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Power of Knowing: Aging in LGBTQ+ Communities (Part 2 )
Understanding comes from knowing. Whether a member of the LGBTQ+ community or a caregiver seeking greater understanding, this program is for you. Discover a greater appreciation for the journey many travel. Empowering ourselves and our care providers can increase the likelihood that desired care will be provided across all settings for LGBTQ+ seniors. This webinar will focus on how to give and get information from care providers to create a space for learning and identifying available resources and services that can provide inclusive and safe care for LGBTQ+ seniors and their loved ones.

• Expand our ability to start a conversation about individual needs and wants as a member of aging LGBTQ+ communities
• Learn about the particular concerns, fears and needs of LGBTQ+ seniors seeking care
• Learn about resources to increase your personal level of knowledge related unique aspects of being a member of the aging LGBTQ+ communities

Mark Hensley
Sharon Kilpatrick, MPA, BCPA
Jennifer T. May, PhD, RN, ANP-BC

This webinar will be moderated by Risa Hanau, LCSW.

Risa Hanau, LCSW is the Clinical & Community Educator at AuthoraCare Collective. Risa is a seasoned presenter and teacher in the area of end-of-life and ethics. She is a member of the Cone Health Ethics Committee. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker by training and holds a Master of Social Work from The University of Pennsylvania.


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Mark Hensley
Associate State Director for Community Outreach and Advocacy Triad Region @AARP
Mark Hensley is the Associate State Director for Community Outreach and Advocacy Triad Region with AARP North Carolina. Prior to joining the AARP team in 2018, he was the Dementia Services Coordinator for the NC Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Aging and Adult Services, where he led efforts to implement NC’s first Alzheimer’ State Plan including the development of Dementia-Capable Communities across the state. Mark has over 25 years of experience with home and community-based services for older adults, state policy and legislation development, compliance monitoring, program development, and grants administration. Mark currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Triad Retirement Living Association (TRLA) and the National Board of Directors for Adult Children of Aging Parents (ACAP). Personally, he was the caregiver for both of his parents who he lost to dementia. He holds a Master of Arts degree from Appalachian State University and is a recent graduate of
Sharon Kilpatrick, MPA, BCPA
Geriatric Care Manager @SAGE Central NC
Sharon has spent nearly 30 years in the field of healthcare and gerontology. She served as director of a county aging program in Ohio, and as the legal guardian and executive director of a guardianship agency. In NC she was the supervisor and clinical operations manager with an international employee assistance program. Currently in private practice as a Geriatric Care Manager/Aging Lifecare Specialist. Serves as the Education /Training chair of SAGE Central NC.
Jennifer T. May, PhD, RN, ANP-BC
National Clinicians Scholar @Duke University
ennifer May, PhD, RN, ANP-BC is a National Clinicians Scholar at Duke University. Dr. May’s research centers on investigating the role of healthcare workers’ prejudice and stereotyping toward sexual and gender minority (SGM) older adults in long-term care facilities, post-acute care utilizations patterns of SGM older adults, and SGM health inequities. Dr. May earned her BSN and MSN in nursing and post-master’s certificate in Nursing Education from East Carolina University. She completed her PhD in Nursing, from the University of Arizona. Prior to coming to Duke, Dr. May functioned as an Adult Nurse Practitioner in internal medicine and women’s health. She currently maintains a Clinical Assistant Professor appointment at the University of Texas, Arlington where she teaches Care of the Older Adult, Graduate Nursing Education Teaching Practicum, and Advanced Health Assessment for Nurse Educators.