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Aging in America Conference includes sessions for gays

More than 3,000 people are expected in Washington for the 2008 Aging in America Conference, scheduled for March 26-30, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel and the Omni Shoreham Hotel. Of the 600 sessions of programming offered at the conference, organizers say 20 sessions will specifically target GLBT people.

That includes Saturday’s ”Inclusion, Organizing and Outreach: Innovations and Dialogue on LGBT Aging” session.”[That] program will give professionals and [GLBT] older adults an exceptional opportunity to share their knowledge and perspectives with each other,” Kimberly Acquaviva, co-chair of the American Society on Aging’s Lesbian and Gay Aging Issues Network (LGAIN), and assistant professor in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences at George Washington University, says in an ASA press release.

The conference will also feature a viewing of Mike Jacoby’s film, Ten More Good Years: A Documentary Film on LGBT Aging and the Story Behind It. For details or to register ($365-$855), visit

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