Pierce County Human Services - Aging & Disability Resources

Sponsored by Pierce County Aging & Disability Resources
and Mid-County Community Center

Breakfast snacks provided by Spring Ridge Assisted Living and Memory Care


Thursday, February 7, 2019

8 - 9 AM

Mid-County Community Center

1025 44th Ave. E.
Tacoma, WA 98446


1) Introductions: Please include announcements about staff changes, new programs and other interesting “happenings” which will help keep your colleagues in the network informed.

  • Share your program brochures with other service providers.
  • Business card exchange – bring a “stack” to share.
2) ADR Updates
  • Aaron Van Valkenburg, Manager
    • ADR updates 
    • Legislative concerns
  • ADRC Events
3) Program: "LGBTQ Seniors and LTC Services"
Speaker: Cheryl Cristello, Pat McIntyre, ADR Advisory Board Members
There are over 3 million older adults in the U.S. who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. By 2030, that number will triple. For many, the prospect of long term care provokes fear and anxiety, forcing them to consider “going back into the closet” out of concern about mistreatment by other residents and staff. Many providers pride themselves on cultural sensitivity. But several recent surveys and government reports indicate that huge problems exist. Join the discussion as we explore LGBTQ seniors and LTC services in Pierce County.

For more information:

Bob Riler, Pierce County Aging & Disability Resources

Email: [email protected] 
Phone:  253.798.7384
Website: Aging & Disability Resources

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