America’s aging population continues to increase in both numbers and cultural diversity. With the influx of Baby Boomers of all races and nationalities, senior living communities must learn to embrace and accept the different customs associated with those in this population of seniors.
By 2060, it is estimated that 57% of seniors in America will be Caucasian, while 43% will be racial minorities. As the makeup of senior living communities changes, administrators and front-line staff are given the opportunity to embrace new cultures and celebrate diversity. Acknowledging the differences in your residents gives your community the opportunity to observe unfamiliar religious holidays, foods, or customs.
This presentation will cover several topics related to embracing cultural diversity, including: exactly what cultural diversity is; benefits from inclusion of all residents; and how to welcome all into your community.
• Acquire a basic understanding of the history of U.S. immigration trends and demographics
• Increase awareness of cultural sensitivity and diversity terminology
• Examine attitudes, perceptions, and feelings regarding cultural diversity, and how this affects our relationships with others.
About the Speaker: Ruben Rivera-Jackman, MNPL, speaker, trainer and nonprofit leadership consultant, has an accomplished 25+ year career as a nonprofit leader with practical experience in, and solid understanding of, a diverse range of management, program development, and service delivery applications. Mr. Rivera-Jackman has a passion for working with, and advocating on behalf of, older adults, and has a natural ability for providing instruction and training for adult learners. After nearly 12 years of service as a Senior Resident Services Manager at the King County Housing Authority (KCHA), Mr. Rivera-Jackman has accepted the opportunity to serve as the Director of Resident Supports and Services for the Senior Housing Assistance Group (SHAG), one of the largest and leading affordable senior housing providers in Western Washington. Mr. Rivera-Jackman was the recipient of the 2011 American Association of Service Coordinators (AASC) President’s Award of Excellence. This award is given to a member who, in the opinion of the AASC President, is deserving of recognition for his/her work in the service coordination profession.
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