One Iowa’s 3rd Annual LGBTQ Senior Summit

On August 5, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., One Iowa will present the 3rd Annual LGBTQ Senior Summit at Grand View University’s Student Center.

Formerly known as “Gay & Gray in the Midwest”, this event brings LGBTQ elders, allies, and advocates together with providers of healthcare, housing, and other services. This year’s summit will broaden the conversation about the needs of aging LGBTQ Iowans; help make connections between individuals, communities, and resources; and help LGBTQ seniors understand their rights.

Click here for a tentative agenda for the summit.

We are especially excited for our opening keynote speaker, Britta Larson. Larson is the Senior Services Director at Center on Halsted in Chicago where she is responsible for overseeing the older adult programs and managing the nation’s first homesharing program designed for LGBTQ older adults. Prior to coming to Center on Halsted she worked for 8 years at a senior living community in the areas of social services and marketing. She is a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator and holds a Master’s degree in Nonprofit Management from North Park University.

Join AARP for an opening reception at Gilroy’s the night before the event! Appetizers and one drink ticket per person will be provided. Admission is free. Click here to register. Details:

AARP LGBTQ Senior Summit Opening Reception 
Friday, August 4
5:30-7 p.m.
1238 8th St
West Des Moines, IA 50265