Benjamin Rose Institute: LGBT Older Adults: Supporting Their Unique Health and Social Needs 10th Annual Katz Policy Lecture

Thursday, October 20, 2016 ~ 8:30am-5:15pm
Katz Policy Lecture ~ 4:00-5:15pm (hors d’oeuvres to follow)
Conference Center at Benjamin Rose
11890 Fairhill Road, Cleveland OH 44120

6 PD Hours

Currently, many lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, and transgender (LGBT) adults are experiencing the most social acceptance in U.S. history. At the same time, however, many LGBT elders are facing the challenges of aging and alienation from family and friends. This conference addresses the health and wellness needs of LGBT older adults and offers health professionals helpful information about working effectively with this at-risk group. Attendees will be introduced to SAGE Cleveland (Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders) and have the opportunity to learn from the wisdom of a panel of LGBT elders. The conference concludes with the annual Katz Policy Lecture presented by Michael Adams, Chief Executive Officer of SAGE USA.


Contact or call 216.373.1610

Full Day:$100 ($30 for Students)
Katz Policy Lecture Only: $20 (Free for Students)

Michael Adams, JD/MA, Chief Executive Officer, SAGE


Swagata Banik, PhD, Chair, Public Health and Prevention Services Department, Baldwin Wallace University

Mary Beth Bartholomew, BA, Program Activities Director,SAGE Cleveland

Henry Ng, MD, MPH, FAAP, FACP, Assistant Dean of Admissions, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Douglas Braun, MSSA, LISW, Administrator of Counseling Services, Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging

8:30AM     Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00AM     Welcome & Introduction
9:15AM     Health & Wellness of LGBT Older Adults, Part 1
10:15AM     Break
10:30AM     Health & Wellness of LGBT Older Adults, Part 2
11:30AM     Working with LGBT Adults in the Community
12:00PM     Lunch
Segment of documentary film, Gen Silent
1:00PM     Introduction to SAGE Cleveland (Services & Advocacy for GLBT Elders)
1:30PM     Break
1:45PM     Panel Discussion
3:00PM     Reflection on personal life experiences
3:30PM     Break
Registration for the Katz Policy Lecture
4:00PM     Katz Policy Lecture
5:15PM     Evaluations & certificates, networking, hors d’oeuvres

6 CEUs for counselors & social workers (OCSWMFTB #RSX058915).