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Upcoming Event: May 10th, 2018 6:00-8:00 pm
Gen Silent Film Screening and Panel Discussion
ElderSource Institute is hosting a screening of the critically acclaimed documentary, Gen Silent. For a year, Director Stu Maddux followed the lives of six LGBT elders in the Boston area as they answered the question, “How much would they leave behind in order to be safe in the long-term health care system?” Their stories became the fabric of Gen Silent. Join us in the viewing of Gen Silent as we gain insight into how oppression through the years affects lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender seniors as they grow older and are faced with decisions of care in their later years. Following the documentary, a panel of experts will discuss what it means to be an LGBT elder in today’s society and discuss what progress has been made and what more is needed to ensure that LGBT elders receive care in environments that are safe and welcoming.
This event is free but space is limited!
April 13, 2017- Community Conversation Event
“The LGBT Lens: Challenges and Issues in LGBT Caregiving.”
On April 13th, ElderSource Institute hosted a very important Community Conversation Event,“The LGBT Lens: Challenges and Issues in LGBT Caregiving.” Darnell Smith opened up this conversation as our emcee, bringing attention to the unique challenges for caregiving within the LGBT community. Our keynote speaker, Chris MacLellan, presented his experience as a caregiver, sharing his Pulitzer Prize nominated documentary, “In Sickness and In Health: A Couple’s Final Journey,” about him and his partner during the last year of his partner’s life. During our panel discussion Toula Wootan, Evin Willman and Clay Meux joined the conversation answering challenging questions surrounding legal and financial challenges, resources available to caregivers in the community, as well as legal and social parameters around family of origin vs family of choice.
Thank you to our event sponsors