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LGBT Aging

A core part of ASA’s mission is its focus on diversity: we lead the field of aging in educating and training members on cultural awareness and competencies. Part of that education is our ongoing, unique coverage of LGBTQ aging issues. Now that the Defense of Marriage Act is eroding, what are the legal issues and impacts for this cohort? What are the particular health issues for the LGBTQ community? What might be the best models for culture change that will ameliorate discrimination in eldercare facilities? What are the retirement planning issues specific to same-sex couples? Mainstream media and people’s personal blogs may tell the story that captures attention, but ASA gives you the factual information that supports your informed policymaking strategy and in establishing best practices and models that “do the right thing” for LGBTQ communities nationwide.

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Online Learning: ASA members have free access to all web seminars. 

LGBT Aging Issues NetworkThe LGBT Aging Issues Network (LAIN) works to raise awareness about the concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) elders and about the unique barriers they encounter in gaining access to housing, healthcare, long-term care and other needed services. 

LGBT Aging Resources Clearinghouse: The LGBT Aging Resources Clearinghouse of the American Society on Aging opens the door to knowledge about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people ages 50-plus. 

National Resource Center on LGBT Aging: The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging(NRC) is the country's first and only technical assistance resource center aimed at improving the quality of services and supports offered to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults. ASA and LAIN are proud to be a National Partner Organization with Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE) for development and support of the NRC.

Improving the Lives of Transgender Older Adults: a report published by SAGE and the National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE), that responds to the concerns of transgender elders by examining the social, economic and service barriers facing them.

 

Aging in America 2012 Call for Proposals Deadline -- Extended to July 5 @ 6pm PDT

Event Date: 
07.05.2011 12:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Time Zone: 
(GMT-08:00) Pacific Time
Short Description: 

Deadline to submit a proposal to present at the 2012 Aging in America Conference

Full Description: 

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Submit before 6pm PDT on July 5

If you have a best-practice program, area of expertise, research or innovation you wish to share with more than 3000 professionals in the field of aging, the Aging in America conference, scheduled for March 28-April 1, 2012 in Washington, DC, is the place to do it. 

LGBT+ Older Adults: At-Risk for Inadequate Support and Social Isolation

posted 09.21.2018

By Jeanne Koller

Social isolation and inadequate support systems are trending topics in the field of aging, and unfortunately it seems that older adults in the LGBT+ community may be particularly at risk for both.

Regional Networking Events

Regional Networking Events are opportunities for ASA members to meet in person to discuss local trends, projects, initiatives and recent developments in aging. Some topics that have been addressed in the past include: Reframing Aging, Self-care for Professionals in Aging, Livable Communities, What's New in Dementia Resources, Technology and Aging and then local matters like, Aging Policy in Illinois and The Bridge Model. These generally take the form of informal presentations by local experts in aging and/or representatives of the aging population themselves.

ASA Expresses Concern Over Narrow Supreme Court Ruling

posted 06.04.2018

While today’s decision by the Supreme Court in Masterpiece Cakeshop is a narrow one, ASA nonetheless disagrees with the notion that a business owner providing custom services can claim a right to violate discrimination laws. ASA joined with SAGE in filing a brief in support of the Colorado Civil Rights Commission’s decision that such discrimination was illegal.

Blancato Testifies on Capitol Hill on Behalf of Elder Justice Funding

posted 04.26.2018

ASA Immediate Past Chair Bob Blancato testified before the House Appropriations Labor-HHS Subcommittee today in Washington, D.C. on FY19 funding for elder justice programs. The transcript from his testimony is below, and you can also watch the hearing in the video below. Bob's testimony begins approximately 18 minutes into the video.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Start : 10:00 AM Pacific
End : 11:00 AM Pacific

Part of the National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center webinar series sponsored by the Administration for Community Living.

Register now for FREE

Includes complimentary CEUs*

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Start : 10:00 AM Pacific
End : 11:00 AM Pacific

Presented by ASA’s Mental Health and Aging Network (MHAN)

ASA Members: Register now for FREE

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