Springpoint Communities Earn the Platinum SAGECare LGBTQ+ Aging Cultural Competency Credential
Springpoint is committed to prioritizing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiatives, including the support and care of LGBTQ+ older adults. To underscore this commitment, we made it a priority to receive formal training to learn how to better connect and care for the LGBTQ+ aging community and to comply with New Jersey’s LGBTQI+ Senior Bill of Rights. All of the Springpoint New Jersey Life Plan Communities and Springpoint Choice have earned the Platinum SAGECare LGBTQ+ Aging Cultural Competency Credential
The Platinum SAGECare LGBTQ+ Aging Cultural Competency Credential reflects Springpoint’s commitment to fostering an inclusive and welcoming environment for every individual.
As part of the SAGECare training, the Springpoint members received an overview on the various rights and protections extended to LGBTQ+ older adults. They also gained access to local and national resources which provide best practices for creating communities welcoming to LGBTQ+ older adults, their loved ones, and their caregivers. Case studies and videos of real individuals were reviewed by Springpoint members to give them a better understanding why some LGBTQ+ older adults may choose not to come out. Our members will use this training to identify and combat the legal, social, and medical challenges faced by our LGBTQ+ aging community. Springpoint will continue its commitment to fostering an inclusive and welcoming environment for every individual.
SAGECare is a division of SAGE, the country’s oldest and largest nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of LGBTQ+ older adults. SAGECare provides LGBTQ+ competency training and consulting on LGBTQ+ aging issues to service providers.
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At all of our Springpoint communities, we believe that every senior should be treated with care and consideration, no matter their differences. For more information about Springpoint’s DEI initiatives, please visit our website.
News Release: Springpoint Earns LGBTQ+ SAGECare Credential as Part of Commitment to Create a More Inclusive Culture