Next Gerontology program looks at LGBTQ issues for older Americans

The Gerontology Center and the LGBTQ Resource Center are providing the opportunity for discussion of the “Gen Silent” video that is being used to enhance the classroom experience and understanding of the issues experienced by older people who are LGBT. The discussion highlights LGBT elders who have lived closeted lives, and who now experience conflict as they need nursing home assistance. Says Prof. Dean VonDras of Human Development, “Come join us in this discussion led by Gerontology Center member Stacie Christian, interim diversity director for the American Intercultural Center and the LGBT Resource Center, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1 in the Christie Theatre.” The UW-Green Bay Gerontology Center brown-bag discussions are intended to provide opportunities for students, faculty, and others in the community interested in gerontology to exchange ideas and information. Everyone is welcomed to attend!