Category: Silver Rainbow

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Silver Rainbow: A narrative for the Ageing and Aged Care Training Project in Australia

Over the course of the past 50 years Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) people have become substantially more visible in Australian society.  While there is still a long way to go, and many barriers to equality for LGBTI communities, these conversations are becoming less taboo and more common than they used to be. … Continue reading Silver Rainbow: A narrative for the Ageing and Aged Care Training Project in Australia »

Decades of Discrimination

Many older people have faced prejudice and discrimination throughout their lives. This is especially true when people have bodies, genders or relationships that challenge society’s understanding of what is considered to be the ‘norm’. In this context, the acronym LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex) is used. Imagine you are a person that is… Continue reading Decades of Discrimination »

Silver Rainbow – Report on Activities January to December 2014

Silver Rainbow is the National LGBTI Health Alliance LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Project, funded by the Department of Social Services, which provides the following services: Support for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex People This project assists older LGBTI people by strengthening the capacity of LGBTI Organisations and Ageing and Aged Care Organisations and… Continue reading Silver Rainbow – Report on Activities January to December 2014 »

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Introducing Silver Rainbow

Silver Rainbow is the new name given to the National LGBTI Health Alliance Ageing and Aged Care Projects. Silver Rainbow began in New Zealand as an informal collective of professional people with a skill base in ageing and aged care who created the resources concept and brand known as Silver Rainbow. The Alliance negotiated with… Continue reading Introducing Silver Rainbow »

LGBTI Ageing & Aged Care Training

This project is delivering lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) aged care awareness training to a broad range of staff working in ageing and aged care, students studying aged care and aged care assessment teams nationally. The face-to-face training is a full day that covers a variety of topics including: defining lesbian, gay, and… Continue reading LGBTI Ageing & Aged Care Training »

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Silver Rainbow – LGBTI Ageing & Aged Care

Silver Rainbow provides national coordination and support activities promoting the well-being of LGBTI elders and the ongoing delivery of the LGBTI awareness training to the aged care sector. Silver Rainbow works collaboratively with the government, aged care providers and related services, LGBTI older people and elders and organisations to create an LGBTI inclusive aged care sector.