MARC’s Aging and Adult Services department receives SAGECare Credential

Jan 22, 2024
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SAGECare platinum 2024

The department, which also serves as the Area Agency on Aging for the five Missouri counties of the MARC region, received the credential after a rigorous assessment of policies, practices and staff training to create an inclusive and welcoming space for all older adults, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

"We are thrilled to partner with SAGECare in our shared mission to improve the lives of LGBTQ+ older adults. We believe in fostering a community where everyone feels respected, valued and celebrated for who they are. This credential reaffirms our dedication to providing an inclusive environment that prioritizes the well-being of all clients.”

Shannon Halvorsen , Integrated Care Manager, MARC

The SAGECare credential process evaluates agencies that provide services for older adults based on various criteria, including non-discrimination policies, staff training on LGBTQ+ cultural competency, community engagement and resident support services.