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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