DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - A groundbreaking summit launched in Dayton on Monday.
Dozens of professionals from the healthcare and social services industries gathered for the first Miami Valley LGBT Horizons of Aging Summit. The two-day event focuses on helping older members of the community avoid discrimination in navigating healthcare and housing systems as they age.
It also serves as an educational opportunity for the LGBT community and their allies as the journey for equality and dignity continues, and was designed to raise awareness for the unique challenges they face as they age.
The conference, which will wrap up on Tuesday, is the first of its kind in Ohio.