Why training on older lesbian,gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT)
adults? Statistics indicate that many older LGBT adults are going
back "in the closet" and are invisible to their health care provider or those that provide services to aging adults. Many are fearful, based
on past history, of how they will be treated. Consider that in Pierce County there are approximately 10,000 LGBT older adults age 50 and older.
We know that you, as a provider, want to provide the best care and/or services to all your patients and
clients. We help you increase you and your staff's LGBT cultural competency. Gen Silent, one of the
best documentaries on aging LGBT older adults, will be shown and discussed. We will provide you with
LGBT cultural history and how it impacts their present well being. We also provide you with tools for working with older LGBT adults and take you through the life events of one adult reflecting her experiences (similar to many others in her generation) up to and including her legal battle heard by the Supreme Court (U.S vs Windsor).
For additional information or to schedule training for your organization, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask about the training package "LGBT Aging 101."
"Thanks for giving me "tools", I never thought about the fears of older LGBT people. I never thought that I might have to ask different questions like "who is important to you", "who is your partner in life" - trainee
"If we are not out and our voices are not heard, then who is going to know what the needs of LGBT seniors are?"
"You guys did a great job! I have been in this field for 20 years and this is the first LGBT training. Thank you!" - Pierce County ADR trainee
Congratulations to Community Partners & Organizations
Trained on Older LGBT Cultural Competency
- Pierce County Aging and Disabilities Resources
- MultiCare Personal Health Partners (Good Samaritan Hospital)
- MultiCare Personal Health Partners (Tacoma General)
- MultiCare Behavioral Health
- Pierce County Emergency FAST team