May 2
Thursday, May 2, 2024 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Zoom

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force has outlined that the population of LGBTQ+ older adults in the U.S. is expected to double in size, becoming six million strong by 2030. Questions about the availability of inclusive housing for older LGBTQ+ people are rising. The purpose of this presentation is to inform attendees about the barriers that LGBTQ+ elders face when seeking out housing and long-term care services. This presentation will also introduce attendees to the Long-Term Care Equality Index (LEI), a tool founded by SAGE and the Human Rights Campaign to assist Long Term Care Communities in becoming more inclusive to LGBTQ+ elders. Attendees will leave this presentation with actionable steps on how to get connected to the LEI and how to start making their communities more inclusive to LGBTQ+ older adults.

Speakers:

Thomas Godwin (They/Them), Assistant Director, National LGBTQ+ Elder Housing Initiative, Sage

Sherrill Wayland (She/They), Senior Director of Special Initiatives and Partnerships, Sage

Cost: $25.00. Continuing Education Credit will be provided (pending approval) for Social Workers and Licensed Nursing Home Administrators. Other professionals may attend and receive a certificate of attendance.