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LGBT Aging Resource Center Receives Training Award

February 6, 2014

The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging has been awarded the 2014 Gloria Cavanaugh Award for Excellence in Training and Education.

The award is given annually by the American Society on Aging to an individual or organization that demonstrates “continued excellence in training and education in the field of aging.”

The LGBT Aging resource center received the award specifically for its cultural competency training programs, the centerpiece of which is a training curriculum called “Improving the Quality of Services and Supports Offered to LGBT Older Adults.”

The training helps organizations “in creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for their elders who are LGBT,” wrote former PHI Organizational Change Consultant Kate Waldo-Fillon in 2011.

PHI co-designed the curriculum, along with the LGBT Aging Project, GRIOT Circle, FORGE Transgender Aging Network, Centerlink, Openhouse, Hunter College, and Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE).

The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging, the first resource center specifically designed for LGBT elders, was launched in 2010 by SAGE, using a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

— by Matthew Ozga

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