Aging and the Experiences of Transgender and Gender Nonconforming (T/GNC) Adults - Saturday, January 29, 2022

This conference will be conducted live through an online platform called Zoom. Any updates or changes will be shared via email.

Sponsored by: Monmouth University School of Social Work's LGBT+ Older Adult Project

This conference is FREE but during registration there will be an option to obtain 3 NJ Social & Cultural CEU's.

Workshop Description:

This conference looks at the experiences of transgender and gender nonconforming adults especially in older adulthood. Lived experiences and challenges faced in health care and mental health care will be explored. Social workers, gerontologists, and allied health professionals are encouraged to attend.

Date: Saturday, January 29, 2022
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.
Cost: Free (unless you are opting to earn 3 NJ Social Work CEUs)
CEUs: Optional NJ Social Work 3 CEU hours Social & Cultural - Cost: $45 will be added to order

Presenter Information:

The conference will feature keynote speaker Loree Cook-Daniels. Loree has been working on both LGBT and aging issues since 1974. In the ‘90s she was a primary staff person for the National Center on Elder Abuse. She founded the Transgender Aging Network in 1998, and in 2000 became the Policy and Program Director for FORGE, a 27-year-old national transgender and SOFFA (Significant Others, Friends, Family, and Allies) organization that specializes in transgender aging and victims of violence. Formerly a contributing editor for the Victimization of the Elderly and Disabled, she has also authored numerous book chapters, articles and tip sheets on LGBT and trans aging issues. FORGE’s Transgender Aging Network was a founding partner in the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging and remains its primary transgender expert. She holds a B.A. in Women’s Studies and History, a M.S. in Conflict Management, and a Graduate Certificate in Trauma Counseling.

Program Schedule
  • 1:00 pm-1:10 pm - Opening Remarks - Jeanne Koller, PhD, LCSW, Assistant Professor & Coordinator of the LGBT+ Older Adult Project, MU SSW
  • 1:10 pm-1:55 pm - Keynote- Loree Cook-Daniels, M.S., Policy & Program Director FORGE, Founder of the Transgender Aging Network ad Elder TG, and is a SAGECare Certified Trainer
  • 1:55-2:20 pm - Panel 1- Lived Experiences- older adults who identify as T/GNC and their lived experiences
  • 2:20-2:30 pm -10 minute break
  • 2:30 pm-3:00 pm - Panel 2 - Health care- needs, access, barriers, challenges, resiliency, etc.
  • 3:00 pm-3:30 pm - Mental health care- needs, access, barriers, challenges, resiliency, etc.
  • 3:30 pm-3:55 pm - General Q & A for the health care and mental health care panelists
  • 3:55 pm-4:00 pm -Closing remarks - Mars Graves, MSW student intern

Discounts and Promotion Codes for Registration
MU Social Work Alumni receive a 20% discount on all workshops all the time.
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Register for 5 or more workshops at one time and you will receive a 10% discount off the total price based on standard registration fees.
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