OUTAging: Summit on Our Possibilities

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OUTAging: Summit on Our Possibilities will take place May 23 – 25, 2017. The summit will open with a reception at Affinity Community Services, located in Bronzeville on Chicago’s south side. The remainder of the summit will take place at a loop location hosted by AARP.

The summit is being organized by a small, diverse planning committee that includes LGBTQ older adults. The first full day of the summit is free and for LGBTQ older adults who are not paid staff of service providers or related institutions. Registration for the second day requires a nominal fee to help cover expenses and is open to anyone, but is targeted to service providers, researchers, funders, policy makers and others whose work or interests include improving outcomes for LGBTQ older adults.

The goals of OUTAging are to:

  • Create a platform that centers the voices and experiences of LGBTQ older adults to shed light on the issues they face and gaps in services, resources and opportunities,
  • Provide a diverse and inclusive forum for redefining aging and care and
  • Develop an agenda for advocacy, resources and inclusion with and for LGBTQ older adults.

You must register individually for each part of the summit:

Opening reception

The reception is free and open to all.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 6 – 8 p.m.
Affinity Community Services, 2850 S. Wabash, Suite 108

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Summit – Day One

This day is only for people who identify as LGBTQ older adults (55+) who are not paid staff of organizations that serve older adults.
No fee to attend
Wednesday, May 24, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
AARP Offices, 222 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 710

Click here to register!

Summit – Day Two

This day is open to all, but geared towards staff of organizations who work with or advocate on behalf of older adults.
Early bird registration is $35 and will be open until May 12. After that date registration fee is $45.
Thursday, May 25, 2017, 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
AARP Offices, 222 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 710

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Host sponsors: AARP and Affinity Community Services

Media sponsor: Windy City Times

Lambda Legal | AIDS Foundation of Chicago | Chicago Foundation for Women

Community Partners (in formation):

Affinity Community Services’ Trailblazers | Alzheimer’s Association | American Cancer Society | Anshe Emet | Association of Latinos/as Motivating Action (ALMA) | Athenaeum Theatre | AVER Chicago Chapter (American Veterans for Equal Rights) | Belmont Theater District | Center on Halsted | Chicago Commission on Human Relations | Chicago Department on Aging | Chicago Department of Public Health | Equality Illinois | Gerber/Hart Library | Holy Covenant Metropolitan Community Church (Brookfield) | Howard Brown Health | Jane Addams Senior Caucus | The Law Office of Kate Curler | National Center on Elder Abuse | National Council of Jewish Women – Chicago North Shore | Oak Park Temple | Or Chadash | Renewal Care Partners | SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders) | Senior Helpers | Temple Sholom | The Care Plan | TPAN | University of Chicago Poverty Lab