Oregon Project Visibility: LGBTQ+ Friendly Aging service and care

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Oregon Project Visibility: LGBTQ+ Friendly Aging service and care

Culturally conscious training for Oregon's Aging network, service providers and long term care

By Washington County Older Adult Behavioral Health Initiative

When and where

Date and time

Monday, April 17 · 1 - 4pm PDT



About this event

  • 3 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Zoom link will be provided to registered attendees. You must register at least 24 hours in advance.

There are an estimated 1.5 million gay, lesbian and bisexual people over the age 65 living in the U.S. currently, a number is expected to double by 2030. LGBTQ+ seniors are less likely to have children and more likely to need long term care. Yet, only 20% of LGBTQ+ seniors in long-term care facilities say they feel comfortable being open about their sexual orientation in their late-life homes.

In this interactive training, learn common terms and definitions including sexual orientation, gender identity, biological sex and everything in between. Learn about the "hidden" history of LGBTQ+ older adults and other issues that shape how older adults access care and support today. Get ready-to-implement tools and best practices for aging service providers that help create an inclusive and welcoming environment for this often invisible population.

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