email terrihaaga@gmail.com

(425) 275.2791

Aging for Life

Aging for Life

(425) 275.2791

Upcoming Trainings

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The following trainings have been approved or are in the process of being approved for 6 hours of Continuing Education credits for Washington State Licensed Mental Health Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists and Licensed Clinical Social Workers. Case managers and other service providers are also welcome to attend. 


Classes offered qualify for the 100 hours of training required by the State of Washington for the Geriatric Mental Health Specialist certification.


All classes are taught at Aegis at Ravenna unless otherwise specified. Aegis at Ravenna continues to offer space in their assisted living and memory care community for these classes.


Aegis at Ravenna is located at 8511 15th Avenue NE, Seattle, WA 98115.

Please call (206) 696-7940 for more information about Aegis at Ravenna.


Class hours are from 9:00 am to 4:00pm. Each class costs $115.


A chef's choice buffet is available at the facility on the day of class for $15. If you want to buy this lunch, you need to pay the day of class.


If you would like to be on our email list for upcoming classes, please send email contact information to terrihaaga@gmail.com.

2019 Trainings

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September 11 - Placement and Levels of Care for Older Adults/ Working  with Family Caregivers  Providing Dementia Care        Instructor:   Betsy Zuber, MS, LMHC, GMHS


Part I Placement and Levels of Care for Elders  When is it time to get care for a loved one? Working with older adults and their families struggling with the difficult decisions of adding care or possible placement in a senior living facility can be complicated.  Discover the different levels of care that can be provided locally.  Learn about the placement options of senior living facilities and the different levels of care that each facility provides.  Common scenarios will be used as teaching tools, and helpful resources will be reviewed and provided to the attendees.


Part II Working with Family Caregivers  One of the most unexpected and hardest job is being a caregiver.  As a helper, you will be expected to handle different family dynamics, navigate complicated systems that provide resources and provide individualized care plans to clients and caregivers.  Learn about the issues complicating the caregiving role and the techniques that can be helpful to the dilemmas of care.  Case studies will be utilized for developing new skills. 


October 2 - Crisis Intervention with Older Adults: Practical Skills and Techniques 

 (CEU approval pending)

Instructors: Terri Haaga, MSW, LICSW, GMHS;  Nikki Yeater, MSW, DESC Mobile Crisis Team


In this course, the participant will learn practical skills and tools for dealing with older adults in a crisis situation, whether it be in their home, an office or in the community. Indicators of what constitutes a crisis, how to quickly assess a crisis situation, and what intervention strategies can be used will be discussed. Information will also be presented on what resources are available in the community and how to access them. Numerous case studies and examples will be utilized throughout the class.


November 6 - PTSD and Aging: What's the Connection? (CEU approval Pending)

Instructor: Kris Fredricksen, MSW, LICSW, GMHS, VA Hospital


PTSD can be the result of exposure to many contexts of trauma and requires skilled assessment and development of appropriate treatment interventions based on individual needs.  PTSD manifesting in the aging population requires understanding of the unique needs of older adults. This workshop will explore the symptoms of PTSD in the aging population, how PTSD is a memory disorder, assessment skills and tools considering specific barriers and evidence based treatment strategies.