Webinar: Aged care support for older LGBTIQ people

The Older Person’s Advocacy Network (OPAN) will host a free online webinar to talk about inclusive aged care services and support available if you identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and/or queer (LGBTIQ).

What will the event cover?

The event will look at:

  • the barriers LGBTIQ people face when looking for aged care services, and how they can be removed
  • the reasons why many LGBTIQ people are afraid to access aged care services
  • support and programs to help LGBTIQ people access aged care
  • how providers and residential aged care facilities can create a more inclusive community.

Who are the speakers?

The panel of experts includes:

  • Sally Goldner AM, Diversity trans-relator and educator
  • Russ Gluyas, Program Coordinator Ageing – the LOVE Project, ACON
  • Gerald Dunlop, Advocate, Seniors Rights Service
  • Rob Hardy, Director – Training & Capacity Building, LGBTIQ+ Health Australia
  • Christine Morris, ElderCare Pride Programme Coordinator, ElderCare.

Event details

The Ageing Mosaic – Support for LGBTIQ people

Date: Tuesday, 1 February 2022

Time: 11:30am AEDT

Registration: Register to watch online.

More information

To find out more information, or to watch previous webinars, visit the OPAN website.

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