LGBT Programming for Older Adults: A Practical Step-by-Step Guide

The guide offers aged care providers ideas and tips on planning, choosing a movie, discussion questions and evaluation. These guidelines are easy to customise to meet different clients’ needs.

One of the easiest ways to demonstrate that your agency is open to working with LGBT elders is to offer programs that are for and/or about LGBT older people and the issues they care about. It provides LGBT clients with a physical gathering space where they can share common experiences and build community. It can also help to educate staff and other clients on LGBT issues, helping to build understanding and create a more welcoming environment for all clients. LGBT-specific programming also demonstrates to other service agencies in your community that your agency is open to broader diversity principles.

Please note that this resource is not intersex-inclusive.

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