Opioid Dependence in Older Adults

New educational resources:

Aging Innovation Award

Our Primary Care Liaison role working to create community-clinic linkages to optimize the care of older adults was 1 of 16 programs accepted for N4A’s Aging Innovation Award. Congratulations Allison and Melissa!

Now Online: Geriatric Healthcare Lecture Series

Help your geriatric population achieve optimum health. Learn the latest tips, treatments and guidelines for improving health in older adults in these new lecture series. These easy-to-use courses let you watch one lecture or the entire series. Earn 1.5 contact hours per lecture. Watch and earn up to 30 contact hours.

Our Mission


We’re a federally funded regional center that conducts inter-professional education and training programs to improve the primary care of older adults in the Northwest United States.

Our mission is to lead the Pacific Northwest in optimizing primary care of older adults through collaborative education, traineeships, client engagement, and enhanced community-clinical linkages.

Our Values

  • Collaboration – collaborating with partners in communities and clinical settings and bridging these two worlds.
  • Client Engagement – fostering knowledge, skill, and confidence of patients (and their family and caregivers) to manage their personal health and care.
  • Equity – focusing on vulnerable groups (rural, underserved, diverse, and disadvantaged populations) to improve health and reduce disparities amongst older adults.

Our Goals

  • Develop clinical training environments integrating geriatrics and primary care.
  • Develop providers who can address the needs of older adults.
  • Deliver community-based programs that provide patients, families and care-givers with knowledge and skills to improve health outcomes and quality of care for older adults.
  • Provide Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) education to families, caregivers, direct care workers and health professions students, faculty, and providers.

About Us

We are an interdisciplinary team dedicated to improving the care of older adults

Our Activities

We offer geriatrics education & training  to improve the care of older adults

Primary Care Liaison

A new Area-Agencies-on-Aging based position aimed at improving community-clinic linkages


News and announcements about upcoming lectures

Our Partners

Department of Veteran Affairs Logo

The VA Puget Sound Health Care System proudly caring for older adults who served.

Area Agency on Aging & Disabilities of Southwest Washington

Services for seniors, adults with disabilities and their caregivers living in Clark, Cowlitz, Wahkiakum, Skamania, and Clickitat counties.

Aging and Disability Services (Area Agency on Aging for Seattle and King County)

The Area Agency on Aging providing services for older adults, family caregivers and people with disabilities in Seattle and King County.

Qualis Health Logo

One of the nation’s leading population health management organization.