Please register for this monthly chapter program by emailing:

Catherine Hazlehurst  [email protected]

Please see below for CE information: This month’s program offers CEs through CCMC/PACE and Boston School of Social Work.

Program Title: LGBTQIA+ Aging 101: What You Need To Know About Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex and Asexual Older Adults

Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Time: 4:30– 6:00 pm  Live online via Zoom
Lisa Krinsky, MSW, LICSW, Director of The LGBTQIA+ Aging Project, Fenway Institute

This meeting will be held via Zoom. A link will be sent by Tuesday May 17 to those who have RSVP’d. Certificates and/or download instructions will be distributed within 5 business days after receipt of the completed evaluation (and post-test when applicable) at the close of the program. Details about CEs and guest policies are at the bottom of this announcement.


Mainstream aging service providers have limited knowledge of the psychosocial, cultural, and economic issues facing lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex and asexual older adults and caregivers.  This presentation introduces participants to the unique issues facing these invisible and underserved populations and provides models for programmatic initiatives, as well as practice skills for enhancing professional capacity to effectively serve LGBTQIA+ older adults and caregivers. There is no known commercial support nor conflict of interest for this program.

About the speaker: 

Lisa Krinsky, MSW, LICSW, Director of the LGBTQIA+ Aging Project, a program of the Fenway Institute at Fenway Health in Boston,  works toward equity, inclusion, and community for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and intersex older adults, ensuring that they can age with the dignity and respect they deserve. As a leader in the field of LGBTQIA+ aging, she presents nationally on LGBTQIA+ cultural competency for aging service providers, as well as a variety of practice and policy issues impacting LGBTQ older adults. With attention to intersectional identities, she has prioritized outreach, engagement, and program development for LGBTQ elders of color and transgender and gender diverse older adults. Krinsky is also a subject expert in the award-winning LGBTQ aging documentary Gen Silent, and a founding board member of LGBTQ Senior Housing Inc., developing The Pryde, in Boston, New Englands first LGBTQ friendly affordable senior housing. Krinsky earned her AB from Vassar College, her MSW from Simmons School of Social Work, and a Certificate in Non-Profit Management and Leadership from Boston University School of Management. She has received the Beverly Ross Fliegel Social Policy Award from the Massachusetts Chapter of NASW and the Simmons School of Social Work Alumnae Association's Distinguished Career Award.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify at least 2 unique care concerns and aging challenges facing LGBTQIA+ older adults and caregivers
  2. List at least 2 innovative approaches to creating welcoming environments and programming for LGBTQIA+ older adults and caregivers
  3. Describe how to replicate similar efforts in individual and organizational practice

Meeting Agenda:

4:30 Co-presidents’ announcements, sponsor welcome and introduction

4:45 The LGBTQIA+ older adult community and their aging and care challenges

5:00 Creating welcoming environments for the LGBTQIA+ community and their caregivers

5:15 Programming for LBGTQIA+ community and caregivers

5:30 Replicating innovative approaches in individual care practices and organizations

5:45 Discussion, Questions & answers

6:00 Conclusion


  • Fredriksen-Goldsen, K., Kim, H., Emlet, C., Erosheva, E., Hoy-Ellis, C., Goldsen, J., Petry, H. (2011) The aging and health report: disparities and resilience among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender older adults. Seattle, WA. Institute for Multigenerational Health.
  • Fredriksen-Goldsen, K.I., Emlet, C.A., Krinsky, L.., McKenzie, G.L., and Kim, H.-J.(2017) Plan of Action for Real-World Translation of LGBTQ Health and Aging Research. LGBT Health, special issue on LGBT Aging.
  • Goldhammer, Hilary, Krinsky, Lisa, & Keuroghlian, Alex S.,(2019) “Meeting the Behavioral Health Needs of LGBT Older Adults” Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 67:1565-1570.
  • Krinsky, Lisa & Cahill, Sean (2017) Advancing LGBT Elder Policy and Support Services: The Massachusetts Model. LGBT Health, special issue on LGBT Aging.
  • Linscott, Bob. & Krinsky, Lisa (2016). Engaging Underserved Populations: Outreach to LGBT Elders of Color. Generations: Journal of the American Society on Aging. Summer 2-16. Volume 40, number 2 (pp34-37).
  • Putney, Jennifer M., Keary, Sara, Hebert, Nicholas, Krinsky , Lisa & Halmo, Rebekah. (2018) “Fear Runs Deep:” The Anticipated Needs of LGBT Older Adults in Long-Term Care, Journal of Gerontological Social Work, DOI: 10.1080/01634372.2018.1508109

Special Legislative Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Aging: Report to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Boston, MA: Joint Committee on Elder Affairs, 2015. Available at Accessed October 31, 2016.

Contact Hours

Please note that anyone arriving after 4:45pm will not be entitled to a certificate.

This program has been approved by the Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to board certified case managers with 1.25 CE contact hours.
This program has been submitted to the Network for Professional Education at the Boston University School of Social Work to provide continuing education credit to Massachusetts licensed SWs with 1.0 CE contact hours. (BU only provides CEs in 0.5 increments.)

It is the participant's responsibility to check with their individual state boards to verify CE requirements for their state. 

No fee is charged for this program.

Comments or concerns?
Please email Catherine [email protected]

Guests policy: Guests are welcome to attend the program. If they would like to attend more than twice or if they would like a certificate, they may do so upon joining ALCA. Please send the name, credentials and contact information for your guest to Catherine and she will include them in the program information. 

Upcoming Programs: (RSVPs will be collected at a later date)

June 15 – Squeezed at Both Ends: Managing Limited Caregiver Availability and Clients with Behavioral Challenges by Arden O’Connor


Please RSVP no later than May 16th to:

Catherine Hazlehurst
[email protected]

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