Webinar: Does one size fit all for seniors' housing? The major barriers and fears of LGBT populations related to seniors’ housing options in Canada Wednesday, May 27, 2020 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm ADT (3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET) Register on Zoom Holly Blackmore will present on her new research that aims to determine major barriers and fears of LGBT populations related to seniors’ housing options in Canada. This research discusses the viability of “one size fits all” housing models for LGBT seniors and provides an overview of the implications for planning regarding LGBT seniors’ housing. Methods include a thematic analysis of open-ended survey questions which were gathered from LGBT senior populations and housing service providers across Canada. Evidence from the thematic analysis show numerous barriers and fears of LGBT senior populations related to housing, as well as opportunities to create inclusive living environments. Holly Blackmore will present her recommendations for social planning and policy related to housing for LGBT seniors from the findings of the thematic analysis. She will discuss her findings in terms of informing the creation of a LGBT seniors’ housing development in Canada. This session is for Housing service providers, health care providers, planners, and those interested in creating inclusive housing accommodations and services which meet the needs of all seniors. The session will feature a 20 min presentation followed by a Q&A. About Holly Blackmore Holly recently completed her undergraduate degree in Community Design and Sustainability with Honours in Environmental Planning at Dalhousie University. Her main interests are in environmental protection and the connection between cities and wellbeing. In September, she will be continuing her education in the Master of Resource and Environmental Management program. For her Planning Honours thesis and as part of a larger study, Holly conducted research on barriers related to LGBT seniors’ housing and opportunities for creating inclusive accommodations. She hopes that her findings will be beneficial in helping to make Canadian communities more accepting and enjoyable for all.
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