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UW professor, Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen, addresses LGBTQ aging in keynote speech at recent conference

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) older adults experience different challenges to their health and well-being depending on age group, said Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen, expert on aging in minority populations, in a keynote speech at the fifth annual Elder Friendly Futures Conference, September 15-16. Fredriksen-Goldsen is a University of Washington professor specializing in the aging, health and well-being in historically marginalized populations. She is the principal investigator of Aging with Pride: National Health, Aging, Sexuality and Gender Study, the first national longitudinal study of LGBTQ midlife and older adults, which is funded by the National Institutes of Health and National Institute on Aging. Her keynote address took place Sept. 15 at the Lynnwood Convention Center. LGBTQ older adults face disparities in health and well-being compared to their heterosexual peers, including higher rates of disability and mental distre

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