Sunday, October 19, 2014

Young Leaders Lisa and Cettina Step Up at GRAI AGM

Yesterday I attended the GRAI AGM – for those of you unfamiliar with the work of GRAI – GLBTI Rights in Ageing Inc this organisation aims to create a responsive and inclusive mature age environment that promotes and supports a quality life for older people of diverse sexuality and gender identities.

How proud I was to sit at the meeting and hear how Lisa Rynne has been very influential in promoting the ‘Right to Belong’ training project to aged care providers.
GRAI is offering training to aged care providers, which:

  • Will Increase awareness of LGBTI clients
  • Will assist aged care providers comply with new legal requirements
  • Is in-house – they come to you
  • Is free ( funded by the Commonwealth government 
 To book contact Dr Susan Harwood

I then had great satisfaction in hearing Cettina Raccuia present the Treasurers report, Cettina demonstrated a great understanding of the financials and the audit process.

As I reflect on the meeting, the work of GRAI and our Engaging Young Leaders on Aged Care and Community Boards, I am even more convinced that the way to a healthy inclusive society is for you to have deep conversations with a diverse range of people, where you listen to each other, share your concerns and develop ways to collaborate to achieve your objectives