The LGBT Aging Project offers a number of seminars and trainings for mainstream and LGBT community members, employers, service providers, caregivers and support networks. We also operate an LGBT seniors speakers bureau. If you would like more information about any of these programs, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 857.313.6590.
Community Education Seminars
Gay & Gray: What You Need to Know About Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Elders
The mainstream community has limited knowledge of the psychosocial, cultural, historical and economic issues facing LGBT elders. This seminar will explore some of the unique characteristics of this population; generational differences, similarities to mainstream aging, policy and planning issues for service providers, and suggestions for reaching this hard to reach population.
Caregiving 101: What you need to know about Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Caregivers
When does helping out turn into caregiving? A recent survey indicated that one in four midlife LGBTs provides care for a loved one parent/partner/spouse/friend/relative; in the general population, this percentage is only one in five. How does sexual orientation or gender identity impact caregivers, care recipients and their care? How can we help caregivers maintain a healthy balance between caring for others and caring for themselves?
Real People, Real Stories: The Lives of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Elders
Nothing educates an audience better than real people telling life stories. Members of our speakers bureau will share their life experiences with audiences who want to learn more about what life for older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people has been like and what it is like today.
Cultural Competency Training
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Elders: A Cultural Competency Training Program for Inclusion of LGBT Elders
This day long interactive training program gives participants the opportunity to learn more about LGBT issues. The goal is professional development — systemic change for the organization and increased professional skills for the individual. This is a one day training (five hours). It can be modified as a half-day training (two to four hours). For Cultural Competency training on an institutional or organizational level we recommend participating in our Open Door Task Force.
Senior Speakers Bureau
Join our team of older LGBTs who are willing to share their experiences with audiences who want to learn more about the lives of LGBT elders. Brief training provided, most presentations done jointly with LGBT Aging Project staff member.
To set up a presentation with our LGBT Senior Speakers Bureau, contact Bob Linscott or call (857) 313-6590.
If you are a interested in joining the LGBT Senior Speakers Bureau contact Bob at the above number.