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WHATA comprehensive training to help service providers to create welcoming, supportive and safe environments for Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) seniors.
WHYTo address increase awareness and educate and train on the needs of LGBT seniors.
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."

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

The "Openhouse LGBT Sensitivity Training" Program includes:

-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 have 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

Find out more about the "Openhouse LGBT Sensitivity Training" Program

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