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Aging in the LGBTQ+ Community

by Wyomissing Public Library

Aging in the LGBTQ+ Community

The LGBTQ+ population faces many disparities, one of them being disproportionate challenges brought up during the aging process. When compared to their heterosexual counterparts, LGBTQ+ elders are more likely to experience discrimination in housing, have a lower income, and are more likely to express a lack of social support.  Join us on Wednesday, April 13th at 6 PM at the Wyomissing Public Library to learn more about the older LGBTQ+ population, and how we can improve to create a more equitable society for all.

The program is free and open to the public; the Wyomissing Library is located at 9 Reading Boulevard in Wyomissing.

Paul Scalzo, a medical student at Drexel University College of Medicine, will be the presenter. He has authored a chapter on the demographics of the aging population for three editions of the Geriatric Review Syllabus, a comprehensive reference for geriatric healthcare professionals. Additionally, Mr. Scalzo obtained his MS, has co-authored peer-reviewed publications, and conducted over 2 years of aging research as a fellow at the National Institute on Aging.

Registration for the program is requested; email [email protected] or call the library at 610-374-2385.