As any other older adult, LGBT seniors face the typical challenges of aging. However, because of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity, they are at a higher risk for abuse, isolation, discrimination and exploitation. Therefore, LGBT seniors are five times less likely to access services than non-LGBT seniors, depriving them of the support they need.
This 1.5 hour informative and interactive training is designed to fill an educational gap for professionals who work with older adults; helping them to better understand key concepts, vocabulary and the many barriers faced by older adults in the LGBT community. Participants will gain the tools they need to confidently and comfortably work with and care for LGBT seniors. This program works to improve the quality of services delivered to LGBT seniors, thereby improving their quality of life.