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The Invisible Population: LGBT Elderly Adults
Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM CDT
Category: Statewide

LGBT seniors, who have been called an invisible population, have suffered a lifetime of discrimination. Little research has been completed on LGBT individuals overall, especially LGBT older adults. When interacting with LGBT seniors, it is important to keep historical context in mind. While times and laws may be more tolerant today, older LGBT individuals may still be struggling with perceived and enduring stigma and years of self-imposed isolation.

Learning Objectives

Recognize four issues that may be unique to the LGBT aging experience.
Identify four historical considerations that may contribute to the reluctance of LGBT elderly adults to be open about their identity.
Describe ways occupational therapists can demonstrate compassionate care for LGBT elderly adults.


Daniel Swiatek, OTD, OTR/L
Assistant Professor 
Academic Fieldwork Coordinator
Department of Occupational Therapy
California State University, Dominguez Hills

CEU = 1.0

COST: Registration Required

  • TOTA Members: FREE
  • Non-Member OT/OTA (1 to 1.5 CEU/2 CEUs) $20/$30
    Non-Member Student (1 to 1.5 CEU/2 CEUs) $10/$15