Community Bulletin Board

Research Participation Request From a Doctoral Student

I am seeking LGBT adults age 60+ to participate in focus groups. The focus groups will explore your experiences using services funded under the Older Americans Act. These types of services include senior centers, transportation, legal assistance, in-home care, caregiver support, and nutrition (meals in the home or in the community) services.

I am interested in whether you have tried to use these services, how you may be getting assistance currently if you need it, and what plans you may have for the future if you do not need assistance right now.

 You do not have to have used any of these services to participate!

I am conducting this research for my doctoral dissertation because I believe it is crucial to know the needs of the LGBT older adult community in order to help services become better prepared to meet the needs of the community. Everyone deserves culturally competent services as they age, and I want to help our local services be more inclusive and ready to serve the LGBT community.

Please feel free to share this information with anyone you think might be interested in participating in a focus group.

If you would like more information or to sign up to participate, please call/text 848-992-4467 or email me at jennydunkle28@gmail.com

Thank you,

Jenny Dunkle, MSW

Doctoral Candidate

Graduate School of Social Service

Fordham University