LGBTQ+ Horizons of Aging Summit Returns to Dayton

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LGBTQ+ Horizons of Aging Summit Returns to Dayton, Ohio, with a Focus on Well-Being: Thriving in a Chaotic World


Dayton, OH (Nov. 28, 2023)— After a two-year hiatus due to challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the LGBTQ+ Horizons of Aging Summit is set to make a triumphant return to the Dayton area on Tuesday, December 5, 2023. The one-day event will take place at the Dayton Metro Library located at 215 E. Third St., featuring a theme centered around “Well-Being: Thriving in a Chaotic World.”

This year’s summit aims to explore well-being and life through the lens of the LGBTQ+ community, emphasizing the quality of experiences and factors that contribute to satisfaction, contentment and fulfillment. The event, hosted by The Ruth Frost Parker Center for Abundant Aging at United Church Homes and Public Health – Dayton and Montgomery County, promises engaging conversations and presentations on various aspects of well-being for LGBTQ+ individuals and allies.

The summit will feature informative sessions, including:

Q+ Lessons of Triumph and Resilience
Loving Our Queer Aging Bodies
Take Pride in Your Aging
Aging with Agency: Healthcare Advice for Q+ Seniors
Promoting Q+ Elders Sexual Wellness
Sound Therapy Experience
Providing Culturally Aware and Informed Supports to Seniors and Those They Love

The Planning Committee, comprised of representatives from Rainbow Elder Care, The Trinity Community of Beavercreek, The Trinity Community of Miami Township, The Trinity Community of Fairborn, The Trinity Community of Fairwood, CareSource, Area Agency on Aging, Public Health LGBTQ Alliance, Dayton Metro Library, and Planned Parenthood, has worked diligently to create a program that addresses the diverse needs of the LGBTQ+ aging population.

Kenneth Young, President of United Church Homes, expressed gratitude for the continued collaboration with Rainbow Elder Care. He acknowledged Jerry Mallicoat from Rainbow Elder Care for playing a pivotal role in partnering with UCH to establish the first Horizons events in 2019 and 2020.

“We recognize the opportunity to once again work with Rainbow Elder Care, and we are thankful for Jerry Mallicoat’s instrumental role in shaping the foundation of the Horizons events,” said Young.

In addition to CareSource serving as the Celebrating Sponsor, the summit is proud to have the support of sponsors from various Dayton-area organizations, including Area Agency on Aging, Planned Parenthood of Southwest Ohio, Alluvial Private Wealth, and PFLAG. The national organization Sage – Advocacy for LGBTQ+ Elders is also among the esteemed sponsors.

For more information about the LGBTQ+ Horizons of Aging Summit and to register, please visit



For more than a century, United Church Homes has been committed to providing quality housing and services to older adults. UCH serves nearly 7,000 residents in its more than 90 owned and managed market rate and affordable housing communities in 15 states and two Native American nations. United Church Homes leads with its mission to transform aging by building a culture of community, wholeness and peace for those it is privileged to serve.