National Resource Center on LGBT Aging
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Our Trainings

Webinars

A webinar is a presentation and discussion that takes place over the internet. Participants can interact with the presenter through polls, Q&A, and video or audio connections. All you need is a computer with an internet connection and speakers. Webinars can be requested for live facilitation with a certified NRC Trainer, or can be requested for on-demand viewing. To request or view a webinar, please complete our Training Request form.

Introduction to LGBT Aging (1 hour, Beginner)

  • Learn about the culture, needs, and concerns of LGBT older adults
  • Consider why LGBT older adults are less likely to access health and social services
  • Identify best practices and tools for helping LGBT older adults to feel more included

Embracing LGBT Older Adults of Color (1 hour, Beginner)

  • Discuss the ways race and ethnicity intersect with LGBT identity
  • Learn about the unique vulnerabilities and resiliencies of LGBT older adults of color
  • Consider changes that can make your organization welcoming for LGBT older adults of color

Transgender Aging: What Service Providers Need (and Don't Need!) to Know (1 hour, Beginner)

  • Answer common questions about the transgender experience and transitioning
  • Learn best practices for providing transgender affirming care
  • Discuss the unique needs of transgender older adults

In-Person Trainings

All of our in-person trainings are facilitated by an NRC-certified trainer.

Welcoming LGBT Older Adults (1 hour, Advanced Beginner)

  • Highly interactive presentation
  • Get a basic introduction to LGBT history and culture
  • Learn best practices for increasing inclusiveness and safety for LGBT older adults
  • Learn more about other training options

Improving Aging Services for LGBT Older Adults

    Level 1 (4 hours, Intermediate) Our most popular training!
    • Learn about the culture, needs, and concerns of LGBT older adults
    • Consider why LGBT older adults are less likely to access health and social services
    • Learn practices for helping LGBT older adults to feel more included in aging network organizations

    Level 2 (4 hours, Advanced)
    • Identify health disparities between LGBT older adults and those who are not LGBT.
    • Explore judgments and assumptions, myths and misinformation about HIV and AIDS.
    • Learn how to review and change your policies, practices, procedures, and forms to be more inclusive.
    • Use role playing and dialogue to practice supporting inclusion and addressing bias

Psychosocial Needs of LGBT Veterans

    Level 1 (3 or 4 hours, Intermediate)
    • Learn about the culture, needs, and concerns of LGBT veterans
    • Consider the impact of Don't Ask Don't Tell on LGBT veterans
    • Discuss existing VA benefits and protections for LGBT veterans

Including Older Adults in LGBT Organizations

    Level 1 (4 hours, Intermediate)
    • Learn about the culture, needs, and concerns of LGBT older adults
    • Consider why LGBT older adults are less likely to access social services
    • Identify best practices and tools to better serve the LGBT older adults who currently access your services or are in need of your services

    Level 2 (4 hours, Advanced)
    • Explore assumptions about aging and attitudes towards minority groups within the LGBT community
    • Review policy and practice areas to consider how to increase inclusiveness and safety
    • Use role playing and dialogue to practice supporting inclusion and addressing bias

To request an in-person training, please complete our Training Request form.


At SAGE's National Resource Center on LGBT Aging, we often hear from organizations that work with older adults—and LGBT organizations who work with younger populations—that they are open to working with LGBT older adult clients but are not sure of how to provide the best possible services.

SAGE developed a suite of in-person and online trainings in collaboration with experts in many organizations appropriate for all levels of staff and volunteers, to assist you in learning the best ways to create an inclusive, safe, and welcoming environment for your LGBT older adult population.

We offer several different in-person and online training options.

To request a training please complete our Training Request form. Completed requests will be reviewed by a staff member who will be in touch to discuss your organization's needs, scheduling, and costs.

For rates contact Tim R. Johnston, 212-741-2247, tjohnston@sageusa.org. 501(c)(3) and other nonprofit organizations may be eligible for scholarships.




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