- Published: Sunday, November 29 2015
- Written by Diversity Richmond
Diversity Richmond welcomes Jay White, MS, Gerontologist to our LGBT Cultural Competency Training program. Jay is the Director of Professional and Community Development for the VCU Department of Gerontology. He is a member of the Richmond Senior Network, the RVa Better Aging Forum, the Gerontological Society of America and the American Society on Aging. Jay has co-authored articles and given presentations on a variety of topics including: LGBT and Aging, Aging in Place, Nutritional Needs of Older Adults, Evaluating Depression and Dementia and Person-Centered Care and Culture Change.
LGBT elders are two thirds more likely to age alone than the general population. Person-centered care is important to show that LGBT elders are welcomed in our long-term care communities.
Diversity Richmond's goal is to train as many caregivers as possible, and you can help. Please spread the word about our free training to your friends and family employed in assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and home healthcare and home service providers.
The free training sessions will be held quarterly in 2016.