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Educational Events for Families and Caregivers

Feb. 15: Considering a Move

Making Decisions, 

Handling Transitions 

Free class for family caregivers will cover: 

  • Making a difficult decision for your best solution.
  • Deciding on moving: where and when.
  • Preparing for moving:  how to talk about it, what to do in advance.
  • Moving day:  how to support yourself and your loved one, minimizing transition trauma.
  • Adjusting after the move:  what to expect, how to handle things.

February 15, Wednesday, 6-8pm

at Merrill Gardens Burien

15020 5th Ave SW, Burien, WA 98166


March 14: After a Move

Maintain Meaningful Relationships, 

Let Go of Guilt

Free 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 for you.
  • Resolving the guilt:  honoring your feelings, how to get ongoing support.

March 14, Wednesday, 6-8pm

at Merrill Gardens Burien

15020 5th Ave SW, Burien, WA 98166


May 16: Stages of Dementia

Free Seminar on Dementia Care

Stages of Dementia and What to Expect:

Prognosis, progression, and timeframe. 

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

** RSVP to 206-452-0285

May 16, Wednesday, 6-8pm

at Aegis Callahan House

15100 1st Ave NE, Shoreline, WA 98155

Family Caregiver Support

This series of 6 classes (90 minutes each) helps family caregivers take better care of themselves while caring for a family member or friend. 


ACCS plans to offer this class at no charge to caregivers, thanks to support from sponsoring organizations. 

To be notified of upcoming class series, enter your email below.

If your organization would like to sponsor a class series for your community, please email  

What people have said...

  • Extremely well presented and informative. Thank you!
  • Karin was engaging and informational!!
  • It supported what I am doing.
  • Very informative. 
  • Karin is a great speaker, and funny! She makes hard topics more enjoyable.
  • You were great. 
  • It was awesome!

Hear about future classes & events:

Trainings for Professionals

March 1 - in Enumclaw

Red Flags for Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation

Karin Taifour, MA LMHC GMHS

  • Recognize the red flags of elder abuse, neglect and exploitation
  • Learn effective ways to talk with 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

FREE 1.5 CEU's (for counselors/SW)

Sponsored by City of Enumclaw, Enumclaw Senior Center, 

and Farr Law Group.  

To register, call  360-825-4741 or email

March 1, Thursday, 1pm-3pm

in Enumclaw (location TBD)



March 7 - in Seattle

Mood Disorders In Older Adults

Karin Taifour, LMHC, GMHS

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.

$100 - 6 CEU's (counselors/SW) 

This class taught through Aging for Life. 

To register, visit:

March 7, Wednesday, 9am-4pm

at Aegis on Madison

2200 E. Madison Street, Seattle 98112


March 14 - in Burien

Advance Care Planning:  

Exercises and Tools for Working with Older Adults

Jonathan Prescott, BCC BCCC BCPC

with Karin Taifour, MA LMHC GMHS

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.

$60:  3 CEU's (counselors/WMHCA, guardians/CPGB, LTC/DSHS)

To register, email

March 14, Wednesday, 2-5pm

at Merrill Gardens Burien

15020 5th Ave SW, Burien, WA 98166


April - TBD

Ethics and Empathy: 

Working Effectively with Older Adults

Jonathan Prescott, BCC BCCC BCPC

with Karin Taifour, MA LMHC GMHS

$60:  3 CEU's pending

To register, email

Date/location TBA


What professionals say about our trainings...

There was a real range of backgrounds and experience in that group, and I appreciate how you tried to tailor it to be meaningful to the whole group.


I enjoyed your class.  I plan to attend more of your trainings in the future!

Good pace, interesting 

examples helped in learning. 


I enjoyed your class and 

your style! Thank you! 


It was a good group and informative class. 

The half day... works great for me as it's so hard to get time off, & my attention span dwindles in day long trainings.


Karin is excellent, superb, fantastic!