They have a few specific supports/services here at Lifespan for LGBTQ+ older adults and caregivers. Hannah Sweet, LMSW, with the Community Care Corps grant and FLCI will now be the primary facilitator of the LGBTQ+ support group. Here is a listing of all LGBTQ+ services for clients in addition to one offering for staff:
- LGBTQ+ & Ally Caregiver Support Group: Second Thursdays 12-1 pm over Zoom. Open to all LGBTQ+ and ally individuals caring for someone with ANY chronic condition. Sign up on our website's Classes & Events page. Contact Hannah for questions at 585-498-4030 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Caring Grounds: LGBTQ+ Caregiver Coffee Hour (Currently on hiatus): Casual coffee hour for care partners. This is usually held at Equal Ground Coffee Hour on the last Friday of the month, but is currently on hiatus due to the pandemic.
- Personal Safety Advocacy & Support for LGBTQ+ Older Adults: Through the Upstate Elder Abuse Center at Lifespan, they are offering Personal Safety Advocacy & Support for LGBTQ+ older adults (60 years of age and older). To get connected, contact Sue Talsania at 585-287-6364