SHO supports Project Visibility (LGBT) Training
Project Visibility is a training program developed in 2004 by Boulder County Aging Services, after the agency conducted extensive focus groups with area LGBT elders. These seniors wondered which service providers were “safe and friendly” and feared many could be unwelcoming, even hostile. The goal of Project Visibility is to co-create an aging services community that is informed, sensitive to, and supportive of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender elders. The training is designed for administrators and staff of nursing homes, assisted living residences, home care agencies, and other senior service providers, as well as the friends and families of LGBT elders.
SHO has been involved with this training since 2009. Emily Lewis, a PV trainer from Boulder County Area Agency on Aging provided FREE training to Colorado managers and the SHO main office staff. Since this time, SHO has been working on more inclusive marketing, visual signage, forms and numerous others in-house projects to create communities where everyone feels safe and secure. Recently, a meeting was held to share the successes and challenges that still remain in spreading the training information. SHO continues as a partner in this effort by training new staff and offering compassionate services to all.