Springpoint Communities Earn the Platinum SAGECare LGBTQ+ Aging Cultural Competency Credential
The Springpoint New Jersey Life Plan Communities and Springpoint Choice have earned the Platinum SAGECare LGBTQ+ Aging Cultural Competency Credential. Completing the SAGECare training ensures that these Springpoint communities are in compliance with the New Jersey LGBTQI+ Senior Bill of Rights. This achievement reflects the commitment of each team member, administrator, and senior executive to the Springpoint Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiative.
The SAGE organization was chosen to facilitate this training because of their national recognition and expertise in training individuals to identify and combat the legal, social, and medical challenges faced by LGBTQ+ older adults. It was important that each team member have access to the best training available so that they can continue supporting our DEI initiative and ensure it has a meaningful impact.
As part of the SAGECare training, team members received an overview on the various rights and protections extended to LGBTQ+ older adults. They also reviewed case studies and videos of real individuals which gave them a better understanding why some LGBTQ+ older adults may choose not to come out. The SAGECare certification gives team members access to local and national resources which offer best practices for creating communities that welcome LGBTQ+ older adults, their loved ones, and their caregivers. Team members will use this knowledge to continue fostering an inclusive and welcoming environment for every member of the Springpoint family.
The Platinum SAGECare LGBTQ+ Aging Cultural Competency Credential reflects Springpoint’s commitment to provide a diverse and inclusive work environment. Together we will continue to create a culture that encourages all members, residents, and employees to be successful, value differences, and care for one another. Please visit Springpoint’s DEI webpage for more information.