Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 12 p.m. Eastern - While there is a large body of research to demonstrate the importance of culturally competent care for supporting the health and well-being of older LGBTQ persons, home care providers in Canada continue to receive little education in this regard. Consequently, providers may lack the needed awareness and skills to recognize and support older LGBTQ persons when providing care to this community.
This toolkit was published in March 2020 by the Ontario Centres for Learning, Research & Innovation in Long-Term Care (CLRI). It supports affirming, equitable and respectful care within Ontario’s long-term care (LTC) sector. It represents our shared responsibility and commitment to the nurture of welcoming and affirming communities for all members of the diverse populations who live, work and visit LTC homes. 76 pages. Last reviewed June 17. 2020.
April 6 - May 3, 2020 this 4 week online workshop aims to help participants develop competence in providing LGBTQ affirming care to older adult clients. Through engagement with case studies, popular media, short readings, and Q&A sessions, you will be prompted to reflect upon your existing practice and experience, gain familiarity with the LGBTQ communities you serve, and develop a knowledge base and tools that will enable participants to better provide affirming care across practice settings. To learn more click here.
This series creates the opportunity for the exchange of ideas and stimulates discussion amongst associate researchers, graduate, and undergraduate students, community members and older people. This year's theme is "Aging: Representation and Disparity". To see the full list of seminars from October to March, click here.
Oct. 29. 2019 from 12-1PM EST. Join presenters Dr. Arne Stinchcombe and Dr. Kimberley Wilson as they describe the socio-historical context of LGBTQ+ older adults in Canada and highlight some of the findings from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA). There will be a particular focus on data showing health disparities among sexual minority participants and the importance of social networks and implications for policy and practice. To learn more or to register click here.
The Institute for Life Course and Aging offers a variety of online workshops for healthcare and other professionals who work with older adults. A variety of topics are covered of the 2019-2020 period. For a full listing please click here.
Oct. 2, 2019 from 12-1PM EST. This webinar will provide participants with an introduction to LGBTQ2+ inclusion in health and social services, with a particular emphasis on shifting organizational culture, and bringing LGBTQ2+ inclusion into your everyday practice. Register here.
On Friday November 1, 2019 the Centre for Studies in Aging & Health at Providence Care hosted this conference featuring presentations focused on issues facing older adults. Topics included social isolation, loneliness, poverty, sensory loss, issues faced by LGBT2SQ older adults, housing and new technologies to assist individuals to age at home safely. Pdf copies of the presenters slides are available for viewing.
This UK report aims to raise awareness of an often overlooked population, to promote greater understanding of support needs and recommend approaches that offer better, high quality care. 16 pages. Last reviewed March 2019.