Building Bridges a strategy to ensure older GLBTI people are able to enjoy a rewarding quality of life. Mr Graham Lovelock Chairperson - GLBTI Retirement Association Incorporated Associate Professor Barbara Horner Director – Centre for Research on Ageing Curtin University of Technology.
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Building Bridgesa strategy to ensure older GLBTI people are able to enjoy a rewarding quality of life
Mr Graham LovelockChairperson - GLBTI Retirement Association IncorporatedAssociate Professor Barbara HornerDirector – Centre for Research on AgeingCurtin University of Technology
Who and what is GRAI
GRAI was established in August 2005
GRAI is a community-based, not-for- profit organisation
GRAI aims to work with stakeholders to address the retirement and aged care needs of older GLBTI people
Older GLBTI will enjoy a rewarding quality of life.
To create a responsive and inclusive mature age environment that promotes and supports a quality life for older people of diverse sexualities and gender identities.
presentation to community groups
sexual orientation, language, employment status, age,
male = 70, female = 68, trans = 3, intersex 1
> 30 = 17, 31-40 = 32, 41-50 = 46, 51-55 = 10, 56-60 = 16, 61-65 = 13, 66-70 = 5,
71-75 = 2, 76-80 = 3
sexuality/same sex relationship
Summary from Focus Groups
sector of the community may inhibit success and will work
with like-minded groups to broaden its representation.