National Resource Center on LGBT Aging
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Our national training program has reached over 6054 people.

Here's what some recent participants have to say about our webinars:

"I thoroughly enjoyed this webinar. It was very informative. I cannot wait to share this with my fellow Ombudsmen!"

"I just wanted to say that I listened to a webinar today... It was great! I have attended many trainings on LGBT Aging and this was one of the best. The information was clear, well presented and really helped me understand the issues LGBT older adults are facing."

"Extremely helpful webinar. The presenter was clear and easy to follow. Thank you for such an informative webinar".


Here's what participants are saying about our in-person trainings:


"AAIG Staff would like to thank you for training us and other aging service providers on how to improve the services we provide to LGBT Elders. We learned so much. We look forward to future training opportunities"

Aisha C. Young, M.A. ADC
President & CEO, African Americans In Gerontology
Colorado Springs, Colorado

"Thank you for a great presentation. It was focused, interactive, organized and well delivered. The overall rating was excellent and all in attendance would be interested in attending further training on the issues surrounding the LGBT elders."

Nadia Allen
Executive Director, Mental Health Association in Orange County, Inc.
Middletown, New York

"I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the training that the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging did for NYSOFA. We are all so busy right now and I know that many of the people were not thrilled with giving up a full day for training. What was amazing was that everyone left there saying how much it was worth giving a full day to the training even though they knew the work that was waiting at their desk. That says a lot for the value of the content of the training and interaction with the group. There are such diverse personalities at NYSOFA and to hear everyone say - great training - was amazing."

Karen Iovino
Aging Services Program Analyst, New York State Office for the Aging
Albany, New York

"Thank you so much for providing us with the LGBT Training. We did an evaluation of our entire day and it received a rating of excellent. They were all glad to have had the training. I was very pleased with everyone's response. We have started to review the best practices provided in the training and will begin to implement some of them soon. I really do want to have you come back and do the LGBT Training again. This time for our cooks, nutrition site managers and our in-home aides."

Brenda J. Upton, M.A.
Executive Director, Isabella County Commission on Aging
Mt. Pleasant, Michigan

"Thank you so much for your excellent training yesterday. On behalf of our Louisville Mental Health and Aging Coalition, we thank you so much for your presence and leading us in our first LGBT aging training. It would be great to look ahead for the level 2 training in the days to come."

Noell L. Rowan, Ph.D.
Director, BSW Program and Assistant Professor
Kent School of Social Work at University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky

On behalf of the staff of CCCI, I wanted to warmly and enthusiastically thank you for your excellent presentation on LGBT Aging here at CCCI. I believe that this presentation made a real impact on the attendees and I think positive changes in our care management practice will follow as a result. We can't thank you enough!"

Julie B. Follo, RN, MSN, CMC
Educational Services Supervisor, Connecticut Community Care, Inc.
Bristol, Connecticut


Our robust evaluations indicate that participants in our four and eight hour trainings improve in several key areas:

Building Knowledge
Participants show a significant increase in knowledge about:

  • LGBT aging issues
  • Health and mental health issues of concern to LGBT older adults
  • Best practices necessary to make an environment safe and welcoming to LGBT older adults.

Changing Attitudes
Participants are more aware of common barriers experienced by LGBT elders in need of services and report higher levels of comfort with commons terms related to caring for LGBT older adults.

Developing Skills
Participants show an increase in their ability to identify and address potential bias against LGBT elders in their work.

Learn more about successes in our first year of training!