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Improving aging services to LGBT* seniors (*Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & transgender)

Improving aging services to LGBT* seniors (*Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & transgender)

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  1. Social Work Social Development 2012 : Action and Impact Stockholm Sweden, 8-12 July 2012 Elizabeth Breshears, PhD, MSW, MEd, California State University Stanislaus Elise Sandoval, MSW, California State University Stanislaus Valerie Leyva, PhD, MSW, California State University Stanislaus Improving aging services to LGBT* seniors(*Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & transgender)

  2. LGBT Round Table San Joaquin County, CA • Raise awareness • Increase sensitivity & competence • Make aging services more LGBT friendly How one community is working to:

  3. Members Department of Aging AARP Commission on Aging Clergy CA Rural Legal Assistance Stonewall Democrats CSU Stanislaus Social Work Dept. Lavender Seniors of the East Bay

  4. World Prepares for an Ageing Population • 2011 Milestone: 1st U.S. Baby Boomers turn 65 • World > 60 double: 11- 22% between 2000-2050 • 605 M to 2B • LGBT Elders: a significant minority

  5. LGBT Elder Population - UNIQUE • Confluence of “isms” • Heterosexism • Ageism • LGBT experience • Pre-Post Stonewall

  6. Training for Care givers California’s Central Valley

  7. Accomplishments • 120+ attended day long training • Sponsored Gen Silent • Photo and narrative traveling exhibit “Love Makes a Family” • Local networking • Celebrate each triumph

  8. Training Agenda • Welcome (& pre-survey) • Letter to Mama • LGBT 101 • Making Services & Agencies more LGBT Friendly • Vignette Exercise • Long Term Care: special concerns • Legal Issues: What do we need to know to advocate? • LGBT Senior Panel • Closing, Raffle (& post-survey) Note: Each panel included an LGBT Senior in addition to “experts.” Lunch was provided to participants.

  9. Evaluation & Relationship to Social Work Education • Elise Sandoval , MSW LGBT Needs in Senior Housing Systems Multiple challenges • Health care • Affordable Housing

  10. Providers have: • Limited training • Limited awareness -- “hidden” population • Limited knowledge about LGBT senior population

  11. Thank you for your participation Contact: Liz Breshears ebreshears@csustan.edu