If you want to advocate for LGBT older adults, the Resource Center offers a new Volunteer Education Ambassador. When you sign up, you will be given access to a digital toolkit containing a PowerPoint presentation, “Understanding and Supporting LGBT Older Adults,” a presentation script, a document answering Frequently Asked Questions, and a feedback form. You will then be entered into the Resource Center’s Education Ambassador database so groups in your area can contact you directly to request a presentation. To learn more, go to http://www.lgbtagingcenter.org/training/ambassadorsForm.cfm
Another new feature is access to a 1-hour long, online webinar, “Introduction to LGBT Aging.” Check that out at http://www.lgbtagingcenter.org/training/index.cfm
The Resource Center has added three new topic sections: Alzheimer’s/dementia, end of life decisions, and racial equity. Make sure you check out the new additions to older categories while you are at there! http://www.lgbtagingcenter.org/resources/index.cfm?s=9999
Finally, you can learn more about the Resource Center’s EIGHTEEN partnering organizations at http://www.lgbtagingcenter.org/about/staffpartners.cfm, certified trainers (http://www.lgbtagingcenter.org/training/trainers.cfm), and a list of agencies that have received training on LGBT aging issues (http://www.lgbtagingcenter.org/training/agencies.cfm).
Check it out!