FAIRFIELD — An event designed to help Solano County seniors navigate the aging game will take place beginning this month.
A free workshop geared toward helping lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning seniors is scheduled Oct. 23 at the Solano County Events Center, 601 Texas St. It is put on by the Prevention and Early Access Program for Seniors, a program of the Area Agency on Aging, which is funded by the Mental Health Services Act.
Compared to their heterosexual peers, LGBTQ seniors are more at-risk. They are more likely to live alone, less likely to have adult children and partners, less likely to be connected to family, less likely to access health and social services and more likely to have poor health outcomes, according to a press release issued by the early access program.
The workshop will enable caregivers and providers to increase understanding of the LGBTQ aging issues and the impact on physical and mental health. The workshop will also teach best practices in reaching LGBTQ seniors and providing proper programs and services that benefit the seniors.
For more information and to register, call 644-6612. Check in begins at 8:15 a.m. and the program runs from 8:45 to 11:30 a.m. A free continental breakfast will be served.
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