It is my privilege and honor to take on the role as Program Coordinator of SAGE of PROMO Fund. As a member of the LGBT community, former SAGE intern and volunteer, and future older person I am excited about the opportunity to serve the older members of the LGBT community in St. Louis and across Missouri.
Over the past years I have dedicated my career and academic efforts towards bettering the lives of older adults. Through my research efforts involving individuals with dementia and investigating health access inequalities of older LGBT adults along with my non-profit experience in the aging field, I am confident in my ability to not only maintain but grow SAGE of PROMO Fund in St. Louis and beyond.
As I undertake this new role I have three priorities:
1. Educate the older LGBT community on their rights, relevant policy, and preparation they may need to age successfully.
2. Continue to foster and build relationships with aging service providers as a means to educate and advocate on behalf of our community.
3. Provide enriching and meaningful community development that not only foster relationship among our older adults but across generations as well.
It is my honor to take on this role and one I do not take lightly. It is so crucial that we support those who have come before us and ensure that we are advocating and educating on behalf of ALL LGBT Missourians across the age spectrum.
I look forward to meeting you all (hopefully at the Lunch and Learn on April 19) and taking on this new role. You can learn more about me from my bio on the PROMO staff page.