TRANSLATIONAL PRACTICE, EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Our Translational Practice, Education, and Training area of innovation focuses on promoting knowledge transfer from basic science and clinical trials to multigenerational practice, services, education, and policy. By translating evidence-based results into practice and policy settings, we disseminate lessons learned to ensure that programming and training strengthen communities and are culturally relevant. We partner with community members, scholars, students, service providers, and policymakers to ensure our work has real and measurable impact. Through strengthening prevention practices, we improve the health, well-being, and longevity across generations and communities.
The Healthy Generations Center Hartford Center of Excellences is an innovation hub, established in 2013 at the University of Washington School of Social Work and is part of the Goldsen Institute. This is one of the five original Hartford Centers established in Schools of Social Work across the country. Healthy Generations Center develops, implements, and evaluates evidence-based interventions to address the needs of underserved older adults, care partners, and families to improve their health, wellness, and longevity. The Center is distinguished by its focus on innovation and responsiveness to the changing to the aging and multigenerational nature of our society and built upon more than two decades of landmark research conducted at the University of Washington. Through interdisciplinary and inter-professional collaborations in practice, education and research, the Center promotes prevention, health promotion and healthy aging across the generations.
AgePRIDE (Promoting Resilience for Intergenerational Diversity and Empowerment) programs serve LGBTQ+ older adults, care partners, and families, across underserved communities. We develop, implement, and evaluate an array of evidence-based services and programs, including health promotion, social engagement, social services, and educational and cultural events. AgePRIDE provides resources, referrals and support to older adults and their families and circles of care for a range of services from housing support to dementia care. AgePRIDE works in community-based partnerships to support a cultural-affirming hub. Funded by King County, WA.
We provide support to LGBTQ+ adults 50 and older, and other underserved older adults and their families, with information and referrals to services ranging from housing supports to dementia care. If you are in need of services,
please call 206-543-2449 or email AgePrideCenter@uw.edu.
The Safe Home training program addresses the unique barriers that vulnerable older adults face in accessing the care they need in the state of Washington. Safe Home is the first evidence-based training program to address the needs of LGBTQ+, sexual and gender diverse minorities, and racial and ethnic minorities in 36 regional long-term care communities. Our skill-based trainings focus on ensuring that staff develop specific and transferable skills that will result in more inclusive care for health disparate, underserved populations. If you are interested in having our Safe Home training come to your nursing home, please fill out a request form or contact us at AgePrideCenter@uw.edu.
Legacy Letters offers opportunities for cross-generational bridge-building to help reduce social isolation and loneliness. Through the writing of stories about important life moments, the program enables older adults and other generations to share and connect over diverse experiences, histories, and perspectives. Participate as an individual or join us for one of our next facilitated 4-week sessions for a more in-depth intergenerational connection. Our next series is offered in partnership with the South East Seattle Senior Center for BIPOC older adults and youth starting in March. We are actively looking for older adults interested in sharing their life stories through Legacy Letters. If you are 55 years or older and interested, please contact us. All are welcome.
Join us for our free virtual weekly exercise class, “This Chair Rocks.” Enjoy a fun hour of chair work-outs where we’ll move through stretching, strengthening, and cardio exercises to help prevent falls, boost your mood, and improve endurance. Whether in-person or virtual, we’ll be ready to come together for a good time.
All are welcome. To join this no-cost class please email us at AgePridecenter@uw.edu or call 206-543-2449.
Our early-stage memory loss support group is a time for LGBTQ+ and allies experiencing memory loss who have limited support to connect with others about their shared experiences. For those with early-stage memory loss, living alone can come with a host of worries and this group is a time for connecting, sharing resources and mutual support, as well as laughter and conversation. Join our next 10-week session in Spring 2022. To join this no-cost group please email us at AgePridecenter@uw.edu or call 206-543-2449. All are welcome.
“There is a tremendous amount of acceptance by everyone and everyone has different ideas of what they are doing and resources to share- that’s helpful.”
– Program Participant
Registration: Contact us at AgePrideCenter@uw.edu or call 206-543-2449 to be notified about our next session.
“Now I know I’m not alone. There’s a big community at my back.” – Program Participant
Are you an unpaid caregiver in the LGBTQ+ and ally community caring for a friend or family member? Do you assist with transportation, medications, appointments, physical care, housekeeping, companionship, meals, managing finances, or more? Join us for Powerful Tools for Caregivers!
The Powerful Tools for Caregivers program is an evidence-based education program to help caregivers take better care of themselves while caring for a friend or family member. The series offers a range of tools for the caregiver’s “toolbox” on topics including self-care, emotion management, self-confidence, communication skills, stress reduction, and community resources. By taking care of your own health and well-being, you become a better caregiver. The program consists of six class sessions held once a week and led by two certified class leaders. Class participants are given The Caregiver Helpbook to accompany the class and provide additional caregiver resources.
Aging and Multigen Lunchtime Series is a bi-weekly, educational forum. The series showcases the latest innovations in aging, focusing on services that ensure culturally relevant care and improve health while building community for students. The series creates a bridge between students, alumni, elders, providers, and faculty. Email AgePrideCenter@uw.edu to receive the event Zoom link.