LGBTQ+ - Older Adults

The term LGBTQ refers to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer. Recognizing that you may fall into one of these categories can occur over time… It is possible to realize at different points in your life that you are not exclusively attracted to the opposite, or same sex, or that you do not identify with your current gender. In a family setting, being part of the LGBTQ community can present many questions and/or present the need for open, honest communication. For older adults, there may be particular issues faced. Some older adults may be choosing to identify with a different gender or change their sexual orientation at an older age. Some may have been part of the LGBTQ community for a long time, and faced certain forms of discrimination, causing stress over time. Some LGBTQ older adults may not have had children and/or may live alone, and therefore may face depression due to loneliness. Are you looking for resources for yourself, or a loved one, to help you deal with LGBTQ issues specific to older adults? Would you like family support, help with discussing your own sexual orientation, or that of an LGBTQ parent? Kinjunxion is here with resources to help answer questions or tackle specific challenges that you may be facing.

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The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People

Building a Foundation for Better Understanding

At a time when lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals--often referred to under the umbrella acronym LGBT--are becoming more visible in society and more socially acknowledged, clinicians and researchers are faced with incomplete information about their health status. While LGBT populations often are combined as a single entity for research and advocacy purposes, each is a distinct population group with its own specific health needs. Furthermore, the experiences of LGBT individuals are not uniform and are shaped by factors of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, geographical location, and age, any of which can have an effect on health-related concerns and needs. The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People assesses the state of science on the health status of LGBT populations, identifies research gaps and opportunities, and outlines a research agenda for the National Institute of Health. The report examines the health status of these populations in three life stages: childhood and adolescence, early/middle adulthood, and later adulthood. At each life stage, the committee studied mental health, physical health, risks and protective factors, health services, and contextual influences. To advance understanding of the health needs of all LGBT individuals, the report finds that researchers need more data about the demographics of these populations, improved methods for collecting and analyzing data, and an increased participation of sexual and gender minorities in research. The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People is a valuable resource for policymakers, federal agencies including the National Institute of Health (NIH), LGBT advocacy groups, clinicians, and service providers.

Queer

The Ultimate LGBT Guide for Teens

Teen life is hard enough with all of the pressures kids face, but for teens who are LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender), it’s even harder. When do you decide to come out? To whom? Will your friends accept you? And how on earth do you meet people to date? Queer is a humorous, engaging, and honest guide that helps LGBT teens come out to friends and family, navigate their new LGBT social life, figure out if a crush is also queer, and rise up against bigotry and homophobia. Queer also includes personal stories from the authors and sidebars on queer history. It’s a must-read for any teen who thinks they might be queer - or knows someone who is.

Gay and Lesbian Elders

History, Law, and Identity Politics in the United States

The approximately two million gay and lesbian elders in the United States are an underserved and understudied population. At a time when gay men and lesbians enjoy an unprecedented degree of social acceptance and legal protection, many elders face the daily challenges of aging isolated from family, detached from the larger gay and lesbian community, and ignored by mainstream aging initiatives. Drawing on materials from law, history, and social theory, this book integrates practical proposals for reform with larger issues of sexuality and identity. Beginning with a summary of existing demographic data and offering a historical overview of pre-Stonewall views of homosexuality, author Nancy J. Knauer goes on to address the invisibility of this community. She examines the multiple double binds central to their identity formation, including ageism among gays and lesbians and homophobia among seniors. Further, the book focuses on specific legal concerns such as estate planning, housing, discrimination, and financial insecurity, and how they impact this community uniquely. Integrating theory with practical questions of policy, and advancing a new understanding of the construction of sexuality and identity, this book advocates meaningful new reforms designed to ensure equity and dignity in aging regardless of sexual orientation.

Introduction to the Counseling Profession

Designed for students who are taking a preliminary course in the counseling field, Introduction to the Counseling Profession, 7th Edition, provides a comprehensive overview of the history and foundational concepts of counseling, offering the most current and relevant breadth of coverage available from experts in their respective fields. This edition includes topics rarely discussed in introductory texts, such as self-care and self-growth and the use of technology in counseling, as well as a new chapter on crisis counseling. Chapters also reflect updates to the 2016 Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) standards, and a chapter on each CACREP specialization is included. Students will gain insight into the myriad issues that surround not only the process of counseling and its many populations but also the personal dynamics that have an impact on this process. Furthermore, a collection of supplemental resources is available online to benefit both instructors and students. Instructors will find PowerPoint slides and test banks to aid in conducting their courses, and students can access chapter summaries, exercises, and other tools to supplement their review of the material in the text.

"You're in the Wrong Bathroom!"

And 20 Other Myths and Misconceptions about Transgender and Gender-nonconforming People

We have a lot of expectations about people based on their gender, and when someone doesn't fit into those expectations it can become difficult to handle, and perhaps even lead to hostility. But chances are you've met one (or more) transgender person, and not even been aware of it. Erickson-Schroth and Jacobs debunk the most common myths and misconceptions about transgender issues, bringing together medical, social, psychological and political aspects of the subject.

Managing the Long-Term Care Facility

Practical Approaches to Providing Quality Care

Practical approaches to the operation of long-term care facilities Managing the Long-Term Care Facility provides a comprehensive introduction to the growing field of long-term care. Taking a continuum-of-care approach, the text covers every aspect of long-term care. Readers will develop a robust knowledge of the issues faced by people experiencing physical and or mental changes. Topics covered include the biological and psychosocial implications of ageing, marketing long-term care, facility operations, and information technology for health care, among many others. By integrating all aspects of long-term care, the book is an invaluable resource that will aid students and professionals in preparing for career advancement and licensure exams. The book is also is designed to help students prepare for the National Nursing Home Administrator exam. Pedagogical elements help guide readers through the content, and summaries and discussion questions to drive home lessons learned. Builds expert knowledge of all aspects of long-term care management, including operations, human resources, patient advocacy, and information systems Emphasizes the latest understandings of the long-term care continuum and patient-centered care for diverse populations Delivers practical approaches to providing quality care to individuals and making a positive impact on community wellbeing Prepares readers for and National Nursing Home Administrator's licensure exam Managing the Long-Term Care Facility: Practical Approaches to Providing Quality Care provides real-world guidance for students in healthcare administration, health and human services, gerontology, nursing, business and medical programs, in both domestic and international markets. Nursing home administrators, administrators-in-training and preceptors will find this book an effective training tool in the nursing facility setting.

In Our Mothers' House

Three adopted children experience the joys and challenges of being raised in a home with two mothers, who teach the children that different doesn't mean wrong.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Aging

Research and Clinical Perspectives

This volume fills a unique gap. Gerontologists seldom focus on special concerns of gay and lesbian older adults, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender aging organizations rarely address issues of aging, and the mental health field has demonstrated an ability to marginalize both aging and homosexuality. This book lays out the state of knowledge with respect to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender aging—physical health, sexuality, family ties, victimization, and legal and financial concerns. The references at the end of individual chapters and the bibliographical material at the end of the book provide an invaluable resource. For any gerontologist intrigued by the interplay of historical changes and individual aging, it is difficult to imagine a more powerful example than Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Aging. Evolution of attitudes toward homosexuality, the emergence of HIV/AIDS, and legal protections beginning to be afforded to same-sex relationships are all part of the changing world that has shaped and been shaped by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals who are now old.

LGBTQ Cultures

What Health Care Professionals Need to Know About Sexual and Gender Diversity

Drawn from real-world experience and current research, the fully updated LGBTQ Cultures, 3rd Edition paves the way for healthcare professionals to provide well-informed, culturally sensitive healthcare to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) patients. This vital guide fills the LGBTQ awareness gaps, including replacing myths and stereotypes with facts, and measuring the effects of social stigma on health. Vital for all nursing specialties, this is the seminal guide to actively providing appropriate, culturally sensitive care to persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

M Or F?

Gay teen Marcus helps his friend Frannie chat up her crush online, but then becomes convinced that the crush is falling for him instead.

To Survive on This Shore

Photographs and Interviews with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Older Adults

Nuanced view into the complexities of aging as a transgender person

Read This, Save Lives: A Teacher

Read This, Save Lives has been written by 16 year old Sameer Jha to help teachers create classrooms and schools where gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer students can thrive. This book has deep personal relevance for Sameer, because he was severely bullied for being different in elementary and middle school. As he grew older, he learned more about his own identity and came out as queer and trans. He found acceptance, as well as a new purpose: to put an end to anti-LGBTQ+ bullying in schools. Today, Sameer has become an activist, an educator, and the founder of a non-profit called The Empathy Alliance. He is a Congressional Silver Medal recipient, has been named one of the top 10 trans youth activists in America, and has reached over 1 million people with his message promoting LGBTQ+ student safety. This book tells the story of Sameer's journey, using specific incidents to illustrate important lessons about LGBTQ+ youth needs and how to meet them. Find more than a 100 actionable tips created with busy, resource constrained teachers in mind. An entire chapter is devoted to an extraordinary teacher who has transformed her own school using many of the same principles included in this guide. Read This, Save Lives is brimming with expert quotes, sobering statistics, cutting edge research, critical terminology, real world case studies, and resources from some of the best LGBTQ+ rights organizations in the country. Get ready to be inspired by one of the few books on the topic of LGBTQ+ youth safety that has actually been written by an LGBTQ+ youth!

Adult Sports

Christian Young Adults

Adults abused as children

Young Adult Literature

Adult Halloween Activities

Active adult community

Older Parents

Adult Play

Type 1 Diabetic Adults

Gay Seniors 50 and Older

General Topics and Information - How to Find - Indigenous Resources - Halton

Listed below are resources available to indigenous peoples living in Halton:

2-Spirited People of First Nations
Aboriginal Legal Services
Assembly of First Nations
Canada Mortgage and Housing: First Nation Housing and Affordable Housing - On-Reserve and Off-Reserve
Canadian Aboriginal Aids Network
Canadian Executive Service Organization (CESO)
Canadian Virtual Hospice
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) -Aboriginal Service
Employment Ontario e-Channel
First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Helpline - telephone and on-line chat services
First Nations University of Canada
Hamilton Regional Indian Centre
Hamilton Regional Indian Centre, Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Program
Hamilton Regional Indian Centre, Aboriginal Prenatal Nutritional
Program

Hamilton Regional Indian Centre, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and Nutrition Program
Hamilton Regional Indian Centre, Native Learning Centre - Literacy and Basic Skills
Health Canada, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch - Ontario Region
Health Canada, First Nations and Inuit Hope for Wellness Help
Line

Indigenous Bar Association
Indigenous Services Canada, Allegations and Complaints
Indigenous Services Canada - Ontario Regional Office
Indigenous Services Canada, Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement
Indigenous Services Canada, Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement - Health Supports Call Centres
Indigenous Services Canada, Indigenous Bursaries Search Tool
Indigenous Diabetes Health Circle
Indspire
London Middlesex Counselling and Addiction Services- First Nation Counselling
Métis Nation of Ontario
Métis Nation of Ontario, Toronto Regional Office
Métis Nation of Ontario, Community Wellness Worker Program
Métis Nation of Ontario - Education & Training
Métis Nation of Ontario - Healing and Wellness Branch - Victim Services Program
Métis Women's Circle
Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, Social and Health Services
Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, First Nation Council
National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation
Native Canadian Centre of Toronto
Native Child and Family Services of Toronto, Transition House for Women
Native Education and Training College of Business, Healthcare, Human Service and Technology, Online Service
Native Horizons Treatment Centre
Native Women's Association of Canada
Native Women's Resource Centre of Toronto, Community Programs
Ontario Aboriginal HIV/AIDS Strategy
Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres
Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General - Family Information Liaison Unit
Ontario Summer Jobs Strategy
Peel Aboriginal Network - Indigenous Friendship Centre
Service Canada, Services for Youth
Six Nations Polytechnic
Sheridan College Centre for Indigenous Learning and Support
Talk4Healing, Telephone and online chat services for indigenous women
Women's Legal Education and Action Fund

Oak Park Neighbourhood Centre - Community Social Services Programs

Objectives are to relieve poverty, provide parent education and support and to provide educational, recreational and social opportunities for people of all abilities:
Children's Programs
Parent Programs

Poverty Supports
* community gardens
* financial literacy
* Winter Warmth, Canada Learning Bond, LEAP, and OESP - utility support
* income tax clinic
* Food bank
* support group and counselling

Seniors Drop In program
* Friday 12:15 pm-3 pm
* exercise, light lunch, guest speakers
* one weekend a month Russian Seniors Drop in

* Counselling (ages 17+ years) by Oakmed Family Health team
* Monday & Thursday by appointment

The Community Oak Park
* supportive housing and programs for Adults with Developmental disabilities

Other agencies providing programs at the centre include:
* Halton Down Syndrome
* CYAN (Community Youth in Action Network)
* HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters)
* Junior Optimist Club (JOI)
* Oakmed Health Centre
* Support & Housing - Halton
* Positive Space Network
* Nelson Youth Centres
* Centre for Skills Development
* Girl Guides of Canada
* Halton Community Legal Services

Chartwell Martha's Landing Retirement Residence

Offers:
* 57 units (studio and 1-bedroom suites)
* all suites have kitchenette and en suite bathroom (walk in shower, some bath tubs available)
* emergency response system and fire system consisting of heat and smoke detectors and sprinkler system

Offers three meals daily * full service dining room, buffet breakfast and lunch * snacks and refreshments * weekly housekeeping and linen service * additional services available at extra cost * pets permitted

Attendants on duty Mon-Sun 24 hours * nurse manager on-site and on call after hours

Invites any Burlington senior to participate in any of its programs or outings

Pearl & Pine Retirement

Offers:
* units with 1-bedroom, 1-bedroom plus den, 2-bedroom and 2-bedroom plus den
* all suites have kitchenette, one or two bathrooms
* emergency response system and fire system
* air conditioned, individual room thermostats
* staff on duty Mon-Sun 24 hours
* nurse manager on-site and on call after hours
* doctor working on site
* recreational activities
* small pets permitted

Independent Living:
* 3 meals daily
* unlimited snacks
* weekly housekeeping and linen service
* daily bed making and in-suite garbage removal

Additional services available at extra cost, include:
* medications administration
* personal laundry
* personal care
* assistance with activities of daily living
* homemaker services
* companion services

Respite care program
Provides short-term care available by the month, week or day, including:
* 3 meals daily
* 4 visits daily (am/pm care and 2 safety checks)
* Mon-Sun 24-hours nursing care

Other amenities:
Fitness program and gym * indoor heated parking * guest suite * town car and bus

Chartwell Christopher Terrace Retirement Residence

Offers 71 private bed-sitting suites.
* three meals daily in dining room
* nursing consultation available 24 hours/day
* emergency in-house call system
* weekly housekeeping services
* located on public bus route

Independent/assisted living services
* may include medication administration, continence care, mobility and transfer assistance
* on site physiotherapy services available
* variety of organized social activities offered (invites any Burlington senior to participate in any of its programs or outings)

Respite or short stay/trial available (minimum 7 days) to enable caregivers to have a break while at home or on vacation
* rehabilitation care available for seniors discharged from hospital requiring more care and supervision than can be provided at home

A member of the Ontario Residential Care Association

Village of Walkers Green - Heritage Place and Heritage Walk

Heritage Place: 4151 Kilmer Dr
Studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites with balcony
Includes: kitchenette * private bathroom * 3 meals daily * weekly housekeeping and linen service * 24-hr emergency response * 7 day/week nurse consultation * recreational activities * parking available * pets permitted

Heritage Walk: 4081 Kilmer Dr
26 two-bedroom bungalows for independent seniors with patio
Includes: access to all Village of Walker's Green amenities * 5 appliances * 4 meals per week * weekly housekeeping * 24-hr emergency response * 7 day/week nurse consultation * designated parking * pets permitted

Offers: health support program (pharmacy and nurse consultation) * library with computer/internet * theatre * games room * fitness and wellness centre * baker's kitchen * chapel

Additional services available, at extra cost, include: hairdressing and spa services * foot care * personal laundry * medication reminders * companionship and personal care support

Transportation for excursions

Maranatha Homes

Accommodation provided in 3-storey, 63 unit apartment building.
* centrally located in south Burlington
* close to amenities
* landscaped grounds
* renovated units
* reasonable rent rates

Village of Tansley Woods - Retirement Home

Part of Village of Tansley Woods complex which will eventually include 4 phases, serving continuum of accommodation/care needs from independent living to long-term care.

* 225 units
* Registered Nurse on-site 24/7

All units:
* are wheelchair accessible
* include weekly housekeeping and linens
* include full access to all recreational and entertainment events

Independent Living units:
* 58 rental units
* each unit has 1 to 2 bedrooms, equipped with full kitchen and in-suite washer and dryer
* meal plans for dining room, or delivered to suite, available at additional charge
* medication reminders and other additional services available at additional cost

Retirement Living units:
* 117 units
* studio and 1-bedroom units, some equipped with in-suite washer and dryer and kitchenette
* includes two meals daily, with option for third meal
* light assistance can be provided with bathing, dressing and medication reminders

Assisted Care units:
* 27 units
* studio and 1-bedroom units, each with kitchenette
* includes three meals daily
* includes comprehensive 24-hour assistance with bathing, dressing, activities of daily living and medication administration
* palliative care available

Memory Care units:
* for those with any stage of Alzheimer Disease or related dementias, including palliative care
* 23 studio and 1-bedroom units
* secure environment
* includes three meals daily
* includes comprehensive 24-hour assistance with bathing, dressing, activities of daily living and medication administration

Park Avenue Manor Retirement Home

Offers:
* 70 private suites of various sizes in a single-storey building
* 24 hr emergency response, health care monitoring, medication administration, safety and security systems
* meals, snacks, housekeeping, towel and linen laundry and activities program are provided
* facility is close to public bus route

Respite or short stay/trial are available
* enables caregivers to have a break while at home or vacation
* available for seniors discharged from hospital requiring more care and supervision than possible to receive at home
* transitional stay program for residents waiting for long term care placement

Member of Ontario Retirement Communities Association (ORCA)

Waterdown Manor

Basic services include:

  • 24 hour nursing staff

  • couples rooms

  • private and semi-private room with shared or private bathroom

  • crisis admissions

  • personal care

  • medication administration

  • emergency response system

  • meals

  • housekeeping

  • linens, bed changes

  • laundry

  • social, recreation programs

  • provides short stay (i.e. temporary, vacation, convalescent, respite care) when space permits

LaSalle Park Retirement Community

Offers:
* independent living and assisted living suites
* studio, 1-bedroom, 1-bedroom plus den, and 2-bedroom suites
* all suites have kitchenette, en suite bathroom
* personal emergency response system and fire system consisting of smoke detectors and sprinkler system
* support staff on duty Mon-Sun 24 hours
* small pets permitted

Includes 3 meals daily (can accommodate most therapeutic diets, including diabetic, low-sodium, and renal * in-suite meal service available) * weekly housekeeping and linen service

Assisted living services (also available on a la carte basis in independent living suites) include: health care * assistance with daily living * medication administration * bathing assistance * companion services

Transportation provided for routine trips and special excursions

Additional amenities include: exercise room * fitness studio * indoor heated salt-water pool * beauty salon

Respite Stay offered based on availability

Hearthstone by the Lake

Two five-story, 174 condo apartment buildings that provide an alternative to renting for seniors who need some assistance and wish to continue living in their own homes.

Amenities include clubhouse * housekeeping service * dining facilities * in-suite social and health care services, including 24 hr emergency response * shuttle service to local shopping and organized outings * private transportation available

Additional support services available, including nursing supervision * personal homecare * handyman support * meal plans * three medical doctors * foot care * in home lab service * physiotherapy * hearing specialist and pharmacy services available on site