The Utrecht Volunteer Academy is an initiative of organizations in informal care and welfare in Utrecht. The academy offers training for:
* Volunteers/informal carers who are affiliated with an ...
''Rainbow Elders'' : do I (re) know them? and how can I support them?
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SummaryAn informative and interactive workshop on rainbow elderly people and how we can best support them? are you coming? Be welcome!
Many organizations say: 'We make no distinction' or 'Everyone is welcome with us'.
Due to this attitude, which is intended to be positive in principle, making the subject negotiable is still experienced as difficult.
By not making a distinction, the specific needs or problems are not or insufficiently seen, recognized and acknowledged. This while about 5% of the elderly go through life as an LGBTI person (lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, the intersex).
Recognizing (specific needs of) LGBTI+ elderly people requires a safe environment. Due to their increasing frailty and dependence, the elderly are less inclined to identify themselves as belonging to a minority group.
A visibly accepting environment is important to discuss the meaning of the subject in the personal life of the older person.
In this workshop we will use an interactive method (including quiz, information, music) to discuss the everyday reality of LGBTI elderly people and their volunteers.
Els Bischoff, Marlies Groeneveld, Kees van den Berg our experience experts guide this workshop.
Beatrix community center, room 1
Princess Beatrixlaan 2, 3554 JK Utrecht
Friday morning, June 2, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
We offer this workshop on behalf of the Pink 50+ foundation, in collaboration with the Volunteer Academy Utrecht.
Note: Will you also come to this informative workshop? Be welcome!
We offer this workshop free of charge, but it is not without obligation. Can't attend the workshop despite your registration? Then we would like to hear max. 48 hours before the start of the workshop.
About Vrijwilligersacademie Utrecht
* Volunteers/informal carers who are affiliated with an Utrecht organization in the Informal Care and/or Welfare sector
* Residents from Utrecht who (want to) commit themselves voluntarily.