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Webinar: Supporting 2SLGBTQIA+ older adults in aging and old age

Presented by Dr. Ashley Flanagan, PhD  Research Fellow, National Institute on Ageing, Ryerson University in June 2021

As today’s 2SLGBTQIA+ older adults are some of the first to live openly with diverse sexual and/or gender identities, we are only just beginning to understand the influence that growing numbers of 2SLGBTIA+ older adults will have on understandings of aging and support; and vice versa. This webinar highlights some of the triumphs and challenges presented by the interconnections of ageing and 2SLGBTQIA+ identities. By working to increase our understandings of the diversity that exists within experiences of aging and support, we will open up opportunities to not only better support 2SLGBTQIA+ older adults but enhance the lives of Canadians as they age.