Advocating for the LGBT Aging Community
Created on August 15, 2017
LGBT older adults are facing unique challenges aging in the community. This program, presented by attorney Deirdre Lok from The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Center for Elder Abuse Prevention at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale, and Tom Weber of Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE), will address cultural competency through the use of a case study to illustrate the insidious nature of elder abuse and the specific concerns that arise in a community that has had to deal with historic repression and trauma. Identification of the types of elder abuse will be discussed, as well as the interviewing and screening techniques attorneys can employ to help address victims and family members. Guardianships and the specific way in which these proceedings can be utilized for the LGBT community will also be addressed.
- Understand the effects of elder abuse in the LGBT aging community
- Develop best practices for interviewing and screening LGBT older adults and identifying elder abuse
- Discuss guardianship proceedings and how they can be used to help LGBT older adults
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