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A virtual one-day conference focusing on interdisciplinary practice and community engagement for people working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning + older adults and caregivers.
People looking for alternative resources, services, or community programs to help support their individual aging or caregiving needs are also invited to attend.
This year’s keynote speaker is award-winning filmmaker Stu Maddux, who will present Social Isolation, Loneliness and Resilience in LGBTQ Older Adults.
Loneliness and isolation are being called the other hidden epidemics during the COVID era. The award-winning director of Gen Silent will discuss his timely documentary, All The Lonely People, which shares first-hand accounts of LGBTQ adults who have been featured in the documentary and have triumphed over the challenges of feeling alone. In addition, Maddux will highlight social engagement strategies that have helped people around the world reach out and connect. In these “interesting times” that ask us all to be resilient, his film and perspective are equally compelling and hopeful.
In addition to the Keynote Speaker, the Conference will offer nine workshops. Attendees will choose three workshops to attend during the day-long conference.