Understanding the Older LGBT Community and its Unique Needs & Barriers

Start time
10:00 AM Pacific
End time
11:00 AM Pacific

Sponsored by Right at Home

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Includes 1 complimentary CE credit*

*This web seminar is approved for AoTA contact hours in addition to CEs approved for all ASA web seminars

If you require ADA accommodation to participate in this web seminar, please contact Steve Moore at your earliest convenience to make arrangements – smoore@asaging.org

Whether you realize it or not, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults are your clients or residents. Learn the unique issues facing these populations and how they affect LGBT older adults’ willingness to seek out services. This session will outline LGBT aging, describe the diversity of sexual orientations and gender identities, present findings from a recent needs assessment and identify actions you can take to make your practice more LGBT–culturally competent.

Participants in this web seminar will be able to:

  • Explain biological sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression;
  • Describe historical experiences that shape LGBT older adults’ lives;
  • Describe unique barriers faced by LGBT older adults; and,
  • Identify opportunities to support welcoming services for LGBT older adults.

Presenter:

paul%20blom2.JPGPaul R. Blom, M.Div., is owner and CEO of Right at Home Twin Cities. A locally and nationally known advocate for older adults, with his husband, Bob, Paul has since 2001 owned and operated Right at Home—In Home Care & Assistance for seniors in the Twin Cities.