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LGBTQ+ aging in Canada: What can we learn from the CLSA?

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Join us for our October CLSA Webinar, "LGBTQ+ aging in Canada: What can we learn from the CLSA?"

This webinar will be presented by Dr. Arne Stinchcombe, assistant professor in the Master of Applied Gerontology (MAG) program at Brock University, and Dr. Kimberley Wilson, assistant professor in Adult Development & Aging in the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition at the University of Guelph, via WebEx.

Canada’s older adult population is becoming increasingly diverse. In order to respond to the needs of diverse aging communities, we must understand their health status and its determinants. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) communities consist of individuals with distinct socio-historical contexts that often involve minority stress experiences (e.g., stigma and discrimination) associated with health in older age. The presentation will describe the socio-historical context of LGBTQ+ older adults in Canada and highlight some of the findings from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA). In particular, we will present data showing health disparities among sexual minority participants in the CLSA as well as data that highlight the importance of social networks. Implications for policy and practice will be discussed.

Dr. Arne Stinchcombe is an assistant professor at Brock University. He maintains expertise in psychosocial aspects of health, aging, and older adulthood. He has a particular focus on inclusion and diversity within older adult populations and his research seeks to promote health and well-being among older LGBTQ+ populations.

Kimberley Wilson is an assistant professor in Adult Development & Aging in the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition at the University of Guelph. As a social gerontologist, her program of research is broadly focused on health and well-being for aging individuals and aging populations. Kim’s current research is focused on understanding and accounting for diverse experiences of aging, with a particular focus on LGBTQ+ older adults.

For more information, view the webinar poster here.


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