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Our Training Courses

Why is there a need for these kinds of trainings?

Designed for organizations who seek ways to create a more welcoming and inclusive environment for LGBTQ+ seniors, this training will educate and engage staff in ways to communicate with openness and compassion while expressing willingness to listen and create a respectful relationship with clients.   

Everyone seeks love and belonging on the way to connection--we are wired for it. Our LGBTQ+ Elders are no different. Isolation is the most often reported concern for most elders, but for us the numbers are much higher than the general population Having survived decades of discrimination and the trauma inherent in being in a marginalized and often invisible community, our elders have some unique hurdles to overcome. Our resiliency was born of necessity.  

What is different about our training courses?

Through their words, stories, and experiences, many of our GenPRIDE Elders, demonstrate how they are influencing and defining GenPRIDE and discovering their connection in the organization. In their storytelling, discover some generational characteristics and some of the history that our LGBTQ+ elders shaped. Hear their greatest concerns as they enter their future saging years and consider their legacy work. In a mere 10 years, elders will comprise 20% of our national population. Find out who we are. 

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GenPRIDE has updated our LGBTQ+ Elder Equity trainings to take advantage of online platforms such as Zoom, Teams and YouTube to provide these workshops. 

Our training furthers awareness and empathy in recognizing the ways our community may be different, while highlighting the strengths that those differences offer.  

This collaboration will bring understanding and openness towards a more inclusive experience for our elders in your environs and emphasize the resources and services GenPRIDE can provide. 

Building Elder Care Equity

Creating a welcoming space for LGBTQ Elders

Target Audience: Healthcare staff, human service providers, senior living facilities, senior housing providers, government agencies, non-profits, institutions, board members, administrative staff, residents and volunteers  

Learn of historical and contemporary challenges for the LGBTQ+ Community. 

Use current respectful language and cultural considerations in your conversations and discover how implicit bias plays a part in open, inclusive communication 

Explore unique strengths and benefits of attracting, promoting, serving, and celebrating LGBTQ+ diversity 

Cultivate tools to examine specific policies and practices of the current culture and space that could better serve the LGBTQ+ community and implement changes to transform current culture to elevate and celebrate the community 

Develop an action plan to implement within your institution, facility, or organization to begin cultural shifts within your agency. Act on your plan as an organization and track the progress by creating and empowering a Change Team to carry out your action plan 

GenPRIDE: About us

Target Audience: Organizations, clubs, social groups, corporations, small businesses anyone wanting to know more about our uniquely diverse population of LGBTQ Elders and how to promote our hosted programs, services, and events.

  • Programs: curated social, informational, and health and wellness classes, workshops 
  • Services: registration assistance with healthcare, transit assistance, referral to other community resources 
  • Covid-19 Outreach: follow up from Community Survey and requested chat buddies 
  • Events: hosted events for PRIDE, and the launch of our writer’s workshop anthology, 
  • Unmuted: Stories of Courage and Resiliency from Our GenPRIDE community
  • Elder Housing Building: Capital Campaign underway with Roots Community Housing
  • Support Groups: Caregivers support;
  • Grief and Loss support Direct Services: HCA insurance registration, Transportation/Metro assistance, Housing/Rental information, and referral service to local, city, county and state agency and organizational resources 
  • Cross-generational social connections: GenFriends

Flexible Options

We can provide all the information and presentation materials in your offices to ensure a safe space and minimize workplace disruption. Our trainers are professional and often volunteers. Find out more about our trainers here.

Our Training Caters to Different Adult Learning Styles

Business Staff
Healthcare Workers
Service Providers
Volunteers + Residents

Our trainers are comfortable facilitating discussion in and outside of the medical community. Perfect for staff who work with elders, administrative staff, board members, residents and volunteers. 

Staff Training

We have a limited number of free LGBTQ Cultural Awareness Training opportunities for Housing and Healthcare Service Providers including businesses that serve the 50+ LGBTQ community within King county, please inquire today to get your facility staff and community trained by GenPRIDE!

GenPRIDE is grateful for the funding for LGBTQ Cultural Awareness Training by the City of Seattle.

Our Training

GenPRIDE has updated our LGBTQ+ Elder Equity trainings to take advantage of online platforms such as Zoom, Teams and YouTube to provide these workshops.


Our training furthers awareness and empathy in recognizing the ways our community may be different, while highlighting the strengths that those differences offer.


This collaboration will bring understanding and openness towards a more inclusive experience for our elders in your environs and emphasize the resources and services GenPRIDE can provide.

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