Thursday, November 4 at 6:30 pm
Stonewall Columbus Center on High
1160 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43201
AARP Ohio is excited to invite you to attend our conversations on LGBT aging. Won’t you please join us for what we hope will be a lively and frank discussion about opportunities for AARP Ohio to be more effective and relevant to you and your community?
We will discuss ways in which AARP can best address the needs of the LGBT community and how the LGBT community can have an impact on the direction, policies and services of AARP. Through an open exchange of ideas we hope to discover new ways of ensuring that our LGBT citizens and their unique needs are equally represented and considered within the AARP organization.
Please mark your calendar and share this invitation with family and friends.
We look forward to an engaging and productive conversation with you!
For more information, contact Stonewall Columbus at 614-299-7764 or gro.submulocllawenots@ofni
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Throughout AARP’s history, we’ve been devoted to improving quality of life for all people as they age and to bringing about a society where, as people age, they can fully participate without discrimination.
AARP members span three generations and our members are not homogenous. In no way does a person’s race, gender, ethnicity, or sexual orientation deter us from carrying out our mission.
As our founder Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus said, “What we do, we do for all.” And what we do is help people, including every ethnicity and sexual orientation or gender expression, to chart their course through some “ageless realities.” These ageless realities come down to five common needs:
- The need for financial well being and a secure future
- The need for health
- The need to contribute, to volunteer and give back
- The need for community – family, friends, other social networks
- The need to play and enjoy life
We also have common concerns. Will we outlive our money? Will we be able to maintain independence, choice and control? Will we be cared for by strangers instead of loved ones? Will we become increasingly invisible, isolated and ignored?
AARP is acutely aware of the intersection of aging and diversity. If AARP is to thrive as an organization, the face of our members, staff and volunteers must reflect the face of America. And this means that we must be relevant to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Ohioans.