AMERICAN SOCIETY ON AGING - LGBT AGING ISSUES NETWORK
San Francisco, CA, USA.
"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.
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:
-Nursing Home Administrators.
-Assisted Living Facilities Administrators.
-Certified Health Education Specialists.
-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
-Senior Housing, Accessibility and Technology
-Aging Policy and Advocacy