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OPENHOUSE LGBT SENSITIVITY TRAINING PROGRAM

WHATComprehensive cultural competency training to help service providers create welcoming, supportive and safe environments for Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) seniors.
WHYTo increase awareness, educate and train long-term care, senior care and other health care facilities on the needs of LGBT seniors.
WHEREOpenhouse.
San Francisco, California, U.S.A.


Program Description


"Experts estimate that today between 1.75 and 3.5 million Americans aged 60 and over are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT). Approximately 25,000 LGBT seniors live in San Francisco and this number is growing quickly."
source:openhouse-sf.org

The Openhouse LGBT Sensitivity Training Program helps health care and other service staff to better understand and advocate for the needs of LGBT seniors.

The Openhouse LGBT Sensitivity Training Program includes training on:

-How to engage LGBT seniors to become more involved and active in a facility or organization's programs.
-Increasing awareness and understanding of LGBT aging issues and the obstacles LGBT seniors face in accessing services.
-How to create services that are more accessible and welcoming for LGBT seniors.
-Strategies for accessing existing resources and information available to LGBT senior clients.

Openhouse provides trainers who are available to train staff, including those who provide direct services, administrative services, home care, practical support and others and is available for follow up assistance and support.

Openhouse also provides housing assistance to LGBT seniors and community services.

Openhouse was founded in San Francisco in 1998 to break down the barriers preventing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) seniors from accessing housing, health, long-term care and aging-support services
source:openhouse-sf.org

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