Horizons of Aging Summit
Affirming the lives of older LGBTQ people & educating senior service providers about the unique needs of this community.
November 16 - 18, 2020
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM (ET)

This three-day virtual conference is designed to affirm the lives of older LGBTQ people and to educate senior service providers and others about the unique needs of this community.

Up to 12 CEUs are available for full attendance by social workers, marriage/family therapists and chemical dependency counselors* (see detailed info at the bottom of this screen). Credits for psychologists, administrators, and clergy will also be offered. Additionally, the Ohio Board of Nursing accepts events approved for counselors and social workers for continuing nursing education. 

The event will feature keynote Arykah Carter, a trans woman of color serving on the board of TransOhio and TransSaints, working on the Black Trans Project, a photo exhibit designed to share the experiences of black trans, gender non-conforming, and non-binary individuals. The event will also offer up to four sessions each day in addition to cultural opportunities, networking, and much more. 

The 2020 LGBTQ Horizons event will continue the momentum we shared in 2019 when we had over 225 people from around Ohio and the Midwest join us in Dayton for two days of education, affirmation, and fun. We offered 18 different learning sessions and infused local LGBTQ culture with appearances from the Dayton Gay Men’s Chorus and The Rubi
Girls, a social justice drag troupe that has raised millions of dollars over the years for HIV support, care, and service.



*Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County has been approved by the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board for Counselors and Social Workers (Provider #RCS051906 for General CE) and by the State of Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board (Provider #50-18603 for Category R1) for 12.0 CE clock hours for this course (CE Broker Provider #50-18603/Course #20-710617). 

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Select sessions will offer MCE (Multicultural) for psychologists. The School of Professional Psychology at Wright State University is approved by the Ohio Psychological Association-MCE Program to offer continuing education for psychologists (Provider #310732831).
 
The Ohio Board of Nursing accepts events approved for counselors and social workers for continuing nursing education.

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Approved by the Board of Executives of Long Term Services and Supports, BELTSS #37139-SS-20 for up to 12.0 hours. Core of knowledge subject area: Resident Centered Care and Quality of Life; Leadership and Management.

 

As stated in the Ohio Administrative Code 4723-9-05, education that has been approved by a board or an agency that regulates a health care profession in Ohio or another jurisdiction is an acceptable option to meet nursing continuing education requirements.

Register

Registration Options
General Admission (After Oct. 15)
50.00 USD
Professional Admission - Includes CEs (After Oct. 15)
150.00 USD
Presenter Pass
0.00 USD
Sponsor Pass
0.00 USD

Agenda
1:00 PM - 1:15 PM
1:00 PM - 1:15 PM
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
This session will provide information about the unique challenges of the transgender community, particularly black trans women as they age, particularly in the face of bigotry and violence amidst racial and civil unrest.
2:15 PM - 2:20 PM
2:15 PM - 2:20 PM
2:20 PM - 3:20 PM
2:20 PM - 3:20 PM
This session will address how aging as an LGBTQ older adult is different than aging as a heterosexual, cisgender older adult, and how we can reflect and honor those differences.
3:20 PM - 3:30 PM
3:20 PM - 3:30 PM
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
This session will present the current state of healthcare delivery for LGBTQ+ patients, what it should look like, and how Equitas Health is working to make it a reality.
4:30 PM - 4:40 PM
4:30 PM - 4:40 PM
4:40 PM - 5:40 PM
4:40 PM - 5:40 PM
This session will overview the minority stress process for older sexual minorities and how it relates to health, well-being, and social outcomes.
5:40 PM - 6:00 PM
5:40 PM - 6:00 PM
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
In this session, we'll discuss tax & financial issues around married/unmarried same-sex couples, Social Security rights and benefits, legacy planning including titling of assets, beneficiary designation, incapacity, and estate planning issues.
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Gen Silent is a 2010 documentary film, directed and produced by Stu Maddux. The documentary follows the lives of six LGBT seniors living in the Boston area who must choose if they will hide their sexuality to survive in the long-term health care system.
1:00 PM - 1:15 PM
1:00 PM - 1:15 PM
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Stu Maddox, the Gen Silent filmmaker, will engage the audience in a discussion to gain a deeper understanding of the documentary.
2:15 PM - 2:20 PM
2:15 PM - 2:20 PM
2:20 PM - 3:20 PM
2:20 PM - 3:20 PM
This session covers the general scope of suicide, with specific information about suicidality in the LGBTQ community as well as the research on prevention, and what people can do to prevent suicide.
3:20 PM - 3:30 PM
3:20 PM - 3:30 PM
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
This session will enhance the knowledge of mental health professionals of the specific experiences, barriers, and needs of LGBT+ elders related to mental health.
4:30 PM - 4:40 PM
4:30 PM - 4:40 PM
4:40 PM - 5:40 PM
4:40 PM - 5:40 PM
This session will describe the relationship between trauma and grief and will define grief from a broad perspective.
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Learn how to quell some of the internal suffering caused by PTSD and other forms of trauma resulting in anxiety, tension, and internal rigidity through the means of vibrational sound modalities. *Headphones recommended*
1:00 PM - 1:15 PM
1:00 PM - 1:15 PM
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
This session will highlight the results of the first-ever Ohio community-based Thrive with Pride LGBTQ Aging Survey.
2:15 PM - 2:20 PM
2:15 PM - 2:20 PM
2:20 PM - 3:20 PM
2:20 PM - 3:20 PM
The prevalence of health disparities, social determinants of health and complex sociodemographic intersectionality in the LGBTQ older-adult community could leave this population vulnerable to the impact of the pandemic.
3:20 PM - 3:30 PM
3:20 PM - 3:30 PM
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Many older LGBT+ individuals experience barriers to health, social support, and community resources due to elements of intersectionality, socioeconomic status, and physical location.
4:30 PM - 4:40 PM
4:30 PM - 4:40 PM
4:40 PM - 5:40 PM
4:40 PM - 5:40 PM
This session will touch on caregiving issues, healthcare access, and strategies to support the aging LGBTQ community who may experience physical limitations and cognitive challenges, such as dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.
Presenters
Producer
The Clowder Group
Associate Professor
University of Akron, Dept of Psychology
Retention Specialist
Equitas Health
Second-Year Medical Student
Boonshoft School of Medicine
Board Member & Community Activist
TransSaints.org & TranOhio.Org & ARYKAH.COM
Arykah Carter (she/her) is a Trans Woman of Color and native of Michigan currently residing in Cleveland, Ohio. She is a board member of TransOhio.org and TranSaints.org
Assistant Professor
Wright State Boonshoft School of Medicine
Assistant Professor
UNLV School of Public Health
Vice President
SF Pride
Suzanne serves as Vice President of SF Pride. She is a board member at the Spahr Center and Trans Heartline.
Instructor/ Coordinator of the Sexuality Education Studies Center
Miami University
Richelle coordinates the Dennis L. Carlson Sexuality Education Studies Center and is an Instructor in the Family Science and Social Work Department at Miami University. She is a 3-decade professional sexuality educator specializing in marginalized folx.
ASIST Trainer, AFSP Volunteer
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Leigh Ann Fulford is a certified ASIST trainer and a trained presenter for AFSP's various suicide programs.
Advanced Grief Recovery Method Specialist, Trainer
Grief Recovery Institute
This presentation address grief - what it is - why it hurts badly - how grief impacts older adults and those in the LGBTQAI+ community and their families and allies. AND best of all - we'll talk about how we might lessen the impact of lifelong grief.
Pharmacy Manager
Equitas Health Pharmacy
Southwest Ohio Medical Director
Equitas Health
MPH Student
Boston University School of Public Health
Executive Director
Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging
Director
The Clowder Group
LGBTQ Health Initiatives Project Manager & Board Chair, Rainbow Elder Care of Greater Dayton
Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County
Internal Medicine Physician
Equitas Health
Behavioral Health Therapist
Equitas Health
Sanctuary for the Soul
Senior Vice President, Wealth Management Advisor
Merrill Lynch
Associate Professor
Boonshoft School of Medicine
Social Worker and Therapist
Ryan White Program at The University of Toledo
Social Worker, Therapist, Feminist, Proud Queer Woman, & Harm Reductionist.
Third Year Medical Student
Boonshoft School of Medicine
Third-Year Medical Student
Boonshoft School of Medicine
Doctoral Candidate
University of Akron
Medical Student
Wright State University Boonshoft Medical School
CEO
KLW Consulting
Sponsors
We are grateful for the support of our partners:
Presenting Organizations
Pride in Legacy
Pride in Journey
Supporting
Friend
Tribute

Continuing education credits will be offered for the following professionals:

  • Social Work & Professional Counselors (The Ohio Board of Nursing accepts events approved for counselors and social workers for continuing nursing education.)
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Chemical Dependency Counselors
  • Psychology
  • Administrators
  • Clergy

Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County has been approved by the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board for Counselors and Social Workers (Provider #RCS051906 for General CE) and by the State of Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board (Provider #50-18603 for Category R1) for 12.0 CE clock hours for this course (CE Broker Provider #50-18603/Course #20-710617). 
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Select sessions will offer MCE (Multicultural) for psychologists. The School of Professional Psychology at Wright State University is approved by the Ohio Psychological Association-MCE Program to offer continuing education for psychologists (Provider #310732831 

Selected sessions will offer MCE for psychologists. The School of Professional Psychology at Wright State University is approved by the Ohio Psychological Association-MCE Program to offer continuing education for psychologists (Provider #310732831).
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Approved by the Board of Executives of Long Term Services and Supports, BELTSS #37139-SS-20 for up to 12.0 hours. Core of knowledge subject area: Resident Centered Care and Quality of Life; Leadership and Management.

 

As stated in the Ohio Administrative Code 4723-9-05, education that has been approved by a board or an agency that regulates a health care profession in Ohio or another jurisdiction is an acceptable option to meet nursing continuing education requirements.


We do not discriminate based upon race, color, creed, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or expression, age, disability, genetic information, or ancestry.




Frequently Asked Questions


Q: What equipment do I need to participate?

A: No special equipment is needed to view the virtual sessions other than a computer, smartphone, or tablet. If you would like to take part in networking events and other interactive discussions, a camera and microphone are needed on your computer or a smartphone or tablet with a front-facing camera. 


Q. Will my CEUs transfer to another state?

A. You will have to contact the state in which you are seeking credit to see if they will accept the credit hours we are offering. 


Q. Are you offering Nursing Credits?

A. Yes! The Ohio Board of Nursing accepts events approved for counselors and social workers for continuing nursing education.