We’re all getting older.
Proof: You were younger before reading that last sentence.
If you’re more statistics-driven, however, it’s incredible to note that North Texas (Dallas, Tarrant, Collin, & Denton counties) has nearly 200,000 LGBT senior residents. And we’ll all be there someday, sooner than any of us would like.
That’s one of the main reasons the Coalition for Aging LGBT is such an important organization—and one we’re lucky to have to advocate on behalf of all the oldies-but-goodies among us.
This Saturday, Coalition for Aging LGBT hosts the 6th Annual Summit on LGBT Aging at The Senior Source. The half-day in-person (and virtual) event features a who’s-who of local leaders speaking on a variety of topics, from self-defense and safety concerns to trans health issues and estate planning.
On the schedule: Tony Vedda of the North Texas LGBT Chamber of Commerce; Gary Sanchez, Director of Public Affairs at VisitDallas; Jane Rogers, Co-chair of CfA LGBT Tarrant County Community Engagement Committee; Angela Hale of Equality Texas; David Najjab, Director of Institutional Partnerships at Gearbox Software; Kimberly Knight, Director of Caregiver Support Program of The Senior Source; Imelda Aguirre, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Manager of the Alzheimer’s Association Dallas and Northeast Texas Chapter; John Dornheim & James Kleitches of Dallas County Health & Human Services; Detective Ryan McCarrick of the Dallas Police Department; Ashley Bloom of Edward Jones; Armand Allen of Medicare Store by Agency4RED; Shakita Johnson, Vice President of Community Investment of United Way Tarrant County; DeeJay Johannessen, President/CEO of HELP Center for LGBT Health & Wellness; Lorie Burch of Burch Law; Shelly Skeen of Lambda Legal; Jaime Duggan of Duggan & Associates, PLLC; and Chris Wallace, President/ CEO of the North Texas Commission & Board Chair of the Coalition for Aging LGBT.
Our own columnist extraordinaire, Craig McCarthy, will also be speaking her mind and we can’t wait.
Included with your free registration: Breakfast and coffee from McDonald’s on Lemmon Avenue, snacks from Starbucks and all the bottled water you can drink!
Plus, with the abundance of anti-LGBT legislation being passed and proposed, it’s more important now than ever for North Texas’ LGBT seniors to come together and chart a course for the future.
All of ours.
6th Annual Summit on LGBT Aging
Saturday, April 22
8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The Senior Source
3910 Harry Hines Boulevard
Register at eventbrite.com