Our meeting begins at 7:00 with announcements and introductions. We will have group sharing and discussions until 8:00. Depending on the size of the group, we may have one group discussion, or break into smaller groups. Michelle Fox-Phillips will be available to lead a separate Transgender Support Group during our group sharing from 7:00 – 8:00, if needed.
After our support session, we break for refreshments. Our speaker with begin at 8:15.
Our speaker this month will be Angela Lippard, who is the Resource Center Team Leader at the Area Agency on Aging 1-B (AAA1-B) in Southfield. Angela has been with AAA 1-B for 11 years in Information and Assistance (I&A), and she has a certification from the Alliance of Information and Referral Systems. Angela has also received training on best practices in serving LGBTQ older adults through the LGBT Older Adults Resource Center and SAGE.
Angela will be discussing obstacles LGBTQ older adults face when accessing services and resources. She will share information about the collaborative between the Detroit Area Agencies on Aging and SAGE (Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Elders) Metro Detroit, to help better serve LGBTQ older adults. Angela will also discuss ways LGBTQ older adults and their caregivers can access services from agencies with nondiscrimination policies in place, including services through the Area Agency on Aging 1-B.
Our meetings end at 9:00.