LGBT Elder Housing Summit: Part 1 - HUD - 12/7/11


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DR. RAPHAEL BOSTICK.
[ APPLAUSE ]
>> THANK YOU, MENA.
GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE.
IT'S VERY GOOD TO FINALLY BE
HERE.
AS SHE SAID, I'VE LOGGED MANY
MILES AROUND THE COUNTRY TALKING
ABOUT A NUMBER OF ISSUES, AND
ONE THING THAT'S COME UP
REPEATEDLY IS THE ISSUE OF LGBT
ELDERS AND THE CHALLENGES THEY
FACE, AND HEARING IT AGAIN AND
AGAIN AND AGAIN, SOMETIMES IT
ACTUALLY STARTS TO GET THROUGH
TO THE BRAIN THAT WE NEED TO
TALK ABOUT THIS AND CONVENE, AND
REALLY GET A LOT OF PEOPLE FRO
ABOUT THIS STUFF IN ONE PLACE
AND IN A UNIFIED WAY, AND MY
HOPE IS THAT THROUGH TODAY, THE
COMMUNITY THAT WE HAVE BEEN
VIRTUALLY BECOMES A COMMUNITY
THAT WE GET ACCUSTOMED TO SEEING
IN PERSON ON A DAY-TO-DAY BASIS,

YOU KNOW, JUST LISTENING TO THE
DIN BEFORE WE ACTUALLY STARTED,
MADE CLEAR THERE'S A LOT TO
COVER, A LOT TO TALK ABOUT, AND
I DEFINITELY WANT TO MAKE SURE
WE GET TO ALL OF THAT.
I WANT TO THANK YOU ALL FOR
COMING HERE AND BEING
THE FIRST-EVER NATIONAL
CONVENING ON LGBT ELDER HOUSING
AND LONG-TERM CARE ISSUES.
WE ARE --
>> WHOO!
[ APPLAUSE ]
>> THANKS AGAIN.
WE ARE SO PROUD AND SO EXCITED
TO HAVE THIS HERE, AND
TRULY HISTORIC.
LGBT ELDERS HAVE VULNERABILITIES
THAT CAN PUT THEM AND THEIR
ACCESS TO QUALITY HOUSING AND TO
LONG-TERM CARE AT SIGNIFICANT
RISK.
THE REPORT, IMPROVING THE LIVES
OF LGBT OLDER ADULTS, HAS
THAT LGBT ELDERS ARE TWICE AS
LIKELY TO BE SINGLE AND THREE TO
FOUR TIMES MORE LIKELY TO AGE
WITHOUT THE BENEFITS OF A
PARTNER AND/OR CHILDREN, AND
OTHER FAMILY SUPPORTS AS
COMPARED TO OTHERS.
THEN THERE'S ALSO THE
EVER-PRESENT ISSUE OF

PERCEIVED.
LGBT ELDERS CAN IN SOME CASES BE
DENIED HOUSING, INCLUDING
RETIREMENT AND OTHER LONG-TERM
CARE HOUSING SETTINGS BASED
SIMPLY ON THEIR SEXUAL
ORIENTATION OR GENDER IDENTITY.
AND EVEN WHERE
NOT OVERT, LGBT ELDERS CAN STILL
FEEL UNWELCOME IN THEIR
COMMUNITY AND IN BOTH CASES,
THEY CAN BE FORCED INTO HOSTILE
LIVING ENVIRONMENTS OR EVEN
HOMELESSNESS.
AND THIS IS WHITE'S SO IMPORTANT
THAT -- WHY IT'S SO IMPORTANT

DISCUSS EXISTING CHALLENGES AS
WELL AS EXPLORE FUTURE POLICIES
FOR PROMOTING CURRENT EFFORTS TO
SUPPORT HOUSING AND LONG-TERM
CARE DESIGNED FOR LGBT ELDERS.
AND WE HAVE A FULL DAY'S WORTH
OF PROGRAMMING HERE.
WE'RE GOING TO START
PANEL THAT COVERS THE FACTS.
SO WE ALL HAVE A SHARED
UNDERSTANDING ABOUT THE STATE OF
PLAY IN THIS AREA.
THEN WE HAVE A PANEL THAT WILL
COVER EXISTING SERVICESES THAT
ARE AVAILABLE -- SERVICES THAT
ARE AVAILABLE FOR THIS
POPULATION AND AFTER THAT WE'LL
ACTUALLY, THAT WILL COVER SOME
OF THE CHALLENGES AND BARRIERS
THAT WE FACE AND WE SEE TODAY IN
TERMS OF SERVING THATS FOR
LAITION.
WE'LL FINISH UP THE DAY BY
TURNING TO HOUSING SPECIFICALLY
AND WE'LL HAVE A COUPLE OF
PANELS FOCUSED ON THE POTENTIAL
FOR VAR
HOUSING AND SOME OF THE
SUCCESSES AND ACTUALLY
CAUTIONARY TALES AS WELL, THE
STUFF THAT'S HARD TO DO AND IT'S
IMPORTANT THAT WE ANSWER INTO
THIS -- ENTER INTO THIS WITH OUR
EYES WIDE OPEN.
THEN WE HAVE A GREAT PRIVILEGE
THAT WE HAVE A
TODAY OVER LUNCH.
MY COLLEAGUE AND FRIEND,
MR. JOHN TRAZENIA.
HE IS THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY
FOR FAIR HOUSING AND EQUAL
OPPORTUNITY HERE IN THE
DEPARTMENT, AND IF YOU'VE NOT
HEARD JOHN TALK ON THESE ISSUES,
HE IS A CHAMPION.
HE IS OUT FRONT
BELIEF THAT IT IS IMPORTANT THAT
WE HAVE A SOCIETY IN AMERICA
THAT'S OPEN AND AVAILABLE AND
PRODUCTIVE FOR ALL AMERICANS,
AND LGBT POPULATIONS ARE QUITE
IMPORTANT FOR THAT.
SO IT WILL BE A TREAT TO HAVE
HIM TALK AT LUNCH,
HOPEFUL THAT YOU WILL ENJOY HIM
AS MUCH AS I ALWAYS DO.
SO IT'S A GOOD PROGRAM.
IT'S A REALLY GOOD PROGRAM, AND
I WANT TO THANK EVERYONE WHO'S
BEEN INVOLVED IN PUTTING THIS
TOGETHER.
THIS IS A JOINT EFFORT.
WE'VE BEEN WORKING WITH THE U.S.
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN
AGING, AND THE NATIONAL CENTER
FOR LESBIAN RIGHTS.
I WANT TO SPECIFICALLY CALL OUT
ASSISTANT SECRETARY KATHY
GREENLEY WHO YOU WILL HEAR FROM
LATER TODAY AND GREG CASE FROM
OAO.
MOST OF YOU KNOW GREG, HE IS
EASY FOR US TO PUT THIS TOGETHER
AND I WANT TO AGAIN THANK YOU
PERSONALLY.
[ APPLAUSE ]
I ALWAYS WANT TO THANK MIA
MIA RUPERT FROM
SHE HAS BEEN TRULY WONDERFUL AS
WELL.
AS SOON AS THERE WAS A HINT WE
WERE GOING TO HAVE THIS, SHE WAS
SENDING US EMAILS AND MAKING
CALLS AND MAKING SURE WE HAD THE
RIGHT PEOPLE IN THE MIX, SO MIA,
THANK YOU ALSO FOR YOUR
THE SUMMIT COULDN'T BE HELD
WITHOUT YOU EITHER, AND WE'RE AT
HUD, SO I DEFINITELY HAVE TO
CALL OUT MY OWN FOLKS AND I WANT
TO IN PARTICULAR THANK
ROCHELLE, CLARA AND MICHELLE,
ALL THE STUFF YOU SEE TODAY ON
THE MATERIALS AND PANEL MANY AND
ALL THAT, THEY DO THIS AND IN
THE TIME I'VE BEEN HERE, WE'VE
SEEN A TREMENDOUS UPGRADE BOTH
IN THE TERMS OF QUALITY OF OUR
PROGRAMS, BOTH IN TERMS OF
CONTENT AND HOW THEY DELIVER AND
HOW THEY FLOW AND IT'S
TO MY STAFF THERE, SO THANK YOU.
AND THE PERSON WHO DESERVES THE
MOST THANKS FROM MY SIDE IS
MENA BOVAN.
WHEN I CAME TO HER AND SAID
WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A SUM MI,
SHE GAVE ME -- SUMMIT, SHE GAVE
ME A LOOK AND THEN SAID, ORK
LET'
AND HAS REALLY DROPPED
EVERYTHING TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN
AND REALLY MAKE THIS THE DAY
THAT IT'S GOING TO BE, WHICH IS
GOING TO BE OUTSTANDING, SO
MENA, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
JUST WONDERFUL.
[ APPLAUSE ]
AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST, I WANT
TO THANK
I WANT TO THANK ALL OF YOU FOR
BEING HERE TO HELP US MAKE
HISTORY BECAUSE WHEN WE LOOK
BACK ON THIS 10 YEARS FROM NOW,
15 YEARS FROM NOW, THERE ARE
GOING TO BE A BUNCH OF THINGS
THAT HAVE HAPPENED IN THIS AREA
AND IT WILL HAVE STARTED TODAY
AND THAT IS A HUGE RECOGNITION
AND IT'S SO
SHOULD CARRY WITH US AS WE MOVE
FORWARD.
THIS IS TRULY, TRULY EXCITING.
THERE'S A LOT THAT WE CAN
ACCOMPLISH, BUT WITH IT COMES A
LOT OF RESPONSIBILITY, SO I GET
NERVOUS ALSO WHEN WE GET HERE
BECAUSE THERE'S A LOT TO DO, AND
I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO WORKING
WITH YOU TO
AND I ALSO FINALLY WANT TO THANK
THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE TUNINGNY
VIA THE WEBCAST.
-- TUNING IN VIA THE WEBCAST.
IF YOU HAVE EVER SEEN ME TALK, I
DON'T DO TECHNOLOGY VERY WELL.
I HAVE SOMETHING CALLED THE
CURSE.
COMPUTERS BREAK DOWN ALL THE
TIME AND YOU SEE I'M NOT DOING
SLIDES, ANY OF THAT KIND OF
STUFF, BUT I HAVE STAFF,
FORTUNATELY, WHO CAN CAPITALIZE
ON OUR EXISTING TECHNOLOGY, SO
WE'RE LIVE STREAMING THIS, OUT
IN THE WORLD IN THE VIRTUAL
SPACE AND I WANT TO WELCOME
EVERYONE WHO IS PARTICIPATING
THAT WAY.
IF YOU'RE ON THE WEB AND
YOU TO PARTICIPATE BY EMAILING
YOUR QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS THAT
YOU MIGHT HAVE TO
LGBTELDERHOUSING AT HUD.GOV.
THAT'S LGBTELDERHOUSING AT
CONVERSATION AT TWITTER AND I
DON'T KNOW HOW TO TWEET.
THERE ARE PEOPLE HERE WHO DO
THIS FOR ME, AT HASHTAG LGBT
HOUSING.
SO WE'RE TRYING TO MAKE THIS A
WORLDWIDE EVENT AND CERTAINLY
THE ISSUES ARE REAL IN ALL PARTS

AND I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT
EVERYONE HAS ACCESS TO THIS AS
MUCH AS POSSIBLE.
SO I WANT TO THANK YOU ALL FOR
COMING.
I'M GOING TO STOP TALKING AND
GET US TO THE PROGRAM ITSELF.
THE PROGRAM IS REALLY EXCITING,
AND WHAT I'M HOPEFUL FOR IS THAT
THIS ISN'T JUST A
HEADS, BUT RATHER, A DAY OF
CONVERSATION AND DISCUSSION.
SO, YOU KNOW, WE HAVE THE MICS
SET UP OUT THERE IN THE
AUDIENCE.
I AM TRUSTING THAT THIS CROWD
WILL NOT HESITATE TO GET UP AND
SPEAK AND WEIGH IN.
SO THIS IS REALLY GREAT.
IT'S SO WONDERFUL TO SEE
EVERYONE, AND LET'S GET THE DAY
GOING.
SO TO START, I'M GOING TO ASK
JANE LINCOLN FOR COME UP AND GET
US STARTED WITH OUR FACTS.
JANE?
[ APPLAUSE ]
>> THANKS.
THANK YOU AND GOOD MORNING,
EVERYONE.
I'M JANE LINCOLN.
I WORK IN THE NATIONAL OFFICE AT
AARP.
I'M A HEALTH EDUCATOR BY DAY AND
A SUBVERSIVE LESBIAN BY EVERY

I AM SO PLEASED TO BE HERE.
THOSE OF US WHO WORK IN STRAIGHT
WORLD JUST FEEL LIKE WE'RE ON A
PICNIC OR SOMETHING WHEN WE GET
TO HANG OUT WITH OUR PEOPLE.
I WANT TO INTRODUCE TWO PEOPLE
WHO DO NOT NEED AN INTRODUCTION,
BUT IT ALWAYS BEARS TO REPEAT
THEIR
AND I'M GOING TO START WITH
MICHAEL ADAMS WHO'S ON HIS WAY
UP.
MICHAEL ADAMS IS THE EXECUTIVE
DIRECTOR OF STAGE, SERVICES AND
ADD VO CASE FOR GLBT ELDERS.
LOCATED IN NEW YORK, SAGE
OLDEST AND LARGEST ORGANIZATION
IN THE COUNTRY PROVIDING
SERVICES AND ADVOCACY FOR LGBT
SENIORS.
SAGE'S PROGRAMS DIRECTLY SERVE
THOUSANDS OF LGBT OLDER PEOPLE
EACH MONTH AND ENGAGES IN
ADVOCACY AROUND LGBT AGING
ISSUES IN
THE COUNTRY.
IN 2005, SAGE BECAME THE FIRST
OFFICIAL LGBT DELEGATE TO THE
DIANE HILL WITNESS WHITE HOUSE
CONFERENCE ON AGING.
IN 2008, SAGE WILL CELEBRATE ITS

FOURTH NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON
LGBT AGING.
IF YOU CAN GET TO LGBT,
EVERYTHING ELSE IS GRAVY, RIGHT?
OKAY.
PRIOR TO JOINING SAGE, MICHAEL
WAS THE DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION
AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS FOR
LEGAL, OVERSEEING ALL THEIR
EDUCATION, OUTREACH PROGRAMS
NATIONALLY.
TRAINED AS AN ATTORNEY, MICHAEL
SPENT A DECADE LEADING
CUTTING-EDGE LITIGATION THAT
ESTABLISHED NEW RIGHTS FOR
TEAM, FIRST AS A SOCIAL DIRECTOR
OF THE CLU -- ACLU'S GAY RIGHTS
PROJECT AND THEN AS DEPUTY LEGAL
DIRECTOR AT LANDELL LEGAL.
MICHAEL HAS AUTHORED NUMEROUS
PUBLICATIONS ON AN
ISSUES.
HE HAS TAUGHT SEMINARS ON SEXUAL
ORIENTATION IN THE LAW AND
SERVES ON ADVISORY COUNCILS FOR
AARP, AMERICAN SOCIETY ON AGING
AND THE NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT
FOR THE AGING.
MICHAEL HAS DISCUSSED AND
DEBATED LGBT ISSUES ON HUNDREDS
OF
LARRY KING LIVE, HANNITY AND
COMBS AND NPR'S MORNING EDITION.
HE WAS NAMED ONE OF THE 100 MOST
INFLUENTIAL GAY MEN AND LEBZANS
BY OUT MAGAZINE.
PLEASE WELCOME MICHAEL ADAMS.
[ APPLAUSE ]
AND THEN THERE'S MYRA KEESLING.
SHE'S THE FOUNDING EXECUTIVE
DIRECTOR FOR THE NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION OF TRANSGENDER
EQUALITY.
SHE'S A
WOMAN AND A PARENT.
AS ONE OF THE NATION'S LEADING
VOICES FOR TRANSGENDER EQUALITY,
SHE HAS APPEARED TO NEWS OUTLETS
SUCH AS CNN AND C-SPAN AND IS
REGULARLY QUOTED ON THE POST AND
HUNDREDS OF NATIONAL PRINT AND
ELECTRONIC MEDIA.
SINCE THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR
TRANSGENDER EQUALITY WAS FOUNDED
IN 2003, THE ORGANIZATION WAS
PART OF COALITION EFFORTSES THAT
HAVE WON SIGNIFICANT ADVANCES IN
TRANS-QUALITY SUCH AS THE
PASSAGE OF THE FIRST-EVER
TRANSGENDER INCLUSIVE FEDERAL
LEGISLATION, MODIFICATION OF THE
STATE DEPARTMENT RULES FOR
PASSPO
PASSPORTS, AND THE HISTORIC
FIRST CONGRESSIONAL HEARING ON
TRANSGENDER ISSUES.
SHE IS A GRADUATE OF PENN STATE
UNIVERSITY AND DID HER GRADUATE
WORK AT HARVARD UNIVERSITY IN
AMERICAN GOVERNMENT.
SHE'S A FOUNDING BOARD MEMBE
HAS SERVE ON THE BOARD OF
DIRECTORS OF COMMON ROADS, A
LG
LGBTQ YOUTH GROUP AND ON THE
STEERING COMMITTEE OF THE
PENNSYLVANIA STATE RIGHTS
COALITION.
OF -- ALMOST 25 YEARS OF SOCIAL
NETWORKING AND WRITING ON
OPINION RESEARCH.
PLEASE WELCOME MOIRA.
>> THANK YOU, JANE.
I AM GOING TO START.
IT'S A PLEASURE TO BE HERE,
A PLEASURE TO BE CHAIRING THIS
PANEL WITH MOIRA.
AND SO WE THOUGHT IT WAS
IMPORTANT TO PROVIDE A CONTEXT
FOR THIS CONVERSATION ABOUT LGBT
OLDER ADULTS AND HOUSING, SO
THAT WE HAVE A
UNDERSTANDING OF THE
CIRCUMSTANCES THAT SHAPE THE
PARTICULARIZED NEEDS OF LGBT
OLDER ADULTS WITH REGARD TO
HOUSING AND SUPPORTIVE SERVICES
AND HOUSING.
WE KNOW THAT HOUSING IS A
CHALLENGE FOR OLDER ADULTS IN
EXPERIENCE, IT IS A PARTICULARLY
ACUTE CHALLENGE FOR LGBT OLDER
ADULTS.
SO WE WANT TO TALK A LITTLE BIT
ABOUT WHY THAT IS.
SEE IF I CAN MAKE THIS --
YEAH, THAT'S THAT ONE,
RIGHTSOME.
>> YOU SHOULD GET ASSISTANT
SECRETARY BOSTICK TO RUN IT.
HE'S GOOD WITH TECHNOLOGY, I
UNDERSTAND.
>> OH, IT HAPPENED.
OKAY, GREAT.
SO JUST
INFORMATION I THINK IS QUITE
FAMILIAR TO MANY FOLKS, PERHAPS
LESS FAMILIAR TO OTHEROLKS
ASASSISTANT CRETARY BOSTI
HILITED, WE KNOW THAT
GENERAL, BT OLR FOLK FACE
PARTICULAR CHALLENGE AND WE
CAMPTHOSE CHALLEES INTO
THREE GENERAL AREAS IN TERMSF
STIGMA, INTERMS OF BEI
DISCONNECT FROM TRADITIONA
FAMILY STRUCRES,AN IN TMS
OF UA TREAENTNDER THE
LAW.
WOULD A O THOSE-WHAT ALL
OF THOSEFAORS BUILD TOWA
IN MANY CASES, PAULARLY
HEIGHTENED SENTENCE O AN
EXPEENCE ISOLATI AMG
LGBT OLD PEOPLE
WHICH HEIGHTENS THE IMPORTANCE
COMMUNITY D PCE SO FOR
LGBT ELDERS, 'S FAIR TO Y
THAT WELCOMG A SUPPORTIVE
ING IS JUST A LUXURY.
IT'S IN FACT AESSITY, AND IT
GOESBEYOND THE PARTICARS OF
HO ROOF OVER ONE'S
AD IO WHAT'S IMRTANT IN
TERMS OF PRIDING COUNITY FOR
MANY PEOPLEW,S THEY AGE,
ARE ALLY - FIND THAT IN VERY
SHORT SUPPLY.
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SOMETHING.
>> OH, IT'S JUST SLOW, HINK.
IT'SSLOWERN I M.
OKAY.
SO WE WHAT WEKNOW,IF WE
RILL LILE MOREDEEPLY, WHAT
KNOW IS THAT FINANCIAL
INSECURITYG LGBT OLDER
PELE MAKES HOUSING HALLS,
IN FACT, MORE DIFFICT TO
RESOLVE FOR LGBT OLDERPEOPLE,
AND JUST A LEF EXAMESF
THAT ARE, YOU KNOW, IF OW
POVERTY LEVELS ARE IN FACTT
HHER ONG LT OER PEOPLE,
THE DATA THAT ISAVAILAES
TO COUPL, WHWE SEE IS CIFIC
ATOLDER GAY COUES OLDER
AL COUPS ARE IGHT RE
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TWI AS LIKELY TO BE LIVING IN
POVERTY OER COUPLESN
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PLICATIONS TERMS OE
RESOURCES TT AR AILABL F
LGBT OLDER PEOP TALYTO
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TREND WHEN IT COMES TOTHE
AVAILABILITY DISPOSABLE
INCOME AMONGGBT OLDER PEOE.
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SLIDE INDATES, TT T ANNUAL
SOCIAL SECURITY INCOME, THE
AVERAGE FOR AN OLDER
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AND Y LOOK AT ITFOR OLDER
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TO LESS AN 1200 A .
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DISPABLE INCOM TO APPLYO
DETERM- TDETERMINE
HOUSINNEEDS.
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PREVT AL- PRESENT
CHALLENGES FO LGBT OLDER
PEOPLE INCLUDING PROBLEMSWI
NG-TERM RE THROUGH MEDICAID
AND SPOUSAL PROVEER
RISHME, HICH WE FORTUNATE
ARE MANG PROGRESS ON THAN TO
ARENT BAK-TGH WITHHE
ENTER ON DICAID SERCES.
RETIREHEALTHNSUE
BENEFITS A DISCRIMINATION
THOSE BENEF UNEQUAL
TREATMENND TAX ALIFIED
RETIREMENT PLANS AND PENSIONS,
AND VETERANSENEFITS, AND
UNEQUAL TRATMENT IN INTAN
LAWS, ALL OF THESE TOGETH
CONTBU TO A RLLY SERIOUS
LEVEL OF FINANCL INSERITY
MO LG OLDER PEOPL
BUT IT'S NO LIMITED.
THE CHALLENGES A NOT LIMITED
TO FINANCIAL INSECURITY.
THEYEXISTS WELL WITH REGA
-- WITH REGARD HEALTH AND
HEALTH CURITY.
AND NOW I DON'KNOW HOW TO --
IT WAS WORKING.
THERE IT GOES.
OK.
THE-- THIS IS PARTLY BECAUSE OF
HEALTHDISPARITIE THAT LGBT
OLDER PEOPLE FACE,HI
INCREASETHE NEE FOR HOUSING
MODSATINCORPORATE
HEALTH-RELATED SS, AND
IT'SFOR A RIETY OF HER
REASS AS WELL.
WHAT NOWN RE
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FEARS OF DISCRINATION AND
FEARS OF CULTURALLY INCOMPENT
TREATMT, AT LGBTLDER
DELAY CESNG HEALTHCARE OR
NOT SEEK HETHCARSERVIC AT
ALL.
WE AL KNOW THAT THE -- TT
NEGLEC ON THEARTF
CAREGIVE IS ASIGNICANT
CHALLENGE WITH REGARD FOR LG
DER PEOPLE, WHICHMAKES BOTH
OF THESE MAKEHE AVAILABILITY
OF HEALTH RVICES AND CARE
THAT CLOSE TO HOMENDEALL
THAT'S ACALLY LINKED TO HOME
AN LINKED TO HOUSIN AN
IMPORTANT -- AN IMRTAN OPTION
SHLD BE AVAILABLE TO LGBT
DER PPLE.
IFE LOOKT THE --
SUPPORVE SERVICES AND THE LACK
THERF, SUPPORVESERVICES IN
HOUSING ARE PARTICULARLY
IMPORTANT FOR LGBT OLDER PEOPLE
BECAUSE THEY HAVE SUCH A HARD
TIME ACCESSING THEM IN GENERAL.
AND WHAT WE SEE IN OUR
EXPERIENCE IS THAT VE OFTEN
BT OLDERADULTS FIND THAEY
E NOT LCOME IN -CALLED
MAINSTREAM AGING PGRAMS.
TH CANNOT FIND THER
ERVIS THAT THEY NEED, T
ARE TAILORED TO EI PARTICUL
CIRCSTANCES.
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SOCIAL ENVINMENT, AND SO THEY
DON'T VE THESENS
COUNITY THAT OFTEN COMESH
GROUP-SED SIAL SERVIES.
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OPENS U IMPORTANT QUESONS A
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HOUSG A T NATURE O
FOR LGBT OLDER FOS TO PROVIDE
BOTH SVICES AND A SENSE OF -
THISIS, BROADLY SAKING,
THESE ARE SOME OF THE
OVERARCHING IS
OVERARCHING CIRCUMSTANCES THAT
ARE IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND AS
WE THINK AND TALK OVER THE
COURSE OF THE DAY ABOUT LGBT
OLDER ADULTS AND HOUSING.
>> THANK YOU SO MUCH, MICHAEL.
HELLO, EVERYONE.
I'M MOIRA KEESLING AND I'M A
S
THAT'S OOK.
WHAT I AM NOT IS A POWER POINT
PERSON.
>> YOU'RE LUCKY.
>> I KNOW.
WELL, I'LL TELL YOU, YOUR --
OOPS.
YOUR POWER POINT PRESENTATION
MAKES WE WANT TO BE A POWER
POINT PERSON BECAUSE IT WAS
REALLY PRETTY COOL.
THANK
NOT TO BE A POWER POINT PERSON,
SO THANK YOU AND I THINK MICHAEL
SUMMED IT UP REALLY WELL AND
TALKED A LOT ABOUT WHAT IS FACED
BY GAY, LESBIAN, BISEXUAL AND
TRANSGENDER SENIORS IN HOUSING
CONTEXT.
WHAT I'M HERE TO DO IS REALLY TO
TALK ABOUT THE TRENCHED INNER
PART OF THAT AND HOW THERE ARE
SOME DIFFERENCES.
I THINK EVERYTHING THAT MICHAEL
SAID APPLIES VERY WELL TO
TRANSGENDER PEOPLE, BUT THERE
ARE SOME TRICKS
THAT WE JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE
WE COVERED.
SO, YES, WE STILL FACE THE
STIGMAIZATION, FACE THE
DISCRIMINATION.
WE HAVE OFTEN DIFFERENT SUSPEND
STRUCTURES THAN NON-LGBT PEOPLE,
BUT IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT TO
UNDERSTAND THAT
ALWAYS RK FOR TR PEOPLE
ENOUH, SO WE WA TO TALK A
LITTLE BIT ABO THE TRANCE PART
OF -- TRANS PART OF THATND HOW
WE'RE A LITTLE BIT DIFRENT.
SO UNL VERY RECEN 63. OF
ALLSTATISTICS ABOUT ANSGENDER
PEOPLE WERE MADE UP.
[ LAUGHTER ]
INCLUDING THAT ONE.
BUT THERE HAVE BEEN MORE AND
MORE STUDIES OVER THE LAST
COUPLE YEARS, AND WE'RE NOW
REALLY STARTING TO
DATA AND YOU SAW MICHAEL HAD
GOOD DATA ON TRANSGENDER PEOPLE
AND YOU'RE GOING TO HEAR FROM
MARIE COOK DANIELS LATER ON SOME
GOOD DATA, BUT THE CARING WITH
AGING AND PRIDE SURVEY GIVE US
SOME GOOD MEANINGFUL DEMOGRAPHIC
DATA FOR TRANS PEOPLE FOR THE
FIRST TIME AND
174 TRANS PEOPLE AGE 50 AND
OVER.
WHAT WE SEE IN IT IS TRANS
PEOPLE ARE VERY DIVERSE AND
THAT'S IMPORTANT TO KEEP IN
MIND.
WE'RE DIVERSE DEMOGRAPHICALLY,
DIVRS ECONOMICALLY AND VERY
IMPORTANT, WE HAVE DIVERSE
SEXUAL ORIENT.
S PIM SOME IDENTIFY AS GAY, SOME
STRAIGHT, SOME BISEXUAL AND SOME
QUEER AND THAT PLAYS INTO IT
WHEN PROGRAMS ARE BEING
DEVELOPED FOR LGBT PEOPLE
BECAUSE SOMETIMES TRANSGENDER
PEOPLE MAY IDENTIFY AS STRAIGHT
AND MAY
IN OR MAY NOT FIT IN.
AND THEN THERE'S LOTS OF
DIFFERENT TYPES OF TRANSGENDER
PEOPLE.
THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO ARE
TRANSSEXUALS AND A PEOPLE WHO
ARE JUST VERY GENDER
NONCONFORMING.
THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO ARE JUST
CROSS -- I DON'T MEAN JUST IN A
DEROGATORY WAY.
WHO ARE IN A NARROW SENSE
DEFINED AS TRANSSEXUAL OR
CROSS-DRESSER OR GENDER
NONCONFORMING, AND THE LENGTH OF
OUTNESS.
RIGHT NOW WE'RE G
SOCIETAL THING WHERE A LOT OF
FOLKS LIKE ME, MIDDLE-AGED
PEOPLE HAVE COME OUT AS
TRANSGENDER AND HAVE
TRANSITIONED, BUT A LOT OF
TRANSGERND PEOPLE HAVE
TRANSITIONED VERY, VERY YOUNG IN
LIFE AND THAT WILL BE MORE AND
MORE TRUE.
A LOT OF TRAND GENDER SENIOR --
TRANSGENDER SENIORS HAVE
TRANSITION AND WILL BE
TRANSITIONING IN EXISTING
HOUSING OR PROGRAMS.
SO IT'S VERY IMPORTANT TO
UNDERSTAND HOW DIVERSE WE ARE.
A REALLY IMPORTANT PART OF THIS,
AS MICHAEL TOUCHED ON, ARE THE
STRUCTURAL BARRIERS TO
FACE AND THERE'S SOME PARTICULAR
ONES THAT TRANSGENDER PEOPLE
FACE.
ONE, IT HAS HERE TO FOREBEEN
VERY HARD TO TRNZ PEOPLE --
TRANS PEOPLE TO ACCESS
NONEMPLOYER-PROVIDED HEALTH
INSURANCE.
SO TRANSGENDER PEOPLE WHO ARE
PRE-MEDICARE QUALIFIED VERY
OFTEN ARE UNABLE TO BE INSURED.
AND THAT'S AN IMPORTANT THING TO
KEEP IN MIND.
SECOND, WHEN
CURRENTLY THERE IS A VERY, VERY
GOOD CHANCE THAT
TRANSITION-RELATED HEALTHCARE,
THE HEALTH TREATMENTS AND SUCH
THAT THEY WOULD NEED TO ACCESS
FOR TRANSITION ARE GENERALLY
DENIED BY HEALTH INSURANCE
CARRIERS.
INCLUDING MEDICAID -- OR I'M
SORRY, MEDICARE, WHICH EXCLUDES
SURGERY, BUT OTHER TYPES OF
TRANSITION-RELATED CARE ARE
COVERED BY MEDICARE.
AND AS MICHAEL POINTED OUT,
WHICH IS REALLY, REALLY
IMPORTANT, DELAY OF CARE.
TRANS PEOPLE TEND TO DELAY CARE
CARE, BUT ACUTE CARE AS WELL,
AND WE HAVE NO REASON TO THINK
THAT'S NOT TRUE OF TRANSGENDER
SENIORS.
ONE OF THE OVERALL CONTEXTUAL
THINGS FOR TRANS PEOPLE IS WHO
DERPS OUR GENDER WHEN WE'RE IN
AN INSTITUTIONAL CONTEXT AND
BECAUSE A LARGE PART OF BEING
TRANSGENDER IS YOUR GENDER AND
YOUR SELF IDENTITY OF YOUR GERND
AND THAT'S A REALLY CORE PART OF
YOUR SELF IDENTITY.
AND IF YOU'RE IN AN
INSTITUTIONAL SETTING WHERE
OTHER PEOPLE ARE MAKING THOSE
CHOICES FOR YOU, THAT CAN BE
REALLY, REALLY DIFFICULT.
IT
WANT TO POINT OUT, IT ISN'T JUST
WHAT GETS MARKED DOWN ON YOUR
RECORD.
THOUGH THAT'S REALLY IMPORTANT,
IT'S HOW YOU'RE TREATED.
WHICH PROGRAMS YOU'RE INVITED OR
ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN.
HOW PEOPLE WELCOME YOU
FRONT DESK.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU FILL OUT
THE FORMS TO GET HOUSING OR TO
GET TYPES OF PROGRAMS.
SO HOW PEOPLE ARE INTERPRETING
YOUR GENDER AND POLICING YOUR
GENDER IS REALLY, REALLY
IMPORTANT.
AND THAT GOES THROUGH THE WHOLE
RANGE OF THINGS IN
CONTEXTS, WHICH FACILITIES
YOU'RE ALLOWED TO USE, WHO ARE
YOUR ROOMMATES GOING TO BE IF
IT'S A ROOMMATE CONTEXT.
WHO ARE YOU PERMITTED TO HAVE
RELATIONSHIPS WITH.
AND THEN ONE OF THE MOST INSIPID
PROBLEMS WE FACE
CALL VICARIOUS DISRESPECT AND
THAT IS A LO OF TRANS PEOPLE ARE
TOLD IT'S OKAY WITH ME, BUT IT
WON'T BE OKAY WITH THEM, YOU
WILL MAKE THEM UNCOMFORTABLE,
YOU WILL MAKE THEM NERVOUS, SO
THEREFORE, WE WON'T LET YOU IN
THAT PROGRAM, WE WON'T LET YOU
IN THAT FACILITY AND THAT KIND
OF VICARIOUS
REALLY HURTFUL.
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DIFFULTTHG FOR S
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OF HEIGHTENED BIAS AND
CTIMIZION OF TNS PEOPL
ACCORDING TO THE CARING AND
AGING WITH PRIDE SURVEY, AND I
QUOTE, TRANS GENDER ADULTS ARE A
CRITICAL UNDERSERVED POPULATION
AT
AND MENTAL HEALTH DISPARITIES,
OFTEN COMBINED WITH LESS SOCIAL
AND COMMUNITY SUPPORT.
TRANS PEOPLE TEND TO BE AT HIGH
RISK OF POVERTY, DISABILITY,
DEPRESSION, LONELINESS, SUICIDE
IDEATION, AND GENERAL POOR
HEALTH.
AND TRANS PEOPLE, IT SEEMS AND
WE FEEL, ARE EXPERIENCING BOTH
HIGHER POVERTY AND VICTIMIZATION
AS AGE GOES ON.
SO AGAIN, WE JUST WANTED TO
PEOPLE ARE DIFFERENT THAN GAY
PEOPLE, A LOT OF OVERLAP WITH
THE ISSUES AND THAT'S REALLY
IMPORTANT TOO, BUT THERE'S SOME
EXTRA CONSIDERATIONS WE'D LIKE
PEOPLE TO KEEP IN MIND.
SO THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
OH, AND MICHAEL -- I'M SORRY,
JANE OR MICHAEL, WE WERE GOING
TO OPEN FOR
>> YES.
>> THIS IS A GREAT TIME.
WE HAVE SEVEN MINUTES FOR
QUESTIONS.
SO PLEASE COME TO THE MIC SO
THAT EVERYONE CAN HEAR YOUR
QUESTION.
[ LAUGHTER ]
>> NOW YOU'RE ALL IN TROUBLE.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRESENTATIONS
AND ALSO, ONE OF THE THINGS I
THINK IS IMPORTANT AND I'M --
OH, MIME JOY SILVER, SORRY.
JOY
PROPERTIES INC. AND ARDENT
SENIOR LIVING.
ONE OF THE QUESTIONS I HAVE THAT
I THINK MAYBE WE NEED TO START
TO TALK ABOUT AND PARTICULARLY
MICHAEL, BECAUSE YOU BROUGHT UP
THE WHOLE CONCEPT OF THE
HEALTHCARE SERVICES AND THIS HAS
BEEN A BIG CONCERN OF MINE IN
ADDITION TO
THE NEED FOR HEALTHCARE SERVICES
IS ONLY GOING TO RISE, AND ONE
OF THE THINGS IS ARE THERE ANY
PLANS FOR DEALING WITH THE
ONSLAUGHT AND THE EPIDEMIC
PROPORTIONS OF WHAT WE'RE FACING
AND GOING TO FACE REGARDING
ALWAYS HIERMS AND
>> WELL, I THINK THAT TO AT
LEAST FROM MY KNOWLEDGE, TO SAY
THAT WE HAVE GOOD PLANS FOR THAT
WOULD BE AN OVERSTATEMENT.
WE ARE
ARE STARTING TO HAVE
CONVERSATIONS ABOUT THE
AFFORDABLE CARE ACT AND HOW WE
HOPE THAT IT IS GOING TO
TRANSFORM THE DELIVERY OF
HEALTHCARE AND HRK SERVICES IN
THIS -- HEALTHCARE SERVICES IN
THIS
MEAN AND WHAT OPPORTUNITIES IT
MAY OPEN UP FOR CURRENT AND
FUTURE SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS IN
THE COUNTRY, INCLUDING THE
INCREASING OUR CAPACITY,
ACTUALLY, TO FOCUS IN ON THOSE
KINDS OF CHALLENGES THAT, AS YOU
SAY, JOY, ARE
BECOME EXPONENTIALLY, YOU KNOW,
EXPONENTIALLY GREATER.
WE ALSO -- BUT REALLY, I THINK
DON'T AND YOU KNOW THIS AS WELL
AS ANYBODY IN THIS ROOM.
IN TERMS OF THE LGBT AGING
FIELD, OUR RESOURCES AND OUR
BAND WIDTH IS SO STRETCH
RELATIVE TO THE CHALLENGES THAT
WE FACE, THAT OFTEN WE -- WE'RE
ATTEMPTING TO TACKLE HUGE GLOBAL
ISSUES VERY MUCH IN A LOCALIZED
WAY.
NOW, THERE IS SOME BENEFIT TO
THAT IN TERMS OF CREATING
PROGRAM MODE
LOCAL MODELS FOR LABORATORIES,
BUT THERE ARE SERIOUS
LIMITATIONS TO IT IN TERMS OF
HOW YOU TRANSLATE THAT KIND OF
LOCAL ACTIVITY INTO MORE
IMPLOEBL SOLUTIONS, AND I --
GLOBAL SOLUTIONS AND I THINK
ABOUT THAT IN PARTICULAR WITH
REGARD TO ALZHEIMER'S BECAUSE I
KNOW IN A COUPLE
PROGRAMS IN OUR DIFFERENT
ORGANIZATIONS HERE DEVELOPING
AROUND THE COUNTRY, WE'RE
BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS, FOR
EXAMPLE, WITH THE ALZHEIMER'S
ASSOCIATION THAT CAN LEAD TO
TAILORED PROGRAMS THAT WOULD BE
USEFUL FOR LGBT OLDER FOLKS, BUT
THE CHALLENGES IS HOW DO YOU
TAKE THOSE REAL LOCALIZE
ON A NATIONAL LEVEL, AND WE
DON'T HAVE AN ANSWER TO THAT
YET.
AND I HOPE THAT THERE ARE OTHER
FOLKS THAT DO, BUT I THINK
THAT'S A BIG PROBLEM FOR US.
>> HI.
I'M THE CEO OF
WHICH HAS BEEN PROVIDING HOUSING
TO PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV AND
AIDS FOR -- SINCE 1984.
I'VE BEEN THE CEO SINCE '91 AND
I GUESS IT'S KIND OF A QUESTION
FOR THE TWO OF YOU AND KIND OF A
STATEMENT FOR THE REST OF US, IS
THAT, YOU KNOW, WALKING IN HERE,
I REALIZED IT'S GOI
LOT OF IT DID TOS BECAUSE, YOU
KNOW -- DITTOS, IN AIDS WE TALK
ALL ABOUT STRUCTURAL DRIVERS NOW
AND EVERYTHING WE'RE GOING TO
END UP TALKING ABOUT TODAY IS
GOING TO BE ABOUT STRUCTURAL
DRIVERS, WHICH KEEP PEOPLE FROM
STAYING HOME, FROM LIVING IN
HOUSING.
AND THERE'S SO MANY SIMILARITIES
AND THE
WE DON'T NEED TO REINVENS THE
WHEEL, AND I GUESS WHAT I WANT
TO SAY TO EVERYBODY HERE IS, YOU
KNOW, ONE OF THE WONDERFUL
THINGS ABOUT BEING GAY, LGBT FOR
ALL THESE YEARS, HAS BEEN TO
REALLY PUSH THE ENVELOPE AND TO
REALLY LOOK BEYOND WHAT'S
ALREADY AVAILABLE AND
ABOUT REALLY NEW INNOVATION.
I THINK THERE'S SOME
OPPORTUNITIES WITH THE
AFFORDABLE CARE ACT, BUT I THINK
AS A COMMUNITY, IT WOULD BE
GREAT IF WE CAN THINK BEYOND
WHAT WE HAVE NOW.
WE'VE GOT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING,
AND NOT JUST FOR
NECESSARILY, BUT THE PROGRAMS
ARE ALL THE SAME.
WE CAN LINK MEDICAID FOR CASE
MANAGEMENT WITH HOUSING UNITS.
YOU KNOW WHAT?
WE'VE BEEN DOING THAT FOR A LONG
TIME IN DIFFERENT WAYS.
SO I GUESS I WANT TO -- AND I'M
ON A PANEL LATER AND I WANT TO
ABOUT, YOU KNOW, SOMETHING ELSE
SO ANY IDEAS ABOUT THAT?
>> WELL, I DON'T WANT TO STEAL
THE THUNDER OF A LATER PANEL,
BUT I WOULD SAY, I KNOW THAT
LATER ON IN THE DAY, THERE'S
GOING TO BE A PANEL THAT
INCLUDE A DISCUSSION OF SAGE'S
NORC PROGRAM IN HARLEM AND IT
STANDS FOR NATIONALLY OCCUR
RETIREMENT COMMUNITY AND I RAISE
IT AS AN EXAMPLE BECAUSE AS YOU
WILL HEAR LATER TODAY, IN'S A
EXISTING MODEL AND REALLY
BLOWING THE WALLS OUT FROM IT IN
TERMS OF APPLYING IT TO A LGBT
CONTEXT AND THE PEOPLE OF COLOR
COMMUNITY, AND THEY ARE NUMEROUS
OTHER EXAMPLES IN THIS ROOM OF
HOW WE CAN AND NEED TO BE
CREATIVE AND
EXPANDING ON EXISTING MODELS, SO
I THINK WE'RE GOING TO HEAR A
FAIR AMOUNT ABOUT THAT OVER THE
COURSE OF THE DAY.
I DON'T KNOW IF YOU WANT TO --
>> DITTO.
[ LAUGHTER ]
BUT YOU KNOW, STICK TOK MY THEME
AN
TO MAKE SURE THAT AS THESE ARE
BEING DEVELOPED, THE TRANSGENDER
PART OF IT IS EITHER INCLUDED OR
IT ISN'T.
>> RIGHT, RIGHT.
>> I'M NOT ADVOCATING THAT IT
NOT BE, BUT IF WE BUILD THESE
STRUCTURES AND PROCESSES AND
PROGRAMS THAT ARE GAY-PERFECT
AND THEY DON'T WORK FOR TRANS
PEOPLE, BUT THEY'RE PRESUMED TO
WORK FOR TRANS PEOPLE, THAT'S
DIFFERENT THAN IF -- WE HAVE TO
START FIGURING THAT OUT AND HOW
TRANS PEOPLE FIT INTO THAT
THEY FIT INTO THAT.
>> RIGHT, RIGHT.
OKAY, THANKS.
>> HELLO.
I'M KAREN FRED DER RICKS
ON THE AGING AND HEALTH REPORT,
CARING AND AGING WITH PRIDE.
[ APPLAUSE ].
>> THANK YOU.
AND I JUST HAVE EXECUTIVE
SUMMARIES ON I'LL DISTRIBUTE
THOSE AND I THINK ONE THING THAT
IS VERY IMPORTANT AND MY
QUESTION TO ALL OF YOU -- WELL,
ONE THING WE FOUND IS THAT
HOUSING WAS THE
ACROSS LGBT OLDER ADULTS.
WE ALSO FOUND SIGNIFICANT
DISPARITIES, BUT WE ALSO FOUND
KEY DIFFERENCES AND DIVERSITY IN
TERMS OF WHAT THE HOUSING NEEDS
ARE AND THEY DIFFER IN TERMS BY
THE OLDEST NEEDING IN-HOME
SUPPORT SO THAT TH
PLACE.
WE ALSO FOUND, AMONG DIFFERENT
RACIAL AND ETHNIC GROUPS,
DIFFERENT TYPES OF HOUSING
OPTIONS, AND WE ALSO FOUND THAT
SOME PEOPLE REALLY NEED -- THEY
WOULD LIKE TO MOVE INTO
HOUSING -- DIFFERENT TYPES
HOUSING, BUT ALSO THAT OTHERS
NEED -- THAT WE REALLY PREFER,
AGAIN, AS I SAID, TO AGE IN
PLACE.
SO I JUST WANT TO KEEP IN MIND
AND ASK ALL OF YOU, HOW DO YOU
THINK WE MOVE FORWARD IN TERMS
OF DEVELOPING HOUSING OPTIONS
ACROSS THESE VERY
OF PEOPLE, BOTH LGBT AND BISWALS
ARE ALSO IN -- BISEXUALS ARE
ALSO IN NEED OF HOUSING OPTIONS,
BUT ONE OF THE MOST, ALSO -- ONE
OF THE GROUPS WITH THE MOST
UNMET NEED.
SO MY QUESTION TO YOU IS HOW DO
WE RESPOND TO THE
NEEDS?
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'R OUT OF TIME FOR
QUESTIONS.
I WANT TO MENTION TWO QUICK
THINGS BEFORE WE GO TO A LITTLE
BREAK.
ONE IS THAT I'M JUST
A PROJECT THAT AMANI WOODY IS
WORKING ON WITH OTHERS.
THE D.C. AARP OFFICE IS PART OF
A COALITION OF THE WASHINGTON
LGBT AGING COALITION THAT'S
WORKING ON A SEAL OF APPROVAL
FOR LGBT FRIENDLY CARE ACROSS
VENUES, AND IT'S GOING TO BE
PRESENTED AT THE ASA CONFERENCE
IN MARCH, SO IF ANY OF YOU AGING
FREAKS ARE GOING THERE, CHECK
THAT OUT.
ALSO, I WOULD BE -- I'M GOING TO
GET SPANKED IF I DON'T MENTION
AARP.ORG/PRIDE IS OUR PORTAL.
WE ALSO WON AN AWARD FOR OUR
STO
STONEWALL COVERAGE 40 YEARS
LATER AT AARP.ORG/STONEWALL.
WE ARE MANY, WE ARE AGING, BUT
FABULOUSLY AND LETS HEAR A ROUND
OF APPLAUSE FOR OUR FABULOUS
PANELISTS.
THANK YOU.
>> AND THANK YOU, JANE.
THANK YOU.
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I'M GOING TO INTRODUCE ALL OF
THEM AND THEY'RE FORTUNATELY
SITTING IN ORDER OF HOW THEY'RE
GOING TO SPEAK TO YOU.
MAIA CHAMBERLAIN AT DIRECTOR OF
HOMELESS FAMILIES AT FRIENDLY
HOUSE IN PORTLAND, OREGON.
AMONG HER RESPONSIBILITIES THERE
IS OVERSIGHT FOR GAY AND GRAY, A
PROGRAM SERVING LGBT ELDERS IN
THE PORTLAND METRO AREA AND I
BELIEVE A PENDING OR SOON TO BE
SAGE AFFILIATE.
>>
WEEK, SAGE METRO PORTLAND.
>> THERE WE GO, THERE WE GO.
[ APPLAUSE ]
AND WE HAVE WITH US SPEAKING
NEXT, KATHLEEN SULLIVAN WHO WAS
FORKED FOR 20 YEARS AS A --
WORKED FOR 20 YEARS AS A
CAMPAIGN MANAGER AND CONSULTANT
BEFORE DECI
GRADUATE SCHOOL TO STUDY HOUSING
FOR LGBT SENIORS.
SHE HAS A Ph.D. IN GERONTOLOGY
AND SERVES AS DIRECTOR OF SENIOR
SERVICES OF THE L.A. GAY AND
LESBIAN CENTER AND SHE'S GOING
TO DESCRIBE SOME OF THE CENTER'S
SERVICES FOR LGBT SENIORS.
AND
WHO IS CURRENTLY SENIOR DIRECTOR
OF PUBLIC PROGRAMS AT THE CENTER
ON HULL STEAD WHERE SHE PROVIDES
LEADERSHIP AND DREK FOR ALL
ASPECTS OF THE ORGANIZATIONS
PUBLIC PROGRAMS FOR OLDER
ADULTS, AND AGAIN, ANOTHER SAGE
AFFILIATE IN
YOU TODAY THE KINDS OF SERVICES
THAT THEY PROVIDE AT THE CENTER
ON HALLSTEAD THAT REALLY ENABLE
OUR COMMUNITY TO AGE IN PLACE.
WE KNOW THAT AS WE AGE, MOST
PEOPLE WANT TO STAY IN THEIR
HOME AND MAN
GEARED TO PROVIDING THE KIND OF
SUPPORT SERVICES, AND ESPECIALLY
IF YOU'RE AFRAID TO GO INTO SOME
KIND OF AN ASSISTED LIVING OR
NURSING CARE, THE
COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICES ARE
CRITICAL TO HELP PEOPLE MEET
THEIR NEEDS, SO WE'RE GOING
START WITH MAIA AND WE'LL HAVE
TIME FOR QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
AS WE WRAP UP.
THANK YOU.
>> THANKS, LAURIE.
[ APPLAUSE ]
I WAS JUST TALKING TO KATHLEEN
ABOUT HOW EARLIER THIS SUMMER, I
WAS
PRIVILEGE OF HEARING ASSISTANT
SECRETARY BOSTICK SPEAK AND IT
WAS AT THAT MEETING, HE SAID
MAYBE WE NEED TO DO A SUMMIT ON
THIS ISSUE, AND I'M THINKING
ABOUT THE PACE WITH WHICH THE
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SOMETIMES
MOVES AND IN NO PART
IMAGINATION DID I THINK THAT WE
WOULD BE HERE SIX MONTHS LATER
DOING THIS.
AND I FEEL JUST SO PRIVILEGED TO
BE A PART OF IT, AND SO -- AND
ALSO, I WANT TO APOLOGIZE AHEAD
OF TIME.
I HAD SO MUCH TO SAY AND SO
LITTLE TIME TO SAY IT, THAT I
REGRETTABLE, I'M NOT AS QUICK AS
SOME PEOPLE, SO I'LL BE READING
THEM, BUT FEEL FREE TO STOP ME
OR ASK QUESTIONS.
>> I WILL.
NOT TO WORRY.
>> THANK YOU.
>> I'M GOING TO KEEP YOU IN
LINE.
>> THANKS.
SOMEONE NEEDS TO.
FRIENDLY HOUSE IS A NONPROFIT
SOCIAL SERVICE NEIGHBORHOOD
CE
OREGON.
IN ADDITION TO BEING A COMMUNITY
CENTER AND GATHERING PLACE FOR
PEOPLE FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE,
WE OFFER THREE CORE SERVICE
AREAS.
ADULT RECREATION AND EDUCATION,
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMING, AND THEN
THE PROGRAM THAT I OVERSEE,
WHICH IS SERVICES FOR SENIORS
SINCE 1978, FRIENDLY HOUSE HAS
CARRIED A CONTRACT WITH OUR
LOCAL AREA TRIP FELL-A TO
PROVIDE OLDER AMERICANS ACT
PROGRAMS AND SERVICES TO SUPPORT
SENIORS IN STAYING INDEPENDENT
AND IN THEIR OWN HOMES, TO AVOID
TRANSITIONING TO A HIGHER LEVEL
OF CARE.
IT'S ALWAYS BEEN A MANDATE OF

ENHANCED OUTREACH TO VULNERABLE
ELDER POPULATIONS, DEFINED AS
LOW INCOME, RACIAL AND ETHNIC
MINORITIES, FRAIL INDIVIDUALS,
LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY AND
SO ON, WITH NO MENTION OF LGBT

TRIPLE-A LEADERSHIP, ELDERS IN
OUR COMMUNITY, FRIENDLY HOUSE
STAFF, AND MEMBERS OF THE
COMMUNITY AT LARGE CONVENED TO
DISCUSS WAYS OF BRINGING NEEDED
SERVICES AND OPPORTUNITIES TO
THIS POPULATION IN A WAY THAT
WAS RESPECTFUL OF THE
CONCERNS THAT THEY WERE
RIGHTFULLY EXPERIENCING.
THUS, GAY AND GRAY WAS BORN.
IN ITS EARLY DAYS, GAY AND GRAY
FOCUSED ON DEVELOPING A RICH
ARRAY OF ACTIVITIES THAT OFFERED
RECREATION AND SOCIALIZATION
OPPORTUNITIES IN AN EFFORT TO
REDUCE THE ISOLATION AND
DEPRESSION THAT OFTEN
BOLD -- BEFALLS OLDER LGBT
ADULTS.
IT WAS ALSO THE INTENTION THAT
THE ACTIVITIES WOULD WARM PEOPLE
TO FRIENDLY HOUSE, AN
OPPORTUNITY FOR THIS COHORT TO
SEE FOR THEMSELVES THAT WHILE
OUR ORGANIZATION DOES NOT
EXCLUSIVELY SERVE LGBT PEOPLE,
WE WERE COMMITTED TO PROVIDING
OPPORT
THEM AND THAT WE ARE A WELCOMING
SAFE PLACE FOR THEM TO SEEK
SERVICES WITHOUT FEAR OF
DISCRIMINATION.
FOR TEN YEARS, WE'VE BEEN
POUNDING AWAY AT LEADERSHIP TO
IMPRESS UPON THEM THAT LGBT
ELDERS ARE IN FACT A VULNERABLE
SENIOR
FOCUSED ATTENTION AND FUNDING TO
BE APPROPRIATELY SERVED.
I'M THRILLED TO REPORT THAT JUST
WEEKS AGO, WE LEARNED THAT OUR
LOCAL TRIPLE-A WILL BE BROAD
DENYING THE DEFINITION OF
VULNERABLE LAITIONS TO INCLUDE
LGBT ELDERS AND HAVE ASKED TO
PROVI
CULTURALLY SPECIFIC PROGRAMMING
TO THIS COHORT.
IF IT'S SUCCESSFUL, IT WILL BE
THE FIRST GOVERNMENT FUNDING
WE'VE RECEIVED FOR THIS PROGRAM.
OVER THE YEARS, WE'VE HEARD
MURMURING THAT THIS
SHOULD HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED IN AN
ORGANIZATION THAT EXCLUSIVELY
SERVES THE LGBT COMMUNITY, BUT
OVERWHELMINGLY THE FEEDBACK FROM
OUR SENIORS IS BECAUSE WE OFFER
PROGRAMS TO PEOPLE OF ALL AGES,
BACKGROUNDS, IN FACT, THAT
WALKING INTO OUR DOORS OFFERS
THEM SOME AND NONE NIM IT IN
THAT WE DON'T
TRADITIONAL LGBT SETTING.
IN 2001, WE LAUNCHED OUR
DIVERSITY TRAININGS WHICH WON
ACCLAIM BOTH LOCALLY AND
NATIONALLY.
THE HEART OF OUR TRAINING IS THE
ELDER PANEL, A GROUP OF GAY,
LESBIAN, BISEXUAL, AND
TRANSGENDER ELDERS W
TO SHARE THEIR DEEPLY
HARD-FELT -- HEART-FELT STORIES.
WE HAVE A SPEAKERS BUREAU OF
OVER 15 PANELISTS THAT WE CALL
ON TO SPEAK TO DIFFERENT
AUDIENCES ON DIFFERENT ISSUES.
TO THE SENTENCE WE'RE ABLE, WE
SELECT SPEAKERS WHO'S STORIES
REFLECT THE EDUCATION NEEDS OF
THE AUDIENCE WE'RE
ONE EXAMPLE WOULD BE WHEN WE'RE
SPEAKING TO NURSING STUDENTS ARE
OUR PANELISTS FOCUS ON ISSUES
THAT THEY HAVE HAD IN THE
MEDICAL COMMUNITY.
SPEAKING TO HOUSING PROVIDERS,
THEY'RE ADDRESSING HOUSING
RELATED EXPERIENCES.
SEVERAL COLLEGES AND
UNIVERSITIES HAVE BUILT THE
DIVERSITY TRAINING INTO THEIR
CURRICULUM FOR NURSING AND

PARTICULAR.
WE WERE PLEDGED BY THE CHAIR OF
THE BEHAVORIAL SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF
PORTLAND, THAT HAS BEEN HOSTING
THE TRAINING FOR OVER TEN YEARS.
DR. ROGERS WAS INTERESTED IN
DOING A RESEARCH PROJECT BASED
ON THE DATA
COLLECTING FROM TRAINING
PARTICIPANT SURVEYS SINCE 2007.
HER TEAM HAS COMPILED AND
ANALYZED THE DATA AND
PRELIMINARY RESULTS SHOW THAT OF
THE 600-PLUS RESPONDENTS, OVER
93% FOUND THE TRAINING EXCELLENT
OR VERY GOOD AND 91% SAID THE
PANEL WAS A COMPELLING COMPONENT
THAT WILL CHANGE HOW THEY WORK
WITH LGBT PEOPLE IN THEIR FUTURE
CAREERS.
THE FULL RESULTS HER FILEDINGS
ARE GOING TO BE SHARED AT A
NATIONAL SOCIAL WORK CONFERENCE
HAPPENING HERE IN WASHINGTON,
D.C., IN
DR. ROGERS ALSO SHARED WITH US
THAT SINCE SHE'S BEEN OFFERING
THE TRAINING FOR HER STUDENTS, A
HANDFUL HAVE CHANGED THE THE
COURSE OF THEIR STUDIES TO FOCUS
ON THE MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS OF
THIS COMPLNT.
FROM ROGERS HERSELF SOLD --
DR. ROGERS HER SELF THOLE US THE
OTHER DAY THAT SHE'S TAKING
SABBATICAL NEXT SUMMER TO GO TO
THE KINSEY INSTITUTE TO RESEARCH
LGBT ELDERS HAS A RESULT OF HER
EXPOSURE TO THE PANEL.
WE'VE FACILITATED ABOUT 25
TRAININGS A YEAR AND REACH
THOUSANDS OF STUDENTS AND
PROFESSIONALS.
IN THE LAST TWO YEARS, WE
REFOCUSED OUR EF
THE TRAININGS MORE TOWARDS
HOUSING PROVIDERS.
PROVIDENCE ELDER PLACE HAS BEEN
A REALLY IMPORTANT PARTNER IN
THIS EFFORT.
PROVIDENCE ELDER PLACE EMPLOYS
THE PACE MODEL OF SERVICE
DELIVERY AND HAS FIVE COMNTS
LOCALLY THAT SUPPORT BOTH
PRIVATE PAY AND MEDICAID ELDERS
BY PROVIDING
MEDICAL CARE, SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT,
AND ELDER PLACE HAS HAD ALL OF
THEIR STAFF RECEIVING THE
TRAINING FROM THEIR HIGH REST
LEVEL ADMINISTRATION STAFF TO
THEIR DOCTORS, NURSES, CARE
GIVING STAFF, AND MORE RECENTLY
ARE HAVING THE RESIDENTS OF
THE TRAINING.
THE RESIDENT TRAININGS ARE A
CRITICAL COMPONENT OF CREATING A
WELCOMING ENVIRONMENT FOR LGBT
OLDER ADULTS, AND WE'RE DOING
MORE OF THE RESIDENT TRAININGS
THROUGH OUR HOUSING ASSESSMENT
PROGRAM WHICH I'LL BE SPEAKING
MORE TO LATER.
AS A RESULT OF OUR
AFFILIATION WITH SAGE,
FORMALIZED, I THINK THIS LAST
WEEK, WE WERE ABLE TO HAVE OUR
GAY AND GRAY COORDINATOR TRAINED
IN THEIR AMAZING CURRICULUM,
WHICH GIVES US A WHOLE ANOTHER
TOOL TO USE IN EDUCATING OUR
COMMUNITY ON THE STRENGTHS AND
CHALLENGES OF THIS VULNERABLE
POPULATION.
IN 2010, GAY AND GRAY ADOPTED A
FELLOW NONPROFIT IN OUR AREA
CALLED SHARE, AND IT'S AN
ACRONYM, SENIOR HOUSING AND
RETIREMENT ENTERPRISES.
SHARE STARTED AT ABOUT THE SAME
TIME AS GAY AND GRAY BACK IN
EARLY 2000 AND
WE WERE FOCUSING ON EDUCATION,
IN-HOME SERVICES, CASE
MANAGEMENT, AND ACTIVITIES,
SHARE WAS FOCUSED ON THE MISSION
OF BUILDING LGBT HOUSING.
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MISSION TO INCLUDE IDENTIFYING
GAY FRIENDLY
WHEN THEY APPROACHED US TO ASK
IF WE WOULD BE WILLING TO CARRY
ON THEIR MISSION THROUGH GAY AND
GRAY, WE ENTHUSIASTICALLY
AGREED.
TWO MINUTES?
OH, MY GOODNESS.
TIME GOES.
OKAY.
I'M SKIPPING STUFF.
ABOUT THE HOUSING ASSESSMENT --
WE HAVE AN ADVISORY TEAM THAT
FOCUSES SPECIFICALLY ON ISSUES
OF HOUSING, AND THEY HAVE
DEVELOPED THIS HOUSING
WORKING WITH LONG-TERM CARE
PROVIDERS, ASSISTED LIVING,
ADULT CARE HOMES, HOSPICE, TO
HELP GET THEM READY TO EMBRACE
THIS POPULATION IN THEIR
COMMUNITIES.
CREATING THE
CHALLENGING AND RATHER THAN
LOOKING AT AMENITIES OR COST OR
LOCATION, WE WERE DEVELOPING AN
ASSESSMENT TOOL TO EVALUATE A
FEELING AND SENSE ABOUT AN
ENVIRONMENT WHILE MAKING THE
ASSESSMENT AS OBJECTIVE AS
POSSIBLE.
LET'S SEE HERE.
THE
EVALUATING MORE THAN JUST THESE
OBJECTIVE FACTORS.
THEY'RE NONDISCRIMINATION
POLICIES, DOES THEIR SHURCHES
COVERAGE, DOMESTIC PARTNERS, HOW
DO THEY HANDLE PEER CONFLICT AND
DISCRIMINATION, DO THEY RECEIVE
CULTURAL COMPETENCY TRAINING,
ARE SOME OF THE THINGS THAT
WE'RE LOOKING AT IN OUR
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LARGE CHUNKS.
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ACTIVITIES FOR SENIORS EACH
MONTH.
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NEWSLETTER THAT
MONTH.
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REALLY TO BOLSTER THE SOCIAL
SUPPORT NETWORKS OF LGBT SENIORS
IN THE GREATER LOS ANGELES AREA
AS WELL AS TO REDUCE THEIR
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THAT TYPE OF ISOLATION CAN BE
RATHER DETRIMENT TAL TO THEM,
BOTH FOR THEIR MENTAL HEALTH,
BUT ALSO FOR THEIR PHYSICAL
HEALTH SO OFFERING AN
CONFIRMING, SUPPORTIVE
ENVIRONMENT FOR PEOPLE TO
ACTUALLY BE ENGAGED AND CONTINUE
TO LEARN AND GROW IS IMPORTANT
TO US.
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OUR PROGRAM IS ACTUALLY TRAINING
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SERVICES OF ORANGE COUNTY AS
WELL, BUT ALSO WORK WITHIN THE
CITY OF LOS ANGELES AND THE IDEA
IS THAT WE CAN'T OBVIOUSLY
PROVIDE THE SERVICES FOR EVERY
SENIOR IN LOS ANGELES, BUT YOU
KNOW, DEPENDING ON WHAT SIDE YOU
COME DOWN ON IN TERMS OF THE
SIZE OF THE POPULATION OF LGBT
SENIORS IN L.A., IT'S BETWEEN
19,000 AND 89,000 LGBT SENIORS
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ANGELES.
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CAPACITY TO PROVIDE SERVICES FOR
ALL OF THOSE PEOPLE, SO WE
SIMILAR TO WHAT MAIA IS DOING IN
PORTLAND AND PROBABLY WHAT HOPE
IS DOING TOO, WHAT MANY OF US
ARE DOING IS TO WORK WITH PEOPLE
WHO ARE ALREADY PROVIDING
SERVICES SO THAT THEY CAN LEARN
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COMMUNITIES, AND WE JUST TRAINED
OUR 800th PERSON AT A SMALL
BOARD AND CARE FACILITY,
ACTUALLY, IN SHERMAN OAKS LAST
WEEK.
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PROGRAM IN OUR
I'VE BEEN ASKED TO TALK A LITTLE
BIT MORE ABOUT, IS OUR CASE
MANAGEMENT -- OH, THANK YOU.
YOU'RE RIGHT.
LET'S SEE.
I MIGHT HAVE TO CALL MICHAEL.
OH, MY GOSH.
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OKAY.
THE THIRD PART OF THIS PROGRAM
IS OUR CASE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM,
SO WE HAVE TWO CASE MANAGERS WHO
STAFF THAT ARE PROVIDING WHAT WE
CALL SHORT-TERM CASE MANAGEMENT
SERVICES, AND -- I CAN'T
REMEMBER WHO IT WAS.
I THINK I WAS KAREN WHO SAID THE
NUMBER ONE THING THAT PEOPLE
SAID IN THE SURVEY WAS THAT THEY
NEED HOUSING.
WELL, THAT'S DEFINITELY TRUE OF
WHAT WE FIND WITHIN OUR CASE
MANAGEMENT SERVICES AS WELL.
HOUSING IS THE NUMBER ONE NEED
FOR SENIORS THAT COME
PROGRAM.
I ALSO ALWAYS PUT THIS OUT, THAT
IN CALIFORNIA, THE OTHER GREAT
NEED IS FOOD INSECURITY BECAUSE
SENIORS ON SSI, THESE ARE OUR
POOREST SENIORS IN CALIFORNIA,
ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR FOOD STAMPS
BECAUSE EACH MONTH, THE
CALIFORNIA GIVES THEM $24 AS
PART OF THEIR FOOD ALOUNS.
SO -- ALLOWANCE, SO WE HAVE A
GREAT NEED FOR SUPPORT IN TERMS
OF GETTING PEOPLE ENOUGH FOOD,
QUALITY FOOD TO EAT EACH MONTH.
CASE MANAGEMENT, LIKE I SAID,
WE ALSO ARE ABLE TO REFER PEOPLE
OUT.
BOTH TO SERVICES WITHIN OUR OWN
ORGANIZATION, WHICH IS
INCREDIBLY HELPFUL, AND ONCE
PEOPLE COME IN TO THE CASE
MANAGEMENT MEETING OR
OFFICE, GETTING REFERRED WITHIN
THE ORGANIZATION FEELS VERY EASY
TO THEM AND WE KNOW THE SIMPLER
WE MAKE ACCESS TO CARE FOR
PEOPLE, THE QUICKER THEY CAN GET
INTO CARE, THE MORE LIKELY THEY
ARE TO ACTUALLY ACCESS IT, SO
THAT
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SO JUST A LITTLE CLARIFICATION
THERE.
AND WE HAVE A WELLNESS MODEL OF
CARE.
SO WE TRY TO ENGAGE OLD ADULTS,
55 AND UP IN SOCIAL ACTIVITIES,
CULTURAL, INTELLECTUAL,
OCCUPATIONAL, SPIRITUAL,
EMOTIONAL AND PHYSICAL.
WE TRY TO PROVIDE SERVICES THAT
HIT ALL OF THOSE AREAS.
WE CURRENTLY OFFER WHAT I WOULD
SAY ARE CORE PROGRAMS.
WE ALSO DO REFERRALS TO OUTSIDE
SOURCES AS WELL.
BUT OUR CORE PROGRAMS INCLUDE A
CONGREGATE MAIN PROGRAM.
WE PROVIDE A BOXED LUNCH.
IT'S VERY, VERY AMAZING.
I GIVE A SHOUT-OUT TO SERINA.
SERINA WAS MY PREDECESSOR AND
REALLY LAID THE FOUNDATION FOR
AN AMAZING PROGRAM.
WE'RE TRYING TO BUILD ON THAT.
IN ADDITION TO THE CONGREGATE
MEAL PROGRAM WHICH SERVES AS A
PORTAL TO OTHER ACCESS
SERVICES -- AND FOLKS TALKED
ABOUT ISOLATION, DEPRESSION.
ALL THOSE THINGS WE SEE AS WELL.
SO THE CONGREGATE MEAL PROGRAM
DRAWS PEOPLE IN AND THEN WE TRY
TO ENGAGE THEM IN OTHER
ACTIVITIES.
WE HAVE EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES,
WE HAVE WELLNESS, WE DO YOGA,
STRETCH AND STROLL.
WE HAVE A FRIENDLY VISITOR
PROGRAM WHERE WE MATCH A TRAINED
VOLUNTEER WHO COMMITS TO WEEKLY
VISITS WITH AN ISOLATED OR
HOME-BOUND LGBT SENIOR.
WE ALSO HAVE A HOME SHARING
PROGRAM THAT WAS LAUNCHED LAST
YEAR, AND WE'RE VERY, VERY
EXCITED ABOUT THE PROGRAM.
WE'RE TALKING ABOUT DIFFERENT
MODELS THAT CAME UP BECAUSE WE
KNOW THAT ONE SIZE WILL NOT FIT
ALL.
SO WE HAVE TO COME UP WITH
DIFFERENT OPTIONS FOR FOLKS.
AND THIS OPTION, I THINK, WILL
REALLY HELP FOLKS TO AGE IN
PLACE.
WE MATCH OLD ADULTS THAT ARE
HOMEOWNERS WITH WELL-SCREENED,
QUALIFIED RENTERS.
WE TRY TO -- AND THE PROGRAM HAS
BEEN IN EXISTENCE FOR JUST OVER
A YEAR.
SO WE'RE KIND OF TWEAKING AND
ADJUSTING AS WE GO ALONG.
INITIALLY WE THOUGHT, OKAY, WE
WOULD MATCH MUCH OLDER ADULTS,
75, 80 WITH YOUNGER ADULTS.
AND THE YOUNGER FOLKS WOULD SORT
OF HELP OUT WITH HOUSEHOLD
CHORES, TAKE OUT THE GARBAGE,
MAYBE HELP WITH TAKING FOLKS TO
DOCTOR VISITS, THAT KIND OF
STUFF.
WHAT WE'VE SEEN THOUGH IS THAT
WE'RE GETTING MUCH YOUNGER
PEOPLE, BOTH AS HOMEOWNERS AND
RENTERS.
IT COULD JUST BE -- COULD BE A
WHOLE HOST OF REASONS.
MAYBE MARKETING.
WE'RE NOT HITTING THE OLDER
PEOPLE AS YET.
BUT WE'RE VERY EXCITED.
WE'VE MATCHED FIVE FOLKS SO FAR.
WE HAVE FIVE IN THE HOPPER.
AND WE SEE THIS REALLY AS A
WIN-WIN SITUATION.
SO THE RENTER GETS TO LIVE IN A
HIGHLY DESIRABLE NEIGHBORHOOD.
LOVELY HOME.
THE PROVIDER GETS NOT ONLY
COMPANIONSHIP BUT A SUSPENSE
WITH THE RENT OR MORTGAGE.
SO WE THINK THIS IS A REALLY
GOOD MODEL.
AND HOME SHARING HAS BEEN AROUND
FOR LOTS AND LOTS OF YEARS.
IT'S A MODEL THAT WE'RE TRYING
TO USE WITH OUR LGBT OLDER
ADULTS.
WE ALSO HAVE AN INFORMATION
REFERRAL PROGRAM, WHICH I WON'T
GO INTO BECAUSE WE KNOW WHAT
THAT MEANS.
WE HAVE CONSTITUENT ADVOCACY
PROGRAMS.
PEOPLE GO OUT AND DO THE
TRAINING OR EDUCATION FOR POLICY
MAKERS, PROVIDE OR OTHER OLDER
ADULTS.
AND WE'VEEEN INCREDIBLY, YOU
KNOW, SUCCESSFU WITH -- I THINK
WE HAVE ABOUT 12 ADVOCATES THAT
HAVE GIVEN TESTIMONY, WHO HA
PROVIDED TRAINING FOR PROVIDERS.
SO WE'RE VERY, VERY THRILLED TO
HAVE THAT PROGRAM.
ON THE HORIZON, AFFORDABLE
HOUSING.
SO CENTER AND HOLSTED IS
PARTNERING WITH THE CENTER FOR
HUMAN RIGHTS.
THEY HAVE BEEN AROUND A
GAZILLION YEARS.
THEY PROVIDE A WHOLE HOST OF
SERVICES IN CHICAGO.
ONE OF THE BIG SERVICE UNITS IS
HOUSING.
WE ARE PARTNERING WITH THEM TO
CREATE HOUSING FOR SENIORS 55
AND UP, LOW TO MODERATE INCOME
SENIORS.
WE'RE LOOKING AT APPROXIMATELY
75 UNITS.
THIS WILL BE -- IT'S AMAZING HOW
I WILL NOT -- I WILL HAVE TIME
LEFTOVER.
BUT --
>> NOBODY HAS TIME LEFTOVER.
>> BUT THE CENTER AND HOLSD --
THERE'S A MODEL OF THE UNIT.
SO CENTER AND HOLSTED IS JUST A
LITTLE BIT NOR OF THE PROPOSED
HOUSING.
INITIALLY THERE WAS GOING TO BE
A BRIDGE TO THE CENTER, BUT I
DON'T THINK THAT'S GOING TO
WORK.
THERE'S A POLICE -- IT'S AN OLD
POLICE STATION.
IT'S LIKE THE OLDEST POLICE
STATION IN THE NATION.
AND THE POLICE HAVE A DRIVEWAY
THAT THEY'RE NOT ABOUT TO GIVE
UP.
SO WE CAN'T BUILD THAT BRIDGE.
CAN YOU IMAGINE?
IT WOULD HAVE BEEN WONDERFUL.
BUT FOLKS WILL HAVE HOPEFULLY
EA ACCESS TO CENTER AND
HOLSTED AND ALL THE SVICES
TH WE TALKED ABOUT BECAUSE
IT'S SO CRITICAL.
IT'S NOT JUST ABOUT PROVIDING
HOUSING FOR FOLKS.
BUT A COMMUNITY AND SUPPORTIVE
HOUSING.
AND WE HAVENTAL HEALTH AND WE
WOULD LOVE, LOVE TO EXPAND THE
CURRENT SERVICES THAT WE
OFFERED.
UNLIKE YOU, WE DON'T HAVE A CASE
MANA
SO MY STAFF, THEY DO CASE
MANAGEMENT, ALTHOUGH TECHNICALLY
THEY'RE NOT CAS MANAGERS.
SO CENTER AND HOLSTED WILL
ASSIST IN THE PROPERTY
MANAGEMENT AS WELL AS THE
DEVELOPMENT AND ILEMENTATION
OF SOCIAL SERVICE AND COMMUNITY
PROGRAMS.
CONSTRUCTION IS SCHULED FOR
NEXT YEAR.
WE'RE HOPING TO BREAK GROUND
NEXT YEAR.
AND I THINK WITH A GRAND OPENING
HOPEFULLY IN 2014 OR 2015.
WE HAVE FUNDING BUT A WHOLE HOST
OF FOLKS WHICH I WON'T GO INTO.
I'M OPEN TO QUESTIONS THAT YOU
ALL MAY HAVE.
>> THANK YOU FOR THE PLAN.
>> THANKS.

[APPLAUSE]
I THINK WHAT YOU WERE ABLE TO
AR THIS MORNING, PEOPLE ARE
WOING IN LOCAL COMMUNITI TO
PROVIDE CRITICAL SERVICES TO
HELP OLDER LGB PEOE AGE IN
PLACE.
ALSO TO PROVIDE SOME CREATIVE
AFFORDABLE HOUSING.
I THIN THE CRITICAL THING, IF
YOU WRAP TOGETHER WHAT MARAND
MICHAEL TALKED ABOUT THIS
MORNING AND YOU TALK ABOUT THE
FINANCIAL CHALLENGES THAT LGBT
PEOPLE FACE AS WE AGE, WENOW
THAT THE IMPORTANT PIECE IS LOW
INCOME AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING.
SO AS WE TALK THROUGH THIS THIS
AFTERNOON, YOU'LL HEAR SOME
MODELS OF THAT.
IT'S GRE TO HEAR ABOUT THE
DIFFERENT MODELS THAT ARE GOING
ON AND THE CREATIVITY OF HAVING
PEOPLE SHARE HOUSING AND THE
THINGS THAT YOU'RE DOING IN
CHICAGO.
SO WE WANT TO OPEN THE TIME NOW
FOR QUESTIONS ANDANSWERS.
FOR THE FKS WHO ARE WATCHIN
US ONLINE,LEASE REMEMBER THAT
YOU CAN SEND IN QUESTIONS OR YOU
CAN TWEET QUESONS.
WE WON'T TWEET OUR ANSWERS.
QUESTIONS FRO THE AUDIENCE.
I'M CURIOUS THEAR MORE ABOUT
THE SPECIFICS BO
THREE OF YOU, FOR HOW YOU ARE
MANAGING THE FINANCING AROUND
THE CREATION OF THE HOUSING.
YOU KNOW, WHAT -- WHO ARE YOU
WORKING WITH.
IS IT PUBLIC/PRIVATE
PARTNERSHIPS, ET CETERA.
>> YES.
ALL OF THAT.
[LAUGHTER]
SO UTHING RHT W, WHICH IS
NOT SERED, I THINK WE JUST
SUCCESSFULLY CPETED TO GET THE
ND TO BUILDHE HOUSING.
SO NOW WE'RE WORNGN THE
FINANCING PIECEFIT.
SO WHAT I HAVEERE ARE FOLKS
THATE'RE GOINGAFTER.
SO THERE'S THE CHICAGO COMMUNITY
LOAN FUNDERS, ILLINOIS
FACILITIES FUND
WE'RE ALSO GOING AFTER LOW
INCOME HOUSING TCREDIT CITY,
STATE AND PRIVATE FUNDG.
I WISH I COD SPEAKORE TO
THAT.
THAT'S WHAT I HAVE RIGHT NOW.
AND I THINK THAT ACTUALLY -
I KNOW THAT SETH WILL TALK MORE
ABOUT THIS AT A LATER PANEL
ABOUT THE FUNDING.
I ASSUME YOU AR
PUTTING YOUN THE SPOT.
WE'RE STILL IN THE PROCESS OF
FINALIZING -- OBTAINI OURAND
SO WE HAVEN'T TAKEN THAT NEXT
EP.
>> AT THE TSK FORCE, BARBARA
STATTON WEARS A CPLE HATS.
THERE'S AN ORGANIZATION IN
MINNEAPOLIS THAT HASN'T BROKE
GROUND YET, BUT THEY WILL BE
OPENING SPIRION THE LAKE,
WHICH WILL BE LOW COST HOUSING
44 -- 43 OR 46 LGBTPEOPLE.
ANYMORE QUESTIONS?
>> HI.
I'M LARRY FROM PHILADELPHIA.
I WAS WONDERING IF YOU COULD
DESCRIBE HOW YOUR AGING SERVICE
COMMUNITY AND YOUR LGBT SERVICE
COMMUNITY ARE WORKING TOGETHER
OR NOT WORKING TOGETHER.
>> COMMITTEES?
WAS THAT THE QUESTION?
>> COMMUNITIES.
>> OH, COMMUNITIES.
YEAH, YEAH.
I GUESS -- CERTAINLY IN OUR
SITUATION IN PORTLAND, WE HAVE
HAD INCREDIBLE SUPPORT FROM OUR
LOCAL AAA.
WITHOUT IT, I DON'T KNOW THAT WE
WOULD HAVE MADE AS MUCH PROGRESS
AS WE HAVE TO DATE.
WE HAVE MEMBERS OF OUR AAA THAT
SIT ON OUR ADVISORY TEAM.
THEY'RE CONSTANTLY KEEPING THEIR
EYE US.
FOR US IN OUR SITUATION, THE
PARTNERSHIP HAS BEEN VERY
STRONG.
YEAH.
I MEAN, WE'VE HAD -- OUR GAY
SENIORS HAVE BEEN INVITED TO
PARTICIPATE IN EVERY COUNTY
LEADERSHIP MEETING.
I MEAN, I CAN'T SAY ENOUGH ABOUT
THE SUPPORT THAT WE HAVE
RECEIVED FROM OUR LOCAL AAA IN
SPECIFIC.
>> IN LOS ANGELES, IT MIGHT BE
TRUE AND OTHER LARGE CITIES, THE
CITY OF LOS ANGELES IS ITS OWN
AAA AND THE COUNTY IS THE AAA AS
WELL.
IN -- WE'RE WORKING TO ESTABLISH
STRONG RELATIONSHIPS.
I'M WORKING WITH THE L.A. CITY
AAA.
ACTUALLY TRAINING FOR THE
MULTIPURPOSE CENTERS, WHICH WE
HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO DO AS OF
YET.
PART OF THAT IS JUST STRUCTURE,
HOW THE TRAINING GOT SET UP AT
THE L.A. GAY AND LESBIAN CENTER.
BUT FOR US, IT'S REALLY KIND OF
A RICHFIELD.
I COME FROM PORTLAND.
I'M USED TO A VERY CLOSE
RELATIONSHIP WITH THE AAA.
AND -- WITH THAT BEING SAID,
THERE'S LOTS OF PEOPLE THAT HAVE
ARRIVED SERVICES THROUGH L.A.
COUNTY, L.A. CITY, ORANGE
COUNTY.
PEOPLE ARE LITERALLY COMING OUT
OF THE WOOD WORK TO GET TRAINED,
TO ACTUALLY BUILD THEIR CULTURAL
COMPETENCY FOR THEIR INDIVIDUAL
PIECE OF SERVICE DIVISION.
SO THAT IS VERY HOPEFUL FOR US.
>> IN CHICAGO, I THINK THERE'S A
SIMILAR SCENARIO.
WE'VE HAD TREMENDOUS RESPONSE
FROM MAIN SERVICE, AGENT
PROVIDERS, WANTING TO BE TRAINED
ON BEING CULTURALLY COMPETENT,
TO PROVIDE CARE TO LGBT OLDER
ADULTS.
WE WORK WITH THE MAYOR'S OFFICE.
WE'RE FUNDED BY THE CITY OF
CHICAGO FOR CONGREGATE MEAL
PROGRAMS.
WE WORK WITH A LOT OF MAIN STEAM
PROVIDERS LIKE MATHERS LIFE,
HEARTLAND ALLIANCE, WHICH WE'LL
BE DOING THE SENIOR HOUSING
WITH.
SO FOLKS ARE CLAMORING AT OUR
DOORS TO WORK WITH US.
WE HAD A WELLNESS FAIR THIS PAST
SEPTEMBER AND HAD OVER 40
VENDORS COME AND BE A PART OF
THAT.
SO I THINK THE RESPONSE HAS BEEN
REALLY INCREDIBLE AND WANTING TO
GENUINELY OR MAYBE THEY SEE IT
AS A MARKET TO REACH OUT TO.
>> CAN I THINK NATIONALLY?
I WANT TO GIVE A SHOUT OUT TO
MINNEAPOLIS TODAY.
REGENE MOORE AND KELLY MALCOLM.
THEY WORK WITH THE AREA AGING
SERVICES TO DO READINESS TO
SERVICE.
THERE'S A LOT OF WILLINGNESS TO
RECEIVE TRAINING, TO PROVIDE
SERVICES AND THERE'S SOME --
DEPENDING UPON LOCATION AND
WHATEVER, BUT I THINK THE
IMPORTANT PIECE OFHAT IS THE
WILLINGNESS OF THE NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION OF AREA AGENCIES ON
AGING TO WORK COLLABORATIVELY
WITH THE LGBT COMMUNITY TO
PROVIDE AND REACH OUT AND SEE
WHERE THE SERVICES AND THE
TRAINING THAT IS NECESSARY TO
PROVIDE THEM CAN BE AVAILABLE.
>> THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH.
THIS IS FAASTIC.
MY ANECDOT EXPERIENCE AS AN
ADVOCATE IS THAT TRANS-GENDER
ELDERS IN PARTICULAR, MANY ARE
SO FEARFUL AND ISOLATED THAT
THEY'RE NOT PARTICIPATING IN ANY
KIND
OR RESOURCES.
I WAS CURIOUS.
WHAT ARE YOU HEARING FROM THE
GROUPS YOU'RE PARTNERING WITH?
ARE PEOPLE SEEING TRANS-GENDER
CLIENTS?
AND IF SO, HOW IS THAT GOING?
>> WELL, I CAN'T SAY THAT I'M
HEARING FROM OTHER SERVICE
PROVIDERS ABOUT TRANS-GENDER
SENIORS.
AND YOU KNOW, IN OUR
PROGRAMMING, WE HAVE
TRANS-GENDER SENIORS THAT ARE
INVOLVED BUT NOT NEARLY THE
NUMBERS THAT WOULD REPRESENT THE
TRUE POPULATION.
YOU KNOW, WE HAVE TO DO A BETTER
JOB ABOUT CREATING SAFE SPACE
FOR OUR TRANS-GENDER SENIORS.
WE'VE DONE THIS WITH OUR MONO
LINGUAL AND BILINGUAL
SPANISH-SPEAKING SENIORS AND SAW
A HUGE INFLUX OF PEOPLE.
ONE OF MY MANAGERS, GABRIELLE
MARTINEZ, IS NOW PUTTING
TOGETHER A SMALL SUPPORT GROUP,
KIND OF A CHAT GROUP AT FIRST,
FOR TRANS-GENDER SENIORS.
WHAT WE FOUND IS WHILE WE HAVE A
LOT OF PROGRAMMING THROUGHOUT
THE LESBIAN AND GAY CENTER, THE
GROUP THAT WAS MEETING,
PARTICULARLY WOMEN, TRANS-GENDER
WOMEN THAT WERE MEETING WEREN'T
HAVING THEIR ISSUES ADDRESSED.
THEY WERE TRANS-GENDER WOMEN IN
THEIR 20s, 30s.
THEY WERE IN THEIR 60s AND 70s,
TOTALLY DIFFERENT LIFE
EXPERIENCE, AND THEY DIDN'T
ACTUALLY FEEL COMFORTABLE
TALKING ABOUT THE ISSUES THAT
THEY WERE HAVING.
SO WE'RE NOW WORKING WITH THEM
TO ACTUALLY ESTABLISH AND OPEN
SPACE FOR THEM.
I THINK THAT WE'RE DOING A
BETTER JOB.
I THINK THEY'RE -- JUST WITHIN
OUR ORGANIZATION THERE'S MORE
THAT WE CAN DO.
AND I REALLY HAVEN'T HEARD OF
PEOPLE DOING ANY TYPE OF
OUTREACH OR PROVIDING ACCESS TO
THAT GROUP.
>> I WOULD SAY DITTO.
I THINK WE CAN DO A MUCH BETTER
JOB OF PROVIDING SPECIFIC AND
TAILORED SERVICES FOR
TRANS-GENDER OLDER ADULTS.
WE ALSO NEED TO DO A BETTER JOB
IN REACHING HIV POSITIVE OLDER
ADULTS AND WOMEN.
WE ARE JUST NOT REALLY REACHING
THOSE GROUPS.
SO WE'RE CONSTANTLY CHALLENGED
AS I'M SURE MANY OF YOU WHO WORK
IN NONPROFIT SETTINGS, WE HAVE
LIMITED RESOURCES.
LIKE I SAID, WE HAVE TWO STAFF
MEMBERS TRYING TO PROVIDE ALL
THESE SERVICES.
IT'S CERTAINLY SOMETHING THAT
WE'RE AWARE OF, AND WE ARE
TRYING TO DO SORT OF THE BEST
THAT WE CAN.
>> WE RECENTLY WERE AWARDED
FUNDING FROM PRIDE FOR ENHANCING
OUR OUTREACH FOR TRANS-GENDER
SENIORS.
WE'VE HAD AN INFLUX OF
TRANS-GENDER SENIORS.
NOT A LOT, BUT A HANDFUL.
AND WE HAVE ACTIVITIES GEARED
TOWARDS THAT COHORT COMING UP IN
THE NEXT YEAR.
MANY THANKS TO PRIDE FOR HELPING
US DO THAT.
>> I'M HOPING THAT AT SOM POINT
THIS AFTERNO THERE WILL BE
TALK OR MENTION OF THE
TRANS-GENDER AGING NETWORK THAT
IS A PROJECT FORAGE AND THE
TRANS-GENDER EQUALITY GROUP.
THEY WILL BE MEETING AND COMING
OUT WITH SPECIFIC POLICY
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR TRA-GENDER
ELDERS.
I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO HEARING
ABOUT THAT AS WE GO THROUGH THE
DAY.
>> QUESTION?
I WAS REALLY STRUCK BY WHAT
MAYA SAID ABOUT HAVING SEVERAL
POPULAONS, COMMUNITIES IN THE
SAME SERVICE PROVIDING
ANONYMITY.
IT STRUCK ME AS A PARADOX
THROUGHOUT THE HISTORY OF L
AGING IS THAT SO MANY PEOPLE
MOST IN NEED OF SERVICES ARE THE
MOST ISOLATED AND LEAST LIKELY
THE COME FORWARD.
WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE LGBT
COMMUNITY AS IF THERE'S PEOPLE
THAT ARE VERY WILLING TO
IDENTIFIED.
AND I THINK THAT IS SOMETHING --
WHAT YOU SUGGESTED IN THE MODEL
IS SOMETHING THAT I THINK TO
APPLY, EVEN WITH GAY AND LESBIAN
OLDER HOUSING, THERE WAS AN
BUILDING.
MOST LIKELY IT WILL CHANGE WITH
THE BABY BOOMERS TO SOME DEGREE.
>> WHEN WE FIRST STARTED OUR
PROGRAM TEN YEARS AGO, WE WERE
CALLED ELDER RESOURCE ALLIANCE
TO TRY TO GIVE PEOPLE THE
OPPORTUNITY TO ACCESS SERVICES
IN ANONYMITY.
EVENTUALLY OUR GROUP SAID NO,
WE'RE OUT AND WE WANT TO SAY WHO
WE ARE AND BE THERE.
SIDE
TO WHERE OUR OFFICES ARE IN
HOLLYWOOD AND COULD HAVE
SOMEPLACE CLOSER TO HOME.
I THINK IT'S A GREAT POINT.
>> OKAY.
>> TWO MORE QUESTIONS.
>> QUICK QUESTION FOR THE THREE
OF YOU.
I'M JOYCE SILVER.
THE QUESTION I HAD AND I WAS
VERY ENCOURAGED BY TALKING ABOUT
MEDICAL SERVICES AVAILABLE ON
PREMISES AND FOOD AND PROGRAMS
LIKE THAT.
I'M WONDERING AT WHAT POINT DO
ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING
PRESENT THEMSELVES FOR
RESIDENTIAL SERVICES.
AND WHEN -- IS THERE A
PARTICULAR EVENT THAT DETERMINES
SOMEBODY'S
ALL THE MODELS WE'RE DISCUSSING?
>> WE'RE TALKING ABOUT ADLs AND
IDLs.
ANYBODY KNOW WHAT THAT IS?
ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING.
>> MAYBE NOT.
>> MAYBE NOT.
>> MAYBE PEOPLE ONLINE MIGHT NOT
SO IF YOU GIVE A QUICK --
>> SO ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING
WAS A CONCEPT DEVELOPED BY CATS
PROBABLY IN THE LATE 60s, EARLY
70s.
SOMETHING LIKE THAT.
BATHING, CLOTHING, FEEDING
YOURSELF, TOILETING,
TRANSFERRING.
AND THEN THERE'S MANAGING DAILY
FINANCES, GOING TO THE GROCERY
STORE, COOKING FOR YOURSELF,
WASHING YOUR CLOTHES.
REALLY TAKING CARE OF YOUR LIFE
FROM SOUP TO NUTS IS IDLs.
AND I DON'T THINK THERE'S ONE
THING THAT WOULD TRIGGER ONE ADL
IN PARTICULAR THAT WOULD TRIGGER
PEOPLE TO NO LONGER LIVE
SUCCESSFULLY INDEPENDENTLY.
BECAUSE IF YOU LOOK AT SENIORS,
THERE'S A GREAT ARRAY OF
FUNCTIONALITY THAT PEOPLE HAVE
WITHIN THEIR OWN HOMES.
PEOPLE REMAIN INDEPENDENT FOR
QUITE SOME TIME EVEN THOUGH BE
MIGHT SAY ON A FUNCTIONAL SCALE,
THEY'RE ACTUALLY QUITE LOW
PHYSICALLY.
I DO THINK THAT -- WHAT I WANT
TO EMPHASIS AND I DON'T KNOW
ABOUT THE HOUSING MODEL YOU'RE
DOING HOPE, BUT IT'S TOTALLY
INDEPENDENT.
IT'S THAT SERVICES CAN BE
BROUGHT TO PEOPLE AND THAT THEY
CAN COME DOWN AN ELEVATOR AND
ACCESS CARE.
IT'S NOT THAT WE'RE PROVIDING
NURSING CARE.
WE'RE NOT AN ASSISTED LIVING
COMMUNITY.
THERE ISN'T GOING TO BE THAT
LEVEL OF CARE PROVISION.
IT'S INDEPENDENT LIVING, BUT
THERE'S SUPPORT THERE FOR THEM
TO ACCESS AND FOR US TO HELP
BRING IT INTO THEIR PERSONAL
HOME.
>> THAT'S THE MODEL THAT CHICAGO
IS FOLLOWING AS WELL.
I THINK THAT'S WHY IT'S SO
CRITICAL FOR US TO WORK WITH
OTHER AGENCIES.
SO WHEN WE DO SEE THAT AND
DETERMINE THAT SOMEONE NEEDS
MORE THAN WE CAN OFFER THAT WE
MAKE THOSE REFERRALS.
AND THAT THEY'RE TRAINED AND
ABLE TO PROVIDE QUALITY CARE FOR
OUR FOLKS.
>> I THINK THIS AFTERNOON WHEN
WE HEAR MORE ABOUT
PEOPLE KEEP THEIR INDEPENDENCE.
OUR LAST QUESTION.
>> MY QUESTION IS QUICK.
IT'S A CLARIFICATION.
I DON'T THINK I HEARD LIKE A
DE
MORNING.
WANT TO MAKE SURE WE'RE ON THE
SAME PAGE.
>> GOOD LUCK IN GETTING A
DEFINITION I.
>> I WAS GOING TO SAY HOW
DIFFERENT.
>> IT'S SOMETHING THAT WE OFTEN
SORT OF TUSSLE.
AND I -- WE TUSSLE OVER THE
TERMS "SENIOR", "ELDER", "OLDER
ADULT."
FOR MY PROGRAM, WE USE THE TERM
"OLDER ADULT" AND PROVIDE
SERVICES FOR THOSE 55 AND UP.
>> AND OUR PROGRAM RANGES FROM
60 TO 102.
I'D SAY ANYBODY UNDER 75 DOESN'T
LIKE THE WORD "SENIOR" IN OUR
PROGRAM.
WE'RE LOOKING TO CHANGE THE
WORDING OF OUR DEPARTMENT.
ELDER IS A MOVING TARGET.
THE AARP HOUSING SURVEY KEEPS
GETTING YOUNGER AND YOUNGER.
I THINK IT STARTED 65 AND WENT
TO 60 AND NOW IT'S 55.
I THINK IT MIGHT HAVE GONE DOWN
TO 50.
I'M 46.
MAYBE NEXT YEAR I'LL BE PART OF
IT.
BUT YEAH, I THINK -- I KNOW.
AT LEAST I DON'T HAVE MY HEAD
WRAPPED AROUND WHAT IS AN ELDER
OR WHAT IS A SENIOR.
I THINK A LOT OF IT DEEMS WITH
HOW WE VIEW DIFFERENT AT
DIFFERENT FUNCTIONAL LEVELS.
>> FOR THE PURPOSES OF OUR
ACTUAL SERVICES, THE CASE
MANAGEMENT, THOSE SERVICES ARE
FOR PEOPLE 60 AND UP UNLESS THEY
HAVE SOME SORT OF FORM OF
DEMENTIA IN WHICH CASE WE COULD
SERVE SOMEONE UNDER 60.
WHEN WE'RE TALKING ABOUT GAY
PARTICIPATES, THEY RANGE FROM 12
TO 102.
OUR PARTICIPATES ARE ANY ALLIES
WILLING TO GET IN THERE.
THEY'RE VOLUNTEERS, THE PEOPLE
ENGAGING IN SERVICES.
MEMBERS OF OUR ADVISORY TEAMS.
SO -- BEFORE AS FAR AS THE
PEOPLE ACTUALLY RECEIVING
SERVICES, IT'S GENERALLY 60 ANDIVE A ROU
APPLAUSE AND THANK ALL OF OUR
PANELS.
[APPLAUSE] ME T LUSORRY.
<u><i>PRESENT TO YOU ASSISTANT</i></u>
SECRETARY, JOHN TRESVENIA.
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