Central VA’s group for older LGBT adults unveils new logo, programs
SAGE Central Virginia has a new logo! We’ve dropped the acronym “Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Elders” and adopted “The Older Adult Program of Diversity Richmond.”
In case you haven’t heard, Diversity Richmond is the new name of GCCR. SAGE serves LGBT adults age 50 and older and our research shows that many of you do not feel the word “elder” accurately describes everyone in this age group. Older adult is more appropriate.
We have some new programs coming up too! SAGE is partnering with the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging to offer cultural competency trainings for nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and others who serve LGBT older adults. Beginning in June, NRC Certified Trainer Shannon Marling, MSG will present free hour long trainings on a regular basis at Diversity Richmond. We’ll also offer longer, more in depth trainings for a fee. For more information on our cultural competency trainings, send us an email at email@example.com.
We’ve also teamed up with Senior Connections – Capital Area Agency on Aging to start a weekly Friendship Café for adults age 60 and older beginning in October at Diversity Richmond. A nutritious midday meal will be served at no charge. Participants are encouraged to contribute according to their ability; however, there is no obligation. Seniors will enjoy exercise, lectures, health and nutrition education and screenings, and other educational, enrichment, and social activities. To get an application or more information, call (804) 343-3000.
Consider Adopting Our Cafe! The goal of the Adopt a Cafe Initiative is to provide individuals and the community the opportunity to support their neighborhood Friendship Cafe by “adopting” a Cafe or becoming a “friend or sponsor” of a Cafe.
We hope to raise funds to help provide more exercise, recreation, life-long learning and artistic activities at the cafe. For more information email Colleen Wilhelm at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 804-672-4497.
Get more details on SAGE programs and events at DiversityRichmond.org/sage.
| COMMUNITY CONVERSATION: Ageism
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 7:00-8:30PM
GCCR Community Classroom 1407 Sherwood Avenue RVA 23220
Admission is free and open to the public. A panel with group discussion. Sponsored by SAGE. The term ageism refers to prejudice and discrimination against older people based on the belief that aging makes people less attractive, intelligent, sexual, and productive.
Tracey Gendron, MSG, Ph.D., VCU Department of Gerontology
Beth Marschak, Human Rights Activist
Angie Phelon, Long-Term Care Ombudsman, Senior Connections CAAA
Lurene Reck, CSA, Owner & Care Manager, Seniors Helping Seniors
Jerry Williams, Cinema and Theater Reviewer, SIFTER (TV.Jerry.com)
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