Argentum Members & Senior Living Works Ambassadors: FREE
Quality Improvement Series
The LGBTQ Senior — Inclusion through Person-Centered Care
Thursday, August 5 | 1-2 PM ET
Many LGBTQ people and their loved ones have big questions about senior living: Will I be safe in this community? Will I be listened to? Will what’s important to me be understood? Communities and caregivers want to be able to strongly answer “yes” to all of this, as they want to for every resident. But it takes some education and effort to ensure all residents have a high quality of life. Person-centered care approaches show success in reaching this goal. Hear from communities that have been successful in including LGBTQ seniors and making them feel at home. Plus, earn 1 NAB/NCERS CEU for attending this webinar.
What You’ll Learn About
How to identify and address the unique needs and caregiving realities of LGBTQ residents
Where to get education and support from LGBTQ outreach and services
First-hand challenges, lessons learned, and the best practices resulting
Monte Ephraim, LCSW-C, Manager Psychosocial Services, The Center for LGBTQ Health Equity and Elder Pride Programming, Chase Brexton Health Care
Monte is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who graduated from the University of Maryland. She has worked in human service for over 30 years from children and adolescents to elder programming with an intergenerational focus. Her work spans from advocacy to direct support. Monte has been the initiating committee chair of Elder Pride for the past 5 years, one of the organizers for National Honor our LGBT Elders Day for the past 6 years, on the HIV Long Term Care Workgroup, is a Facilitator for the Alzheimer’s Association, and participates on the Maryland Commission on Caregivers and Statewide Victim Services Elder Justice Council. She provides individual clinical services and facilitates a LGBTQ 50 plus LTS, long time HIV survivor group where she encourages thriving beyond surviving.
Dan Stewart, MSG, Associate Director, Aging Equality Project, Human Rights Campaign
Dan Stewart is the Associate Director of the Aging Equality Project for the Human Rights Campaign Foundation and directs the Long-Term Care Equality Index (LEI). Prior to his work at HRC, Dan served as the Special Programs Coordinator at PROMO, Missouri’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) equality organization. In this role, he oversaw SAGE of PROMO Fund, a statewide program advocating and providing services for LGBTQ elders. In addition, he traveled across the state providing LGBTQ-centered training and consultation to health and social service providers. Through his experience in the aging field as a professional, his work as a researcher, and his dedication to advocating on behalf of the LGBTQ community, Dan shares his expertise nationally. He has served on a multitude of national and statewide diversity and inclusion councils for organizations such as the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Missouri Chapter, the American Red Cross of Missouri and Arkansas, and the Gerontological Society of America.
Tim Johnston, PhD, Senior Director of National Projects, SAGE Tim Johnston, PhD is the Senior Director of National Projects at SAGE. In that role he oversees the SAGECare cultural competency training program, the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging, key aspects of SAGE’s housing initiative, SAGE’s diversity and equity initiative, and national partnerships with other advocacy organizations. Tim is the author of Welcoming LGBT Residents: A Practical Guide for Senior Living Staff which is the first comprehensive book on how to create a positive and safer experience for LGBT older adults in senior living settings.
How to Register
After you click the REGISTER button above, you will be asked to sign-in to your Argentum account (or to create a new account). After registering through Argentum’s portal, you’ll receive a confirmation email from Argentum and an email from GoToWebinar with details on how to access the webinar and add it to your calendar. Recordings will be shared with all registrants following each webinar.