Rainbow Health Ontario - Improving Healthcare for LGBT Seniors
Rainbow Health Ontario (RHO) is a province-wide program designed to improve access to services and promotes the health of Ontario's lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities through information, education, research and policy initiatives. RHO is funded by Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long-term Care.
This presentation will provide an overview of LGBT seniors. The discussion will explore culture, sexual orientation and gender identity and the life experiences of senior LGBT and impact on health. We will look at attitudes and myths towards LBGT. Participants will gain understanding to build knowledge and awareness and how to provide welcoming, friendly, professional, culturally competent services.
Devan Nambiar, Education Coordinator