Senior Services Provider SafeZone - March 2018

Friday March 09, 2018 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

LGBTQ Resource Center at the Out Alliance
100 College Ave Rochester, NY 14620

Description Senior Service Provider SafeZone Training
Friday, March 9th from 11am-4pm
(Please check in by 10:45am, as we will start promptly at 11am)
Price is $85 per person.

Many LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, plus so much more!) seniors are extremely vulnerable as they age. They may return to “the closet” after years of living authentically, for fear of being mistreated by health and aging care professionals. Having lived in a time when LGBTQ+ people faced involuntary electroshock therapy, arrests for “sexual deviance” and being diagnosed with a mental illness simply for being themselves, the LGBTQ+ older adult community can experience heightened anxiety and distrust around aging care services. Unfortunately, LGBTQ+ older adults are also less likely than their non-LGBTQ+ counterparts to have children or other nuclear family members to support their well-being as they age. This dynamic and interactive workshop will provide information about: the risks and realities of LGBTQ+ older adults, tips for being inclusive and respectful in our language, understanding the process of coming out for older adults, the components of sex, gender and sexuality, as well as strategies for working toward inclusiveness, where LGBTQ+ older adults are able to acknowledge their life experiences and age with dignity and respect.

Participants of this training will receive a SafeZone manual, a SafeZone lapel pin and sticker, a certificate of course completion, and lunch.

Do you have accessibility needs, dietary restrictions, any tips on how we can make your training the best possible experience for you? Please email or call 585-244-8640 ext. 14 and let us know!

Please note that there is a $10 processing fee for all cancellations and reimbursements. We are unable to provide refunds if cancellation occurs within 3 weeks of the class date.
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LGBTQ Resource Center at the Out Alliance
100 College Ave
Rochester, NY 14620
Fri, 09 Mar 2018 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Eastern Standard Time
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