Issue:  Vol. 44 / No. 17 / 24 April 2014
 

LGBT aging task force to meet Tuesday

The San Francisco LGBT Aging Policy Task Force will hold a public meeting Tuesday, January 8 to hear from a researcher who is conducting a study of LGBT seniors.

LGBT aging task force chair Bill Ambrunn

The meeting takes place at 4 pm. at the Department of Public Health’s offices, 101 Grove Street, in room 300.

Researcher Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen, Ph.D. of the University of Washington will be presenting her initial data findings, answering questions, and discussing plans for the second phase of the task force study – an online community questionnaire that will be distributed widely throughout the community this year.

Bill Ambrunn, chair of the task force, noted that the panel’s goal is to ensure that its work reflects broad participation of the entire LGBT community, including seniors of color, transgender and bisexual people, and lesbians.

The Board of Supervisors created the task force last year. The 15-member group is expected to present its recommendations to the board by the end of 2013. The research study was funded through a public-private partnership and received generous grants from the Department of Aging and Adult Services, Horizons Foundation, San Francisco Foundation, and philanthropist Al Baum.

The task force’s regularly meets the second Tuesday of the month at 4 p.m. and the meetings are open to the public.

— Cynthia Laird, January 3, 2013 @ 2:10 pm PST
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