GBLTT Seniors Housing at SAGE September 25 2013
- Follow up
|Research what is happening in other places around the issue of GBLTT seniors services and housing.||Material presented: needs identified but not solutions. Some private facilities (Toronto, Ottawa)
San Diego Study (286 men; 124 women): needs but not solutions, lack of support (54% single), financial concerns, lack of safe affordable housing.
Chicago Study (34 men; 15 women, 1 transgendered): 62% single, wanted to age in place.
Note: in both these studies most individuals were low income or $160,000+ annually with little middle income individuals.
Toronto: York University did research, heterosexism is assumed in senior housing, GBLTT hidden population.
|Explore the possibility for project money through ‘Age Friendly Edmonton’ or… …for needs assessment.||ESCC currently developing guidelines aimed at non-traditional groups. Our project would fit. Likely for next fiscal year.|
|Edmonton Seniors Coordinating Council: how do we fit||Not a direct fit but could help with data gathering thought the centres.|
|Provide committee with information from Toronto||Emailed out previously|
|Gather information about the number of GBLTT Seniors in Edmonton||Using 2011 Census data, range of 5 to 10% of Edmonton population:
1. 65-69: 2100 to 4500
2. 70-79 3000-6000
3. 80+ 1900-3800
GBLT less connected than general populations
75% live alone versus 33% of general pop
90% without children versus 20 %
80% age without supports versus 40%
|Contact Brian Parker to affirm participation||Would be willing to participate at a later stage as the group develops and delivers informational/educational programs.|
- Status of group: after some discuss it was agreed that at this time we would work through a “Memorandum of Understanding” (MOU) with SAGE rather than create a new organization. Further that we would seek affiliation with both the Pride Centre and Womonspace (Sherry to contact and discuss)
- Next Steps/Action Items Carried Forward and New:
- We will need to start small
- Different generations will have different experiences – older individuals very closeted and difficult to identify. Solid numbers will be hard to establish.
- Any educational presentation will need to be carefully structured and delivered by a GBLTT senior
- There is no women seniors group in Edmonton (unlike Prime Timers). Do we need to assist in the development of one?
- Other potential contacts and affiliates: Gerontology Association, Primary Care Networks (physicians) and the Gender Identity Clinic at Grey Nuns.
|Develop Mission Statement: to be revised based on discussion||Michael|
|York University Survey – get results||Eric|
|Gather policy information from Seniors Housing organizations with particular reference to GEF and Norwood Seniors Housing and St Jochims and Ashborn.||Eric|
|Prepare notes from meeting||Sherry|
|Contact and discuss potential affiliation: the Pride Centre and Womonspace||Sherry|
|Discuss the potential for MOU with SAGE||Michael|
|Invite Julian from Boyle St. to participate||Michael|
|Begin to develop a document to apply for funding: develop template.||Sherry|
|Write ‘essay’ on difficulty of locating GBLTT individuals for purposes of needs assessment.||Eric.|
- Next Meeting October 28, 2013 (Monday) Note this is a revised date.
Notes prepared by Sherry McKibben