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16th Annual Katz Policy Lecture: Diversity in Aging

This year, the 16th annual Katz Policy Lecture examines diversity in aging. Our keynote speaker, Lauren Pongan, national director for the Diverse Elders Coalition, discusses new directions in national and state policies related to older adults and their family and friend caregivers from diverse and marginalized communities. Following our keynote speaker, a reactor panel of industry experts gives their responses to the presentation and discusses their impressions of the impacts of these policies to individuals and the communities they are a part of.

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By Lauren Pongan, Alan Nevel, Willie Wright, Lindsay Goldman | 09/30/2022

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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. 

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By Tam Cooper | 05/17/2021

Cooper, T. (2021, May 17). Aging Challenges for Older Adults in the LGBT+ Community. Guideposts. https://www.benrose.org/web/guest/-/resource-libery/diversity-in-aging-challenges-for-older-adults-in-lgbt-community

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.

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By Tamar Cooper and Doug Braun | 06/11/2021

Chen, L., Ye, M., & Wu, Y. (2020). Shaping identity: Older adults’ perceived community volunteering experiences in Shanghai. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly. https://doi.org/10.1177/0899764020911205