/Social Media Page:

Languages:  

Transit

www.sc-ws.org

English

Parking

 

Services provided: Advocacy, Caregiver Support, Case Management/Care Coordination, Community and Social Activities, Counseling, Financial Planning, Food and Nutrition, Funeral/Cremation/End of Life Planning, Help at Home, Healthcare (Hospitals, Clinics, Health Centers), Information and Assistance, Legal Assistance, Lifelong Learning and Arts, Specialty Associations, Transportation, Volunteer Opportunities

 

Summary: The Senior Center of West Seattle strives to promote independence and life enjoyment by providing access to medical/legal services, community housing resources, lifelong learning opportunities and social events to keep seniors engaged in our community. 

 

We are a welcoming and inclusive Senior Center!

 

  • Rainbow Bingo! On the last Friday of each month.

  • 2nd Thursday out! Gathering A happy hour and social event afterwards- Theater, game night, movies.