SAGE Brings LGBT Aging to the 2014 Aging in America Conference
It’s time once again for the American Society on Aging’s 2014 Aging in America Conference, which begins tomorrow in lovely San Diego! After a winter of weather extremes, I am guessing that many of the attendees are looking forward to thawing out. As a Chicagoan at the tail end of our third coldest winter in history, I am grateful to the conference organizers for their choice of a temperate Southern California location. Good job guys!
Hosted by the American Society on Aging (ASA), Aging in America is the nation’s largest aging conference with 2,500 professional presenting over 500 workshops over five days. For updates from ASA, check out their Facebook page and follow them @asaging. Congratulations to ASA on their 60th anniversary of “supporting the commitment and enhancing the knowledge and skills of those who seek to improve the quality of life of older adults and their families.”
Between now and March 15th, SAGE staff members are involved in 14 of the more than 41 conference workshops, poster sessions, and peer sessions related to LGBT issues, HIV and aging, policy, and sexuality. For a list of all of the sessions on these topics, check out this handy dandy guide complied by ASA.
I’m looking forward to seeing my cherished colleagues from across the country and to my three workshops: 1) Safe and Affordable Housing for Diverse Elders with Britta Larson, M.NA, Director of Senior Services, Center on Halsted; Bryan Pacheco, National Coordinator, Diverse Elders Coalition, and Heshie Zinman, Chair, LGBT Elder Initiative; 2) Working with Older Adults Across the Mental Health Spectrum with Catherine Thurston and Tom Weber, our Director of Constituent Services; and 3) Opportunities to Fund LGBT Programs with Public Monies with Lisa Krinsky, MSW, LICSW, Director, LGBT Aging Project, The Fenway Institute, Kathleen Sullivan, PhD, Director, Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center and Christopher Kerr, MEd, LPC, Clinical Director, Montrose Center.
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