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WHATEducation and training for professionals and others on LGBT aging related issues.
WHYSo that professionals and others can increase awareness and learn about LGBT aging issues and effectively serve LGBT seniors and the aging population.
WHEREAmerican Society on Aging. Headquarters in
San Francisco, CA, USA.

Program Description

"A core part of ASA’s mission is its focus on diversity: we lead the field of aging in educating and training members on cultural awareness and competencies. Part of that education is our ongoing, unique coverage of LGBTQ aging issues."

"The LGBT Aging Issues Network (LAIN) works to raise awareness about the concerns of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) elders and about the unique barriers they encounter in gaining access to housing, healthcare, long-term care and other needed services. LAIN seeks to foster professional development, multidisciplinary research and wide-ranging dialogue on LGBT issues in the field of aging through publications, conferences, and cosponsored events."

Some of the topics covered by the American Society on Aging LGBT Aging Network include:

-Health Disparities in the LGBT Elder Population.
-LGBT Aging Related Topics.
-Services and Programs for LGBT Seniors.
-Socio-Economic Disparities.

The American Society on Aging educates and trains through the National Aging in America Conference, Aging Today Online and web seminars.

Continuing Education Credit (CEUs) is available for most ASA conferences and training, including:

-Care Managers.
-Nursing Home Administrators.
-Social Workers.
-Assisted Living Facilities Administrators.
-Case Managers.
-Certified Health Education Specialists.
-Recreation Therapists.
-Drug & Alcohol Counselors.

The American Society on Aging offers several other professional education and training opportunities in the areas of:

-Businesses and the Aging Population
-Multicultural Aging
-Senior Housing, Accessibility and Technology
-Aging Policy and Advocacy


Find out more about the American Society LGBT Aging Issues Network

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