National Resource Center on LGBTQ+ Aging
Submitted by Minnesota North... on Mar 2, 2023 - 4:26pm CST
The National Resource Center on LGBTQ+ Aging, a program of SAGE, is the country's first and only technical assistance resource center focused on improving the quality of services and supports offered to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender older adults, families and caregivers. Established in 2010 through a federal grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the National Resource Center on LGBTQ+ Aging provides training, technical assistance and educational resources to aging providers, LGBTQ+ organizations and LGBTQ+ older adults. The goal of the National Resource Center on LGBTQ+ Aging is to provide ongoing and sustainable resource development, technical assistance, education, and training that supports the Aging and Disability Networks in providing culturally competent services to LGBTQ+ older adults and their caregivers.
SAGECare credential program provides LGBTQ+ competency training and consulting on LGBTQ+ aging issues to service providers. The National Resource Center on LGBTQ+ Aging partners with SAGECare to offer the ACL Organizations who receive funding from the Administration for Community Living (ACL) or the Administration on Aging (AoA) may be eligible to participate in SAGECare webinar trainings at no cost. There is also a free recording (approximately 30 minutes) available that provides a basic overview of the unique experiences, needs, and best practices for working with LGBTQ+ older adults. The recording is also available in Spanish. SAGE staff regularly present at national and regional aging and LGBTQ+ conferences and a link to request a speaker is available.
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