Adding Silver to the Rainbow: Providing Culturally Competent Care to the LGBT Older Adult


Contributed by Kat Burton

Tompkins Cortland Community College
Friday, May 3, 2013
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 Cecilia Hardacker, RN, Director of Geriatric Education, Howard Brown Health Center

This is an educational opportunity for professional nursing staff, students and the aging services healthcare workforce. Howard Brown Health Center in Chicago, IL has developed a comprehensive curriculum for nurses and healthcare staff focused on caring for the older LGBT adult. This full day cultural competency curriculum, named Nurses’ HEALE (Healthcare Education About LGBT Elders), will be offered at Tompkins Cortland Community College on May 3.  This training, which includes lunch and all handout materials, is offered without charge, but advance registration is required.  Please register early, as participation is limited to the first 60 registrants. For more information, please contact Christine Decker, or 607-274-1604. 

On line registration for the program in Tompkins County is open now at:

This training opportunity has been made available for professionals and students in our area through the cooperation of the following organizations: