ASA Briefing on LGBT Aging

Events Date
-
Time Zone
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time

Event Link

Event Location

Address 1
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community
Address 2
208 W 13th Street, Room 301
City
New York
State
NEWYORK
Zip
10011
Short Description

Join us at this special briefing highlighting cutting-edge practices, programs and policy initiatives and research that better address the unmet needs and lack of access to services for LGBT older adults, their families and communities.

Full Description

Along with the increasing diversity of the older adult population, the number of LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) older adults is growing rapidly. Recent research documents social, health, and economic disparities among these populations. To explore these issues, The American Society on Aging published the summer 2016 issue of Generations journal on “LGBT Aging.” Nearly two dozen articles showcased the cutting-edge practices, programs, and policy initiatives and research that better address the unmet needs and lack of access to services for LGBT older adults, their families, and communities. Responding to the increasing diversity in American society is an important step to promoting health and well-being of all older adults.

We invite you to join us at a (free) special briefing event to hear from ASA President & CEO Bob Stein, and our Guest Editor for the Summer 2016 issue, Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen, professor and director of Healthy Generations: Hartford Center of Excellence, at the University of Washington, Seattle. Fredriksen-Goldsen will moderate a panel discussion, featuring the following 6 experts who contributed to summer 2016 Generations:

  • Stephen Karpiak, Senior Director for Research & Evaluation, ACRIA, and Mark Brennan-Ing, Director for Research & Evaluation, ACRIA, Center on HIV and Aging
  • Aundaray Guess, Director of Programs, GRIOT Circle, and Katherine Acey, senior activist fellow at the Barnard College Center for Research on Women
  • Michael Adams, CEO, Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE)
  • Nancy Giunta, Associate Professor and the John A. Hartford Faculty Scholar, Silberman School of Social Work, Hunter College, University of New York

Event Agenda

9:00am−9:05am

Welcome

Bob Stein, ASA President & CEO

9:05am−9:30am 

Opening Remarks

Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen, Professor, University of Washington, Seattle, and Director, Healthy Generations: Hartford Center of Excellence, University of Washington; Guest Editor, Summer 2016 Generations

9:30am−10:45am Panel Discussion: LGBT Aging

Moderator: Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen 

Panelists:

  • Stephen Karpiak, Senior Director for Research & Evaluation, ACRIA, and Mark Brennan-Ing, Director for Research & Evaluation, ACRIA, Center on HIV and Aging
  • Aundaray Guess, Director of Programs, GRIOT Circle, and Katherine Acey, senior activist fellow at the Barnard College Center for Research on Women
  • Michael Adams, CEO, Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE)
  • Nancy Giunta, Associate Professor and the John A. Hartford Faculty Scholar, Silberman School of Social Work, Hunter College, University of New York
10:45am−11:15am    Audience Engagement: Questions & Answers 
11:15am−11:30am

Closing Remarks  

Michael Adams, CEO, SAGE