The online learning tool "Building Respect for LGBT Older Adults" was developed by the Administration for Community Living and Administration on Aging, with support from many groups including but not limited to SAGE's National Resource Center on LGBT Aging, FORGE Transgender Aging Network, National Center for Transgender Equality, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the National Senior Citizens Law Center, Rose Villa, and the Methodist Home of D.C.
The tool is intended for long-term care and other aging service providers as an introduction to LGBT aging. For those participants using this tool who are working in a nonresidential setting, please print out and use this compendium guide to follow along with specific suggestions for nonresidential service settings. This tool is split up into six modules, each approximately 10 minutes long. It is recommended that you watch them in order. They do not need to be watched all at once.
This tool is a first step in learning about how to create safe, welcoming and inclusive services for LGBT older adults. SAGE's National Resource Center on LGBT Aging offers many training products that you should consider for you and your colleagues!