THE first in a series of community talks addressing needs of Queensland’s ageing LGBTI community will be held in the next few weeks in Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

In conjunction with aged care service providers Care Connect and SunCare, the Queensland Association for Healthy Communities (QAHC) will jointly host the initial Ageing In Diversity Action Groups in both cities.

“We don’t often see positive images of older people in our media, and discussing ageing is akin to conversational kamikaze”, QAHC aged care health promotion officer Gai Lemon said.gay-older-couple1-300x240

“But it is vital. Our elders are the experts on their own lives, and their voices need to be heard. Let’s add some silver to the rainbow.”

QAHC, Care Connect and SunCare are looking for carers, family members, community group workers, experts and policy members, along with anyone concerned from the LGBTI community to attend the action groups and voice their opinion.

The action groups will be held on the Gold Coast on November 21 from 10am to noon and Brisbane will be on November 26 from 2pm to 4pm. To register your interest in attending, contact Gai Lemon at glemon@qahc.org.au.

The venues for the Gold Coast and Brisbane talks will be announced soon.

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