Event Calendar

Friday, April 16, 2021

Micah Hunt - “Diversity and Aging: Cultural Competence for Healthcare Professionals”

Start Date: 4/16/2021 11:00 AM EDT
End Date: 4/16/2021 12:00 PM EDT

Venue Name: Virtual Webinar

VA  United States 

Organization Name: garret Realty Partners

Micah Hunt
Email: mhunt@ggrva.com
Phone: (757) 879-2660

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We hope you will join us for this truly educational program!

Please submit your RSVP to Micah Hunt at mhunt@ggrva.com

“Diversity and Aging: Cultural Competence for Healthcare Professionals” 
There are estimated to be between 1.4 and 3.8 million LGBTQ+ Americans over the age of 65. This population is expected to increase between 3.6 and 7.2 million due to the Baby Boom generation. The older adult population is the most rapidly growing age group in the United States and experiences normal changes in cognition as well as in internal and external physical health, many of which are impacted by sexual orientation and gender identity. Although differences exist within and among groups, more minority elders live in more poverty and with lower incomes than their white counterparts. Emerging scholarship reveals that social isolation and discrimination experienced by many LGBTQ+ elders hinder them from aging well. Increasing cultural sensitivity toward the LGBTQ+ elder population has important implications for bolstering individual autonomy in the LTC care continuum. 

Special Guest Presenter: Jay White

Jay White is a Gerontologist and Certified Dementia Practitioner.  His areas of interest include Person-Centered Care and Culture Change, Diversity and Inclusion in Long Term Care and Aging in Place.  Dr. White serves as the Director of Advocacy our Outreach for the Longevity Project for a Greater Richmond as well as being an appointee to the Commonwealth Council on Aging. 

LTC Administrator CEUs: This program has been approved for 1 participant hour of continuing education through the Virginia Assisted Living Association (VALA) as authorized by NAB/NCERS. Program Approval Code: 20220415-1-A74650-DL


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Upcoming VALA Webinars

VALA is proud to offer upcoming webinars for assisted living administrators, regional staff members, caregivers, nurses, and other staff members. The webinars will offer a variety of continuing education credits dependent upon the topics (i.e. NAB, Nursing, Social Work). Many of the webinars are held live with the ability of participants to interact with the presenter during the webinar.