Elder Law Clinic to co-host cultural competency training for dealing with older LGBT clients on Aug. 4

The Elder Law Clinic at Wake Forest University School of Law and the Piedmont Triad Regional Council Area Agency on Aging Regional Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program will co-host, “A Caring Response for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Clients,” program at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, at Senior Services, 2895 Shorefair Drive.

Staff and volunteers of long-term care facilities, community-based aging service providers, and concerned family and loved ones are encouraged to attend this free cultural competency training presented by PTRC’s Jennifer Harriss that uses the critically acclaimed film “Gen Silent.”

The purpose of the training is to raise awareness of the problems and concerns of LGBT older adults. Participants will learn the best practices for those who work with LGBT older adults, to ensure that they feel welcomed and are treated with dignity and respect.

Professor Kate Mewhinney, director of the Elder Law Clinic, and Crissy Dixon (JD ’16) will present, “Legal & Ethical Duties Owed to LGBT Residents,” while Marquita Massenburg of Homestead Hills will present “The Facilities Perspective.”

The registration deadline is Friday, July 31, and can be made by visiting http://elder-clinic.law.wfu.edu/lgbt/, click on A Caring Response for LGBT Clients. Continuing education credits may be available.

For more information, call (336) 758-5061 or email eclinic@wfu.edu.

Read the original story in the Winston-Salem Journal here.