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What we need to know: Developing knowledge and awareness about LGBT older adults

Canadian Nurse

Many LGBT older adults have faced a lifetime of discrimination, including within the healthcare system. These experiences have had a negative impact on their overall health and have created fear and mistrust for many when accessing care and services. Gender and sexuality are only two aspects of each

Voice under Domination

Cyndi Suarez, Nonprofit Quarterly

As the nonprofit sector responds to a fieldwide movement for racial justice, it is important to stop and consider the strategies or approaches we take for granted. I have written quite a bit for NPQ about the domination practices of the elite (here, here, and here). The other side of this is the l

Senior Women’s Assistance for Social Ties (SWAST) Summary

Indo Canadian Women Association

In April 2018, the Indo Canadian Women Association (ICWA) started a project called Senior Women’s Assistance for Social Ties (SWAST). This project was conducted by ICWA for 12 months and aimed to connect isolated senior women with the community and focused on networking, wellness, engagement, a

Promoting the Labour Force Participation of Older Canadians

Employment and Social Development Canada

Based on an extensive pan-Canadian and international scan, eight broad categories of initiatives that seek to promote labour force participation of older individuals have been identified (see Chapter 2 for more details): awareness initiatives, financial initiatives; health and safety; employment leg

Seeing and Supporting LGBT Older Adults' Caregivers and Families

Britney M. Wardecker, PhD and Tim R. Johnston, PhD, Healio

Many older adults bring biological or legal family members with them when receiving medical care and consultation. However, sexual and gender minority older adults (i.e., those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender [LBGT]) may not have relationships with their biological or lega

Supporting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Inclusivity in Long-Term Care Homes: A Canadian Perspective

Cambridge University Press

Abstract It is critical to ensure that long-term care (LTC) homes are sensitive to the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) older adults. However, the extent to which the LTC home sector has adopted recommended strategies is unknown. This qualitative study reports findings from

Gay and Gray Session: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Transgender Aging

National Library of Medicine

Abstract With the overarching goals of improving the healthcare of older transgender individuals and of inspiring pertinent clinical research, a session at the 2017 American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry Annual Meeting focused on an interdisciplinary approach to transgender aging. The older

Report on a Seminar - Human Rights of Seniors: Community Reflections and Actions

Dr. Zohra Husaini, Yavar Hameed

The number of seniors in Canada and in the world is increasing at an unprecedented rate. Yet there are not adequate human rights protections for seniors and there are many gaps in policies and programs for them. In addition, there is age related discrimination along with discrimination on other grou

Innovative Approaches Address Aging and Mental Health Needs in LGBTQ Communities

US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health

LGBTQ older adults have higher levels of psychological distress as compared to older adults in general. They also experience multiple barriers to accessing equitable, culturally competent mental health and aging services because of their distinct histories and particular social contexts. This articl


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