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Challenges of Aging for the LGBTQ Community
Discrimination of LGBTQ older adults and caregivers in the health care system has only recently begun to receive attention. Many health care practitioners are challenged to respond to the specialized needs and services for this community. This webinar will discuss the unique needs of the LGBTQ aging population and identify ways caregivers and professionals can better help this community.Watch
By Tamar Cooper and Doug Braun | 06/11/2021
Aging Challenges for Older Adults in the LGBT+ Community
Individuals in the LGBT+ community have a long history of facing discrimination in the United States, and the effects of prejudice, hostility and mental, emotional and physical harm are felt by all generations of the community, from youths to older adults. Many LGBT+ older adults age into systems that may not fully accept and support them, and may directly or indirectly stand in the way of them getting the physical and mental health assistance they need.Read More
By Tam Cooper | 05/17/2021
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Chen, L., Ye, M., Kahana, E. (2019). Process and structure: Service satisfaction and recommendation in a community-based elderly meal service in Shanghai. Journal of Aging & Social Policy.