As we head toward the holidays, we wanted to reach out to make sure there were a few WASHAA items on your radar.  Please read our e-newsletter and we hope you can make the Dec 6 Networking Meeting - it will be a great way to celebrate!

Here's to your good health,


Robin Shapiro
WASHAA Board Chair
We are growing our community of professional and supporter members and want to make it easy for you to join.  Membership in WASHAA helps ensure that you can take advantage of our events and activities at special discount prices.  If you believe that WASHAA is valuable in the community, don't put off joining -- Click here for this special offer  -- but don't wait!

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Join Our Next Networking Meeting 4 pm - December 6

Join experienced advocates working in the Northwest who are interested in sharing success and challenges in working in the field for networking, light hors d'oeuvres and beverages. Ever thought it might be nice to partner with another advocate to cover client load or be a back up to cover for you when you travel? Are you considering a job in health or patient advocacy and want to learn more about what the field is all about? Join advocates and other professionals who support advocates and patients for a peer-to-peer sharing event. Bring your questions, challenges and successes.   

Once last thank you to our SILVER and BRONZE Sponsors from our Annual Meeting!


Senior Independent Living and Assisted Living Communities 

in the Greater Seattle Area

Era Living offers eight premier retirement communities in the Seattle and greater Seattle area. Enjoy a warm and vibrant lifestyle, a vast array of amenities, elegant dining rooms with in-house chefs, rich programming, and compassionate Independent Living and Assisted Living care, as well as Skilled Nursing and Memory Care at select communities.  For more information:


The Estate Planning attorneys at Stoel Rives LLP understand that estate planning is much more than preparing legal documents. While we offer sophisticated estate planning advice, we also help clients and their families define their values, end-of-life preferences and choices for treatment options so that their wishes will be honored.
Our attorneys understand that an effective estate plan addresses the challenges of family dynamics and changing tax laws in an efficient and easy-to-understand way. Working as a team with our clients and trust and probate administrators, we also provide the guidance and assurance needed to allow trustees and personal representatives to perform their duties with confidence. The lives and interests of our clients are diverse, and we work with each client to provide tailored solutions that bring together divergent interests, minimize tax liability and reduce opportunities for conflict.  
We provide counsel on:
  • End-of-life planning
  • Estate planning
  • Estate and trust administration
  • Personal income, business, gift and estate tax planning
  • Charitable giving and philanthropic planning
  • Fiduciary litigation, including will and trust contests and claim disputes 

Learn more about Stoel Rives LLP and our full range of services at


Kline Galland supports individuals in every phase of life  every day, in every way, for every one . We are honored to be known as the community's  Single-Source Senior Care Resource .  For more information visit:

We are a system of passionate providers focused on partnering with you to simplify health care. With 50 hospitals, 829 clinics and hundreds of locally driven programs, we are improving the health of communities we serve, especially the poor and vulnerable.  For more information, visit:

Although WASHAA speakers can give presentation on many topics, here are a few of our popular presentations: 
  • Advance Care Planning (Just added in partnership with Honoring Choices)
  • Taming Your Medicine Cabinet (New in 2019!)
  • The ABCS of a Successful Doctor Visit
  • Patient Know More...Patient No More!
  • The Emerging Field of Health Advocacy 
  • Safe & Sound in the Hospital: A Short Course in Patient Safety 
  • Volunteer Health Advocate Training: Understanding the Role & Skills to Be Effective
To schedule a speaker for your community, please submit your request here:

Have a topic you wish we offered? Let us know - let's talk!
Do you have something you would like to share with the WASHAA community?

Please submit ideas to 

Washington State Health Advocacy Association
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