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10.01.2014
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LGBT older people face the same challenges of aging as their heterosexual and cisgender peers, but many LGBT older people do not seek out the services and health care they need for fear of encountering aging providers who are not aware of their issues, or who might even be hostile.

As a service provider, you may be asking how you can best support the growing numbers of LGBT older adults in your community. SAGE's National Resource Center on LGBT Aging offers groundbreaking cultural competency trainings to help staff at community-based organizations, senior centers, and health care facilities to better serve LGBT older adults.

National Resource Center on LGBT Aging

At SAGE's National Resource Center on LGBT Aging, we often hear from organizations that work with older adults—and LGBT organizations who work with younger populations—that they are open to working with LGBT older adult clients but are not sure of how to provide the best possible services.

We have developed a suite of in-person and online trainings in collaboration with experts in many organizations appropriate for all levels of staff and volunteers, to assist you in learning the best ways to create an inclusive, safe, and welcoming environment for your LGBT older adult population. Visit the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging online here.

In New York City

Through SAGE's National Resource Center on LGBT Aging, we offer trainings in the New York City area that use a variety of adult learning techniques designed to demonstrate how LGBT older adults are unique in the professional care setting and how providers can cost-effectively modify intake, services and marketing to make their organizations welcoming. Our trainings are flexible and can be designed to meet your agency's needs. We offer trainings for LGBT organizations, retirement facilities, social service agencies, senior centers, and more.


For more information, please email Tim Johnston, Manager of Education and Training, at tjohnston@sageusa.org or call 212-741-2247 x242

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