Empowerline of the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC), the designated Area Agency on Aging (AAA) for the metro Atlanta region and part of Georgia’s Aging and Disability Resource Connection (ADRC) network, recently earned the SAGECare credential by completing requirements in cultural competency training to create a more positive environment for LGBTQ+ older adults. Cultural competency embodies the idea that LGBTQ+ older people are as deserving of compassionate eldercare as anyone else. The LGBTQ+ senior population—a large and growing one—has unique needs due to a lifetime of discrimination and harassment. LGBTQ+ elders should not be fearful when seeking health care or long-term care.
SAGECare is a division of SAGE, the country’s oldest and largest non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of LGBTQ+ older adults. SAGECare provides LGBTQ+ competency training and consulting on LGBTQ+ aging issues to services providers.
Together Empowerline and SAGECare will continue our partnership to serve people with the best care possible and make each older person feels comfortable for who they are.
If you would like more information about SAGECare training, visit sageusa.care.