AMDA's 2019 Annual Conference

SA14 - Aging and the LGBT Community: A Cultural Competency Training

Mar 9, 2019 2:30pm ‐ Mar 9, 2019 3:30pm


Description

This session will discuss the growing lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) older adult population. Participants will garner a baseline of knowledge about the aging LGBT population, increase their level of comfort with LGBT-related language, understand key issues this population faces, and leave with resources and best practices to create an affirming and welcoming environment.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Define LGBT and understand the differences between sex, gender, gender identity, and sexual orientation.
  • Garner a baseline of knowledge about the aging LGBT population.
  • Describe the impact of discrimination and stigma on an LGBT person's aging trajectory.
  • List resources and best practices to create an affirming and welcoming space for LGBT older adults.

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