Doreen BermudezSAGE Staff Member
As Training Coordinator for SAGE's National REsource Center on LGBT Aging, Doreen creates and facilitates trainings nationwide for aging providers and LGBT organizations about the needs of LGBT older adults.
On what inspires her about the Resource Center:
I am really excited about helping raise the visibility of a community that, for years, has gone unnoticed and underserved by aging policies and services. I think the Resource Center symbolizes the fall of some of the barriers that previously existed for LGBT elders. It will usher in an enhanced and deepened understanding of LGBT elders within society at large, and will result in them receiving the care and services they deserve.
On the Resource Center’s impact:
I envision that aging service providers will seek out more programming and services that affirm LGBT identities, and will sign up for the webinars, trainings, and toolkits that the NRC offers. Long term, I believe that the growth of the Resource Center will foster a deepened consideration of how aging policies can include and recognize the specific needs of the aging LGBT population.
Visit the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging.