In addition to the everyday challenges of aging, aging LGBT people face an array of unique barriers and inequalities. The additional challenges to successful aging faced by LGBT elders are gaining visibility with the aging of LGBT Baby Boomers, who are the first generation of LGBT people to have lived openly gay or transgender lives in large numbers.
Lisa Holmes, Director of the Tompkins County Office for the Aging, will discuss needs and trends among older lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) adults in Tompkins County. She will discuss various initiatives that the Tompkins County Working Group on LGBT Aging has undertaken to meet these needs. Such initiatives include cultural competency training, educational programming, social networking events, "Share the Care" for the LGBT Community, and collecting oral histories of LGBT elders. “Take Away” refreshments will be offered.
Co-sponsored by the Department of Inclusion and Workforce Diversity, LGBT Colleague Network Group, and the LGBT Resource Center.
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