College of Health

School of Social Work

AEA Lunch-and-Learn: Gay and Gray

The Area of Emphasis in Aging Scholars host Marsha Berry, conducting training focused on the unique needs of LGBT older adults

Date & Time:

Friday, February 17, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM



No cost, registration requested


Summit Classroom Building SCB 324, University of St. Thomas, 2100 Summit Ave., St. Paul, MN 55105


Parking available in Anderson Parking Facility located at Grand and Cretin - Rates:

$1.50 for the first hour or any portion of the first hour before 4:00 p.m.; $.75 for every additional half hour or portion of a half hour before 4:00 p.m.

Training to Serve logoThe MSW Area of Emphasis Scholars host Marsha Berry from Training to Serve, who will conduct training focused on the unique needs of LGBT older adults. 

Whether you know it or not, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults are your clients and patients. This session will outline LGBT aging, describe the unique issues facing these populations, present findings from a recent needs assessment, and identify actions you can take to make your practice more LGBT culturally competent.

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At the end of this session participants will be able to:

  1. Explain the differences between sexual orientation and gender identity
  2. Describe the risks LGBT elders face as they seek formal social services
  3. List resources to support LGBT older adults

 Certificate of Attendance provided: 1 Contact Hour

Marsha Berry, MA, CAEd

 Area of Emphasis in Aging Scholars (AEA) Lunch and Learn featuring Marsha Berry from Training to Serve. Gay and Gray: Welcoming LGBT Older AdultsMarsha is the Education Director for Training to Serve, the MN based nonprofit that provides education, tools and resources to improve the quality of life of LGBT people as they age.

All programs offered by the University of St. Thomas shall be readily accessible to individuals with disabilities. For details, call (651) 962-6315.

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