Past Free Webcast – LGBTQ Aging: Exploring the 2022 Needs Assessment and Applying it to Your Work – September 13th, 2022

Earn 1 hr CEU, pre-approved for Social Workers by BOSW; self-submit other disciplines.
MGS is an approved Continuing Education Resource by the MN Board of Nursing.
(The CEU is free for MGS members; $15 for non-members.)

Presenter: Rajean P. Moone, PhD, LNHA/LALD, FGSA

Handout LBGTQ Aging Exploring 2022 Needs Assessment

In 2002 and 2012 a Twin Cities lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) aging needs assessment provided insights into aging within these communities. Another decade later a partnership between Rainbow Health and the University of Minnesota Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP) replicated these monumental studies into the Minnesota 2022 LGBTQ Aging Needs Assessment.

The findings from this study show that significant change has occurred over the last decade, but there is more that must be done. Dr. Rajean Moone, principal investigator from the University, will present the results of the study and offer tips for working with LGBTQ older adults.


  • Understand the unique needs of LGBTQ older adults as they age
  • Review the change in contexts for each of the past three assessments
  • Explore systemic and individual practice changes to support LGBTQ welcoming services

Rajean P. Moone, PhD, LNHA/LALD, FGSA

Rajean is currently the Faculty Director for Long Term Care Administration and Associate Director for Education in the Center for Healthy Aging and Innovation (CHAI) at the University of Minnesota. Rajean served as the Executive Director of Training to Serve, a nonprofit organization designed to train aging service providers on the unique needs of LGBT older adults, now an initiative of Rainbow Health MN.

He has co-convened the Gerontological Society of America’s Rainbow Research Group and published extensively on LGBT aging. He is appointed to the Governor’s Council on an Age-Friendly Minnesota, FamilyMeans Board of Directors, and MN Association of Geriatrics Inspired Clinicians Board of Directors.

Rajean holds a BA from the College of Saint Scholastica (Duluth, MN), a MS from Saint Cloud State University (St. Cloud, MN) and a PHD from the University of Minnesota (St. Paul, MN). He also holds a MN nursing home administrator license and assisted living director license.