Conscious Cultivation: A Model for Inclusive, Interactive Programming
November 2019 | Center on Halsted, Britta Larson, Nina Orlowski, Amanda Vevers, Todd Williams
As our society ages and diversifies, there emerges the necessity for specialized programs that cater to the needs of diverse populations within the aging community, particularly those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ). Holistic programming, that which considers the biopsychosocial needs of participants, has a better chance of addressing individuals as whole people, sending the message that an organization is invested in its’ participants. It offers more opportunities for individuals to come as they are, learn, express themselves, and gain support, as well to invest in their community and take on leadership roles.