Posts tagged ‘elders’

New! National Resource Center on LGBT Aging Unveils Caregiving Resources

SAGE: Services & Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Elders Caregiving is an issue that affects all of us—most of us will be caregivers or need care at some point in our lives. Providing care for a loved one can be difficult under any circumstances, but LGBT caregivers, in particular, face several unique challenges.

The Resource Center’s caregiving section is designed to address these challenges. Please visit http://www.lgbtagingcenter.org to check out new caregiving articles, presentations and other resources, including:

  • Informative articles on a number of LGBT caregiving issues, from the legal documents LGBT caregivers need, to finding LGBT-friendly home care workers
  • Videos that vividly illustrate the issues unique to LGBT caregiving
  • Publications for LGBT older adults and service providers, such as financial planning tool kits, tips for working with transgender clients and the latest research on LGBT aging issues
  • Links to local resources in communities across the country, from caregiving and health care locators, to LGBT community centers
  • Training and continuing education resources for aging services providers and LGBT organizations to help ensure that institutions serving older adults are welcoming to LGBT elders. continue reading>>

Source: SAGE

Intergenerational Interaction Proves Beneficial to all Participants Results of Intergenerational JEWEL Study Presented

Mount Kisco Child Care Center (MKCCC) and Family Services of Westchester’s My Second Home (MSH), recently hosted a breakfast at which the results of a cutting edge three-year intergenerational study were presented…

The program was recently awarded one of five Intergenerational Shared Site Best Practice Awards from Met Life and Generations United, a Washington, DC-based organization that promotes intergenerational public policies, programs and strategies.

JEWEL’s Diamond Component assessed whether intergenerational programming makes a difference in children’s attitudes towards older adults. The component found that the JEWEL preschoolers felt that the elders were healthier and their overall view of older adults was more positive as compared to preschoolers not involved in programming with elders.  continue reading>>

Source: Lauren B. Kaufman (Mount Kisco Child Care Center, September 2010)

Board Members Sought to Enhance Programs for City’s Isolated Elderly

The Philadelphia Chapter of Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly, located at 642 North Broad Street, seeks board members to further outreach and to enhance programs for socially isolated elderly in the city. The volunteer-based organization helps relieve isolation among elderly through programs, such as year-round friendly visits, celebration events, advocacy and support. Highly motivated individuals from all areas of expertise are encouraged to apply.

For more information, e-mail Executive Director Sandra Bartusis at mailto:mSbartusis.phi.

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