LGBT event draws human service professionals to one-day workshop

mealy-topMore than one hundred participants representing Northeast Wisconsin long-term care agencies, advocacy, and human service organizations attended a showing of the critically acclaimed documentary “Gen Silent” in the Phoenix Rooms at UW-Green Bay last Friday. The film presentation was a central element of a free training session, “Aging in the LGBT Community and Addressing Resident Relationships.” The event, co-sponsored by the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Brown County and the UW Green Bay Pride Center, focused on the unique life experiences of LGBT older adults and the importance of honoring rights of LGBT individuals. Stacie Christian, UW Green Bay Diversity Coordinator, represented UW-Green Bay in hosting the event. UW Green Bay/Oshkosh Collaborative Master of Social Work graduate ADRC employee Sheri Mealy (at lectern in photo), organized the well-received event. Featured speakers included Kathy Flores, diversity coordinator for the city of Appleton, and Julie Button and Amy Panosh, ombudsmen with the State Board on Aging and Long-term Care.