Diversity/Marginalization

Older, Queer and Yes We are Here: Service Delivery for Gays and Lesbians in Later Life. Canadian Coalition of Seniors Mental Health.

This presentation reviews the demographic and social factors that impact service delivery for older gays and lesbians. It also provides an overview of their health needs, and discusses discrimination and homophobia in service delivery. There is also a section highlighting best practices for supporting the mental health of older gays and lesbians.

http://2011/09/Gay-Seniors.pdf

Seniors on the Margin: Seniors from Ethnocultural Minorities. National Advisory Council on Aging.

The purpose of this document is to examine the key challenges and disadvantages that ethnocultural minority seniors can face in terms of income, health, health care and family and community support, and to recommend policy directions to ensure that they have the same opportunity for health and well-being as other seniors in Canada.

http://dsp-psd.pwgsc.gc.ca/Collection/H88-5-1-2005E.pdf

Serving LGBT Seniors: Removing barriers, improving healthcare. Rainbow Health Ontario.

An introduction for service providers who are unfamiliar with LGBT people and/or LGBT communities, increasing sensitivity and knowledge in working with seniors from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) Communities.

http://brainxchange.ca/Public/Files/LGBT-and-Dementia/RHO_Slides.aspx

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