McGill Cares Webcast: The Realities of Caregiving within the LGBTQ+ Communities
Join us on August 19 at noon for the next webcast in our weekly series, McGill Cares, designed to support informal caregivers. During candid, 30-minute interviews with leading experts, Claire Webster, Alzheimer Care Consultant and Founder of the McGill Dementia Education Program, will explore topics related to caring for a loved one with dementia.
The Realities of Caregiving within the LGBTQ+ Communities
This week’s webcast features a panel discussion to recognize LGBTQ+ caregivers. Shari Brotman, PhD, is Associate Professor at the McGill School of Social Work. Her scholarly activities focus on access and equity in the design and delivery of health and social care services to older people from marginalized communities, and their informal caregivers. Julien Rougerie is the Program Manager for the Aging Gayfully and Chosen Family programs at Fondation Émergence. Chloé Viau is a trans woman who volunteers at Aging Gayfully. Since her transition at age 70, she struggles to be recognized as a caregiver to her mother.
The panel will discuss the particular challenges that seniors and caregivers from the LGBTQ+ communities face in accessing services and seeking out support for themselves, as well as the necessary considerations that need to be made in order to ensure that these services are made available to them.
This free webcast is open to all
Click here beginning at 12:00 pm EDT on Wednesday, August 19 to tune in live.