Saturday, March 4, 2017

LGBT Elders & Caregivers Event

The sixth annual LGBT Elders in an Ever Changing World conference is being held on Friday, March 17th from 8:30A to 4P at Salem State University. The conference is sponsored by The LGBT Aging Project, North Shore Elder Services, Salem State University’s School of Social Work, CareDimensions & AARP Massachusetts. The day-long event will focus on issues of our older LGBTQ community & LGBTQ caregivers. Lisa Krinsky, Director of The Fenway Institute’s LGBT Aging Project stated, “We are thrilled to partner with North Shore Elder Services, Salem State University, CareDimensions & AARP Massachusetts to present such a comprehensive view of so many aspects of growing older in the LGBT community. This is the sixth annual convening which increases both knowledge about & resources for LGBT older adults and caregivers.” Paul Lanzikos, Executive Director of Danvers-based North Shore Elder Services added, “The Elder LGBT Conference is a unique event bringing together human service workers, as well as LGBT elders themselves, with academic experts who have researched the issues of LGBT older adults & caregivers. Our participation is a direct result of our work over the past years with The LGBT Aging Project in Boston involving outreach and programming for LGBT seniors & caregivers on the North Shore & throughout the metropolitan Boston area." The plenary session features remarks by Kate Rohr. Kate is an orthopedic physician & transgender woman who came out at the age of sixty-seven years was featured in “Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric.” There will be 17 workshops covering diverse topics including transgender aging, practice skills, caregiving tools, disparities, public policy, advocacy & more. Presenters are from throughout New England, New York, Texas, India & Australia.
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1 Comments:

Anonymous Marilyn Rosen said...


This is excellent.....the aging and especially LGBT are usually invisible in this society.

March 5, 2017 at 4:53 AM  

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