Diversity and Difference
The Office of Multicultural Affairs recognizes Older American’s Month in May
Wednesday May 26th, 11:30 am-1:00 pm Lisa Krinsky LICSW, Director of the LGBT Aging Project in Boston will present LGBT Aging 101: What You Need To Know About Working With Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Elders and Caregivers
Presentation will be held in Classroom 10.
Please RSVP by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lisa Krinsky LICSW, is the Director of the LGBT Aging Project in Boston. She is a social worker with twenty years of experience in community based elder services, ranging from Case Manager at Springwell to Director of Home Care at Somerville Cambridge Elder Services. She has been an active member of the LGBT Aging Project since it’s inception in 2001, and became the organization’s Director in 2004. In that capacity, Lisa developed and leads the Aging Project’s Open Door Program, which she designed to enhance aging service providers’ capacity to be welcoming to LGBT elders and caregivers. Lisa frequently consults with mainstream aging service providers about cultural competency with LGBT elders. She also presents nationally on policy and practice issues facing LGBT elders and caregivers. Lisa earned her MSW in Clinical Social Work from Simmons School of Social Work. She is the Co-Chair of the LGBT Shared Interest Group for the Massachusetts Chapter of NASW and a Leadership Council member for the LGBT Aging Issues Network (LAIN) of the American Society on Aging.
As part of this month, our Continuing Education Department is offering an exciting Annual Conference on Mental Health and Aging—Silent Connections: Spirituality, Mental Health and Illness in Old Age. In this interactive conference, experts in the fields of spirituality and gerontology focus on the role of one’s spiritual life as it relates to mental wellness and illness in old age. We address age-related clinical conditions—including dementia, chronic depression, and complicated bereavement—and examine their relationship to spirituality. We explore how an individual’s unique spiritual history can help mental health clinicians in their work with older adults.