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NEW LGBT Cultural Competency Training

The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging provides a suite of in-person and online trainings for all levels of staff and volunteers. These trainings assist you in learning the best ways to create an inclusive, safe, and welcoming environment for your LGBT older adult population. MORE >


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Read more: Aging / General Issues, Culturally Competent Care and Training, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
NEW Volunteer Education Ambassadors

Volunteer Education Ambassadors are are available to come to your community and give an introductory presentation about LGBT aging issues. MORE >


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NEW Howard Brown Health Center

Howard Brown Health Center delivers multiple health and social services to the LGBT population in Illinois. The Nurses HEALE project is a cultural competency training, funded by a HRSA grant, to provide training to medical professionals in Illinois. MORE >


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Servicios Inclusivos Para Personas Mayores LGBT

Esta guía se desarrolló para ayudar a los proveedores de servicios a entender las barreras especiales que enfrentan las personas mayores LGBT, así como las muchas maneras para mejorar y ampliar la continuacion de la atención médica y los servicios disponibles. MORE >


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Dr. Tim R. Johnston Radio Interview

Dr. Tim R. Johnston, Manager of Education and Training for SAGE’s National Resource Center on LGBT Aging, was interviewed on Philadelphia WWDM-AM Talk 860 by Rabbi Richard Address for the show Boomer Generation. MORE >


Read more: Aging / General Issues, Culturally Competent Care and Training, Transgender, Aging Providers, LGBT Organizations, LGBT Older Adults

 
Improving Aging Services for LGBT Veterans

This fact sheet gives information on current (as of April 2014) information on LGBT veterans' benefits and concerns. MORE >


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Study of Health Centers and Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Questions

In order to better understand how a diverse group of people would respond when these questions are asked, several hundred patients at four health centers across the United States were surveyed about asking sexual orientation and gender identity questions in their health centers. This publication summarizes the results of this study. MORE >


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UK Care Home Survey

Based on a non-random survey of 189 staff in residential homes for older people in England, this three-page document provides a summary of staff's attitudes, knowledge and practices in relation to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans residents. MORE >


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Silver Lining Resource Guide - Colorado

This guide provides an extensive list of resources, subdivided by category, to assist the LGBT elders of Boulder, Colorado in accessing LGBT-friendly services. MORE >


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Q&A with Linda Levin

This Q&A with the Linda Levin, the Executive Director of ElderSource, highlights what her aging services agency is doing to create better services for LGBT older adults in Florida. MORE >


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Equal Access to Quality Health Care for Transgender Patients

Creating Equal Access to Quality Health Care for Transgender Patients: Transgender-Affirming Hospital Policies is designed to assist hospitals to not only align with the best practices in the field for transgender patients but also to comply with legal and regulatory mandates. MORE >


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Optimizing LGBT Health Under the Affordable Care Act

This brief explains how the Affordable Care Act will benefit LGBT Americans, particularly through better data collection, stronger nondiscrimination policies, a new essential health benefits standard and other insurance reforms, and coverage expansions. MORE >


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Residents' Rights and the LGBT Community

In recognition of Residents' Rights Month and National Coming Out Day, the National Long-Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center released a new consumer fact sheet titled produced by NORC in collaboration with the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging and Lambda Legal about LGBT residents rights in nursing home. MORE >


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Needs of LGBT Older Adults in San Francisco

This report examines results of a survey of more than 600 LGBT older adults in San Francisco in 2013. MORE >


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Talk Radio Episode featuring Hilary Meyer

This is an episode of the Blog Talk Radio 30-minute show "Be A Healthy Caregiver" featuring guests Hilary Meyer, Director of SAGE’s National Resource Center on LGBT Aging and Tom Duffy, from Secret Garden. MORE >


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A Practical Guide to Collecting Data on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

This guide helps service providers learn how to ask questions about sexual orientation and gender identity to older adults in safe and respectful ways. MORE >


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Identifying and Assisting LGBT Elder Abuse Clients: A Guide for Abuse Professionals

This comprehensive article, written for abuse professionals, discusses warning signs for LGBT elder abuse. MORE >


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Advocating for LGBT Long-Term Care Consumers: Resources for Long-Term Care Ombudsmen

This webinar introduces long-term care ombudsmen to the needs of LGBT residents of nursing facilities. MORE >


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Why Should Your Aging Organization Request a Cultural Competency Training?

NRC Certified Trainer, Doreen Bermudez, explains why an Aging organization should have a cultural competency training by the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging. MORE >


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Why Should Your LGBT Organization Request a Cultural Competency Training?

NRC Certified Trainer, Doreen Bermudez, explains why an LGBT organization should have a cultural competency training by the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging. MORE >


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La Importancia de Obtener un Entrenamiento

La Importancia de Obtener un Entrenamiento Para Trabajar con Personas Mayores LGBT MORE >


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Providing Quality Care to LGBT Clients with Dementia

A practical guide out of the U.K. for health care providers working with dementia patients to become aware of clients' sexual orientation or transgender identity and how to address the specific needs of these clients. MORE >


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Federal Nursing Home Reform Act Video

Natalie Chin from Lambda Legal Talks About the Federal Nursing Home Reform Act. MORE >


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NRC teaches LGBT cultural competence

This article describes the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging's cultural competency training using a case study in culture shifts from Lexington, Kentucky. MORE >


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NRC's Cultural Competency Training Results

This document highlights results from an evaluation of the trainings delivered between February 2011 and February 2012. MORE >


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Welcoming LGBT Elders in Long Term Care

As long as there have been nursing homes, there have been residents living in them who are LGBT. MORE >


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Top 10 Ways to Begin Creating LGBT Safety & Inclusivity for Aging Services

A handy list of tips for aging service providers on creating LGBT-affirming programs and agencies. MORE >


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PlainViews: Special Issue Focuses on the LGBT Health

This newsletter, published by HealthCare Chaplaincy, focuses on LGBT issues from the chaplaincy and palliative care disciplines. MORE >


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Improving the Lives of Transgender Older Adults

This publication addresses the concerns of transgender older adults on issues such as financial security, health and overall well-being. MORE >


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I Have a Transgender Client

This fact sheet for service providers of older adults provides answers to commonly asked questions regarding transgender clients. MORE >


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Long-term Services & Supports for Transgender People

This article discusses the policy implications of the growing number of transgender older adults and the need for increased long-term services and support for this marginalized population. MORE >


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Top Health Issues for LGBT Populations Information & Resource Kit

This publication, by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, informs health care providers and prevention specialists about the health experiences of LGBT populations. Understanding the health issues of LGBT individuals is a significant step in improving access to care and the quality of behavioral health services. MORE >


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Standards of Care

The goal of this publication is to provide clinical guidance for health professionals to assist transsexual, transgender, and gender nonconforming people with safe and effective pathways to achieving lasting personal comfort with their gendered selves, in order to maximize their overall health, psychological well-being, and self-fulfillment. MORE >


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Transgender 101: Serving Gender Variant Crime Victims

Fast-paced, 90-minute webinar that focuses on basic transgender information. MORE >


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A Practical Guide to Creating Welcoming Agencies

This publication highlights practical tips and suggested actions to help create inclusive and welcoming services for LGBT older adults. MORE >


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Waking Up: LGBT in Old Age

This essay, written by (then) 78-year-old Ellen Ensig-Brodsky, describes her personal journey of encountering issues related to LGBT aging as a long-term care surveyor. As a result, Ensig-Brodsky helped create the Pride Senior Network, an organization aimed at providing LGBT older adults with a wide range of services. MORE >


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Q&A with Boulder County Area Agency on Aging

This interview with Nancy Grimes and Emily Lewis of the Boulder County Area Agency on Aging (AAA) highlights their successes in implementing LGBT-specific programs in the Boulder County AAA. Such programs include the cultural competency training program Project Visibility, a social support group Rainbow Elders, and a LGBT older adult resource guide entitled the Silver Lining Directory. MORE >


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How To Gather Data on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Clinical Settings

This publication addresses the issue of how to obtain sexual orientation and gender identity data in clinical settings. It provides guidance on how to ask questions on patient registration forms and how clinicians can ask questions during medical visits. This second brief addresses concerns about confidentiality with EHRs and other potential barriers to collecting data on LGBT identity. MORE >


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Why Gather Data on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Clinical Settings

This publication explains how gathering data on sexual orientation and gender identity in clinical settings will help understand lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) health disparities, and how it is consistent with key recommendations in Healthy People 2020, the 2011 Institute of Medicine report on LGBT health issues and research gaps, and the Affordable Care Act. MORE >


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LGBT Guidelines for Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals

This publication includes the hospital guidelines as mandated by the Department of Health & Human Services regarding hospital visitations and designation of a health care representative pertinent to the LGBT population. MORE >


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Webinar: National Resource Center on LGBT Aging - Training, Website Review and more

This American Society of Aging webinar highlights federal policy and successes related to LGBT aging including some of the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging's highlights. MORE >


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Disparities and Resilience among LGBT Older Adults

This publication is the first national federally-funded project to examine LGBT aging and health. It documents significant health disparities impacting LGBT older adults as they age, including disability, physical and mental distress, victimization, discrimination, and lack of access to supportive aging and health services. MORE >


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Housing & Services: A Critical Combo

Openhouse is opening their first senior housing facility. In order to ensure that LGBT older adults in San Francisco area remain independent and not go back into the "closet," it is important to create housing options for them. However, with providing shelter it is important to also have supportive services for them so that they continue to engage within the community. This article explores these issues. MORE >


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Building Housing for LGBT Older Adults

In this webinar, Seth Kilbourn of Openhouse and Sheila Moore of Gay and Lesbian Elder Housing (GLEH) provide insight on the specific needs of LGBT older adults and outline two models that combine affordable housing and senior services for LGBT seniors. MORE >


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Advancing Effective Communication for LGBT Patients

This guide, published by The Joint Commission, contains a compilation of strategies, practice examples, resources, and testimonials designed to assist hospital staff in improving quality of care by enhancing their efforts to provide care that is more welcoming, safe, and inclusive of LGBT patients and families. MORE >


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An HIV/AIDS Trainer's Perspective

The top 12 issues trainers, educators and service providers should consider when talking about HIV/AIDS and older adults. MORE >


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Tips on Caregiving for HIV+ Loved Ones

Caring for a partner or loved one with advanced HIV/AIDS can be difficult for both patient and caregiver. Here are some tips to ease the difficulty. MORE >


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Injustice at Every Turn

Through a partnership with several organizations, the purpose of the National Transgender Discrimination Survey was to measure the experiences of discrimination within the transgender community. The results show that transgender people faced bias that affects all areas of life. MORE >


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LGBT Affordable Housing and Alternatives, Part II

This podcast (part 2 of 2) includes community based alternatives to LGBT-focused housing options such as homesharing and Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities. MORE >


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Good training, good care

Article on the importance and need for LGBT training for aging services providers. MORE >


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An Ally's Guide to Terminology

Designed for new allies who want to support LGBT Americans but often face an array of confusing terminology and language, this short guide offers an overview of essential vocabulary, terms to avoid, and a few key messages for talking about various issues. MORE >


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HIV Turns 30 - Presenter Doreen Bermudez

AoA Webinar: Positive Aging: HIV Turns 30 - presentation from Doreen Bermudez. MORE >


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LGBT Long-Term Care Issues

LGBT elders in long-term care facilities (along with their families and friends) need to know their rights and the red flags of mistreatment. The aim of this article is to give the current state of affairs, outline some forms of discrimination that LGBT elders face in nursing homes, and discuss some ways we can fight this mistreatment. MORE >


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Integrating LGBT Older Adults into Aging Policy and Practice

The National Academy on an Aging Society teamed up with SAGE to publish this edition of the Public Policy and Aging Report discussing a number of different policy areas as they relate to LGBT aging. MORE >


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Asuntos del Cuidado a Largo Plazo Para Personas LGBT

Las personas lesbianas, gay, bisexuales y transgénero (LGBT) de más edad que viven en centros de cuidado a largo plazo (y sus familiares y amigos) deben conocer sus derechos y las señales del maltrato. Este artículo delinea los tipos de discriminación a los que pueden estar sujetos las personas LGBT de más edad en centros de envejecientes, como también varias maneras de atacar el problema. MORE >


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NRC Certified Trainers

This document contains a list of all National Resource Center on LGBT Aging certified trainers. MORE >


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REALIDADES DEL CUIDADO A LARGO PLAZO

Lo que los cuidadores necesitan saber sobre el cuidado a largo plazo, desde quién lo ofrece hasta lo que cuesta. MORE >


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CÓMO CONTRATAR SERVICIOS DE CUIDADO EN EL HOGAR

Antes de decidirte por el cuidado en el hogar, piensa en lo que necesitas y en cómo encontrarlo. MORE >


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LGBT Older Adults in Long-Term Care Facilities: Stories from the Field

This publication highlights that many LGBT older adults experience regular discrimination in long-term care facilities. MORE >


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Stories from the Field

This excerpt from LGBT Older Adults in Long-Term Care Facilities: Stories from the Field discusses legal rights and responsibilities of LGBT older adults. MORE >


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Find LGBT-Affirming Services

Nervous about paid care services? Here’s what you can do to hire the supportive, friendly care provider who’s right for you. MORE >


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Hiring Home Care

Before you decide on home care, figure out what you need and how to find it. MORE >


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Long-Term Care Facts

What caregivers need to know about long-term care, from who provides it to how much it costs. MORE >


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Clip from Gen Silent: Lawrence Discusses Caregiving

Lawrence discusses unexpectedly becoming a caregiver for Alexandre, his partner of 38 years. A special thank you to director Stu Maddux for permission to use this clip. MORE >


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Clip from Documentary Gen Silent: Fear of Hostile Home Care Workers

Lawrence describes his partner Alexandre’s fear that paid home care providers will know that they are gay. A special thank you to director Stu Maddux for permission to use this clip. MORE >


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Hilary Meyer on Caregiving

Hilary Meyer, Director of the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging, discusses issues facing LGBT older adults, especially as they relate to caregiving. MORE >


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Answers to Your Questions about Transgender People

This publication is a fact sheet, written in a Q&A format, about transgender issues, differences between sex and gender, types of discrimination transgender people may face, ways to be supportive of trans friends or family, and a significant listing of resources and places to seek out more information. MORE >


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Ready to Serve? The Aging Network and Older LGB and T People

This report presents findings from a nationwide survey of Area Agencies on Aging on their current work with LGBT older adults and their capacity to meet the specific needs of LGBT older adults. MORE >


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Supporting Direct Care Workers in Caring for Aging LGBT Individuals

This brief provides a succinct overview of the challenges that LGBT older adults face when attempting to access direct care services, and recommends concrete actions that lawmakers, administrators and direct care workers can take to effect permanent changes in public policies and attitudes that will improve long-term care for LGBT older adults. MORE >


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Q&A with Cathy Croghan of Training to Serve

Cathy Croghan, a geriatric community health advocate and board member of Training to Serve, recently shared the following information with Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging (MAAA) about caregiving issues of importance to older LGBT persons. MORE >


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Keeping Aging LGBT Elders Well-Served

This article features information regarding the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging and its director, Hilary Meyer. It describes the need for LGBT aging services, challenges that face LGBT older adults, and Meyer's overall vision for the National Resource Center. MORE >


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Webinar: Technical Assistance Resource Center

The American Society on Aging (ASA) presents a webinar on the challenges facing LGBT older adults, and existing solutions, such as the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging. This recorded webinar was originally a presentation of the American Society on Aging (ASA), and is available here by permission. MORE >


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LGBT Older Adults and Exclusion from Aging Programs and Services

This brief details LGBT older adults' reluctance to access mainstream aging service providers and programs, which can increase their sense of social isolation, as well as the delay in seeking medical treatment, ultimately impacting their mental and physical health. Note: This publication was created before the June 2013 US Supreme Court decision overturning Section 3 of DOMA, so some information contained herein may no longer be applicable. MORE >


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LGBT Older Adults and Inhospitable Health Care Environments

This brief details the hostility or discrimination LGBT older adults might face in professional care settings, and the uneven knowledge and enforcement of Non-Discrimination Acts in public accommodations and housing. MORE >


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LGBT Needs and New York State

This assessment of LGBT Health and Human Service Needs in New York State was designed to examine existing data sources, identify gaps in data and collect original data in order to establish the most pressing needs and gaps for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) non-HIV health and human services in New York State. MORE >


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Opening the Door to the Inclusion of Transgender People

This guide will provide practical ideas for how LGBT organizations can take concrete steps to providing a more welcoming environment for transgender people. It will also directly address the challenges and opportunities that arise in this process. MORE >


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10 Tips for Working with Transgender Individuals

This tip sheet is intended for health care providers to become more culturally competent in working with transgender individuals. MORE >


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Ombudsman Locator

The National Long-Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center provides a listing for every state's ombudsment. Long-term care ombudsmen are advocates for residents of nursing homes, board and care homes and assisted living facilities. MORE >


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LGBT Elder Initiative

The LGBT Elder Initiative (LGBTEI) is committed to assuring that LGBT older adults have rights and opportunities to live vibrant, creative and mutually supportive lives. To achieve this vision, the mission of the Delaware Valley LGBT Elder Initiative is to foster and advocate for services and resources that are culturally competent, inclusive and responsive to the needs of LGBT elders in the Delaware Valley and beyond. MORE >


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Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Gerontology

Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Gerontology offers a course titled "LGBT and Aging" which is an introduction to studying cultural competence, cultural humility and the aging Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community. MORE >


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